Do you have questions about your resume and/or cover letter? Would you like to find out what hiring managers are looking for in your application materials? Now is your chance! The New Members Round Table is sponsoring a Resume Review program at the NLA conference this year. Directors and supervisors from public, academic, and special libraries are ready to give you suggestions and advice about your resume and cover letter. You will also be able to meet with your reviewer one-on-one at the NLA conference on October 6. If you would like to participate or have any questions, email Bethany at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 6. She will send you instructions on how to submit your materials and sign up for a time slot to meet with your reviewer.
Archive for August, 2011
Nominations must be received by September 10, 2011 and can be sent by mail or email to:
Houchen Bindery Beginning Professional Award
The Houchen Bindery Beginning Professional Award is a cash prize sponsored by Houchen Bindery LTD. It is awarded to a beginning librarian or media specialist who has made significant contributions to library and/or media services in the early stages of his/her career. If you know a new professional who has: created innovative programs or services which improved library service in Nebraska, made exceptional use of local, state, or national library resources including special grants, made significant contributions toward the betterment of library and community relations, and been active in professional library organizations on a local, state or national level, then nominate that person for the Houchen Bindery Beginning Professional Award.
Houchen Bindery Mentor of the Year Award
The Houchen Bindery Mentor of the Year Award goes to an individual who has aided significantly in the professional development of librarians, media specialists or library staff, and, by example, has influenced their careers. Thanks to the generosity of the Houchen Bindery, the award also comes with a $150 cash prize as of 2007. If you know someone who has: had extraordinary influence on the professional development of one or more junior staff members, encouraged involvement of staff in professional endeavors, provided strong leadership, and set a good example of professional involvement, then you know someone who deserves the Mentor of the Year Award.
NMRT Meeting- Spring Meeting
July 19, 2011
University of Nebraska, Love Library, room 318C
Present: Bethany Grabow, Ted Naylor, Karin Dalziel, Emily Nimsakont, Lindsey Bray, Anna Wilcoxon, Sarah Haack, Michael Straatmann,
Absent: Judith Wolfe, Aimee Owen
Call to Order: Ted Naylor
The deadline for submissions for the New Members Round Table Library Science Student/New Professional Poster Session has been extended to August 12. If you have a research paper, a class project, or an innovative library program that you’d like to share with your colleagues, submit a proposal to participate in this poster session at the NLA/NEMA Conference in Lincoln on October 5-7.
Not sure what topic would make a good poster? To give you some ideas, last year’s poster session featured posters on the following topics:
- Online degree programs in library science
- Grab n’ Go book bundles
- Using LibGuides as an outreach tool for distance learning students
- Weeding an academic library’s ERIC documents collection
Still wondering if the poster session is for you? Here’s what one of last year’s participants has to say about her experience:
“The NMRT poster session last year was my first time presenting at a conference. It was a fun, low-pressure way to get involved. The (small) audience was very supportive and encouraging. It was a great way to practice speaking in front of a small group and to meet people. I would highly recommend it.” — Bethany Grabow, Lincoln City Libraries
Proposals will be accepted from current library school students and librarians with less than 10 years of experience. Participants will be expected to create a poster briefly showcasing their chosen topic and to attend a one-hour poster session during the conference, where they will have the chance to present a summary of their posters and informally answer questions from session attendees.
If you are a student, don’t forget that this could be a chance to get your conference registration paid for. The names of all student participants will be entered in a drawing to win a free conference registration. Two names will be selected, and NMRT will pay the conference registration fees of these two participants.
The new deadline for submissions is Friday, August 12. Accepted participants will be notified by August 19. To submit a proposal, send an email to email@example.com. In your email, include your name, the name of your school and/or employer, the title of your proposed poster, and a brief summary of your topic (1-2 paragraphs). Any questions about the poster session can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org as well.