Category Archives: NMRT Discussion

March 2019 NMRT Live Chat – Online Discussion

No matter the diversity of materials, libraries are all very similar. Whatever the type – special, public, or academic, libraries all have certain common elements. It is these commonalities that allow us to rely on each other. Students and professors … Continue reading

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February 2019 NMRT Live Chat – Online Discussion

NMRT February Online Discussion: Presenting at Conferences The February discussion focused on a topic that can strike either fear or excitement into any librarian: presenting at a conference. Public speaking is frequently said to be one of the biggest fears … Continue reading

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January 2019 NMRT Live Chat – Online Discussion

The discussion this January centered around applying and interviewing for library positions. No matter where a library employee is in their career cycle, applications and interviewing are a common theme. Whether it is a new graduate applying for their 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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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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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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April 2018 NMRT Discussion: Designing Welcoming Spaces on a Budget

By: Elayna Turner April’s discussion topic was Designing Welcoming Spaces on a Budget. This topic focused on ways that libraries running on tight budgets could make their spaces more accessible and welcoming to their patrons. Many libraries simply do not … Continue reading

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March 2018 NMRT Online Discussion Forum – Service to the Library Profession

By Cat Silvers The discussion in March focused on service to the library profession. A number of NMRT members shared how they give back to the library profession through committee work, mentorship, and advocating for libraries on social media. Committees … Continue reading

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February 2018 Online Discussion Summary: Library Cooperation

By: Lara Harrison The discussion in February focused on partnerships between libraries and other institutions or organizations, including other types of libraries. The discussion began by asking if any had worked with cooperative programs or campaigns, beyond the usual interlibrary … Continue reading

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