Saturday, May 12, 2012

Excerpts from the NMRT SASCO Update 4

Welcome to the NMRT SASCO Update

The 2011-2012 NMRT Student and Student Chapter Outreach Committee will publish a newsletter once a month. We aim to please, so if there is an area we are not covering or information you’d like us to include, please don’t hesitate to contact your SASCO liaison. SASCO Speakers’ Pool Up & Running! Let us connect you! SASCO provides LIS students with the opportunity to have active NMRT and ALA members speak (virtually or in-person) about involvement in the Association and professional development topics. This is a wonderful opportunity for ALA's best and brightest to be ambassadors to the next generation of library leaders and to keep our professional organization viable. Any questions about the SASCO Speakers' Pool should be directed to the current chair (Erin Dorney). Visit to view available speakers and sign up to be added to the pool!


New Members Round Table 2012/2013 committee volunteers are now being accepted NMRT Elections
The 2012 ALA Elections are rapidly approaching. The NMRT Nominating Committee would like to announce a live chat hosted in ALA Connect. The chat will be held on March 14 at 7pm EST. The chat will allow candidates to discuss their candidacy and answer questions while providing NMRT members an opportunity to hear directly about the issues that matter most to them. Learn what qualifications they bring to their position and their vision for NMRT and its future. Watch the candidates on the NMRT YouTube Channel:

Student AL Direct Issue 
 Did you know that ALA puts out an exclusive supplement for ALA Student Members in addition to ALA Direct? No? Then check it out!

Professional Development/Publication Opportunities

Joint Conference for Librarians of Color (JCLC) Kansas City, Mo.—“KCMO,” “the City of Fountains,” “the Paris of the Plains”—will soon be the host to the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC). Housing and registration for the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, Sept. 19-23, 2012, will open on March 1. For complete details, visit Housing & Registration at 

Scholarships & Funding

ALA Awards & Grants 
ALA offers hundreds of grant and award opportunities throughout the year and for all types of librarians/students. Check out their list of grant opportunities often so that you don’t miss out!

Open Jobs & Internships

Data Curation at the Library of Congress Residency 
Organizers plan to start taking applications this summer. Recently, the Library of Congress, Office of Strategic Initiatives, partnered with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create a residency program focused on digital curation. Application for the six-month residency program will be open to postgraduate students later this year. For more information on this exciting collaboration, please follow click here.

Internship Programme at the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) of the United Nations 
Intern on Archives and Records Management in the United Nations.The JIU, the only independent external oversight body of the United Nations system mandated to conduct evaluations, inspections and investigations system-wide, is currently seeking an intern with a background in Archives and Records Management who can intern for a minimum of four months and a maximum of six months (preferable) starting in mid-October 2012.

 Job Hunting Resources

Hiring Librarians 
Organized by a job-hunting librarian, this blog surveys hiring librarians to learn what will really get you hired (or, dropped out of the running quickly).

Job Hunters’ Resource Round-Up 
Written by the Hiring Librarians blog (above), this is a great list of resources.

Open Cover Letters 
Wondering what your cover letter should look like? Tired of looking at all those online templates? Check out Open Cover Letters, which is full of anonymous cover letters from hired librarians and archivists.

 I Need a Library Job

ALA JobList 

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