History of the Committee
This committee, formerly known as the Annual Program Committee, is an off-shoot of the Leadership Development committee, which was disbanded in the reorganization of 2004-2005. Traditionally, the Leadership Development committee sponsored a program funded by Highsmith. The committee was established in 2005 to provide a single session at the ALA Annual Conference. With the 2006-2007 committee year, the committee focused on programming delivered online. The 2014-15 committee was charged with delivering a series of three online programs.
To deliver programs to new members of ALA and the profession offered in alternate formats. The online programs should take advantage of appropriate available technologies.
Supervising Board Member
2020-2021 Committee Roster
Academic Libraries: Finding a Job During the Pandemic
Thursday, June 17, 3-4 EST/2-3pm CT
Join New Members Round Table in a candid webinar about job searching during the pandemic. There will be a panel discussion among recent hirees and hiring professionals about tips to improve your job search with a Q&A at the end of the discussion. This panel discussion will specifically focus on job searching in the academic library field and it will not be recorded.
Public Libraries: Finding a Job During the Pandemic
Wednesday, June 23 from 2-3pm EST/1-2pm CT
Join New Members Round Table in a candid webinar about job searching during the pandemic. There will be a panel discussion among recent hirees and hiring professionals about tips to improve your job search with a Q&A at the end of the discussion. This panel discussion will specifically focus on job searching in the public library field and it will not be recorded.
- Geospatial Librarianship Webinar - presented by Kevin Dyke (Maps and Spatial Data Curator, Assistant Professor, Edmon Low Library - Oklahoma State University), Craig Haggit (Senior Special Collections Librarian, Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library), Sierra Laddusaw, (Assistant Professor, Curator Maps, Curator Maritime, Curator Digital Scholarship, Co-Curator, Chapman Texas & Borderlands Collection, Cushing Memorial Library & Archives - Texas A&M University Libraries), Carol McAuliffe (Associate Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries - University of Florida), Laura Kane McElfresh (Cartographic Metadata Librarian, University Libraries - University of Minnesota) - April 2, 2021, Watch here
- The Mystery of Networking While Introverting - "Choose Your Own Adventure: You're the Star of the Story! Choose from Countless Possible Endings" - presented by Rochelle Hartman (Adult Services Manager La Crosse Public Library) - March 29, 2016 http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2qm772x5pr/
- ALA NMRT PRESENTS: Career Planning for Early Career Librarians: Navigating Your Own Way! - Panelists: Shannon Jones, MLIS, MEd, AHIP (Director of Libraries Medical University of South Carolina), Laura Tadena, MLIS (Inclusive Services Consultant at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission), and Natalie Ornat, MLIS (ALA Emerging Leader, Humanities Librarian, UNC - Charlotte) - Moderated by LaQuanda T. Onyemeh, MLIS, M.Ed (Training & Consultant Partner at ProQuest, WOC+Lib Co-Founder) - March 3, 2020