Online Programs Committee

Committee Charge

To plan, coordinate, and deliver an online program series as charged by the NMRT President.

History of the Committee

This committee, formerly known as the Annual Program Committee, is an off-shoot of the Leadership Development committee, which was disbanded in the reorganization of 2004-2005. Traditionally, the Leadership Development committee sponsored a program funded by Highsmith. The committee was established in 2005 to provide a single session at the ALA Annual Conference. With the 2006-2007 committee year, the committee focused on programming delivered online. The 2014-15 committee was charged with delivering a series of three online programs.

Major Responsibilities

To deliver programs to new members of ALA and the profession offered in alternate formats. The online programs should take advantage of appropriate available technologies.

Supervising Board Member

T.J. Szafranski

2017-18 Committee Roster

Committee Events

NMRT members were surveyed in September 2015 to determine which program topics were most requested. In response to the survey results, three topics were selected for the 2015-16 series. Furthermore, they were surveyed about presentation length, time of day to be scheduled and interactivity. The committee has published the survey results online.

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Special Library Job Opportunities
February 20, 2019 11:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar:

Description: Join us to learn why special libraries are so special! Thinking of working in a special library? Need more details on what it means to work in a special library? Join Meredith P. Goins, MIS from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to learn more on what employers are looking for, places to look for job openings, as well as the myriad of skills required to be a part of a special library team.

Webinar Speaker: Meredith P. Goins

Meredith P.  Goins is the Group Manager for Research & Evaluation in the Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development program at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).  ORAU is a consortium of more than 100 universities that provides innovative scientific and technical solutions for the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies to advance national priorities in science, health and education. She manages two teams:

  1. Research Services which identifies and recruits subject matter experts (SME) to serve as reviewers for merit reviews by utilizing an internal database and tools such as Pivot, Scopus, Web of Science and social media
  2. Assessment & Evaluation which evaluates national and international STEM focused programs, processes and services focusing specifically on federally-funded programs and services at national laboratories and at universities


Previous Events

The Mystery of Networking While Introverting - "Choose Your Own Adventure: You're the Star of the Story! Choose from Countless Possible Endings" - presented by Rochelle Hartman (Adult Services Manager La Crosse Public Library) - March 29, 2016