Call for NMRT Liaisons

Are you looking for a way to be more involved in the library profession? Being an ALA-NMRT Liaison is a good opportunity if you are an NMRT member and a member of another library section, roundtable, division, or organization. NMRT liaisons play a key role in increasing awareness of information and ideas of mutual interest to NMRT and liaison unit members with a minimal time commitment.

General liaison responsibilities are listed below. We have begun recruitment for next term, so if you see your organization on the list below, please consider volunteering!  You can volunteer for more than one and will be assigned to no more than three units.

Your assignment will be for one year beginning  +July 1, 2012.  Conference attendance is not required (except for the ALA Legislative Assembly).  If you’re interested, please fill out the volunteer form:

OR Contact Jessica Sender to express your interest in volunteering as a liaison.

Jessica Sender

Liaison Coordination & Support Committee, 2012-13 Chair



Liaison Responsibilities
NMRT-L and unit communication tools (listservs, blogs, wikis, ALA Connect, social media, etc.) as well as conference attendance are appropriate ways to carry out these responsibilities.

The responsibilities of the liaisons are to:
1. Join appropriate listservs, including NMRT-L and their unit list-serv. Monitor publications of the liaison unit.
2. Submit committee meeting dates and program information for their liaison unit to NMRT-L. Publicize information concerning the unit including relevant program invitations, announcements and other information.
3. Keep their units informed of NMRT activities that would be of interest, such as the programs sponsored by the Student and Student Chapter Outreach Committee, the Student Reception, Mentoring, etc.
4. Invite unit representatives to attend functions including NMRT Orientation and the Student Reception at Annual Conference.
5. Report on discussions, policies, and action of their units that are relevant to NMRT.
6. Report on discussions, policies, and actions of NMRT that are relevant to their unit.
7. Identify and alert NMRT of unit programs which NMRT may wish to co-sponsor, either from unit breakout sessions, listservs, or other means.



Units in Need of 2012-13 Liaisons:

American Assoc of School Librarians (AASL)

American Library Assoc-Allied Professional Assoc (ALA-APA)

American Library Assoc Membership Meetings

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)


ACRL Science & Technology Section (ACRL-STS)

ACRL Women’s Studies Section (ACRL-WSS)

ALA Legislative Assembly (requires attendance at Annual Conference)

ALA Membership Meetings

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

Assoc Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), 1 more member

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF)

Assoc Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

Beta Phi Mu

California Library Association

Canadian Library Association

Chinese American Library Assoc (CALA)

Connecticut Library Assoc

Federal Library & Information Center (FLICC) “NewFeds” Group

Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF)

Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Roundtable (GLBT-RT)

Illinois Library Association

Intellectual Freedom Roundtable (IFRT)

International Relations Roundtable (IRRT)

Iowa Library Association

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC)

Kansas Library Association

Kentucky Library Association

Learning Roundtable (LRT)

Library Information & Technology Assoc (LITA)

Library Support Staff Interest Roundtable (LSSIRT)

Maryland Library Association

Medical Library Association

Mountain Plains Library Association

Nassau County Library Association

New York Library Association

North Carolina Library Association


Office for Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee (OITP)

Pacific Northwest Library Assoc

Pennsylvania Library Assoc


Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)

South Dakota Library Association

Special Libraries Association (SLA)

Staff Organizations Roundtable (SORT)

Tennesee Library Assoc

Texas Library Assoc

Theatre Library Assoc

Video Round Table

Virginia Library Assoc

Wyoming Library Association

Young Adult Library Services Assoc (YALSA)


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