New Members Round Table (NMRT) Committees

NMRT Committees

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 Web 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 Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee
    This committee chooses the recipient of the Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee (formerly the Marshall Cavendish Award).
  • 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.
  • Archives
    This committee manages the NMRT Archives Program, which includes the gathering, preservation, and provision of access to NMRT documentation in paper and electronic formats.
  • 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 Committee
    This committee reviews the NMRT Constitution and Bylaws, drafting amendments and revisions proposed by the Executive Board or NMRT membership.
  • Handbook Committee
    The committee 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.
  • Liaison Coordination & Support
    This committee organizes the Liaison Program, which provides a method of outreach from NMRT to other ALA or library-related groups or organizations.
  • 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.
  • Midwinter Social Committee
    The Midwinter Social Committee plans and executes a social event that provides new and continuing NMRT members an opportunity to meet and talk in a relaxed and fun environment.
  • NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee
    This committee is responsible for selecting the recipients of the NMRT Professional Development Grant to encourage professional development and participation by new ALA members in national ALA and NMRT activities.
  • Nominating Committee
    This committee secures and prepares a slate of candidates for NMRT's annual election, and announces election results.
  • Online Discussion Forum
    This committee holds online discussion forums for those unable to attend ALA conferences.
  • Online Programs Committee
    This committee plans, coordinates, and delivers an online program or programs as charged by the NMRT President.
  • 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.
  • Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee
    This committee selects the winner of the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award, which is intended to help defray costs to attend the ALA Annual Conference.
  • Student Chapter of the Year Award (SCOTYA) Committee
    This committee chooses a recipient and runner-up of the Student Chapter of the Year award.
  • Student and Student Chapter Outreach Committee (SASCO)
    This committee develops and maintains a network of individuals able to promote ALA and NMRT.
  • Vice Presidential Planning Committee
    This committee assists current Vice President with their projects during their term. This includes assisting with the planning of the Presidential Program for the subsequent year.
  • Web Committee
    This committee manages the entire NMRT Website. All web page changes should be sent to this committee.