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Courtney Young's picture

NMRT Conference Orientation

Saturday, July 11, 2009
8:00 am to 10:00 am, US/Central

Join us in Chicago at the Palmer Hotel Red Lacquer Room for one of NMRT's "must-attend" sessions for new Association members. This event includes an introduction to: ALA, NMRT, the conference, the exhibits, and the host city. The program also promotes the ALA conference theme and provides the opportunity for other ALA divisions and round tables to distribute literature and promote their organizations.

Allie Flanary's picture

Attending ALA Annual/NMRT Orientation and also interested in academic libraries? Come and see us at ACRL New Members discussion group.

We meet Saturday, 7/11, from 10:30am-12pm at the Intercontinental Chicago, Exchange room.

Prospective and returning members also welcome! 

 For a hotel map see http://ala.org/ala/conferencesevents/upcoming/annual/2009/Hotelmap_only_...

Becky Ryder's picture

Kick off your new member activities Friday night at the ALA Headquarters!!

Interested in Tech Services, Preservation, Cataloging, Metadata, Serials, Acquisitions or Collection Development????

Plan to attend ALCTS 101 Friday night, 7 p.m. to  9 p.m. at the ALA Headquarters at 50 E. Huron St. for an invigorating evening of ALCTS fun!!! Hear speakers talk about their ALCTS experiences, and participate in a round robin of "Topical Table Talks" about ALCTS programs, interest groups, publications and more!!

Do you have Technology 2.0 skills? We can really use your help as ALCTS goes through a facelift!

Would you like to provide service by mentoring? Or, are you looking for guidance as you begin your career? ALCTS 101 is great place to start those discussions!

Refreshments too!

Whether you are a new member, a prospective member or a reinvigorated participant, there's a role for you!!! Come on down!!!

Yasmeen Shorish's picture


I will be starting my MLS in the Fall and am not yet an ALA member.  Would it be possible for me to attend this meeting?  I'm discovering just how diverse library science is and I am interested in many of the topics of this discussion, but was not sure if this is an open meeting.

Thanks much ~ Yasmeen Shorish.

Jennifer E. Taylor's picture

You can definitely attend this meeting.  All ALA meetings are open unless indicated (and those are usually for award committees).  Coming to events such as these are perfect places to see where you want to get involved with ALA.

Linda Crook (non-member)'s picture

Coming to an ALA conference will be a great way to start your LIS career!  There's a lot going on and a lot of ways to get involved, and student membership rates are very reasonable, if you decide to join.  We'd love to meet you at the New Members Round Table Meet & Greet, or at one of the other NMRT events (http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/nmrt/oversightgroups/conferencesmeeting...).  I hope to see you there!

Linda Crook

Yasmeen Shorish's picture

Thank you both for your replies, but now I have to decide between the NMRT Meet and Greet and the ACLTS 101 event because they are at the same time!  Here's hoping all my tough decisions from here on out have to do with which great program to attend.  :)

Hope to meet you at the conference - Yasmeen.