Archive for January, 2014


Resume Reviewers needed!

Posted in Midwinter at 4:17 pm by nmrtsecretary

Help! NMRT Resume Review Service Needs Reviewers and Greeters!

The NMRT Resume Review Service (RRS) Committee is in immediate need for volunteers to review resumes and greet participants at the Resume Review Service Booth, located in ALA’s Job Placement Center, Philadelphia Convention Center. The RRS is open 9-5, Saturday and Sunday, and although all times are available, we particularly need Saturday volunteers!  If you can volunteer for one hour, two, or more, please indicate your willingness to help by contacting the chair, Cheryl Blevens, at  It would be also helpful for the pairing process, if you would indicate your area of expertise. Your help with this vital service is most sincerely appreciated by the committee and those participants who are asking for the service’s help.

Thank you!

Cheryl Blevens,



Annual conference housing

Posted in Annual, Conference at 1:56 pm by nmrtsecretary

Registration and housing are open!
NMRT has a housing block at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel – HQ Hotel
Remember you must be registered for the conference in order to book a hotel room. For more information visit:
If you need assistance with anything housing-related please contact the housing vendor onPeak at 800-584-9047 or


NMRT Conference Orientation

Posted in Midwinter at 1:17 pm by nmrtsecretary

"The Beginning" Road Sign with dramatic blue sky and clouds.

Whether you are new to ALA, the Midwinter Meeting or neither all are invited to the Conference Orientation hosted by NMRT. The session will be held Saturday morning from 8:30-10 a.m. in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, room 307B. A panel of experts will answer questions about how to navigate the exhibits, decipher the conference program, things to do while you’re in Philadelphia, how ALA really works and ways to get involved. The panelists will be Kay Cassell from the ALA Membership Committee, ALA Membership Development Director Ron Jankowski, Alice Knapp of the Exhibits Round Table, NMRT President Emily Prather-Rodgers, Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia Siobhan Reardon and Jan Sanders from the ALA Conference Committee. Pick up tips from these pros on how best to spend your time at Midwinter, secrets to getting your share of free food, books, tote bags and other swag and how to make the most of your time in the city of brotherly love.

The Conference Orientation is also a great place to network with other new conference attendees and seasoned veterans alike, swap stories and share strategies. You may make a connection that leads to deeper involvement in ALA or influences the direction of your career, or perhaps you will just get to know some fun new people.The Conference Orientation is a great way to learn more about the Midwinter meeting, a prime opportunity for conference newcomers to network with each other and make connections with representatives from divisions and round tables, a good introduction to the city of Philadelphia, and an encouraging conference launch for first-time attendees and new members. So come hear from conference, ALA and library pros and get your Midwinter questions answered. We hope you will join us!


2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting Schedule

Posted in Midwinter at 3:58 pm by nmrtsecretary

We hope to see you soon in Philadelphia!

Saturday January 25, 2014:

Conference Orientation (NMRT)      8:30 am 10:00 am       PCC – Room 307B

Executive Board Committee Meeting (NMRT)      10:30 am 12:30 pm        PCC – Room 308

Membership & Networking Meeting          3:00 pm 04:00 pm                        PCC – 105B

Midwinter Social–The Black Sheep Pub         5:30 pm 07:30 pm                   (Black Sheep Pub – 247 S. 17th St.)

Sunday January 26, 2014:

NMRT/LLAMA Discussion Group                       10:30am 11:30am                        PCC – Room 108A

PCC – Pennsylvania Convention Center