NMRT Awards & ALA Midwinter Activities

Two awards available through NMRT – apply now!

NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award: apply by December 14, 2015

NMRT Professional Development Grant: apply by December 20, 2015 by 5pm EST.


Attending ALA Midwinter? Here are the NMRT events happening in Boston:

Sat, January 09, 2016:

Conference Orientation, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (WEST – Douglass)
Is this your first conference? Come get tips and tricks on how to make the most of your time in Boston.

Executive Board Meeting, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (WEST – Lewis)
Our Executive Board meeting is open and all are welcome.

Membership, Networking & Committee Interest Meeting, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (BCEC – 151B)
Interested in getting more involved with NMRT but aren’t sure where to start? Are you a student interested in meeting other students? Are you new to NMRT and want to meet other members? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you!

Midwinter Social with Team Trivia, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (SEAPORT – Lighthouse I)
Continue to meet other members and fellow students at our evening social. This year we are bringing back team trivia! Appetizers provided.


Sign up for the NMRT Resume Review Service

The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting volunteer resume reviewers and booth greeters as well as taking resume review appointments for ALA 2016 Midwinter Meeting. We are in need of volunteers to greet participants, and/or review resumes and cover letters. Librarians from all types of libraries and specializations are invited to volunteer.

The NMRT Resume Review Service booth, located inside the ALA JobList Placement & Career Development Center, is open Saturday, January 9th, and Sunday, January 10th, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The service is free of charge to anyone. Appointments are 30 minutes long and usually fill up quickly. While we encourage advance appointments, on-site walk-ins are seen as time permits.

More information about volunteering and making an appointment is available at http://bit.ly/1vArIPT. If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Committee Chair, Melanie Kowalski at melanie.t.kowalski@gmail.com, or the Assistant Chair, Brandy Horne, at BrandyH@usca.edu.


For more information about ALA Midwinter, visit 2016.alamidwinter.org and follow @alamw on Twitter. The conference hashtag is #alamw16.


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Midwinter 2015 Events and Discounts

We’ll be adding to this post as more events are announced for Midwinter 2015 in Chicago.

Events with Student Discounts

Project Management for Librarians: Planning for Success (LLAMA Career Institute)
Friday, January 30, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This full-day workshop will provide an overview of project management and the basics of planning and managing projects with a focus on academic, public, and special library projects. At the end of the institute, participants will be able to plan a project, including identifying stakeholders, setting objectives, and defining activities, schedules and costs; assemble and manage a team; monitor progress; and manage problems that emerge during the lifecycle of a project. Using an interactive approach, this participatory workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to practice and apply concepts related to planning and managing a project though the typical phases of the project lifecycle – planning, build up, implementation, phase-out – and will learn about the key knowledge, skills, and tools useful to project managers.
Registration costs cover workshop materials and will include light refreshments in the morning and afternoon; lunch will be on your own.
Cost:
§  $175 for LIS Student Members (use code “Other Member” when registering to receive discounted rate);
Pre-registration prior to December 1, 2014 is recommended as space is limited. Register online at http://alamw15.ala.org/ticketed-events – this takes you to “Ticketed Events” on the ALA Midwinter site; then search for LLAMA Institute (Event Code LLA2).

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.