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2011-2012 Annual Report

October 15, 2012 by Sarah_H No Comments »

Annual Report 2011-12

New Members Round Table

Nebraska Library Association

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Meeting Minutes- September 8, 2012

October 1, 2012 by NMRT No Comments »

NMRT Meeting

September 8, 2012

1:00 p.m.

Kearney Public Library


Chair Report

  • The next NLA board meeting is September 21 in Nebraska City

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Your Help is Needed at Conference

September 11, 2012 by Sarah_H No Comments »

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


NMRT Accepting Houchen Bindery Beginning Professional & Mentor of the Year Award Nominations

June 15, 2012 by Sarah_H No Comments »
The New Member Round Table of the Nebraska Library Association is accepting nominations for the following two awards: TheHouchen Bindery Beginning Professional Award and the Houchen Bindery Mentor of the Year Award.
Nomination forms can be found on the NMRT webpage:
Nominations must be received by September 1, 2012 and can be sent by mail or email to:
Lindsey Bray, NMRT Awards Chair
15819 Valley Street
Omaha, NE 68130
lnbray13@gmail.comHouchen 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.


2013 ALA Emerging Leaders

June 4, 2012 by Sarah_H No Comments »

The application for the 2013 ALA Emerging Leaders class is now available. Please see the ALA website for more details.


Tour the Nebraska State Library

May 31, 2012 by Sarah_H No Comments »

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

Hope you will be able to attend!

Sarah Haack

NMRT Chair


Meeting Minutes – April 20, 2012

May 3, 2012 by NMRT No Comments »

NMRT Meeting Minutes

April 20, 2012

Spring Meeting

Houchen Bindery

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Seeking officers for NMRT

April 9, 2012 by NMRT No Comments »

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:
Bethany Grabow
NMRT Vice Chair



Have an Idea for a Presentation at NLA Conference?

February 28, 2012 by Sarah_H No Comments »

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 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

*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


NMRT Spring Meeting – Friday, April 20th

February 1, 2012 by Sarah_H No Comments »
Please join us for our Spring Meeting and a tour of Houchen Bindery!

Who: NMRT Members and NLA members!!!

What: 2012 New Members Round Table Spring Meeting and Tour of Houchen Bindery

When: Friday, April 20th – Tour will begin at 1:30pm, Business Meeting after.

Where: Houchen Bindery, 340 First Street, Utica, NE

NMRT Members:

We will gather for a social lunch at Applebees in York at 12:00. Lunch will be on your own. Please e-mail Sarah Haack by Wednesday, April 18, at if you plan to attend lunch. Come and meet your fellow NMRT Members!