NMRT Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award

About the NMRT Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award (Formerly the Marshall Cavendish Award) In the spirit of ALA's New Members Round Table (NMRT), this award fosters active involvement in ALA through various special events at the Annual Conference.  The Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award is presented to two NMRT members each year.  The award provides professional development and networking opportunities to NMRT members by providing a ticket to attend the event of their choice (listed below).

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Award and Frequency

NMRT is providing one ticket for each winner to the event of their choice at the ALA Annual Conference. Tickets to many special events would be out of the financial reach of most NMRT members.  This award was developed to foster their professional involvement and to increase their networking opportunities.

This award is given out on an annual basis.


All ALA NMRT members who are not currently serving on the Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee or the NMRT Executive Board are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions


Click here to access the application form

The application includes the submission of the following short essay prompt: In 250 words or less, please share with us why you want to attend the selected event of your choice and how it may help benefit you personally and/or professionally. 

For more information, contact the committee chair, Jennifer Embree.


(To view the full and detailed list of all ALA-listed ticketed events, please click here.)

  • ISS School Tour (AASL)
  • ALA President Inaugural Luncheon (ALA)
  • 2022 Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Banquet (ALSC)
  • Assembling Your Consultant Tool Kit: What you Need to Know to Become a Successful Consultant (CORE)
  • Avram Camp (CORE)
  • Core: Library Buildings Tour (CORE)
  • Choose Your Own Adventure Scholarly Communications Assessment Rubrics (CORE)
  • Evidence Based Practices in Libraries (CORE)
  • Crisis Communication/Message Dissemination for Libraries (CORE)
  • New Connections in the RDA Toolkit (CORE)
  • Chapter Leaders Forum (CRO)
  • 53rd Annual Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast (EMIERT)
  • FMRT GALA: The Women of SKA (FMRT)
  • IRRT Pre-conference (IRRT)
  • International Librarians Reception (IRRT)
  • STEAM Equity Gender Equitable STEAM Programming (PPO)
  • ALA Trivia Championship (RUSA)
  • Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony and Reception (RUSA)
  • Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year (RUSA)
  • Connect to Family History at America’s Library: A Day at the Library of Congress (RUSA)
  • The Laugh’s On Us (UNITED)
  • GALA Author Tea sponsored by Data Axle Reference Solutions (UNITED)
  • Booklist and YALSA Present: The 2022 Michael L. Printz Awards (YALSA)
  • YA Author Coffee Klatch (YALSA)


Contact Information

Kimberly L. Redd (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2026) - klredd@ala.org
Work Phone: (312) 280-4279
Fax: (312) 280-3256
American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616

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The two award winnders will be personally nofified by May 20th.