Committees are the lifeline of NMRT. The list of links below reflect the work of some of these committees and their dedicated members.
The detailed workings of all NMRT committees can be viewed in the NMRT Handbook.
New Members Round Table 2023-2024 committee volunteer applications are now open! Fill out the committee volunteer form.
Committee appointments run from July 1 to June 30. Although applications will be accepted until July 15, apply by July 1 for best consideration. To hear from other NMRT Committee Members and Chairs about their volunteering experience, feel free to view this recording of the NMRT volunteer fair. Please contact the NMRT Vice-President with any questions about committee appointments.
NMRT Committee Web Pages
(Is your committee not listed below? Contact the Information and Content Committee to get a web page set up!)
- Annual Conference Local Information Committee
The Annual Conference Local Information Committee prepares guides to the ALA Annual Conference host city, providing local information of interest to NMRT members and other conference attendees, especially budget travelers.
- Annual Social Committee
This committee plans and execute a social event at the Annual Conference. The event will allow new and continuing NMRT members and library school students an opportunity to meet and talk in a relaxed and fun environment.
- Awards Committee
This committee selects the winners of the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award, the Professional Development Grant Award, and the Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award.
- Communications Committee (f/k/a Footnotes Committee)
This committee solicits and produces content for the NMRT Blog.
- Endnotes Committee
This committee provides support for librarians who want or need to publish scholarly articles and oversees the publication of Endnotes.
- Governance and Handbook Committee
This committee reviews the NMRT Constitution and Bylaws, drafting amendments and revisions proposed by the Executive Board or NMRT membership. This committee is in charge of updating the official online handbook to provide pertinent information on the goals, history, and major functions of NMRT for those associated with the Round Table.
- Information and Content Committee
This committee manages the entire NMRT Website. All web page changes should be sent to this committee. This committee manages the NMRT Archives Program, which includes the gathering, preservation, and provision of access to NMRT documentation in paper and electronic formats.
- Membership, Promotion, Diversity and Recruitment Committee
This committee focuses on recruiting new members of ALA, library school students and members from under-represented groups into NMRT. The MPDR committee incorporates the work of the Diversity Committee and serves as a liaison to the ALA Office of Diversity.
- Mentoring Committee
This committee provides information for new librarians who wish to have a mentor and for experienced librarians who wish to be a mentor.
- Nominating Committee
This committee secures and prepares a slate of candidates for NMRT's annual election, and announces election results.
- Online Programs Committee
This committee plans, coordinates, and delivers an online program or programs as charged by the NMRT President. This committee holds online discussion forums for those unable to attend ALA conferences.
- Orientation Committee
This committee plans and conducts orientation programs at Midwinter and Annual Conferences.
- President's Program
This committee plans, coordinates and delivers the NMRT President's Program for the ALA Annual Meeting.
- Resume Review Service Committee
This committee provides e-mail and at conference resume review services. All committee members are required to volunteer a total of 4 hours at the on-site conference service at either ALA Midwinter or ALA Annual during their term.
- Student and Student Chapter Outreach Committee
The Student and Student Chapter committee is charged with the tasks of development and maintaining a network of individuals able to promote ALA and NMRT and to work with the other NMRT and ALA recruitment efforts.