NMRT President’s Program 2015 Provides Leadership Strategies for New Librarians

By the 2014-15 NMRT President’s Program Committee

Becoming a leader can be quite an intimidating prospect for many new (and not-so-new) librarians and information professionals. In this year’s interactive preconference hosted by the New Members Round Table (NMRT), “Cultivating Your Influence: How to Be a Leading Librarian,” a diverse panel of librarians will provide insight on how to make it happen! No matter your career level or library type, being a leading advocate is an important component of librarianship and is critical when rallying support for ideas, services, and users.

Our dynamic panel of presenters includes Ingrid Abrams (Children’s Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library in New York), Shannon McClintock Miller (Teacher Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist in Colorado) Michelle Millet (Director of the Grasselli Library at John Carroll University in Ohio), and Wick Thomas (Teen Services Librarian at the Plaza Library in Kansas City, MO). These four knowledgeable librarians will share their expertise as well as practical advice on how you can increase your level of influence -- both in and out of work. Specific topics that may be addressed include creating a powerful presence on social media, building a personal brand, working well with others laterally in an organization, advocating for your library on a local or national stage, and promoting your own work and worth with your library director or boss. Each panelist will present his/her information, host a brief Q&A session, and then work with participants in smaller breakout groups. Registrants will be contacted prior to the preconference to select their breakout group of choice.

Please join us on Friday, June 26, from 1pm - 4pm to learn about some proven ways to build leadership skills, to practice applying those skills, and to talk and share with other librarians and information professionals. This session is a wonderful opportunity to learn from some leading librarians. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

To Register:

Access the ALA Annual Conference registration materials to submit your registrationThe preconference code is NMR1. http://alaac15.ala.org/ticketed-events#NMRT

Discount code:

NMRT members can receive a discounted price by entering code NMR2015 on the registration form. The code should be entered on the Personal Information page of the registration form (enter the code for the question: "If you have a promotional code, enter it here.")  Membership status will be validated.

For more information, please contact committee chair Dani Brecher Cook (dani_cook@cuc.claremont.edu)