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  • By: Elayna Turner April’s discussion topic was Designing Welcoming Spaces on a Budget. This topic focused on ways that libraries running on tight budgets could make their spaces more accessible and welcoming to their patrons. Many libraries simply do not Continue reading
  • The NMRT Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee congratulates Ann Smith Rushing, University of Southern Mississippi, and Beth Caruso, University of North Carolina, Atkins Library, on their winning essays. Rushing will receive a ticket to the Newberry Caldecott Wilder Continue reading
  • ALA Annual 2018 is fast approaching and the NMRT Annual Conference Local Information Committee has created a map to help you plan your conference! The map features attractions, restaurants, hotels, and other points of interest in New Orleans. Simply click Continue reading

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  • ALA's New Members Round Table (NMRT) is now accepting applications to the Mango/NMRT Professional Development Grant. Given on an annual basis, the award is intended to help offset the cost of attending the ALA Annual Conference. The upcoming Annual Conference will be held June 21 – June 26, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. The $1000 award covers limited fees related to airfare, lodging, and conference registration. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2017.  
  • CHICAGO Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organizations strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM ).
  • CHICAGO The 2014 New Members Round Table (NMRT) Professional Development Grant Award Committee is pleased to announce that Samantha Helmick has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the NMRT Professional Development Grant. This award provides funding to cover airfare, lodging and conference registration fees for attendance at the American Library Association Annual Conference and fosters in-person participation in ALA and NMRT professional activities.

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