Category Archives: NMRT Discussion

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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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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