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2012 NMRT Online Program “Professional Networking for New Librarians” (June 7, 2012) by Annual Program Committee

“Professional Networking for New Librarians” (Online Program)

THe NMRT Annual Program Committee is pleased to offer “Professional Networking Tips for New Librarians” as an online program. Not going to Anaheim this year for the ALA Annual Meeting? You can still participate in this program! 

This program has been orginized for current and futurue NMRT members, in particular those who won't be able to attend the 2012 ALA Annual Meeting. The NMRT Annual Program committee will also provide a handout and the summary of professional networking tips and resources after the program to maximize the benefit of the program for attendees.

We have great speakers who will share their networking experience and tips with new librarians. 
Please submit your questions during the program either through the online chat or Twitter hashtag #ALA12 #networking.

2011-2012 NMRT Annual Program Commttie
Alyse Ergood, Ava Iuliano (Co-Chair), Breanne Kirsch, Bohyun Kim (Co-Chair), Christy Shorey, Jared Harmon

Speaker Bios:

Courtney L Young  is currently Head Librarian and Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Penn State Greater Allegheny. She is an active leader in the American Library Association (ALA), serving on the ALA Executive Board and as a past President of the New Members Round Table. In 2011, Courtney was named a Library Journal “Mover & Shaker”, recognized as a Change Agent for her ability to successfully make connections among a diversity of duties in her library, on campus, and in the profession. Courtney frequently presents and publishes on issues related to academic librarianship, diversity, African American studies, women’s studies, virtual reference, and professional development. She graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio with a B.A. in English and minors in Black Studies and Women’s Studies, and received her M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College.

JP Porcaro

Head of Acquisitions, New Jersey City University Guarini Library

Loida Garcia-Febo speaks, writes and researches internationally about human rights, access to information, advocacy, services to diverse populations, and professional development. She has published about her international work with new professionals on Feliciter, Canadian Library Association magazine, Incite, Australian Library and Information Association magazine, and the Australian Library Journal. She received the ALA 2010 Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award for her work with international new librarians, and was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal. Currently, she is ALA Councilor-at-Large and Chairs the ALA Committee on Membership Meetings. Loida is a former President of REFORMA, was Chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table and is a former secretary of IFLA’s Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression Committee where she currently is an Expert Resource Person. Loida co-established and advises IFLA’s New Professionals SIG. She is Coordinator, New Americans Program, Queens Library.

Ned Potter works as an Academic Liaison Librarian for the University of York Library. He has been named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, is the author of the forthcoming book The Library Marketing Toolkit and blogs as thewikiman. He created LISNPN, the New Professionals Network (www.lisnpn.spruz.com) whose librarian members come from over 40 countries around the world. His website is http://thewikiman.org/blog/.

Pat Hawthorne is currently the Director of Library Organizational Development & Human Resources for Emory University Libraries and previously served as Director of Library Human Resources for the UCLA Library for 8 years. She is currently serving as Vice-President/President-Elect for the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), one of the 11 divisions of the American Library Association.

Laura Naugle's picture

I am sorry I can't make it - family trip will be out of the US.

Laura Naugle
Southwestern District Librarian

Laura J. Naugle

District Librarian

Southwestern School District #9

Meagan Tunink (non-member)'s picture

Wil there be a recording of this program available after it happens?

Meagan Tunink


Bohyun Kim's picture

Yes, it will be archived and the link will be posted here after the program.

Bohyun Kim's picture

Presentation Slides

NMRT-Networking-ONLINE.pptx11.1 MB
Karyn Goodwillie's picture

Thanks for the slides!  I won't be able to attend the session, but I'm looking forward to watching the archive.



Ava Brillat's picture

Hello everyone,


Here is a handout based on the excellent advice our speakers shared!  Thank you again to our speakers and the committee!




Ava M. Brillat

University of Miami

Richter Library