NMRT Student Chapter of the Year Award & MANGO/NMRT Professional Development Grant

This update was sent to ALA Student Chapters in late February 2016.

Apply now for the ALA NMRT Student Chapter of the Year Award! *Deadline extended*

In the spirit of ALA’s NMRT, the Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented in recognition of a chapter’s outstanding contributions to the American Library Association, their school, and the profession. The purpose of the award is to increase student involvement in ALA through student chapters, and to recognize future leaders in the profession. The Student Chapter winner will receive $1,000 to help defray travel expenses to ALA Annual; the winning chapter and the runner up will each receive a certificate. Both will be recognized at the NMRT Student Reception at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. The seven categories of Student Chapter of the Year Award criteria include:

  • Membership Engagement
  • Programs
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Financial Health
  • Awards and Honors
  • Student Chapter Advisor Statement

All ALA Student Chapters in good standing are eligible to receive the ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award. There is no limit on the number of times a student chapter may win the award. Any ALA Student Chapter advisor, Student Chapter officer or member, or ALA member may nominate a Student Chapter, and self-nominations are encouraged.

Please e-mail the completed form and any supporting documents in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to the committee chair, Kelly Robinson (robinsk2@erau.edu). Deadline for submitting completed nomination forms is March 20, 2016, 11:59pm EST. All nominations will be acknowledged upon receipt.

More information, including the nomination form, may be found here: http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/awscotya/scotya


Apply for the 2016 MANGO/NMRT Professional Development Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5 pm (EST)

We are excited to announce that members of ALA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply to receive a grant, which will assist with expenses to attend the ALA Annual Conference, June 23 – June 28, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. This award is generously sponsored by MANGO Languages.

More information about the award can be found hereYou must be a current member of NMRT in order to apply. To join NMRT, visit the ALA website and follow the “Join ALA” link to add NMRT to your ALA membership.

Click here to go to the application.

Questions? Please contact JoAnna Schofield, Chair of the NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee, at jschofield@akronlibrary.org

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