NMRT Accepting applications for the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award

For Immediate Release
Fri, 11/30/2018


Kimberly L. Redd

Program Manager, Certification & Talent Development

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)



ALA’s New Member’s Round Table (NMRT) is now accepting applications to the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award. Given on an annual basis, the award provides $1,000 to help offset the cost of attending ALA Annual Conference, which takes place this year in Washington, D.C’ from June 20-25, 2019. Shirley Olofson passed away while serving her term as NMRT president. The NMRT honors Olofson’s leadership and commitment to the profession with this award given in her memory. Deadline to submit application is Thursday, December 13, 2018.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a member of ALA and NMRT (NMRT dues are $15)
  2. Be active in the library profession
  3. Show promise for activity in the area of professional development
  4. Have a valid financial need
  5. Have attended no more than five ALA annual conferences


Apply now for the NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award and you may receive a $1,000 check to help defray the cost of attendance!


For questions and/or additional information, contact Jason Vance at Jason.Vance@mtsu.edu.


The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is the liaison for the New Members Round Table.