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NMRT May Live Chat: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm, US/Eastern 1:00pm to 2:00pm, US/Central 11:00am-12:00pm, US/Pacific The goal of EDI initiatives is to dismantle white supremacy in the library profession, including the hiring and retaining of underrepresented groups and dismantling … Continue reading

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Social Media & Libraries

By Lauren Puzier (5-minute read) Social media is widely used by libraries and their patrons, from blogs, micro-blogs, chat apps, social gaming and the larger social networks. Did you know that Facebook, a leading social network, had 2.45 billion monthly … Continue reading

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Presenting At Conferences

By Lauren Puzier Presenting at conferences is a rewarding and sometimes nerve-wracking opportunity. Listing your conference presentations is often an important part of our resumes and CVs. There are many ways to present at conferences from participating in roundtables, speaking … Continue reading

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NMRT October Online Discussion: Finding Your Fit

The October discussion focused on a topic of deep importance to any librarian – how do you find where you fit in the profession? Should you be a public, academic, law, medical, or other librarian? Do you have to be … Continue reading

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May 2019 NMRT Online Discussion

The topic for May’s Online Discussion focused around Services to Special Populations. It is important to think not only of the customers we see every day but those we may not see due to barriers, which may be unknown to … Continue reading

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April 2019 NMRT Online Discussion

April 2019 NMRT Online Discussion: Navigating Bureaucracies In Your Institutions The topic for our April discussion centered on navigating bureaucracies in our institutions. At some point in our personal and professional lives, we have all encountered some type of bureaucratic … Continue reading

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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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