NMRT Midwinter 2013 Events

Conference Orientation
Saturday, January 26 – 8:30 – 10:00 am – WSCC – Room 611-614

New to the Midwinter Meeting or ALA? Get a fun and informative introduction to the Midwinter Meeting. Learn to navigate the exhibits, to decipher the conference program, how ALA really works, and ways to get involved. NMRT provides tips from the pros and the opportunity for you to get your questions answered.

Executive Board Meeting
Saturday, January 26 – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – WSCC – TCC 101

Membership & Networking Meeting
Saturday, January 26 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm – WSCC – Room 205

Join potential & current New Members Round Table (NMRT) in learning about the round table’s latest activities. Hear from the ALA Presidential Candidates about their platforms and ideas for ALA. Stop by this informal meeting to network and learn more about the exciting things NMRT has to offer you.

Midwinter Social 
Saturday, January 26 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm  – Dragonfish Cafe, 722 Pine Street

Please join fellow NMRT members (and non-members!)at the DragonFish Cafe (722 Pine Street) in the Paramount Hotel for an evening of networking and fun in Seattle. Light refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome!

NMRT/LLAMA Discussion Group
Sunday, January 27 – 10:30 – 11:30 am – WSCC – Room 619

Join us for discussion and networking with LLAMA and NMRT members, new librarians, new members of LLAMA and/or NMRT, librarians making career shifts, and anyone interested in developing leadership skills.

NOTE: The TCC ( The Conference Center) is part of the Convention Center.  They have some of the same room numbers as the Convention Center so please make sure you notice the TCC in front of the number.

    WSCC – Washington State Convention Center
    WSCC-TCC – The Conference Center of the Washington State Convention Center

 -Lindsay S. 


Apply NOW for the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award

The Shirley Olofson Memorial Award is presented each year in honor of Shirley Olofson, NMRT former President. It is a $1000 award intended to help defray the cost of attended ALA annual conferences.

Applications for the award are due December 10, 2012.

Applicants must:

1. Be a member of ALA and NMRT
2. Be active in the library profession
3. Show commitment to professional development
4. Have a valid financial need
5. Have not attended more than five ALA annual conferences

To apply and view complete instructions about this award please visit: http://www.ala.org/nmrt/initiatives/applyforfunds/shirleyolofson

Welcome to the New SASCO Update!

In 2011, SASCO began publishing a newsletter, The SASCO Update. The Update It was published from January – June 2012. While it was well received by the Student Chapters, the 2012-2013 Committee decided that we should take advantage of the capability of a blog to post opportunities in a more timely/efficient manner, and thus the NMRT SASCO blog was born.

The SASCO blog is designed to be a one-stop shop for students and ALA Student Chapters to get news and information about NMRT events, scholarship opportunities, news, conference information, and really anything that is useful for ALA student members. Very soon all the SASCO members will be posting announcements and original content here.