The New Members Round Table (NMRT) is pleased to announce Stacey Nordlund as its representative in the 2015 Emerging Leaders program. Nordlund is currently working as Reference Librarian at the Toronto Public Library in the Canadiana Department, North York Central Library.
Nordlund received her MLIS from San José State University School of Information in May 2012, and has held her current position for a little over two years. In May 2012, she was awarded the Ken Haycock Award for Exceptional Professional Promise from San José State University School of Information. Nordlund has served on a wide variety of NMRT committees including NMRT Footnotes, NMRT Student Chapter of the Year Award, and NMRT Orientation committees. Since February 2013, Nordlund has been occasionally blogging for Public Libraries Online. Nordlund has a five-year-old daughter and outside of “librarianing” she enjoys running, yoga, and baking delectable treats.
As the 2015 NMRT Emerging Leader, Nordlund is excited about the possibilities the program will bring to deepen her involvement with the American Library Association (ALA) and NMRT. “I have been slowly integrating myself into NMRT through committee work and conference participation over the last three years, and I look forward to increasing my involvement with this wonderfully welcoming group,” she said. Nordlund joined NMRT in 2009 and currently serves as chair of the NMRT Footnotes Committee.
“Stacey has established an impressive record of leadership and dedication to librarianship in just a few years. We’re excited to support the professional development of someone so enthusiastic and driven,” noted NMRT President, Megan Hodge. Nordlund is the eighth NMRT sponsored Emerging Leader. Previous NMRT-sponsored Emerging Leaders are Linda Crook (then Shippert) in 2008, Alexandra Tyle-Annen in 2009, Janel Kinlaw (then White) in 2010, Megan Hodge in 2011, Heidi Steiner in 2012, Margaret Howard in 2013, and Kate Tkacik in 2014.
The Emerging Leaders program enables newer librarians from across the country to participate in workgroups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA’s structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. As NMRT’s 2015 Emerging Leader, Nordlund will receive $1000 towards the costs of attending the 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, IL as well as the 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.
NMRT, a round table of ALA, is an organization for people with fewer than 10 years of membership in ALA. To learn more about NMRT, visit http://www.ala.org/nmrt .