New Members Round Table to Sponsor Emerging Leader Janel White

Contact: Lorelle Swader


(312) 280-4278


For Immediate Release,

March 16, 2010

CHICAGO—The New Members Round Table (NMRT) is announcing that Janel White, Broadcast Librarian at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C., is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship to sponsor her participation in the American Library Association’s Emerging Leaders Program.

White applied to participate in the Emerging Leaders program out of a desire to give back to ALA, the library community, and her patrons. “ As a librarian, it is my duty to not only serve my patrons but also the field of library science by constantly evolving, overcoming challenges, exploring new ideas and contributing to the profession,” says White. “Attending both the mid-winter and annual meetings as well as networking with my peers as part of this program will prove to be an invaluable experience for me in fostering further techniques of critical inquiry, developing the willingness to examine complex issues and improving my ability to communicate effectively.”

The Emerging Leaders program enables newer librarians from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups; network with peers; gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts them on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership.

For more information about the Emerging Leaders program, visit

The New Members Round Table, which sponsors White’s $1,000 scholarship, helps those who have been association members less than ten years become actively involved in the association and the profession. For more information about NMRT, visit