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Apply for the NMRT Professional Development Grant

Short on cash but want to attend this year’s ALA conference? We’ve got you covered! Apply for the NMRT Professional Development Grant award by December 15th. This is your opportunity to receive $1,000 to offset the costs to attend this … Continue reading

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October 2018 NMRT Online Discussion: Creative Programming at the Library

The discussion this October centered around creative programming in libraries. Recent media coverage of Drag Queen Story Hour has generated both negative and positive reactions from the public, and has brought attention to libraries’ efforts to offer inventive programs. Among … Continue reading

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Authority File: Interviews with ALA Committee Chairs

This month, the NMRT Communications Committee is thrilled to introduce a new series for your reading pleasure—Authority File: Interviews with ALA Committee Chairs. We will be interviewing the Chairs of different ALA committees throughout the year and sharing their experiences … Continue reading

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ALA 101 Orientation Survey

Help us make ALA better!    The ALA New Members Roundtable (NMRT) and ALA Training, Orientation, and Leadership Development (TOLD) Committee are working on building an ALA 101 orientation resource for new ALA members. Whether you are a new ALA member, … Continue reading

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2019 ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award: Nominations Open

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award. Completed nomination forms must be submitted by March 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm (Eastern) for consideration.  2019 SCOTYA Nomination Form Please e-mail the form and … Continue reading

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NMRT Career Mentoring Program Accepting Applications

Are you new to the profession and looking to get the inside scoop on how the American Library Association (ALA), New Members Roundtable (NMRT), or the librarian profession works? Apply to be a mentee! Do you have over 5 years … Continue reading

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Financing Your Professional Development as a Newbie Librarian

by Maddie Hines When first getting into the library profession, a mentor once told me, “Go to everything, because you don’t know anything.” So, for my first three years in the field, I signed up for conferences, lectures, webinars, symposiums, you … Continue reading

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NMRT Accepting Nominations for Open Positions

NMRT offers training, leadership opportunities, and a wide variety of programs on then national, state and local levels to assist, encourage, and educate those new to the association and the profession. Now is the opportunity for you or a librarian … Continue reading

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NMRT Networking Matters Webinar: 8/30

An important element in achieving career success is being well connected. This means building a strong network of peers and colleagues, within and outside libraries, who can support you and ultimately your library once you are employed. Join Kim Bolan … Continue reading

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May NMRT Online Discussion Board Article: Ways to Develop Your Leadership Skills

By Jessica Kiebler Hello readers, my name is Jessica Kiebler and I am writing as a member of the NMRT Online Discussion Forum Committee to provide you with an update from our May discussion, hosted on the NMRT-L listserv. May’s … Continue reading

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