NMRT Student and Student Chapter Outreach Committee


The Student and Student Chapter Outreach Committee is charged with the task of development and maintaining a network of individuals able to promote ALA and NMRT and to work with other NMRT and ALA recruitment efforts to help keep student members informed of various NMRT activities, awards and scholarships and to review/evaluate NMRT's student recruitment efforts. The Committee is also responsible for choosing a recipient and runner-up of the Student Chapter of the Year Award.

For more information on student chapters, please visit the Student Chapters FAQ and the Directory of ALA Student Chapters.


Dr. Michelle Poston Osborne
(Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Chloé Bennett
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Kayla Jean Kuni
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Elizabeth Wilkinson
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Jay Williams
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Morgan R. Brickey-Jones
(Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Kimberly L. Redd
(Staff Liaison, May 15, 2023, to June 30, 2027)

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  1. Communicate with library school students on a monthly basis (typically via email with student chapter presidents)to share information about NMRT activities, ALA, professional development, and job searching.

  2. Organize a list of volunteers that will be willing to make personal or virtual visits to talk with library school students about NMRT and professional association involvement (Speaker's List).
  3. Maintain SASCO website and Handbook entry.
  4. Assist in advertising the Student Chapter of the Year Award (SCOTYA).
  5. Assist at the NMRT Student Reception.
  6. Assist in the Mentor/Mentee Program.
  7. Serve as ambassadors for NMRT at every opportunity.
  8. Attend ALA Membership Committee meetings.
Speakers' Pool

Let us connect you! We provide LIS students with the opportunity to have active NMRT and ALA members speak (virtually or in-person) about involvement in the association and professional development topics. This is a wonderful opportunity for ALA's best and brightest to be ambassadors to the next generation of library leaders and to keep our professional organization viable. Any questions about the Speakers' Pool should be directed to the current chair.

Previous Years' News

An archive of updates from the committee are available on the NMRT SASCO blog.

  • June 2012 (PDF)
  • May 2012 (PDF)
  • April 2012 (PDF)
  • March 2012 (PDF)
  • February 2012 (PDF)
  • January 2012 (PDF)

Staff Liaison

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