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Event NMRT Midwinter Conference Board Meeting

by Kate Kosturski on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 08:33 am

NMRT ALA Midwinter Board Meeting

January 21, 2017

10:30 – 12:30

Omni Hotel, Redwood Room

NB: Order of Business may be modified to accommodate visitors’ schedules.

NB: To allow those board members/attendees who wish to attend the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women time to prepare, we may conclude the meeting early if all scheduled business is covered. 

1)      Call to order

NMRT ALA Midwinter Board Meeting

January 21, 2017

10:30 – 12:30

Omni Hotel, Redwood Room

NB: Order of Business may be modified to accommodate visitors’ schedules.

NB: To allow those board members/attendees who wish to attend the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women time to prepare, we may conclude the meeting early if all scheduled business is covered. 

1)      Call to order

2)      Establishment of quorum (introductions)

3)      Approval of minutes from Fall Board Meeting (Nicole)

4)      Visit from NMRT Executive Board Liaison (Andrew Pace) (Board talking points attached) 

5)      Visits from ALA Presidential Candidates

a)      Loida Garcia-Febo

b)      (Ms.) Terri Grief

6)      New Business

a)      Draft Budget (Easter)

b)      Membership Initiative Drive (Kirby)

c)      Strategic Plan for Member Retention and Engagement (Kirby)

d)      Proposal to change function/membership of Vice Presidential Commitee and President’s Program Committee – Revised from Fall Board Meeting (Amanda/Karen Doster, chair of VP Planning Committee - proposal attached)

7)      Announcements

a)      Announcement of Midwinter events (see attached)

8)      Other Business?

9)      Adjournment

Items in bold and italic type are time-sensitive items.

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Online Doc Endnotes Committee

by Sarah Wade on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Committee Charge

To provide support for librarians who want or need to publish scholarly articles; to publish peer-reviewed research by NMRT members, directed at new librarians.

Committee Charge

To provide support for librarians who want or need to publish scholarly articles; to publish peer-reviewed research by NMRT members, directed at new librarians.

The committee oversees the publication of a peer-reviewed e-journal, Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table. The journal will be published on the ALA website and indexed in Library Literature. Each edition of the journal will contain 2-4 scholarly articles written by members of NMRT, as well as web site reviews and scholarly book reviews of titles relevant to new librarians.

History of the Committee

The Endnotes Committee evolved from the New Writers’ Support Ad Hoc Committee in 2005.

Major Responsibilities

1. Accept proposals on a rolling basis

2. Review proposals for publication suitability and confirm author’s NMRT membership

3. Review articles and offer suggestions for revisions to contributors

4. Maintain the pool of book and website reviewers

5. Prepare data for copy and layout of online edition

Procedures Used to Accomplish Major Responsibilities

  • Notify members of the Executive Board, including all committee chairs and liaisons, of the deadlines for information.
  • Maintain email or phone contact with authors about submission guidelines, deadlines and revisions.

Committee Composition and Term(s) of Office

  • Chair (one year term)
  • Assistant Chair (one year term)
  • Committee members
  • Committee appointments are Annual to Annual

Reports to

Member Services Director

Contact People for Accomplishing Committee Objectives

  • NMRT President
  • NMRT Leadership Director
  • NMRT Treasurer
  • NMRT Membership
  • NMRT Vice-President
  • NMRT Staff Liaisons
  • NMRT Committee chairs and liaisons

Publicity Needs

Publicity is needed to solicit proposals for articles. Publicity is accomplished by posting announcements to the NMRT listserv, Blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account with calls for articles, reviewer applicants and publication announcements.

Documents to Create/Update

The committee creates a pdf issue for distribution on the website when enough articles have been collected.

Reminders and Helpful Hints

General Timetable

Endnotes will publish one issue each year with additional issues if there is interest. Special theme issues are also welcomed based on suggestions to the Editor.

September - Committee Planning Report due

February - Committee progress report due

June - Annual conference - Annual report due

Throughout the Year - Article submissions are accepted throughout the year. Those interested in discussing an article idea are encouraged to contact the Endnotes Editor to determine if the proposal fits the publication’s scope.

Endnotes will publish one issue each year with additional issues if there is interest.

Last Reviewed: February 2015; Last Revised January 2017

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Online Doc Archives Committee

by Sarah Wade on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Committee Charge

Committee Charge

To manage the NMRT Archives, which includes the gathering, preservation, and provision of access to NMRT documentation in paper and electronic formats. To establish a comprehensive records management plan, facilitated by policies and guidelines, which can be implemented and modified as needed.

History of the Committee

  • 1972-1976: The first archivist is concerned with NMRT activities.
  • 1977: Archives Committee is established.
  • 1981: Archives Committee is disbanded.
  • 1985: Archives Committee is reinstated with one archivist appointed.
  • 2000: NMRT Executive Board votes to make Archives Committee a "standing" committee, i.e., one having a continuing life.
  • 2001: (June) Two official documents, NMRT Archives Policy and NMRT Archives Policy for Electronic Documents, are drawn up and approved by NMRT Executive Board.
  • 2001: (October) Document Digitization Task Force develops the NMRT Archives Database. The digital repository was housed at Louisiana State University Libraries.
  • 2002: (January) Archives Committee term is changed to a Midwinter-to-Midwinter schedule.
  • 2002: (June) Document Digitization Task Force officially absorbed by Archives Committee after ALA Annual.
  • 2002: First reporting cycle (planning/progress/final reports) electronically submitted and made accessible via Archives Database.
  • 2011: First reporting (progress/final reports) electronically submitted to ALA Connect and accessible through ALA Connect. Reports remain accessible via the Archives Database.
  • 2016: (June) Completion of archives database migration to American Library Association Institutional Repository (https://alair.ala.org/). 

Major responsibilities

  1. Provide a centralized access point for committee information, policies, and procedures, which primarily involves maintaining the NMRT Archives Database.
  2. Determine and implement procedures and guidelines for archiving selected print and electronic documents.
  3. Provide access to various forms, report templates and other miscellanous documents via the NMRT Archives Database that have not already been provided in the NMRT Handbook.
  4. Respond to inquiries regarding archival issues related to official NMRT records.
  5. Maintain open communication about archival matters with NMRT Secretary and serve as the liaison to the ALA Archives at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Procedures Used to Accomplish Major Responsibilities

  1. Reports are submitted through ALA Connect; these reports are in turn harvested by the Archives chair and distributed to Archives committee members who then enter them into the Archives Database.
  2. Procedural guidelines have been developed and are available in the Archives Database to assist Archives committee members in the creation of records for selected documents being entered into said database. (ONLY ARCHIVES MEMBERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO INPUT RECORDS INTO THE ARCHIVES DATABASE.)
  3. Input from Archives committee members is frequently solicited on issues regarding these retention, harvesting and access provision procedures.
  4. Publicity is necessary to keep NMRT members informed about the benefits of using the Archives Database. This is accomplished by reporting on Archives activities whenever possible via newsletters, listservs, at meetings, etc.

Committee Composition and Term(s) of Office

The Committee can consist of up to 10 members with either 1 chair or 2 co-chairs appointed, as necessary, to one-year terms; reappointment is subject to Executive Board approval. The Committee term is from Annual to Annual conferences of ALA.

Reports to

NMRT Secretary (Supervising Board Member)

Contact People for Accomplishing Committee Objectives

  • NMRT President
  • NMRT Vice-President/President-Elect
  • NMRT Secretary
  • Committee chair(s)
  • ALA Archives, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 19 Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL 61821.

Records Generation and Archiving Schedule

A comprehensive schedule (subject to change) has been developed whereby committee chairs & officers submit reports to the NMRT-BD list as follows:

  • Planning Reports (by mid-September)
  • Progress Reports (by mid-February)
  • Final Reports (by mid-June)

Documents to Create/Update

The Archives Committee maintains the following documents:

  • NMRT Archives Policy
  • NMRT Archives Policy for Electronic Documents
  • Procedures for Inputting (Electronic) Reports into (Archives) Database
  • Procedures for Inputting (Scanned) Records into (Archives) Database
  • Miscellaneous report templates

Reminders and Helpful Hints

  • The NMRT Secretary is responsible for reminding chairs & officers when it is time to submit reports according to the recommended schedule.
  • Committee chairs and officers are urged to consult archival policies in NMRT Archives Policy and NMRT Archives Policy for Electronic Documents when weeding their files of official documents and/or miscellaneous paperwork.
  • Please consult with the Archives Committee when questions arise related to the forwarding of documents to the ALA Archives at the University of Illinois.
  • The Archives Committee requests that chairs & officers be sure to use the appropriate report form at the appropriate reporting period. For example, use only the "Planning Report" template when submitting a planning report—this is important because each report form contains questions that pertain to that particular reporting period.

General Timetable

July/August

  • Review Archives Committee Chair documentation and review with the past chair.
  • Welcome new committee members via ALA Connect/email.
  • Provide links to report entry guidelines and Cute PDF instructions to the new & returning members.
  • Capture the previous year's final reports from ALA Connect.
  • Add the previous year's final reports to the tracking spreadsheet, review for format errors and rename to have the correct file name syntax.

September

  • Assign committee members final reports from previous year.

October/November

  • Prepare Archives Committee planning report for the NMRT Executive Board.
  • Capture the incoming planning reports from ALA Connect. (NMRT Secretary does not call for reports on ALA Connect until October 1.)
  • Review the data entry of the committee members for the previous year's final reports and follow-up if necessary.
  • Add the new incoming planning reports to the tracking spreadsheet, review for format errors and rename to have the correct file syntax.
  • Assign the planning reports to the committee members.

February/March

  • Review the data entry of the committee members for the planning reports and follow-up if necessary.
  • Prepare Archives Committee progress report for the NMRT Executive Board.
  • Capture the incoming progress reports from ALA Connect.
  • Add the new incoming progress reports to the tracking spreadsheet, review for format errors and rename to have the correct file name syntax.

April

  • Assign the progress reports to the committee members.

May

  • Review the data entry of the committee members for the progress reports and follow-up if necessary.
  • Review Handbook entry for adjustments to the schedule/procedures for the incoming chair.
  • Review the Archives Committee Chair documentation for any adjustments that are needed.

June/July

  • Prepare the Archives Committee final report for the NMRT Executive Board.

Last Reviewed: November 2016
Last Revised: November 2016

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Online Doc Midwinter Social Committee

by Sarah Wade on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 10:06 pm

Committee Charge

The Midwinter Social Committee plans and executes a social event which provides new and continuing NMRT members an opportunity to meet and talk in a relaxed and fun environment.

Committee Charge

The Midwinter Social Committee plans and executes a social event which provides new and continuing NMRT members an opportunity to meet and talk in a relaxed and fun environment.

History of the Committee

The Midwinter Social Committee had its origins in the Midwinter Activities Committee, which was established in 1977 to plan and execute the NMRT Orientation Program and an informal event during the Midwinter Meeting. The first Midwinter Orientation was held in 1978. Effective 2002-2003 it became the responsibility of the Orientation Committee to plan and conduct the Orientation Program for both Annual and Midwinter, and the main focus of the Midwinter Activities Committee shifted to a social activity. The activity can include meeting for dinner or something less formal, such as a pub gathering. The committee still provides information on the host city, in coordination with the Orientations Committee.

Committee Composition and Terms of Office

Chair (one year term which begins at ALA Annual) Committee members (one year terms, beginning at ALA Annual. At least one committee member should live in conference city)

Committee Purpose

The Midwinter Activities Committee was established in 1977 to plan and execute the NMRT Orientation Program and Informal Event for the Midwinter Meeting. The first Midwinter Orientation was held in 1978. The committee's name was changed to Midwinter Social Committee following a committee restructuring during 2004-2005.

Major Responsibilities

To organize an informal gathering for new and old NMRT members to network. The purpose of the informal event should be to give new NMRT members the opportunity to meet and talk with experienced members, and for everyone to meet old friends and make new ones.

Procedures Used to Accomplish Major Responsibilities

  • Establish committee
  • Set date and time for event
  • Choose location for event
  • Plan the event
  • Secure materials (e.g., door prizes)
  • Carry out the event

Information Regarding the Scheduling of Program and Critical Dates

Contact People for Accomplishing Committee Objectives

NMRT President
NMRT Vice-President/President-Elect
NMRT Networking Director
NMRT Footnotes Editor
ALA Membership Chair
Conference Arrangements Office

Articles on Midwinter activities appear in Footnotes, Cognotes, American Libraries, and other sources, (including email) prior to the Midwinter Meeting.

Type of Recordkeeping

This committee maintains copies of all committee correspondence and reports.

Reports and Dates for Submitting Reports

The Midwinter Social Committee submits written reports to the NMRT President and Executive Board at the Midwinter meeting and at other times upon request.

Reminders and Helpful Hints

Budget: The budget covers the cost of telephone, postage, printed materials and audio-visual equipment if needed.
Reports: A planning report indicating the committee's goals and objectives is submitted to the NMRT Board in August, a final report is submitted in May. Goals, activities, and budget expenditures should be included in this report.
Social Event: The MW Social is an informal gathering for NMRT members and potential members. It should be publicized in the NMRT publications and email listservs. As far as estimating the number of people for the event, 50-60 is a good estimate. Traditionally door prizes have been awarded. Simple activities are encouraged.
Timetable: Follow the rules for carbon copying all correspondence and memos of phone conversations. Plan to have everything finalized by the beginning of November. November and December can be utilized for last-minute tasks and follow-up. At all times, maintain contact with your committee members, your supervising board member, and the NMRT President.


General Timetable of Activities

July

  • Review files from previous year and begin making a time table for committee work
  • Review the committee's budget
  • Encourage NMRT President to select one member who lives in the host city
  • After committee appointments are official, contact each committee member to verify acceptance
  • Footnotes (August issue) - Check deadline

September

  • Submit planning report to NMRT Board
  • Set date and time for social event, and choose location
  • Begin creating list of inexpensive hotels, restaurants and bars in host city
  • Begin seeking donations for door prizes

October

  • Create promotional flyer for NMRT web page
  • Footnotes (November issue) - Check deadline

November

  • Publicize event through email listservs, social media and on NMRT website

December

  • Call event location to verify date and time

January

  • Conduct Midwinter Social event

May

  • Submit Final Report to the NMRT Board

Last Reviewed: January 2017; Last Revised: January 2017

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Online Doc Communications Committee

by Sarah Wade on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 07:24 pm

Committee Charge

Committee Charge

The purpose of the Communications Committee is to solicit and produce content for the NMRT Blog (http://www.nmrt.ala.org/notes/).

History of the Committee

The Communications Committee originated as the Footnotes Committee. Footnotes began publication in 1971 and was published quarterly until January 2016. It succeeded Newsnotes (1966-1971) as the official newsletter for NMRT (then JMRT). The added responsibility of producing a member news column was added due to the May 2009 Disbanding of the Membership Relations Committee. In January of 2016, the Footnotes newsletter was retired in place of the NMRT blog, NMRT Notes (http://www.nmrt.ala.org/notes/)  in order to enable more timely access to articles by NMRT members.

Major Responsibilities

  • Gather information and articles for the NMRT Notes.

  • Prepare member news articles (responsibility added due to disbanding of the Membership Relations Committee).

  • Submit at least one article per month for publication to the NMRT Notes.

Procedures Used to Accomplish Major Responsibilities

  • Notify members of the Executive Board, including all committee chairs and liaisons, of the deadlines for information with a copy in writing to remind them.

  • Type and edit the copy for use in each issue.

  • Email listservs to solicit articles for the blog. If no articles are submitted, one member of the committee a month will be assigned with producing content for NMRT Notes.

  • Create and upload web files to ALA Connect for editing.

  • Communicate with the NMRT Secretary to put content on NMRT Notes for online distribution.

Committee Composition and Term(s) of Office

  • Chair (one year term)

  • Committee members (appointed at NMRT President's discretion)

  • Committee appointments are Annual to Annual

Reports to

Member Services Director

Contact People for Accomplishing Committee Objectives

  • NMRT President

  • NMRT Director for Publications & PR

  • NMRT Treasurer

  • NMRT Membership

  • NMRT Vice-President

  • NMRT Staff Liaisons

  • NMRT Committee chairs and liaisons

Documents to Create/Update (e.g. Flyers, Brochures, etc.)

The Communications Committee gathers and writes at least one article per month for NMRT Notes (http://www.nmrt.ala.org/notes/).

General Timetable

Throughout the committee’s term, committee members are expected to produce at least one article per month for publication on NMRT Notes. These articles can be written by committee members or by non-committee members. The articles are solicited by members of the committee through calls to the NMRT listserv and other means.

July

  • Chair introduces themselves to the committee. Brainstorm with committee on topics and issues that could be written about during the upcoming year.

  • Assign committee members to be in charge of producing content for a particular month if no articles are submitted from non-committee members.

  • Send notice to NMRT-L soliciting stories; prepare articles from committee members.

  • By the end of the month, submit at least one article to the NMRT Secretary for publication on the NMRT Blog.

August-May

  • Send notice to NMRT-L soliciting stories; prepare articles from committee members.

  • By the end of each month, submit at least one article to the NMRT Secretary for publication on NMRT Notes.

  • Committee planning report due; upload to ALA Connect (September).

  • Committee progress report due; upload in ALA Connect (February).

June

  • Annual conference - Annual report due.

  • Send any files to the successor

Last Reviewed: March 2014; Last Revised January 2017

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Event NMRT Midwinter Conference Orientation Session

by Veronica Milliner on Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 10:49 am

Hope to see you at the NMRT Midwinter Conference Orientation Session. Get info from ALA leaders, practice your networking skills, and get information about how to navigate the conference.

 

NMRT Conference Orientation

Saturday January 21, 2017

8:30am-10:00am

Georgia World Congress Center - B213

Online Doc NMRT Councilor

by Sarah Wade on Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 10:17 am

Term of Office

The Councilor is elected to a three year term.

Purpose

The NMRT Councilor represents the interests of the New Members Round Table on the ALA Council. The councilor also serves on the ALA/APA Council. The NMRT Councilor is a voting member of ALA Council and ALA-APA Council and may speak on the council floor, make motions, propose and submit resolutions.

Term of Office

The Councilor is elected to a three year term.

Purpose

The NMRT Councilor represents the interests of the New Members Round Table on the ALA Council. The councilor also serves on the ALA/APA Council. The NMRT Councilor is a voting member of ALA Council and ALA-APA Council and may speak on the council floor, make motions, propose and submit resolutions.

Major Responsibilities

  • The NMRT Councilor serves on the NMRT Executive Board.
  • The Councilor reports to the NMRT Executive Board and to the membership on ALA Council activities and presents those ALA issues and Council documents upon which the Executive Board may wish to act.
  • The Councilor receives direction from the Executive Board regarding positions to be taken on ALA Council issues and sponsors Council resolutions as requested by the Executive Board.

Procedures Used to Accomplish Major Responsibilities

  • Monitor email sent to the ALA Council listserv and forward relevant discussions or information to the NMRT-L listserv.
  • Solicit comments and feedback from the membership both in-person and via email on NMRT-L regarding Council issues.

Contact People for Accomplishing Objective

  • NMRT Executive Board
  • NMRT Past Councilor
  • NMRT Officers and Committees: copies as applicable to their responsibilities

Reminders and Helpful Hints

  • Develop a familiarity with the ALA Handbook of Organization found at http://ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/handbook/index.cfm. It is especially helpful if reviewed before Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences.
  • Refresh your memory of the Sturgis Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure.
  • Refresh your memory of the NMRT Handbook and the NMRT Constitution and By-Laws.
  • Review the Basic Guide to ALA Council for a primer on how ALA Council and ALA Governance operates. 

Timetable of Activities

July

The Council secretariat will subscribe the councilor to the ALA Council listserv.

August

Submit planning report.

September/October

Monitor the ALA Council listserv.

November

Attend the NMRT E-Board meeting.

December

Monitor the ALA Council listserv. Note ALA Council resolutions and reports coming up for discussion at the Midwinter Meeting.

January

  • Attend all NMRT meetings, including the Executive Board meeting and all committee meeting.
  • Attend all Council meetings during the Midwinter conference: Council I, Council II, and Council III. The NMRT Councilor should attend the two Council Forums.

February

  • Submit progress report.
  • Monitor the ALA Council listserv.

March/April

Attend the NMRT E-Board meeting.

May

Monitor the ALA Council listserv. Note ALA Council resolutions and reports coming up for discussion and vote at the Annual Conference.

June/July

  • Attend all NMRT meetings, including the Executive Board meeting and all committee meeting.
  • Attend all Council meetings during the Annual conference: Council I, Council II, and Council III. The NMRT Councilor should attend the two Council Forums.
  • Submit final report.

 

Revised December 2016

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Online Doc Division of Responsibilities: Officers, Directors, Chairs, and Liaisons

by Samuel Suber on Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Division of Responsibilities of NMRT Officers & Directors

President

  • Governance Committee
  • Liaison Coordination & Support
  • President's Program Committee

Vice-President/President Elect

  • Vice Presidential Planning Committee

Division of Responsibilities of NMRT Officers & Directors

President

  • Governance Committee
  • Liaison Coordination & Support
  • President's Program Committee

Vice-President/President Elect

  • Vice Presidential Planning Committee

Immediate Past President

  • Nominating Committee

Treasurer

  • NMRT Budget
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • ALA Budget Analysis & Review Committee (BARC)
  • NMRT Hotel

Secretary

  • Archives Committee
  • Handbook Committee
  • Web Committee

Councilor

  • ALA Council

Member Services Director

  • Footnotes Committee
  • Endnotes Committee
  • Mentoring Committee
  • Resume Review Service Committee

Networking Director

  • Online Programs Committee
  • Annual Conference Local Information Committee
  • Midwinter Social Committee
  • Orientations Committee

Outreach Director

  • Membership Promotion, Diversity & Recruitment Committee / Liaison to ALA Diversity
  • Student and Student Chapter Outreach Committee (SASCO)
  • Student Chapter of the Year Award Committee (SCOTYA)

Leadership Development Director

  • Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee
  • Annual Social Committee
  • Mango Languages/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee (Note: Confirm each year that grant will be sponsored)
  • Online Discussion Forum Committee
  • Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee

 

Last Reviewed: November 2016; Last Revised: November 2016

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Online Doc Online Discussion Forum

by Jennifer Bayer on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 02:13 pm

Committee Charge

To plan and execute an online discussion forum

History of the Committee

The Online Discussion Forum committee started in the 2005-2006 year and was formed from the consolidation of previous committees, including Online Book Discussion.

Committee Charge

To plan and execute an online discussion forum

History of the Committee

The Online Discussion Forum committee started in the 2005-2006 year and was formed from the consolidation of previous committees, including Online Book Discussion.

Committee Composition and Terms of Office

  • Chair (one year term)
  • Committee Members (one year term)

Committee Purpose

To offer online participation to all members, including those unable to attend Midwinter and Annual Meetings. Discussions will be held on the NMRT-L email list. The committee will also investigate other ways of communicating. Summaries of monthly discussion topics will be posted online. Summaries of monthly discussion topics will be posted online and on the listserv and an article on each topic will be posted to NMRT notes.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Suggest and set topics for the monthly NMRT-L discussion
  2. Solicit topic suggestions from the Online Discussion Forum Committee
  3. Lead monthly discussion on the NMRT-L email list
  4. Investigate new ways of supporting online discussion and networking through the year and at the Midwinter and Annual conferences

Procedures Used to Accomplish Major Responsibilities

  1. Discuss topics within the committee, and appoint a committee member to begin that month’s selected topic on NMRT-L.
  2. All committee members to post, lead and monitor discussion, and add comments where needed to continue the discussion. Designated committee member for each topic to keep track of the topic’s direction and post follow-up questions where required and a summary after the monthly discussion to NMRT-L.
  3. As time and interest allows for individual committee members, designate committee members to moderate a live chat on ALA Connect, Twitter, or other chat resource. Designated committee member for each topic to keep track of the topic’s direction and post follow-up questions where required, and a summary after the live chat to NMRT-L.
  4. All e-mail discussion and live chat discussion summaries will be archived on the NMRT ODF Website.
  5. Each discussion leader both for e-mail and live chat discussions will be required to submit an article on their topic discussion one week after the end of the discussion, to be published on NMRT notes.

Contact People for Accomplishing Committee Objective

  • NMRT Board Liaison, Leadership Director
  • NMRT Secretary (publicity form)

Reminders and Helpful Hints

  • The committee primarily works virtually via email.
  • Be sure to discuss live chat venue and logistical details with live chat moderators the month before they are designated to moderate the chat to ensure ample time for promotion of events.

Timetable of Activities

July

  • Review files from previous years.
  • Establish contact with committee members.

August

  • Update handbook entry if required.

September

  • As needed, keep committee members informed of ideas, suggestions, problems, and plans.
  • Submit planning report.
  • Discuss and agree on all topics for the monthly NMRT-L discussions. Each month's discussion topic will have a designated moderator responsible for initating the topic on NMRT-L.
  • Finalize an October - May calendar of topics, with assigned moderators.
  • Committee chair will send out calendar of topics to NMRT-L, with an introductory email about the upcoming discussion series.

October-May

  • Lead discussions each month on NMRT-L. A discussion thread should be initiated at the start of each month, October - May, by the designated moderator. The designated moderator should post summaries on NMRT-L.
  • Submit committee progress report (February)
  • Lead live chats and discussions via ALA Connect, Twitter, or other chat service as committee members have time and interest. Live chat announcements, promotion, and summaries should be posted on NMRT-L by the designated moderator.
  • All e-mail discussion and live chat discussion summaries will be archived on the NMRT ODF Website.
  • Each discussion leader both for e-mail and live chat discussions will be required to submit an article on their topic discussion one week after the end of the discussion, to be published on NMRT notes. The formatting requirements are: Max word count 1600 and info graphics and images can be used. Articles are to be sent to the ODF committee chair as a word document. After review, these articles will be sent to the NMRT Secretary to post on the NMRT blog.

June

  • Organize files, consider problems in the past year so that suggestions for improvement may be made to the next committee chair, and transfer files to the new chair.
  • Write article on topics and trends based on the year’s conversations to be published in NMRT Notes.
  • Submit final report
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Online Doc Goals

by Sarah Wade on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 09:14 am

Goals of NMRT

Goals of NMRT

  1. To structure formal opportunities for involvement and/or training for professional association committee experiences on the national, state, and local levels.
  2. To provide a wide variety of programs to assist, encourage, and educate people who are new to the Association and the profession.
  3. To offer a variety of leadership training and opportunities to help those approaching the end of their NMRT eligibility to make the transition to future positions in the Association and the profession; and
  4. To develop and implement ongoing programs for library school students that encourage professional involvement and networking.

 

Last Reviewed: October 2016; Last Revised October 2016

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The mission of the New Members Round Table (NMRT) is to help those who have been association members less than ten years become actively involved in the association and the profession.

Learn more about NMRT on the ALA website.

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