NMRT (New Members Round Table)

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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.

Special Call for Volunteers

  • 1.  Special Call for Volunteers

    Posted Jun 21, 2017 05:37 PM

    ALA-APA President-Elect Jim Neal is seeking volunteers for two very important committees.  Descriptions of these committees are below.  All forms must be filled out at the link below by July 15, 2017 for consideration. 


    For additional questions email: lswader@ala.org

    Certification Program Committee (Standing Committee): The committee is charged to (1) encourage and promote development of certification programs, (2) monitor and evaluate the progress of such programs, (3) encourage individuals to seek certification through such programs of the ALA-APA, and (4) make recommendations to the ALA-APA Board of Directors for general improvement to ALA-APA certification, based on evaluations and trends in certification practice.  2-year term.

    Salaries and Status of Library Workers (Standing Committee): To advise the ALA-APA Council and Board of Directors on activities, issues and programs related to improving salaries, comparable worth, pay equity and increase status for librarians and other library workers. The committee will identify special areas of need or emphasis, suggest activities and programs, stimulate programs and projects. The committee will encourage and help to coordinate volunteer support and involvement. The committee will aid in communication with librarians and library workers, in ALA and the field. The committee will report at least twice annually, in conjunction with the regularly-scheduled meeting of the ALA-APA Council, on progress toward goals.  2-year term.


    Lorelle R. Swader, MLS, MA, CAE
    Director, Office for HR Development and Recruitment (HRDR)

    & ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA)*
    American Library Association

    50 E. Huron St.
    Chicago, IL 60611
    E-mail: lswader@ala.org
    Phone: 312-280-4278
    1-800-545-2433, ext. 4278
    Fax: 312-280-3256
    website: www.ala.org/hrdr

    *The organization for the advancement of library employees


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      With the certainty of tides,
      Just like hopes springing high,
      Still I'll rise
    . "

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