2012-2013 Online Discussion Forum
Greetings NMRT'ers! Since 2005 we have been offering an Online Discussion Forum so that those who are unable to attend the Midwinter and Annual Meetings can discuss and interact with fellow NMRT members. However, since those beginning days, the committee has developed beyond just providing a vehicle for non-conference attendees to connect; we're also a portal for members (both new and seasoned) to share their concerns, professional strategies, and advice. We will hold monthly discussions on the NMRT-L e-mail list, October - June. Topics are listed below.
2012-2013 Topic Schedule:
- Library Schools (PDF 44 KB)
Do library schools prepare students for professionalization? How can LIS programs (including online programs) better emphasize these skills and their importance within the profession?
- Writing Skills (PDF 55 KB)
How can librarians develop their own writing skills to entertain, inform and persuade?
- Public speaking skills (PDF 52 KB)
How do you prepare for job interviews? What resources do you find useful? Any tips/advice?
- Professional/personal branding (PDF 49 KB)
How do you develop a professional/personal brand? Is it necessary? How can it be used to help you network?
LinkedIn is used in other sectors to make introductions and contacts in potential workplaces. Does this happen in LIS profession? Should it?
2012-2013 Committee Roster
Chair: Jo Alcock, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne Brunetti, email@example.com
Jessica Critten, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emilyn Linden, email@example.com
Elizabeth Matkowski, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ariel Orlov, email@example.com
Elizabeth Siler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Scott, email@example.com
Sarah Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Willgruber, email@example.com