Update from NMRT board meeting at MW
I attended the NMRT board meeting at MW virtually yesterday and wanted to let you know about this idea that came up. One of the board members pointed out that there is a perception that NMRT is for those who are young and having a librarian position as their first career and not for those who get into librarianship late or as a second or third career choice. This is not accurate since NMRT supports all new librarians regardless of age, background, etc.
Is there something that MPDR committee can do to counter this misperception and emphasize that NMRT consists of all new librarians from diverse age groups, backgrounds, etc.? Maybe we can connect with the Web committee and add the faces of our board members or create interviews of active NMRT members so that even those who are new to NMRT can clearly see that we are a very diverse group?
Something to think about and brainstorm!
Hope all of you are enjoying MW and let's follow up later.
NMRT Outreach Director