NMRT Events in Chicago

By Janel Kinlaw

Fri., June 28 01:00 pm 02:30 pm Conference 101 (NMRT) MCP-S104a 
Are you a first-time conference attendee with a long list of questions? Long-time ALA members and leaders will teach you to decipher the conference program and navigate the exhibits. You'll learn how ALA really works and leave with the confidence and knowledge to make the most of your conference experience.

Fri., June 28 07:30 pm 08:30 pm Mentoring Social (NMRT) PALM-Buckingham Room
The NMRT Mentoring Social gives participants in both the NMRT Conference Mentoring Program and NMRT Career Mentoring Program a chance to meet in person. For Conference Mentoring participants, this is a further chance to exchange conference survival tips and make a definite professional connection at Annual. For Career Mentoring participants, the social provides an opportunity to cement the mentoring relationships developed during the previous nine months of career mentoring. All participants in NMRT's Mentoring programs are encouraged to attend even if their mentoring partner cannot attend the social.

Sat., June 29 08:30 am 10:00 am Conference Orientation (NMRT) MCP-N228
New to the Annual Conference or ALA? Get a fun and informative introduction to the Annual Conference and Anaheim. Learn how to navigate the exhibits and decipher the conference program, how to make ALA and NMRT work for you, and where to spend your free time in the city. NMRT provides tips from the pros and an orientation that will prepare you to take full advantage of the conference experience

Sat., June 29 10:30 am 11:30 am Executive Board (NMRT) HRM-Regency Ballroom A Sun., June 30 08:30 am 10:00 am Building Your Professional Toolkit (NMRT) MCP-S103a
Hunting for a job and looking for ways to set yourself apart from the rest? Ready to tackle a new project or bring an idea to life? Looking for a way to update your skill set without going back to school? Come and join us to learn about what other librarians from a variety of environments consider the essential items in their professional toolkit that have led to position, job, and career success.

Sun., June 30 10:30 am 11:30 am New Leaders Discussion Group (LLAMA/NMRT) MCP-N140 Sun., June 30 01:00 pm 02:30 pm Association Options Fair (NMRT) MCP-Hall A, Meeting Room D
The Association Options Fair provides interested members from diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to visit with Association, Division, Committee, Affiliate, and Roundtable representative leaders to discuss volunteer opportunities. A speed networking approach allows members to visit briefly with member groups and take note of possible leads for future involvement.

Sun., June 30 06:30 pm 07:30 pm Student Reception (NMRT) PALM-Wilson Room
Library school students are invited to network in a relaxed environment and learn more about ALA from unit representatives, NMRT leadership, and experienced ALA members. The Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented and light refreshments will be served. Sun., June 30 07:30 pm 08:30 pm Awards Reception (NMRT) PALM-Chicago Room Join us for networking and light refreshments as NMRT recognizes our award recipients. All are welcome.