The next NMRT meeting is coming up soon!
When: Thursday, January 31, 2-4 p.m.
Where: W. Dale Clark (Main) Library, 215 S. 15th St. (downtown), Omaha, 4th floor board room
Who: All NMRT members and those interested in becoming members are welcome to attend.
Plan: We will hear from a representative of the Paraprofessionals Section, have a short board meeting, and take a tour of the library.
Questions? Contact Bethany Grabow at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kay Hershey is looking for volunteers from NMRT to help staff the registration desk at the Annual Conference in October. It’s a great opportunity to help at the Conference, add a line to your resume, and to meet and visit with other librarians. The days and times available are Oct 17, Wednesday, 8:30 am-8:30 pm; Oct 18, Thursday, 7am-4:30pm; and Oct 19, 7am -12:30 pm.
If you are able to help, please contact Kay at email@example.com.
The application for the 2013 ALA Emerging Leaders class is now available. Please see the ALA website for more details.
NMRT Members -
You are invited to tour the Nebraska State Library in Lincoln on Friday, June 15!
The Library is located in the State Capitol Building.
The tour will begin at 2:00pm. (There is no cost.)
Please let me know if you plan on attending by Wednesday, June 13.
My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you will be able to attend!
Looking for ways to meet people and develop as a library professional? Become an officer of the New Members Round Table of the Nebraska Library Association! NMRT is a great way to get to know people in Nebraska libraries and participate in the Nebraska Library Association. We are seeking the following candidates for 2012-2013:
- Vice Chair (3 year term- Vice Chair, Chair, Past Chair)- Primary duties include actively participating in NMRT meetings and assisting the Chair. The Vice Chair will become the Chair the following year.
- Secretary/Treasurer (1 year term)- Primary duties include keeping minutes of the business meetings and submitting financial transactions to the NLA Treasurer.
Please let us know if you or someone you know is interested in running for office. Deadline for nominations is April 27, 2012.
Send questions and suggestions to:
NMRT Vice Chair
Are you interested in hosting a session at the Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference this fall? Do you need a sponsor for your session? The New Members Round Table would like to consider sponsoring your presentation! For consideration, please send your name, contact information, and a brief description of your proposed topic to email@example.com by March 30, 2012. You will be notified by April 15, 2012* if your presentation is accepted for sponsorship. Sessions are approximately 50 minutes in length.
Students –NMRT usually sponsors a conference poster session, which typically includes students and/or practicing librarians that each present a poster on the topic of their choice. Poster session presentation lengths vary on the amount of participants, but are around 10-15 minutes. If you are interested in presenting during the poster session, please e-mail your contact information and a brief description of your topic to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Final proposals are due to the NLA Conference Planning Committee by April 30, 2012.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Haack at 308-233-3277 or at email@example.com
Greetings Library Students! My name is Sarah Haack and I recently graduated with my MLS from the Missouri program. I am currently serving as the Chair of the New Members Round Table (NMRT) of the Nebraska Library Association (NLA). I’d like to tell you a little bit about the organization and why YOU should be a member!
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.
There’s still time left to nominate librarians and media specialists for the Houchen Bindary Beginning Professional Award and the Houchen Bindery Mentor of the Year Award. Now until September 10, 2011!
Lindsey Bray, NMRT Awards Chair
15819 Valley Street
Omaha, NE 68130
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.