New Members Round Table (NMRT) Footnotes
Volumes & Issues
- May 2013 - Volume 42, No. 4
- February 2013 - Volume 42, No. 3
- November 2012 - Volume 42, No. 2
- August 2012 - Volume 42, No. 1
- May 2012 - Volume 41, No. 3
- February 2012 - Volume 41, No. 2
- November 2011 - Volume 41, No. 1
- May 2011 - Volume 40, No. 4
- February 2011 - Volume 40, No. 3
- November 2010 - Volume 40, No. 2
- August 2010 - Volume 40, No. 1
- May 2010 - Volume 39, No. 4
- February 2010 - Volume 39, No. 3
- November 2009 - Volume 39, No. 2
- August 2009 - Volume 39, No. 1
- May 2009 - Volume 38, No. 4 (PDF, 748 KB - corrected) - (includes appendixes not in print edition)
- May 2009 online supplement
- February 2009 - Volume 38, No. 3
- November 2008 - Volume 38, No. 2
- August 2008 - Volume 38, No. 1
- May 2008 - Volume 37, No. 4 (PDF, 591 KB)
- February 2008 - Volume 37, No. 3
- November 2007 - Volume 37, No. 2
- August 2007 - Volume 37, No. 1
- May 2007 - Volume 36, No. 4
- May 2007 - Volume 36, No. 4 (PDF, 301 KB)
- February 2007 - Volume 36, No. 3
- November 2006 - Volume 36, No. 2
- August 2006 - Volume 36, No. 1
- May 2006 - Volume 36, No. 2
- February 2006 - Volume 35, No. 3
- November 2005 - Volume 35, No. 2
- August 2005 - Volume 35, No. 1
- May 2005 - Volume 34, No. 4 (PDF, 177 KB)
- February 2005 - Volume 34, No. 3
- November 2004 - Volume 34, No. 2 (PDF, 379 KB)
- August 2004 - Volume 34, No. 1
- May 2004 - Volume 33, No. 4 (PDF, 295.2 KB)
- February 2004 - Volume 33, No. 3 (PDF, 2 MB
- November 2003 - Volume 33, No. 2 (PDF, 340 KB)
- August 2003 - Volume 33, No. 1 (PDF, 1,874 KB)
- April/May 2003 - Volume 32, No. 3 (PDF, 42.5 KB)
- December 2002 - Volume 32, No. 2 (PDF, 51.7 KB)
- August 2002 - Volume 32, No. 2 (PDF, 95.96 KB)
|Janel Kinlaw, NMRT President
|Heidi Steiner, Editor
|Coral Sheldon-Hess, Member Services Director
|Anthony Prince, Assistant Editor
|Kimberly L. Redd, Staff Liaison, NMRT
Heidi Steiner, Editor
Footnotes is the official newsletter of the New Members Round Table ( NMRT) of the American Library Association. Footnotes is published four times per year in August, November, February and May. All issues are delivered electronically. It is free to NMRT members and is not available through regular subscription services.
The purpose of Footnotes is to disseminate information and news to NMRT members; to alert members to developments of interest in ALA and in the library world; and to inform members of NMRT Board actions, state and regional events, and NMRT conference programs and committee activities. Regular columns include the President’s Column, Headliners and Member Spotlight. Feature articles, book and website reviews are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Footnotes publishes articles of interest to those new the library profession, whether still in library school, on the job hunt, or in the early years of their career. Articles accepted include features, book and website reviews. Footnotes is a great opportunity to get your feet wet with professional writing.
Feature articles can be on a wide variety of topics. Please peruse previous issues to see the scope of content, but some ideas to consider:
- Share about a project you’ve been working on.
- Write about an interesting aspect of your job or a professional passion.
- Disseminate information and news to NMRT members -- Footnotes is a great venue for NMRT liaisons to other organizations.
- Alert members to developments of interest in ALA and the library world.
- Summarize state, regional or even international events attended that would be of interest to new librarians.
- For members of other NMRT Committees, spread the word about conference programs or different relevant committee activities.
- Write-ups of programs and events at or leading up to Midwinter and Annual conferences (specific calls for articles of this sort go out for coordinating issues).
Book & Website Reviews
Book reviews should be of professional titles of interest to new librarians. This may include books about job hunting, library instruction, scholarly communications, programming, reader’s advisory and much more (see previous issues for a variety of examples). Reviews of fiction titles are only accepted if there is relevance to the library profession (The Library at Night, for example). Website reviews may be a review of a specific site of interest or a summative review of a number of sites covering a particular topic. Website(s) must be of interest to the library profession, either for professional development or usefulness in assisting patrons. For Example:
Details on Submitting
A few things to keep in mind if you are considering submitting to Footnotes:
- There is no official word count limit for submissions, but do keep attention span in mind. Most articles range from 500 to 1500 words.
- If citations are necessary for your article, please use MLA format.
- Due to the nature of articles published, first person point of view is acceptable, but please do keep in mind that Footnotes is a professional publication with your writing.
- Please give your article a title and be sure to include authorship in the document. Feel free to include a short bio (1-2 sentences) at the end of your article.
- Send your submission via e-mail to the Editor as an attached document.
- Following review from the Editor, submissions are assigned to Footnotes committee members for editing and preparation for publication to the web. The Editor will be in touch if there are any questions or issues regarding your submission.
If you are interested in submitting to Footnotes, please contact the Editor with an inquiry. You can expect a response within three business days. Issues are published four times a year (February, May, August, and November). Also watch for calls for authors on NMRT-L.
Heidi Steiner, Editor 2012-2013