Category Archives: NMRT Discussion

February 2022 Online Discussion Forum Recap: Ideas and Inspiration

By Laura Birkenhauer This month’s online discussion forum topic invited NMRT members to share plans and projects for 2022, in terms of either personal or professional goals: “Reflecting on your aspirations for 2022, what excites you about the library-related goals … Continue reading

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January 2022 NMRT Online Discussion Summary

by Doreen Dixon We are all aware that networking is vital to our professional growth. It facilitates the development and improvement of our skills, allows us to connect with others who can provide us with more professional opportunities, increases professional … Continue reading

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December Discussion – Imposter Syndrome

by Ella Gibson In December, NMRT facilitated a discussion on ALA Connect about Imposter Syndrome and the impact that it’s played in peoples educational and professional aspirations. The conversation brought up many great points and demonstrated how pervasive this feeling … Continue reading

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Building Your Library Community to Deal With Imposter Syndrome

By Jamie Kurumaji I have enjoyed the recent topic on imposter syndrome on the NMRT Connect online discussion feed. When it comes to imposter syndrome, it can easily feel that you are alone with those feelings so reading over those … Continue reading

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Promoting Librarianship as a Career Path

Maria Lagasca, MLIS Dauphin County Library System, Library Manager Mlagasca@dcls.org The discussion for this month focuses on the importance of promoting librarianship as a career path. The topic was brought about due to fact that the notion of wanting to becoming a librarian … Continue reading

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October 2021 Online Discussion Forum Recap: Combatting the Librarian Stereotype

by Laura Birkenhauer The Librarian Stereotype If you’re plugged into the LIS field, you’re likely already aware of the librarian stereotypes. A 2015 American Libraries article sums it up well: “There are numerous librarian stereotypes, with the most recognizable being … Continue reading

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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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