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

Fill out the application which includes writing a short essay (about 250 words) telling us why you want to attend the selected event of your choice and how you feel you would benefit personally and professionally.


For more information, contact the committee chair, Nicole LaMoreaux at Nicole.lamoreaux@gmail.com.


  • Amelia Bloomer Project Breakfast
  • Coretta Scott King Awards Breakfast
  • Gala Author Tea
  • International Librarians Reception
  • Literary Tastes Breakfast
  • Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon
  • Michael L. Printz Program and Reception
  • Newbery Caldecott Wilder Banquet
  • ProQuest Scholarship Bash
  • Stonewall Book Awards Brunch
  • Any other ticketed event for which the applicant provides justification (up to $100)

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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All applications will be acknowledged via email. The two winners will be personally notified by May 11, 2018.