For immediate release | March 13, 2014

NMRT award offers chance to attend Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The New Member Roundtable (NMRT) announces the Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award.

NMRT members are invited to submit an essay to win a ticket to attend a ticketed event of their choice at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The essay contest is open to all NMRT members who are not currently serving on the Annual Conference Professional Development Award Committee or the NMRT Executive Board.

To apply for the award, fill out the application form at

The application requires an essay of approximately 250 words about why you would like to attend a ticketed event at Annual Conference and how it would benefit you professionally.

Applications are due April 16, 2014. Winners will be notified by May 7, 2014. The committee does not consider geographic location, age, sex, religion, race or national origin in the award selection process.

For more information, contact the committee chair, Easter DiGangi, at

NMRT is an organization for people with fewer than 10 years of membership in ALA. Our mission is to help those who have been association members less than ten years become actively involved in the association and the profession.


Kimberly L. Redd

Program Officer

Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)