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New Members Round Table

Kimberly Boyd
Brenau University

Vice-Chair/Chair Elect:
Eli Arnold
Kennesaw State University

Oscar Gittemeier
Atlanta Fulton Public Library System

Division Objectives:

  1. To recruit new members into the Georgia Library Association and to help these members further their knowledge of the profession and the association.
  2. To provide new members of the profession with a common meeting ground for connecting with one another and to the Georgia library community as a whole.
  3. To facilitate professional growth through offering meeting presentations and training, a wiki-based collaborative resource center, committee involvement, and many other opportunities.
  4. To assist the Georgia Library Association in promoting a greater feeling of involvement and responsibility for the development of library service and librarianship.
  5. To act as a sounding board for ideas of the New Members Round Table membership and to identify potential leaders within the Georgia Library Association.

NMRT Minutes:

January 25, 2008
October 16, 2008 - NMRT and AEL
April 17, 2010
October 13, 2010
January 28, 2011
October 5, 2011
January 27, 2012
January 11, 2013

NMRT Events:

The Future of Librarianship: A Librarian by Any Other Name
Saturday, April 19
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library, 1282 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033

Register for this event

Library school students have a growing number of job options awaiting them upon graduation. Some of these jobs may not have "librarian" in the title but very much require knowledge and skill in library and information science. Learn how to get into the fields of information architecture, digital asset management, and other outside-the-box jobs from three people who have traveled the nontraditional library career path. Bring your curiosity and your questions! Light refreshments will be served.

This event is part 1 in a series about current and emerging trends in librarianship.

The speakers are:
Ernie Evangelista, Resource & Access Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Emily Almond, IT Director at the Georgia Public Library Service
Elizabeth Keathley, Chief Officer at the Atlanta Metadata Authority

NMRT Resources:

Atlanta Emerging Librarians:
Formed in early 2008, AEL is intended to create in-person connections between MLIS students, new graduates and new librarians in the Atlanta area. The group meets 4 times a year for networking events and professional development presentations.  All events are free. We welcome visitors, volunteers, and program suggestions. For more information or to get involved, please join our Google Group at or email

Atlanta Emerging Librarians Listserv: Want to connect with other library school students, new librarians or recent graduates in Georgia?  Join the AEL list serve for event announcements and discussion forums.



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