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Discussion NMRT Mentoring Committee Seeking More Mentors

by Cheryl Blevens on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 02:27 pm

Do you find yourself wishing that someone would have been there to teach you all that you now know? Would you like to walk alongside a new librarian as they enter the profession?

Here is your chance to participate in a great new project from the New Members Round Table of ALA (NMRT), to meet a new librarian ally, and to have someone to guide as they learn the ins and outs of librarianship. The NMRT Mentoring Committee's Career Mentoring Program focuses on long term mentoring. We will pair up "newbie librarians" with "seasoned vets" as part of a year-long mentoring program.

Do you find yourself wishing that someone would have been there to teach you all that you now know? Would you like to walk alongside a new librarian as they enter the profession?

Here is your chance to participate in a great new project from the New Members Round Table of ALA (NMRT), to meet a new librarian ally, and to have someone to guide as they learn the ins and outs of librarianship. The NMRT Mentoring Committee's Career Mentoring Program focuses on long term mentoring. We will pair up "newbie librarians" with "seasoned vets" as part of a year-long mentoring program.

The NMRT Career Mentoring program will last from October 2014 to July 2015. Conference attendance is not required, but membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged.

For further information and to apply, please visit
http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/mentor/mentoringcommittee

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions after visiting the site.

Sincerely,

The New Member Round Table Mentoring Committee
NMRT_Mentoring@yahoo.com

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Event RUSA Executive Committee Meeting, 10-15-14

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 03:39 pm

This is an open meeting. Please contact shornung@ala.org to register.

Discussion [Reminder] RUSA wants your nominations for achievement awards, research & travel grants by Dec. 14!

by Leighann Wood-IL (staff) on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Know of a librarian worthy of a nod? Need some travel monies to help you get to Annual Conference in San Francisco? Have a research project in need of funding? RUSA has several monetary awards and grants looking for your nominations!

Achievement awards for individuals and groups:

Know of a librarian worthy of a nod? Need some travel monies to help you get to Annual Conference in San Francisco? Have a research project in need of funding? RUSA has several monetary awards and grants looking for your nominations!

Achievement awards for individuals and groups:

Travel awards to the ALA Annual Conference:

Research grants:

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson—access committee contact information by logging in at www.ala.org, then accessing the RUSA roster webpage—or to the RUSA headquarters staff. More information about these awards, including nominating instructions, can be found on RUSA’s awards webpage.  

Good luck!

Leighann Wood (lwood@ala.org)
Membership and Awards Coordinator, RUSA

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Discussion NMRT RESUME REVIEW APPOINTMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED

by Cheryl Blevens on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 09:25 am

We have extended the closing date for you to make an appointment to have your resume reviewed to Tuesday, June 24 at 5pm.  Hurry and make an appointment to get free resume help from industry experts! Follow this URL: https://sites.google.com/site/2014alanmrtrrrs/, click on the link to the appointment request form, complete the requested information and click “Submit.” You will be contacted by return email.

Discussion NMRT RESUME REVIEW SERVICE BOOTH GREETERS NEEDED

by Cheryl Blevens on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 06:46 pm

(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)

The NMRT Resume Review Service needs volunteers to work as booth greeters Saturday, June 28, from 10 am until noon. If you can volunteer for any of that time, we need your help! The booth greeters’ most important duty is to keep things running on time. They sign the reviewees in, escort them to their reviewer’s table, and remind them when their 30 minute appointment is over.

(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)

The NMRT Resume Review Service needs volunteers to work as booth greeters Saturday, June 28, from 10 am until noon. If you can volunteer for any of that time, we need your help! The booth greeters’ most important duty is to keep things running on time. They sign the reviewees in, escort them to their reviewer’s table, and remind them when their 30 minute appointment is over.

To volunteer follow this link: https://sites.google.com/site/2014alanmrtrrrs/. Fill out the volunteer form and click “Submit.”

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

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Discussion NMRT RESUME REVIEW SERVICE REVIEWERS & BOOTH GREETERS NEEDED!

by Cheryl Blevens on Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 08:51 am

(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)

Now that you’ve blocked out your meeting schedule, do you have an hour or two to volunteer as a resume reviewer or booth greeter at the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas? The review service is very popular and there are always lots of people asking for help with their resumes and cover letters. We need your help to accommodate everyone! We are especially in need of booth greeters and Public and Special Libraries and School Media Specialists reviewers.

(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)

Now that you’ve blocked out your meeting schedule, do you have an hour or two to volunteer as a resume reviewer or booth greeter at the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas? The review service is very popular and there are always lots of people asking for help with their resumes and cover letters. We need your help to accommodate everyone! We are especially in need of booth greeters and Public and Special Libraries and School Media Specialists reviewers.

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

To volunteer follow this link: https://sites.google.com/site/2014alanmrtrrrs/. Fill out the appropriate form and click “Submit.”

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

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Discussion Distance Learning Section Discussion Group at Annual 2014

by Cheryl Blevens on Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 01:44 pm

Please excuse cross-posting.

 

Distance Learning Section Discussion Group at Annual 2014

 

When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Bally’s Bronze 1

Add the meeting to your schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14682

 

Please excuse cross-posting.

 

Distance Learning Section Discussion Group at Annual 2014

 

When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Bally’s Bronze 1

Add the meeting to your schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14682

 

Join the DLS Discussion Group for an informal discussion of the DLS Program “Leading from the Side” as it applies to distance learning at your library. Share your experiences as a distance librarian who leads through innovation and creativity. Discuss what you learned and how you envision applying it. Attendance at the DLS Program is not required to join us for this timely and important discussion.

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Discussion REGISTRATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED TO HAVE RESUMES REVIEWED!

by Cheryl Blevens on Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 08:42 am

 

NMRT RESUME REVIEW SERVICE AVAILABLE IN LAS VEGAS!

 

NMRT RESUME REVIEW SERVICE AVAILABLE IN LAS VEGAS!

Appointments are now being accepted to have resumes or cover letters critiqued at the New Members Round Table Resume Review Service during the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas! Reviewers are available Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 – 5:00. Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible but appointments are strongly encouraged. Appointments are 30 minutes long and usually fill up quickly. The last appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes before closing each day. Questions can be directed to Cheryl Blevens (cheryl.blevens@indstate.edu) or Nicole Spoor (nspoor@gmail.com), and using “2014 Conference RRS Reviewee” in the subject line of your email.

Follow this URL: https://sites.google.com/site/2014alanmrtrrrs/. In the upper left corner of the page, click on the link to the appointment request form, complete the requested information and click “Submit.” You will be contacted by return email.

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Discussion RUSA Blog: Call for Volunteers

by Elizabeth German on Thu, May 29, 2014 at 03:40 pm

The RUSA Publications and Communication Committee is currently accepting applications for volunteers to lead the transition and future directions of the RUSA Blog (http://blog.rusa.ala.org/ ). The focus of the RUSA Blog will be for contributors to share, discuss, and promote current trends in reference and user services. The Blog will be written by a team of columnists with a publishing schedule facilitated by a coordinator.

 

We are currently looking for:

(1)  a blog coordinator

(2)  a blog website coordinator

The RUSA Publications and Communication Committee is currently accepting applications for volunteers to lead the transition and future directions of the RUSA Blog (http://blog.rusa.ala.org/ ). The focus of the RUSA Blog will be for contributors to share, discuss, and promote current trends in reference and user services. The Blog will be written by a team of columnists with a publishing schedule facilitated by a coordinator.

 

We are currently looking for:

(1)  a blog coordinator

(2)  a blog website coordinator

(3)  columnists to contribute to the blog

 

Applications should be submitted no later than June 22, 2014.

 

Apply online: https://tamu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6QemdrOkMOMyYn3  

 

Available Positions:

 

RUSA Blog Coordinator:

  • Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and selecting four or more columnists with a variety of perspectives and sets publication schedule to ensure regular postings that represent a broad spectrum of ideas relevant to RUSA members and potential members.
  • Edit articles for content, style, format and correct grammatical usage.
  • Accepts, solicits, and selects requests for guest posts as needed
  • Collaborates with Blog Website Coordinator, Publications and Communications Committee, and RUSA staff to ensure Blog meets RUSA branding standards.
  • Serves ex-officio on RUSA Publications and Communications Committee

 

RUSA Blog Website Coordinator:

  • Website Coordinator is responsible for maintaining Blog CMS, design, and functionality.
  • Provides technical support to Blog Coordinator and columnists.
  • Coordinates with RUSA Webmaster on the technical specifications and the integration of the RUSA Blog with RUSA News, RUSA Website, and social media.
  • Collaborates with Blog Coordinator, Publications and Communications Committee, and RUSA staff to ensure Blog meets RUSA branding standards.
  • Serves ex-officio on RUSA Publications and Communications Committee

 

Columnists

  • Writes and posts 6+ articles per year
  • Serves as peer reviewer for other columnists as needed
  • RUSA Member

 

Recruitment Process:

The committee will accept applications for all positions thru June 22nd. The committee will conduct interviews after annual for the RUSA Blog and Website Coordinators. Once the Blog Coordinator is selected, that individual will lead the selection process for columnists.

 

Background:

In 2013, an Emerging Leader’s project created the blog “Chasing Reference”. This blog was a great way for members and new librarians to create content, share their experiences, and highlight trends within the profession. The Publications and Communications committee would like to see the blog continue and in order to do so a structure needs to be put in place in order to make the blog a sustainable project. Additionally, the current RUSA Blog has been rebranded as RUSA News with the RUSA office as the content creators which allows for the opportunity for a member driven blog.

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Discussion NOW RECRUITING: 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE NMRT RRS VOLUNTEERS!

by Cheryl Blevens on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 03:44 pm

(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)

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.

(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)

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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