From the Membership Meeting and Program Committee

Don't miss the NMRT Annual Membership Meeting and Program on Saturday, June 26, 2004 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The program will feature guest speakers Elaine Yontz and Ann Snoeyenbos, offering practical advice on breaking in and succeeding in librarianship. Time will be allotted so that our speakers may address questions from NMRT members.

Elaine Yontz is Associate Professor in the Master of Library and Information Science Program at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, where she teaches courses in foundations, cataloging, and youth literature. She formerly taught in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Before she became a full-time educator, she worked as a cataloger and manager of cataloging in the George Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida. She served as President of ALA/NMRT in 1995/96.

Her talk is entitled "Get Hired Soon! Maximizing Your Post-Graduation Employability "

Ann Snoeyenbos is a tenured librarian at the New York University Elmer Holmes Bobst Library. Her responsibilities include collection development, reference, and instruction for West European Social Science, and for Food Studies. She is a competitive triathlete, owns her own triathlon training company, and works several part-time jobs related to triathlon and sports marketing.

Her talk "Balance your life; balance your career" will draw upon her years of experience in NMRT (1991-2002), combined with insights from her "other" life as an athlete.

Both spearkers are contributing authors of the forthcoming Librarian's Career Guidebook, edited by former NMRT President Priscilla K. Shontz (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004).

See you in Orlando!

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