Category Archives: NMRT Discussion

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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NMRT January Discussion: Overcoming Negativity in the Workplace

Hello all! My name is Elayna Turner and I’m providing an update and summary of our January discussion which was hosted on the NMRT-L listserv. Thanks to everyone who was able to participate! January’s topic was about overcoming negativity in … Continue reading

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NMRT Online Discussion Forum – January 2018 Live Chat Recap

Hello again, NMRT! This is Laura Birkenhauer, writing on behalf of the NMRT Online Discussion Forum Committee. I wanted to fill you in on a lively January discussion, hosted via Twitter chat using the hashtag #nmrtchat. You can find an … Continue reading

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December NMRT Online Discussion Board Article: Brainstorming Proposal Ideas & Collaborating with Colleagues

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 December discussion, hosted on the NMRT-L listserv. December’s … Continue reading

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NMRT January Live Chat: Managing Stress and Creating Work/Life Balance

It’s January, which means you likely already have a New Year’s resolution or two in mind for 2018. Maybe, like me, you’re seeking to strike a balance between your work and personal life, and manage the stress that a LIS … Continue reading

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NMRT Online Discussion Forum – November 2017 Recap

Hello! Laura Birkenhauer here, writing on behalf of the NMRT Online Discussion Forum Committee. I wanted to fill you in on a productive November discussion, hosted on the NMRT-L listserv. This conversation focused on managing your professional image and networking … Continue reading

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Greetings from your NMRT president, Mandi Goodsett!

Hello from your new NMRT President! I’m so excited to take the reins this year and continue the awesome work of Past President, Kate Kosturski! We have lots of great projects and programs already in the works for the coming … Continue reading

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