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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.

An Opportunity for E-Resource Innovation

  • 1.  An Opportunity for E-Resource Innovation

    Posted Jul 08, 2011 05:21 AM

    Libraries Thriving
     A Collaborative Space for E-Resource Innovation. Thinking and Doing.



     Dear Fellow Members of the Educational Community,

    I would like to invite you to join the Libraries Thriving online community, a space dedicated to communicating the value of libraries and their ability to impact the learning moment.  Libraries Thriving differs from other professional networks and online communities that you’re involved in because what happens in our space is theory combined with practical examples. Comprised of librarians, faculty, publishers, library vendors, researchers and other educators, this collaborative community is for sharing ideas and working together towards the common goal of increasing innovative use of e-resources.


    There are numerous benefits to participating in this innovative online community including:


     1.       The Opportunity to Attend Free Educational Seminars

    With the Credo Reference Online Seminar Series--Summer 2011 beginning in July, there are still seats available to attend three informative seminars on subjects relevant to e-resource use in libraries.

     Interested? Learn more here: Credo Reference Online Seminar Series--Summer 2011


    2.       The Chance to Discuss E-resource Topics with Other Information Professionals

    The conversation about topics such as small library issues and information literacy have already started… what do you have to add?

     Add your experience and insight here: Editor Forum


    3.       The Possibility of becoming a “Critical Colleague” through Participation in a Learning Community

    With the Libraries Thriving Learning Community Spring 2011 wrapping up, there are numerous opportunities to engage in both conversations and actions to transform what it means to have a thriving library.

     To learn more about these projects, click here:  Spring 2011 Learning Community


    4.       The Opportunity to Let Your Voice Be Heard

    As a community primarily interested in collaboration, we are very open to your ideas and suggestions.  If you visit the site and expect to see something that isn’t there yet or you have any idea of how we can make this community even more successful, e-mail me at laura.warren@credoreference.com or Jackie LaPlaca, Credo Evangelist, at Jackie.laplaca@credoreference.com. We’d love to discuss ways to implement your idea.


    Visit Libraries Thriving today and sign up for the Libraries Thriving Newsletter to keep up with exciting community happenings!  If you’re interested in being a part of the Fall 2011 Learning Community, please e-mail Jackie.laplaca@credoreference.com for more information.


    Let the collaboration and innovative use of e-resources begin!



    Laura Warren

    Credo Reference Libraries Thriving Intern
    SJSU MLIS candidate, Spring 2012