Purpose & Contact

The New Members Round Table functions to

  1. Recruit new members into the Georgia Library Association and to help these members further their knowledge of the profession and the association.
  2. 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. Facilitate professional growth through offering meeting presentations and training, a wiki-based collaborative resource center, committee involvement, and many other opportunities.
  4. Assist the Georgia Library Association in promoting a greater feeling of involvement and responsibility for the development of library service and librarianship.
  5. Act as a sounding board for ideas of the New Members Round Table membership and to identify potential leaders within the Georgia Library Association.

Contact the New Members Round Table at nmrt@georgialibraryassociation.org.


  • Chair: Kelly Williams
  • Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Em Farmer
  • Secretary: Femi Jayeola

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 at least four times a year for networking events and professional development presentations. We welcome visitors, volunteers, and program suggestions. For more information or to get involved, please email us at ael@georgialibraryassociation.org.

Coastal Georgia Library Collaborative (CGLC)
Formed in December 2015, CGLC creates collaborative interaction, teamwork, networking, professional development, and connections between all library staff in Savannah (Chatham county and surrounding area). For more information or to get involved, please email cglc@georgialibraryassociation.org

Middle Georgia Emerging Librarians (MGEL)
Formed in 2020, MGEL focuses on creating a network of librarians and future librarians connected to the many public and academic libraries within Middle Georgia. For more information or to get involved, please email mgel@georgialibraryassociation.org.

GLA Guide for New Members

So you’ve just joined GLA…. now what? Consult our Guide for New Members and find out how to get involved and get the most out of your GLA experience!