The Orientation Committee plans and conducts orientation programs at both the Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference. The 90 minute Saturday morning orientation at Midwinter and Friday afternoon orientation at Annual provide attendees an introduction to ALA, NMRT, the conference, the exhibits, and the host city. Additionally, the program provides the opportunity for other ALA divisions and round tables to distribute literature and promote their organizations.
The additional 90 minute program held on Saturday morning at Annual focuses on NMRT. It introduces attendees to NMRT and encourages attendees to engage with NMRT at the conference and beyond.
History of the Committee
Prior to 2002-2003, the committee planned and conducted Annual orientation. During 2002-2003, the committee's charge changed to include the planning and conducting of both the Midwinter and Annual orientations. In 2007 Conference 101, the additional one-hour program held on Friday afternoon at Annual was added to the charge. In 2011, the Friday afternoon program was extended by an additional half hour. In 2013 the programs were re-aligned to previous goals such that there is a 90 minute orientation on Saturday morning at Midwinter, a 90 minute orientation on Friday afternoon at Annual and a 90 minute NMRT 101 session on Saturday morning at Annual.
Plan and conduct orientation programs at both the Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference. The orientations serve to introduce attendees to ALA (including its various divisions and roundtables), NMRT, the conference, the exhibits, and the host city. Plan and conduct NMRT 101 program at Annual Conference. The NMRT 101 session serves to introduce attendees to NMRT and encourage attendees to engage with NMRT at the conference and beyond.
The NMRT Orientation Committee consists of members appointed from the NMRT membership at large, serving a 1 year term and led by the chair.
- Ms. Andrea Mullarkey (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
- Ms. Amanda L. Brennan (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
- Mackenzie Brooks (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
- April Marie Hines (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
- Mrs. Susan Elizabeth Maldonado (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
- Stacey Anne Nordlund (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
- Mrs. Nicole Spoor (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
- Barbara Lewis (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
- Kimberly L. Redd (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2015)
Upcoming Committee Events
Friday, June 27th, 2014 — 1pm-2:30pm (room number TBA)
Get a fun and informative introduction to the ALA Annual Conference. Learn to navigate the exhibits, decipher the conference program, how ALA really works, and ways to get involved. NMRT provides tips from the pros and the opportunity for you to get your questions answered.
Saturday, June 28th, 2014 — 8:30am-10am (room number TBA)
New Members Round Table (NMRT) leaders and experienced members welcome current and prospective NMRT members to the NMRT 101 session. Learn about what NMRT does, NMRT events happening at ALA Annual Conference, benefits of membership, and how to get more involved. This will be a great place to make connections and network with other new members and experienced leaders alike.