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NMRT May Online Discussion: What I Didn’t Learn in Library School

By: Laura Birkenhauer What I Didn’t Learn in Library School ALA-accredited master’s programs preparing students for employment in the field of library and information science (LIS) offer degrees with a variety of names: Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of … Continue reading

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NMRT April Online Discussion: Getting Involved in Library Service

By: Joy Dubose Service and volunteering are a great way to become involved in any profession, and library science is no different. Whether you are interested in volunteering at a state, regional or national level, it can be a good … Continue reading

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NMRT February Online Discussion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By Kim Cull The February discussion focused on a more difficult topic: diversity, equity, and inclusion in our library institutions. When I was thinking about moderating this discussion, I wanted to make it quite clear that I understand how difficult … Continue reading

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NMRT January Online Discussion: Problems with Presenting

By Joy Dubose Presenting at conferences can be a rewarding opportunity. Whether it is at a state, regional or national level it is a great experience. With the arrival of Covid-19, many conferences moved to a virtual setting. This has … Continue reading

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NMRT December Online Discussion: Exploring Tech Tools and Productivity Apps

By Lauren Puzier (5-minute read) Tech tools is a topic we like to revisit again and again because technology is continuously changing and there are always new tools and apps to test out. There are tools for everything from productivity, … Continue reading

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NMRT November Online Discussion: Adapting to a Changing Work Environment

By Kim Cull The November discussion focused on a topic that we all face regardless of our profession – changing work environments. Our work environments are often changing and in some type of fluctuation. Generally, we face change because of … Continue reading

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NMRT October Online Discussion: Patrons and the Pandemic

How we are serving, connecting, and communicating with library patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic By Lauren Puzier (5-minute read) The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many libraries in the United States to focus on providing remote services and reimagine on-ground services. … Continue reading

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Let’s Catch up! February NMRT Online Discussion: Technology Tools in Libraries

Catching up with online discussion that may have been missed! 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 … Continue reading

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NMRT Open Letter Regarding Black Lives Matter

Yesterday, NMRT released an open letter affirming the ALA Executive Board Statement standing with BCALA. For more information, please see the NMRT Bulletin released yesterday. You may also find this bulletin attached within the NMRT Connect board. If you have … Continue reading

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May NMRT Online Discussion Board Article: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Efforts

By Jessica Kiebler Our May Twitter chat focused on equity, diversity and inclusion efforts across different library institutions. The goal of EDI initiatives is to dismantle white supremacy in the library profession, including the hiring and retaining of underrepresented groups … Continue reading

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