NMRT President's Program


The NMRT President's Program committee plans, coordinates and delivers a program for the ALA Annual Meeting.


Julie Gabb
(Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024)
Kimberly L. Redd
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2026)

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The NMRT President's Program committee was created in 1983.

Upcoming President’s Program

2020 President’s Program

ALA cancels 2020 Annual Conference Due to COVID-19


The New Member Round Table President's Program brings together librarians with a variety of perspectives on sustainability and how it is integrated into library work. Topics of our panel discussion will include initiatives and programming in academic and public libraries, the health impact of the climate crisis, and community engagement.


Raymond Pun is a solo academic/school librarian at the Alder Graduate School of Education where he manages library services and scholarly communications. Most recently he co-edited with Dr. Gary Shaffer, The Sustaible Library's Cookbook, featuring over 40 case studies on how academic library workers support and foster sustainability practices in their work environments. He is a doctoral candidate in educational leadership and holds an MLS and an MA in East Asian Studies. Ray is an active member of ALA; he currently serves on the ALA Council and is a member of ALA Policy Corps and Sustainability Round Table.

Jodie Borgerding is Continuing Education Services Manager at Amigos Library Services, one of the largest library service networks in the nation. She possesses wide experience in academic libraries, reference, information and media literacy, and marketing and communications. She is an active member of the Missouri Library Association, American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Bobbie Newman is the Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Greater Midwest Region at the University of Iowa. She has co-founded a number of online projects and contributed to multiple print publications. With experience in public, special, and academic libraries, she is active in multiple professional associations including ALA. A frequent speaker at regional and national conferences, she blogs at librarianbyday.net.

The Emerging Leader project group Library Weather Resiliency Clearinghouse that includes Lizzy Boden (NMRT-sponsored participant for 2020), Jennifer Embree, Katherine Dannehl, Kayla Kuni, and Victoria Crim. The clearinghouse will be licated at climatechangelibrarylab.wordpress.com.

Staff Liaison

Kimberly L. Redd, Program Manager, (HRDR & ALA-APA)