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Discussion NMRT Elections are here!

by Kirby McCurtis on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 02:10 pm

Check out the NMRT blog for candidate videos and visit our Facebook page to participate in the Q & A sessions.

Discussion NMRT Hotel Block

by Jonathan Lu on Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm

If you're concerned about not getting a hotel room near the convention center. Don't worry. NMRT has reserved a block of room located at the Las Vegas Hilton, right beside the convention center from $95 to $125. To get this great deal just indicate that you're a NMRT member when your applying for ALA Annual.  If you're not a NMRT member you can join up by click on the join/renew link on ALA.org. http://www.ala.org/membership/renew. See you at Annual.

Jonathan Lu

NMRT Treasure

Online Doc Conference Professional Development Attendance Award

by Kirby McCurtis on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 04:20 pm

NMRT members are invited to submit an essay to win a ticket to attend a ticketed event of their choice at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas! See the attached press release for more details.

Discussion HOW’S YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER?

by Cheryl Blevens on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 12:47 pm

The New Members Round Table offers a free Resume Review Service, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 – 5:00, in the ALA Joblist Placement Center at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas!

A schedule of reviewers (with library type and specialization) will be posted on the RRS site a few days prior to the conference. You may want to look at the schedule and jot down a few possible times.

The New Members Round Table offers a free Resume Review Service, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 – 5:00, in the ALA Joblist Placement Center at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas!

A schedule of reviewers (with library type and specialization) will be posted on the RRS site a few days prior to the conference. You may want to look at the schedule and jot down a few possible times.

Once at the conference, stop by the Resume Review Service (located inside the ALA Placement Center). At that time, you may make an appointment to see a reviewer or if one is available, you could meet then. Appointments usually fill up quickly, so be sure to make an appointment as early as you can.

Try to be a few minutes early for your appointment. If you are more than 5 minutes late, we cannot guarantee that your appointment will be held. Should you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please stop by and let us know.

Appointments are 30 minutes long. Bring copies of your cover letter and/or resume. If applicable, it would be helpful to bring a copy of the job ad. After reading over your resume and/or cover letter, your reviewer will probably ask you a few questions and will probably comment on format, grammar, punctuation, and overall strengths and weaknesses of your documents.

Please be courteous and keep your meeting to the 30 minute limit.

If you would like a second opinion, you may schedule another appointment with a different reviewer (schedule permitting).

The last appointments are 30 minutes before closing each day.

If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs, Cheryl Blevens and Nicole Spoor, at nmrtrrs@yahoo.com.

 

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Discussion NOW RECRUITING: 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE NMRT RRS VOLUNTEERS!

by Cheryl Blevens on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm

The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting resume reviewers and booth greeters for the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas who are willing to volunteer to greet participants, and/or review resumes and cover letters of those who are undergoing a job search in this challenging economic climate.  The conference review service is free of charge to anyone. Librarians from all types of libraries and specializations are invited to volunteer. We are especially in need of Public, Special and School Media Specialists volunteers.

The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting resume reviewers and booth greeters for the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas who are willing to volunteer to greet participants, and/or review resumes and cover letters of those who are undergoing a job search in this challenging economic climate.  The conference review service is free of charge to anyone. Librarians from all types of libraries and specializations are invited to volunteer. We are especially in need of Public, Special and School Media Specialists volunteers.

The NMRT Resume Review Service booth, located inside the ALA Placement Center, is open Saturday, June 28,  and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Appointment are 30 minutes long and usually fill up quickly. The last appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes before closing each day.

If you wish to volunteer or have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs: Cheryl Blevens (cheryl.blevens@indstate.edu) or Nicole Spoor (nicolespoor@gmail.com). Please use “2014 Conference RRS Volunteer” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!

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Discussion NMRT Committee Volunteers needed!

by Kirby McCurtis on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 11:00 am

The ALA New Members Round Table is looking for committee volunteers for 2014-2015!  Appointed committee members will have terms beginning on July 1, 2014, and ending on June 30, 2015. You must be a dues-paying member of NMRT to serve on a committee.
 
Many NMRT committees do not require conference attendance, but please note that for some, attendance at the Midwinter Meeting and/or Annual Conference is expected.
 

The ALA New Members Round Table is looking for committee volunteers for 2014-2015!  Appointed committee members will have terms beginning on July 1, 2014, and ending on June 30, 2015. You must be a dues-paying member of NMRT to serve on a committee.
 
Many NMRT committees do not require conference attendance, but please note that for some, attendance at the Midwinter Meeting and/or Annual Conference is expected.
 
As some committees fill up quickly, we recommend selecting all committees you are interested in being appointed to. If you are interested in multiple committees, please rank them in order of your preference. Detailed descriptions of committee work and responsibilities can be found at http://wikis.ala.org/nmrt/index.php/Section_4:_Committees
 
Offers to serve as member or chair of committees will start going out in late April/early May.
 
If you are interested in serving, please complete the NMRT volunteer form at http://www.ala.org/nmrt/nmrt-committee-volunteer-form
 
Please contact Megan Hodge directly (mlhodge@gmail.com) if you have any questions. Thank you 
for your interest in and support of NMRT!

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Discussion ALA Presidential Candidates

by Kirby McCurtis on Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 06:50 pm

If you are interested in more information about the two ALA Presidential Candidates, check out the NMRT blog: http://www.nmrt.ala.org/notes/

Discussion Upcoming ALA Election

by Kirby McCurtis on Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 06:59 pm

Check out the blog for our first post in our 2014 Election series:

 

http://www.nmrt.ala.org/notes/

Online Doc NMRT Midwinter Meeting Minutes

by Kirby McCurtis on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 09:20 am

Hello,

Attached are the minutes from the Midwinter Meeting. Lots of great discussion and work began so please stay tuned.

 

Kirby, NMRT Secretary

Discussion Save the Date! Public speaking pre-conference at ALA Annual '14

by Tammy Ivins on Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 10:09 am

"Coming out of the Shell: Becoming a Powerful Public Speaker" 9am-noon on Friday June 27 2014

"Coming out of the Shell: Becoming a Powerful Public Speaker" 9am-noon on Friday June 27 2014

Location and registration information will be announced later in 2014, but save the date for this exciting training opportunity coordinated by the NMRT.

Details

Anyone, even the shyest among us, can give a presentation that everyone will listen to... it just takes learning savvy presentation and public speaking skills. Three experienced librarians with years of instruction and public speaking experience will impart their wisdom at this pre-conference session, sharing their favorite tools, tricks, and tips.

Attendees will learn how to put together an engaging, informative, and appropriate presentation that will command attention, as well as how to overcome nervousness and stage fright. Attendees will be able to actively participate and practice some of what they learn. Everyone has a voice, and that voice deserves to be heard with the attention it deserves. Whether you are an experienced or new librarian, join us on June 27th to gain new insight into coming out of your shell and becoming a powerful public speaker.

Speakers

Tiffini Travis, Director of Information Literacy & Outreach Services at California State University, Long Beach.

Manuel Urrizola, Head of Metadata & Technical Services for University Libraries at the University of California, Riverside.

Char Booth, Instruction Services Manager and E-Learning librarian, Claremont Colleges 

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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.

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