NMRT President's Program Committee 2017-2018

Committee Charge

The NMRT President's Program committee plans, coordinates and delivers a program for the ALA Annual Meeting.

History of the Committee

The NMRT President's Program committee was created in 1983.

2018 ALA NMRT President’s Program

Authenticity & Self-Expression in the Library Profession

Friday, 6/22 from 1-4PM

More information: https://tinyurl.com/NMRT2018


The New Members Round Table (NMRT) President's Program at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference will explore authenticity in the library profession. This preconference workshop will examine the NMRT Presidential theme "You Belong Here" by considering how the library profession can create more inclusive environments that address imposter syndrome and encourage individuals to bring their whole selves to their work. As a discussion-based workshop, we will examine the tension between self-expression and externally defined ideas of "professionalism" in the library workplace. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!



Elisandro Cabada, Engineering and Innovation Librarian, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Abigail Leigh Phillips, Postdoctoral Fellow, Utah State University

Marian Royal, District Libraries Coordinator, Albuquerque Public Schools District Library Services

Shaundra Walker, Interim Library Director, Georgia College and State University


Contact Information

Dani Brecher Cook

NMRT President’s Program Co-Chair

Director of Teaching and Learning

University of California-Riverside



Madison Sullivan

NMRT President’s Program Co-Chair

Business Research and Instruction Librarian

University of Washington




2017-18 Committee Roster