The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting resume reviewers and booth greeters for the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas who are willing to volunteer to greet participants, and/or review resumes and cover letters of those who are undergoing a job search in this challenging economic climate. The conference review service is free of charge to anyone. Librarians from all types of libraries and specializations are invited to volunteer. We are especially in need of Public, Special and School Media Specialists volunteers.

The NMRT Resume Review Service booth, located inside the ALA Placement Center, is open Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Appointment are 30 minutes long and usually fill up quickly. The last appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes before closing each day.

If you wish to volunteer or have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs: Cheryl Blevens ( or Nicole Spoor ( Please use “2014 Conference RRS Volunteer” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!

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The New Members Round Table offers a free Resume Review Service, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 – 5:00, in the ALA Joblist Placement Center at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas!

A schedule of reviewers (with library type and specialization) will be posted on the RRS site a few days prior to the conference. You may want to look at the schedule and jot down a few possible times.

Once at the conference, stop by the Resume Review Service (located inside the ALA Placement Center). At that time, you may make an appointment to see a reviewer or if one is available, you could meet then. Appointments usually fill up quickly, so be sure to make an appointment as early as you can.

Try to be a few minutes early for your appointment. If you are more than 5 minutes late, we cannot guarantee that your appointment will be held. Should you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please stop by and let us know.

Appointments are 30 minutes long. Bring copies of your cover letter and/or resume. If applicable, it would be helpful to bring a copy of the job ad. After reading over your resume and/or cover letter, your reviewer will probably ask you a few questions and will probably comment on format, grammar, punctuation, and overall strengths and weaknesses of your documents.

Please be courteous and keep your meeting to the 30 minute limit.

If you would like a second opinion, you may schedule another appointment with a different reviewer (schedule permitting).

The last appointments are 30 minutes before closing each day.

If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs, Cheryl Blevens and Nicole Spoor, at

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Congratulations Fred Stielow!

The Distance Learning Section has presented Fred Stielow with the 2014 Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Award.

For details, check out the ALA News press release.

Congratulations, Fred!

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Volunteer with DLS!

ACRL’s Distance Learning Section is looking for you!

If you would like to volunteer for a DLS committee please fill out the following form by February 15th:

If you have any questions, please email the Chair Elect Alice Daugherty personally.

Contact Info:
Alice L. Daugherty
Assessment Librarian
LSU Libraries
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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2014 ALA Midwinter Social

ACRL Distance Learning Section

Invites you to an ALA Midwinter Social!

When:  Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Urban Enoteca: Rittenhouse Square, 135 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.  215.825.3583

Directions:  Urban Enoteca is near the intersection of 17th and Walnut Street and Ritterhouse Square.  It’s located in the Latham Hotel.  Catch the Route 3 shuttle, exit at Radisson Blu Hotel, #13 on map:

For more details, please check out a Google Map to the restaurant:

For a handy printable flyer, check out our 2014 ALA Midwinter DLS Social Flyer.

Join members of the ACRL Distance Learning Section for a night of fun and networking with free appetizers and cash bar!

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