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.

Last Call -- Onboarding in Libraries survey invitation

  • 1.  Last Call -- Onboarding in Libraries survey invitation

    Posted Sep 20, 2023 04:34 PM

    Hello, this is the last call to participate in the Onboarding in Libraries Survey. We will close the survey on September 30th. We encourage responses from library workers from all library types. Thank you to everyone who has participated so far. 

    Survey Background

    The American Library Association (ALA) does not currently have a document with onboarding best practices, and the Academic, Collegiate and Research Libraries (ACRL) has not put out new guidance since 2012. The purpose of this research project is to learn about current onboarding practices in libraries and employee satisfaction with those practices. Amanda McLeod is inviting you to volunteer for a research study. Amanda McLeod is an Assistant Professor at Clemson University conducting the study with DeAnn Brame at the University of Maryland Baltimore and V. Emily Cranwell Deinert at the University of Maryland College Park. 


    Participation Expectations

    We are inviting you to participate in this research project because you currently work at a library in the United States. To participate, you must be 18 years of age or older.

    Participation is entirely voluntary and survey responses will be kept confidential. You may withdraw your participation at any time without penalty. The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. We anticipate publishing the results and sharing the findings with the profession. 

    Survey link: https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_71ZsFMD5cjxLNb0 

    Thank you for your time. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Contact us with any questions or concerns onboardinginlibraries@gmail.com.

    Amanda McLeod, Social Sciences & Government Information Librarian, R.M. Cooper Library, Clemson University


    V. Emily Cranwell Deinert, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland


    DeAnn Brame, Assistant Director, Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services Office, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

    V. Emily Cranwell Deinert
    Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian
    University of Maryland