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Authority File: Susan Jennings

This month, the NMRT Communications Committee is featuring the second installment of a new blog series—Authority File: Interviews with ALA Committee Chairs. This new series presents interviews of Chairs of different ALA committees, sharing their experiences as committee volunteers, their … Continue reading

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Get to Know ALA: Mimi Lee

Mimi Lee New Jersey State Library Diversity & Literacy Consultant Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Immediate Past Chair (2018-2019) Describe how long you have been on the committee and what initially interested you in joining. My first … Continue reading

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December 2018 NMRT Live Chat – Online Discussion

Our December discussion focused on a topic that impacts almost everyone’s daily life: stress. Oregon State University describes stress as “the state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.”  (Oregon State University, 2019).  … Continue reading

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December 2018 NMRT Live Chat – Twitter

December’s NMRT Live Chat took place on Twitter and covered the topic “What Kind of Librarian Are You?” which asked participants to think about how they can “find themselves” and where they belong as a librarian. Typically, when someone thinks … Continue reading

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NMRT Midwinter Orientation & Exhibit Hall Tour

Join the NMRT Orientation this year at ALA Midwinter on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8:30 to 10 AM in the Compass Room of the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison St, Seattle WA for a fun time including a networking event … Continue reading

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Alternative Voices: Raymond Pun

The Alternative Voices Feature is brought to you by the NMRT’s Membership, Diversity, Promotion, and Recruitment committee. It is meant to give a platform to the voices of librarians from underrepresented communities in the library field. The format of the … Continue reading

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NMRT Resume Review Service @ Midwinter

The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting volunteer resume reviewers and booth greeters as well as taking resume review appointments for the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting!  This is a free in-person service that will be located in the ALA … Continue reading

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November 2018 NMRT Online Discussion: Engaging with Your Patrons and Community Through Social Media

Our November discussion centered on the use of social media to engage with our patrons and community. According to a white paper published by Taylor & Francis, “70% of libraries are using social media tools.” and “30% of librarians are posting … Continue reading

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Get to Know ALA: Trevor Dawes

Trevor A. Dawes University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian ALA Executive Board (member) Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 2019 Conference Chair Past President (2014-2015) Describe how … Continue reading

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Academic Librarianship: Career Information and Advice

Come learn about the different types of jobs and career paths in an academic library, as well as what skills and education are helpful when applying for jobs. This webinar will also offer helpful tips for a successful job application including … Continue reading

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