The NMRT Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee congratulates Ann Smith Rushing, University of Southern Mississippi, and Beth Caruso, University of North Carolina, Atkins Library, on their winning essays. Rushing will receive a ticket to the Newberry Caldecott Wilder Banquet at the ALA Annual Conference 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Caruso will receive a ticket to the International Librarians Reception. In the sprit of ALA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT), this award fosters active involvement in ALA through various special events at the Annual Conference. The award provides professional development and networking opportunities to NMRT members by providing a ticket to attend the event of their choice.