Last week ALASC was honored to have ALA’s Member Services Director for the New Member Roundtable (NMRT), Julia Frankosky, as a guest speaker to kick off the Spring semester. Julia discussed a number of key topics including ways for students to get involved in ALA’s NMRT. As a very large organization, it can be hard for students and those new to the library profession to fully navigate all of the benefits of an ALA membership. One helpful gateway in getting started with ALA is to look over the plethora opportunities within the NMRT including a number of committees and publications: http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm
NMRT Notes: http://www.nmrt.ala.org/notes/
This session was recorded on 1/27 and is available for download:
Julia delves into how to best approach library conferences with very applicable tips for attendees of all backgrounds. It’s a must watch before attending any major conference to get the most out of such rewarding experiences both professionally and personally.
ALA conference locations for upcoming years: http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/ala-upcoming-annual-conferences-midwinter-meetings