Choose two recipients of the Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award and provide each winner with one ticket to the event of their choice ($100 value or less) at the Annual Conference.
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History, Major Responsibilities & Purpose
The Marshall Cavendish Award Committee was formed in 2006 upon the dissolution of the Exhibitor Contact and Relations Committee, which had managed the award in the past. In 2011, the committee’s name and charge were changed to its current name to reflect changes to the funding structure for the award.
- Publicize availability of the award and solicit applications.
- Select recipients.
- Notify recipients as well as applicants who were not selected.
PURPOSE OF THE 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).
Award and Award Criteria, Eligible Events, & Eligibility
AWARD & Award Criteria
NMRT is providing one ticket for each winner to the event of their choice (listed below) 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.
Any NMRT member who is not currently serving on the Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee or the NMRT Executive Board may apply. Please write a short essay (about 250 words) telling us why you want to attend the selected event and how you feel you would benefit personally and professionally.
LIST OF ELIGIBLE EVENTS AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
- 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)
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 and Recipients
How to Apply
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. Applications are due April 27, 2020. Winners will be notified by May 11, 2020.
The Award Committee will review the entries and select the winners based on their essays.
All applications will be acknowledged via email. The two winners will be personally notified immediately after selection.
2018: Ann Smith Rushing and Beth Caruso
2017: Claire Nickerson
2015: April Grey and Michael Mungin
2014: Tina Chan and Angela Fortin
2013: Wei Cen and Alexandra Annen
2012: April Grey and Kristin Maria Hylton
2011: Emily Frances Calkins, Catharine Potter
2010: Charlene Hsu Gross, Megan Hodge, Miranda Johnson
2009: Jennifer Baker, Jan Hamilton, and Ken Kozel
Kimberly Redd, Program Manager (HRDR & ALA-APA)