It's clear that you have a deep respect for history and a love for connecting young readers with powerful stories. You understand the power of great children's books and the authors that create them. You know that sharing culture and experiences is a great way for readers to grow empathy and expand their world. Celebrating stories can build communities by bringing people together, and this is something that you are passionate about.Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table members not only administer and choose the prestigious Coretta Scott King Book Awards each year, but they also work together to build resources that showcase award-winning African American children's and young adult books. As a member of this dynamic Round Table, you would have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals who share your passion for celebrating diverse voices and building inclusive communities.In addition to being part of a supportive community, CSKBART members have access to a wealth of resources, including discussion guides and an illustration gallery that highlights award-winning works. By joining CSKBART, you can expand your knowledge of African American literature and learn from others who are equally passionate about sharing these important stories with readers of all ages. We invite you to join us in this important work and help us continue to celebrate the power of diverse voices in children's and young adult literature!
You have a passion for learning about diverse cultures and celebrating how they bring us together. Your interests range from exploring the history, language, and traditions of different communities to sharing multiculturalism with your patrons through book displays, program planning, reference, and readers advisory. Your ability to recognize the diversity in your immediate community and invite others to get to know new traditions is a testament to your strong cultural awareness and empathy.The Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table is dedicated to promoting multiculturalism and inclusion in library services by providing information and resources on building and sustaining ethnic collections, services, and programs. Through EMIERT you can access a vibrant community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for cultural diversity as well as opportunities to collaborate on resources like creating recommended lists of diverse titles, organizing author visits and book talks, and developing multicultural programming.By joining EMIERT, you will gain valuable experiences and benefits that align with your interests and passions. You will have opportunities to engage with diverse communities, expand your knowledge of multiculturalism and diversity, and connect with professionals who share your goals. EMIERT can help you to promote cultural awareness and create a more inclusive environment in your library and beyond.
Maybe you weren’t in AV Club, but you had friends there. You like to make film lists for your friends and given a theme and adequate screening space you could build a film festival schedule showcasing your collection in a day or two. You have a passion for visual mediums and you believe in the power of a well-organized video collection with something for everyone. You understand that a diverse and inclusive media collection is essential to providing access to a wide range of perspectives and experiences.As a member of the Film & Media Round Table, you will have the opportunity to connect with fellow library-land film geeks, who are passionate about all things film and media. You can join the selection committee that puts together the Notable Filmslist each year, build resources for media librarians, and provide mentorship for new video librarians and students. Being part of this active and engaging community will allow you to expand your knowledge, learn new techniques and ideas, and share your expertise with others.FMRT offers numerous benefits to its members, including access to professional development opportunities, grant opportunities, and a network of colleagues who share your passion for film and multimedia. With FMRT, you will be able to engage with like-minded professionals, learn about the latest trends in film and media, and contribute to building a strong and engaged community of film and media enthusiasts within the library world.
You are a natural gamer with a passion for creativity and building engaging experiences for others. You believe in the power of games to connect people and bring joy. Whether it's running a tabletop RPG campaign, designing an escape room, or building a digital scavenger hunt, you always bring your A-game. You have a knack for storytelling and worldbuilding, and you love to create immersive experiences that transport your players to new and exciting worlds. Your curiosity and creativity make you a perfect fit for the Games & Gaming Round Table!The Games & Gaming Round Table is a community of library workers who share your passion for games and believe in their power to engage and educate. As a member of GAMERT, you will have access to a wealth of resources and professional development opportunities to help you build game collections, design game-based programming, and connect with other game enthusiasts in the library world. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in conferences, webinars, and other events to stay up-to-date on the latest library-friendly games and best practices in game-based learning. You’ll also have the chance to help shape the future of gaming in libraries by sharing your ideas and expertise with others. Join GAMERT today and let your inner gamer shine!
You’re a government agency wonk and you know your way around the .gov side of the internet. Your keen ability to navigate the complex world of government information is a valuable asset to your library and community. You have a passion for finding answers and helping people access the information they need to make informed decisions. Whether it's helping a patron find the latest census data or tracking down the most recent laws and regulations, you're always up for the challenge. You know how to dig deep and find the most relevant and up-to-date information on a variety of government topics, from local to federal to international. Plus, you love a challenge, and enjoy the satisfaction of helping people find the information they need.The Government Documents Round Table is the perfect place for you to connect with like-minded professionals and stay up-to-date on the latest government information resources and trends. Through GODORT, you'll have access to a wealth of resources, including webinars, workshops, and publications that can help you improve your government information skills and provide better service to your patrons. You'll also have the opportunity to collaborate with other members on projects and programming that promote free and equitable access to government information.GODORT will not only help you to sharpen your skills and knowledge, but also connect with a community of passionate professionals who are committed to promoting access to government information. You'll network with colleagues and gain valuable insights into the latest developments in government information. Whether you're a government information librarian, student, or just passionate about this field, GODORT has something to offer you.
Your love for comics, graphic novels, and pop culture is infectious, and you're always looking for ways to share that passion with others. You have at least one favorite local comic shop and have been known to daydream cosplay possibilities for just about any occasion - personal and professional. You take pride in discovering new creators, finding new stories, and building a community around the stories that people love. You appreciate good storytelling, great world building, and the art of sequential storytelling. You like to connect patrons with stories you love, but more than that, you want to connect them to the characters and worlds you know they'll love.As a member of the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table, you'll be able to connect with like-minded library workers who share your passion for comics and graphic novels. You'll have access to resources that can help you navigate book bans and challenges and build your library’s graphic novel collections, not to mention webinars, programs, and grant opportunities for you and your library. You can also contribute to discussions and collaborate on materials created by and for library workers who are just as passionate about comics and graphic novels as you are. Joining GNCRT will give you the chance to connect with a vibrant community of library workers who share your passion for comics.
You know that the freedom to read and access information is essential to a healthy society, and you are passionate about fighting against censorship and book bans. You understand that marginalized voices are often the ones being silenced and you are committed to standing up for the right of every reader to make their own choices. You believe that everyone should have access to diverse perspectives and ideas, and you are willing to fight to make sure that happens.The Intellectual Freedom Round Table is the perfect fit for you! As a member, you'll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded library workers who are passionate about defending intellectual freedom. You'll be able to get involved in national-level discussions and committee work, and you'll be able to contribute your own ideas and suggestions to help lift others up when systems and oppressions get in the way of access to materials. Joining IFRT will provide you with the tools, resources, and community you need to continue your fight for intellectual freedom. You'll be able to make a difference in the world by standing up for the right of every person to access diverse perspectives and ideas. So come join us, and let's fight censorship together!
You have a passion for learning about other cultures and perspectives, and you believe that libraries can play a vital role in changing the world in every community. You may not get abroad as often as you like, but there are a few international conferences on your bucket list. You’ve presented a program at IFLA (or want to!) and came back inspired by all of the wonderful library work happening out there. Whether you're traveling to new places or exploring from home, you always make a point to seek out libraries and connect with their staff. You love seeing the similarities and differences between libraries and communities around the world, and you're always looking for ways to learn more about global librarianship.The International Relations Round Table is the perfect fit for you! As a member, you'll have access to a vibrant community of librarians from around the world who share your passion for global exploration and learning. You'll have the opportunity to participate in international conferences and events, and to connect with librarians from all over the world. You'll also have the chance to learn about innovative library services and initiatives happening in other countries, and to bring those ideas back to your own community.Join the International Relations Round Table and become part of a community of librarians who are changing the world through their work. You'll have the chance to build international relationships, share best practices, and learn from librarians from all over the world.
You are a natural teacher and passionate about staff development in libraries. You know that staff training and development are key to keeping up with trends, building careers, and providing excellent services to library users. You love to collaborate to build solid learning experiences that reach a wide audience, and you believe that quality continuing education is essential for all library personnel.The Learning Round Table is focused on the holistic training and development of library staff, promoting quality continuing education and staff development for all library personnel. With LearnRT, you'll meet great people, develop a strong network of support, have fun, and learn lots of practical, actionable stuff!Through LearnRT you can access a variety of resources, programs, and opportunities to connect with other like-minded individuals. You can participate in online discussions, attend webinars and conferences, and collaborate on developing new resources for the community. You'll also have the opportunity to network with other staff development and continuing education providers for the exchange of ideas, concerns, and solutions.
You have a natural curiosity and passion for library history and the development of the library profession. You love delving into archives and researching to uncover the rich histories that have helped shape libraries today. Your interest in documenting histories and collecting and stories has led you down many fascinating paths, and you know that understanding and confronting where we’ve come from can help us chart a course for the future.The Library History Round Table is a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for exploring the rich history of libraries and their impact on society. Through LHRT, you also have opportunities to contribute to the discussion and research surrounding library history. You could submit articles to Library History Round Table or present at the Library History Research Forum, where you could connect with fellow researchers. In addition, you would have the chance to collaborate on projects with other members and share your knowledge and expertise with a wider audience.By joining LHRT, you can help to preserve the past and shape the future of the library profession. Your skills and knowledge can contribute to raising awareness of historical issues in librarianship, encouraging research and publication on library history, and building a community of people who appreciate and celebrate the history of libraries. With LHRT, you'll have the opportunity to explore the past, connect with colleagues, and make a difference in the future of libraries.
You understand the importance of library instruction in today’s information-rich society, and you are always seeking out new resources and methods to improve your own teaching abilities. You have a natural ability to lead, collaborate, and share knowledge, and you recognize the value of developing instruction resources that can be used by librarians across all types of libraries.With the Library Instruction Round Table, you can connect with fellow instructional enthusiasts, exchange ideas, and build a network of supportive colleagues. You’ll collaborate with fellow educators, share ideas, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and methods in library instruction. LIRT provides a platform to discuss and explore effective teaching strategies, pedagogical approaches, and the integration of new technologies into instruction.Through LIRT, you'll be at the forefront of library instruction, making a positive impact on patrons and library communities. Your enthusiasm, knowledge, and dedication to instruction will be celebrated and shared among peers who are equally passionate about the transformative power of teaching and learning in libraries. Join LIRT and be part of a dynamic network of educators shaping the future of library instruction.
You are a natural researcher and collaborator who is always eager to learn and share knowledge with others. You have a keen eye for details and a natural curiosity that helps you uncover hidden connections and discover new insights. You believe in the power of research to transform the library and information profession, and you are passionate about building research resources and sharing tools that can help others become more effective researchers.As a member of the Library Research Round Table, you will gain access to a vibrant community of researchers and scholars in the library and information science field. You can collaborate with fellow researchers, participate in discussions, and be a part of a dynamic network of researchers shaping the future of libraries and information services. LRRT offers a platform to showcase your research projects, receive feedback, and disseminate your findings to a wider audience.With LRRT, you will be part of a community that values research, promotes collaboration, and strives to advance the field of library and information studies. Your participation will not only allow you to contribute to the growth of knowledge but also to strengthen the library community as a whole. Embrace the opportunity to ask essential questions, uncover new insights, and make a meaningful impact through your research. Join LRRT and become part of a dynamic network of researchers shaping the future of libraries and information services.
You have a passion for building and organizing teams, and supporting and developing library staff. You understand the critical role that support staff plays in the library and you value their contributions. You know that strong library staff includes everyone, and you are committed to creating opportunities for growth and advancement at every level. You are a team player who enjoys working collaboratively and building things from the ground up.The Library Support Staff Round Table connects and advances priorities from the support staff side of libraries. Through LSSRT you'll be able to connect with other support staff members from around the country and share your ideas and experiences. Together, we can amplify ideas, develop leadership skills, and create pathways for professional growth and advancement. Join LSSRT today and help shape the future of library support staff, fostering a culture of continuous learning, collaboration, and professional development.
It's evident that you possess a unique set of qualities and a deep interest in map collections and preservation, geographic and geospatial technology, and visual literacy. You are a visual thinker with a passion for organizing special collections, particularly maps and cartography. Your enthusiasm for exploring virtual landscapes through platforms like Google Earth showcases your commitment to understanding and communicating the importance of geospatial information. You recognize the significance of preserving and caring for both map collections and geospatial data, and you understand the crucial role of helping patrons navigate the vast resources and tools related to geographic systems.As the largest professional organization for map and geographic information systems librarians in the country, the Maps & Geospatial Information Round Table offers a world of exciting experiences and opportunities tailored to individuals like you. MAGIRT provides a platform for you to collaborate with fellow members and exchange ideas on organizing, and providing access to map collections as well as opportunities to network with experts in the field, fostering valuable connections. MAGIRT members actively contribute to the advancement of map collections and geospatial technology in libraries, influencing best practices and shaping the future of the profession. MAGIRT recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of maps and geospatial information, welcoming individuals from fields such as social sciences, earth sciences, government documents, agriculture, and many others. Join MAGIRT and embrace the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, expand your knowledge, and contribute to the preservation and accessibility of map collections worldwide
It's clear that you have a keen interest in the library profession and community, networking and engagement, and the American Library Association (ALA). You excel at building connections and thrive in an active community where collaboration and relationship-building are valued. Your strong communication skills make you an excellent bridge-builder, and you have a genuine desire to help others find their best path in the library profession. Although you may be new to library work, your curiosity and engagement drive you to explore different opportunities and make meaningful contributions.As the next generation of leaders in the association and the profession, the New Members Round Table serves as a welcoming entry point into ALA, helping you feel engaged and connected from the start. Moreover, NMRT provides a vibrant platform for you to find your place within ALA and get involved in exciting initiatives.With NMRT, you will have access to a diverse network of professionals working in various types of libraries and at different stages of their careers. Networking opportunities are abundant, allowing you to connect with experienced professionals who can provide guidance and support as you navigate your own career path. NMRT also offers leadership training, empowering you to develop your skills and take on meaningful roles within ALA and the library community. NMRT provides the support and resources you need to shape your career trajectory and forge strong mentorships and connections.Embrace the opportunity to immerse yourself in the library community and expand your network. Join NMRT today and embark on an exciting journey of growth, leadership, and lifelong learning as you shape the future of the library profession.
You understand the importance of creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and have access to diverse and representative literature. You believe in the power of community and are passionate about advocating for the rights of LGBTQIA+ individuals in libraries and information centers.As the ALA's home for the LGBTQIA+ community, their allies, and friends, the Rainbow Round Table is dedicated to serving the information needs of LGBTQIA+ professionals and individuals at large. Through RRT you can network with professionals from various library backgrounds, allowing you to build connections, exchange ideas, and collaborate on projects that promote diversity and inclusion. Plus, RRT provides a platform for you to contribute your unique perspectives and talents to advance the representation of the queer community within the library profession. You can participate in committees that address important issues and allow you to make a meaningful impact, gain valuable skills, and contribute to the continued growth and success of RRT and its mission.By joining RRT, you become part of a rich history and ongoing legacy of advocating for the rights and representation of the LGBTQIA+ community within the library profession. Embrace the camaraderie and flair of RRT as you work alongside fellow advocates to create positive change within ALA and beyond. Together, we can create a more inclusive and representative library profession.
Your results highlight your extensive experience and knowledge in the library profession. Having worked in various roles and witnessed the evolving trends and innovations within libraries, you possess a wealth of expertise and insights. You enjoy mentoring and guiding library staff at different stages of their careers, sharing your skills, tips, and tricks. Your social and outgoing nature has made you an active member of ALA, where you value connecting with experienced library veterans and collaborating on new resources and tools.The Retired Members Round Table recognizes the invaluable contributions retired library professionals bring to the field. By joining RMRT, you can continue to grow professionally and maintain connections with the organization and the friends you've developed throughout the years. Through RMRT members have the opportunity to stay engaged and involved in the library profession and stay updated on the latest developments in the field. RMRT provides a platform for retired library professionals from all library types to contribute their expertise and participate in lifelong professional involvement. By becoming a member of RMRT, you become part of a vibrant community of retired library professionals who share your passion for the library profession. You can continue to contribute to the field, make a difference in the lives of library staff, and foster a culture of continuous learning and growth. Join RMRT and continue your professional journey while staying connected with the ALA and the friends you've made along the way.
With a mission to make a positive impact on the world, you stand up for people and believe in taking action to create a better society for everyone. You possess a strong sense of social justice and recognize the power of libraries and library workers to build environments focused on the common good. As a passionate and creative individual, you want to be a change-maker in the library profession and the library community.The Social Responsibilities Round Table is committed to promoting social responsibility as a core value of librarianship and works to make ALA more democratic and to establish progressive priorities not only for the Association but also for the entire profession. Through SRRT, you have the opportunity to collaborate with other librarians and library workers to create meaningful change. You have the opportunity to learn from others and contribute to the development of best practices for promoting social responsibility within the library profession.In joining SRRT, you will become part of a vibrant community that is committed to advancing progressive priorities not only for the Association but for the entire profession. You will be able to use your passion and creativity to effect change in the library community and beyond.
You like big ideas and want to change the world. You understand that the path to a more sustainable future is a long one, but you're not afraid to take action. You're always looking for new ways to make a positive impact on the world, whether it's through supporting local businesses, growing your own food, or encouraging your friends to make sustainable choices.You appreciate that libraries can make a difference in the their community and you can see ways that those ripples can go further. You’re interested in scalable ideas that can make real change for your patrons. At the Sustainability Round Table, we share your passion for creating positive change, and we believe that libraries can be a powerful force for sustainability - for our communities and our planet. Our members are dedicated to exploring new ideas and sharing resources to support libraries in their sustainability efforts. Join our community of like-minded library workers who are dedicated to exploring new ideas and finding practical solutions to the sustainability challenges facing our communities. Whether you're interested in sustainable building practices, green programming, or creating sustainable collections, SustainRT has something to offer. We look forward to working with you to create a more sustainable future for all!