The New Members Round Table (NMRT) is pleased to sponsor Elizabeth Boden as our 2020 Emerging Leader. Elizabeth currently works as the Adult Services Manager at the North Riverside Public Library in Riverside, IL. She works closely with her colleagues and local community organizations to expand the adult Spanish-language programming and resources available at her library so that the library is better able to serve the diverse community that patronizes the library. She received her MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
The sponsorship consists of a $1,000 award to be used towards attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia and the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. As NMRT’s Emerging Leader, Elizabeth will attend ALA Midwinter and Annual to undergo leadership training along with working on a team to complete an ALA project. In the culmination of the program, Elizabeth and her team will present the results of their work in a poster session at ALA Annual.
Previously NMRT-sponsored Emerging Leaders include Megan Hodge in 2011, Heidi Steiner in 2012, Margaret Howard in 2013, Kate Tkacik in 2014, Stacey Nordlund in 2015, Mandi Goodsett in 2016, Jewel Davis in 2018, and Kimberlee Hodges in 2019.