NMRT Professional Development Grant

About the NMRT Professional Development Grant
The purpose of the NMRT Professional Development Grant is to encourage professional development and participation by new ALA members in national ALA and NMRT activities.

Administered by:

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2014 Winner(s)

Samantha Helmick

UX & Outreach Librarian, Burlington Public Library, Burlington, IA

Samantha Helmick serves her Iowa community in the capacity of UX & Outreach Librarian for Burlington Public Library. She received her MLIS from University of Illinois, where she designed a sustainability internship with DigitalLearn.org through PLA. She currently volunteers as an Iowa Library Association chair for the Member Relations, Public Library and Information Technology Forums. She is a contributor to YALSAblog, EdReach, LiTTech and as YALSA Division and Membership Promotion chair. Samantha is currently writing a textbook for the Library Tech Essentials series on “Mobile Social Marketing for Libraries” which will be published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2015. She is enthusiastic to develop new relationships and opportunities to collaborate with NMRT members and learn from her colleagues throughout the field.