About NMRT

Mission

Our mission is to help those who have been association members less than ten years become actively involved in the association and the profession. The goals are fourfold: (1) to structure formal opportunities for involvement and/or training for professional association committee experiences on the national, state and local levels; (2) to provide a wide variety of programs to assist, encourage, and educate those new to the association and the profession; (3) to offer a variety of leadership training and opportunities to help those approaching the end of their NMRT eligibility make the transition to future positions in the association and the profession, and; (4) to develop and implement ongoing programs for library school students which encourage professional involvement and networking.

Welcome to the New Members Round Table (NMRT)!

NMRT is an organization for people with fewer than 10 years of membership in ALA. We have close to 2000 members representing every aspect of librarianship, from nearly every state and even some foreign countries.

My presidential theme this year is Finding your Balance: Seeking Personal and Professional Fulfillment. I want to help NMRT members, many of whom are at transitional points in their lives and careers, to develop their passions while learning to advocate for themselves.

If you have questions or suggestions about NMRT, please feel free to contact me at eapratherrodgers@noctrl.edu.

Emily Prather-Rodgers
NMRT President, 2013-2014


Responsibilities

  • to structure formal opportunities for involvement and/or training for professional association committee experiences on the national, state, and local levels;
  • to provide a wide variety of programs to assist, encourage, and educate people who are new to the profession;
  • to offer a variety of leadership training and opportunities to help those approaching the end of their NMRT eligibility to make the transition to future positions in the Association and the profession; and
  • to develop and implement ongoing programs for library school students that encourage professional involvement and networking.

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Staff Liaison

Kimberly L. Redd
Program Officer
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788
Work: (312) 280-4279
Fax: (312) 280-3256
E-mail: klredd@ala.org