2014 Ballot: NMRT Dues Increase

Over the next few weeks we will be posting information related to the 2014 Election Information. The first post addresses the proposed NMRT dues increase. Kari Weaver, NMRT Member Services Director breaks down the issue.

Where Were You in 1986?

Enjoying a Popsicle from the ice cream truck? Perfecting your Janet Jackson dance moves? Getting over your first crush? In 1986, NMRT was there waiting for you to discover your passion for librarianship and grow into a new professional.

Since 1986, many things have changed:



Cost of a first-class stamp



Cost of a gallon of regular gas



Cost of a dozen eggs



Cost of a gallon of milk



But others have not:

Cost of NMRT Membership        1986   $10                                               2013       $10

This means in real dollars, NMRT today has only $4.78 from each member to provide the services including Resume Review, Mentoring, Travel Grants and the professional development opportunities that have helped you engage with ALA and colleagues as a new professional.


We need your help. We are asking you to vote “Yes” on increasing NMRT membership dues. The dues increase will be as follows:

Student NMRT Membership……………$10

Personal NMRT Membership………….$15

Alumni NMRT Membership…………….$20

Corporate NMRT Membership…………….$50

Though we know nobody likes to see prices rise, this small increase will allow NMRT to continue offering the services you have enjoyed now and for future generations of librarians. You have moved beyond 1986, please help NMRT do the same.


*All consumer pricing information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index. For more information, see http://www.bls.gov/cpi/.

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