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.

CFA: Shirley Olofson Memorial Award!

  • 1.  CFA: Shirley Olofson Memorial Award!

    Posted Mar 24, 2022 10:05 AM

    LAST CHANCE! The deadline for the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award is March 31!


    Are you a NMRT Member looking for financial assistance to attend ALA in Washington DC this year? Apply for the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award!

    The Shirley Olofson Memorial Award is presented annually in honor of Shirley Olofson, a well-respected former NMRT President, who died during her term in office. The award, which is intended to help defray costs to attend the ALA Annual Conference, will be presented in the form of a check for $1,000 during the 2022 Annual Conference in Washington D.C. The winner will be chosen in April. Apply by March 31, 2022 at https://forms.gle/bkdDXzQ9JKABCzFU8

    Applicants must be members of ALA and NMRT, participate actively in the library profession, show promise or activity in the area of professional development, have valid financial need, and have not attended more than five ALA annual conferences.

    Application deadline: March 31, 2022

    Please contact Committee Chair, Camille Abdel-Jawad with questions: camille.abdeljawad@park.edu.

    Camille Abdel-Jawad
    Assistant Professor, Instruction & Outreach Librarian
    Park University