Footnotes Editor's Files, 1989-1997
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Brief Description: The files of the Footnotes Editors, including correspondence, budget records, advertising, committee reports, and past issues (1990-1991).
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at]
Record Series Number: 46/2/1
Created by: New Members Round Table (NMRT)
Volume: 0.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 6/18/01
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Arrangement: by subject
Biographical Note for New Members Round Table (NMRT) :

The Junior Members Round Table (JMRT) held its first informal meeting at the AlA Conference in New Haven, Connecticut in 1931 (1). Its primary purpose was to organize social meetings and to hold a Round Table devoted to issues of particular interest to members of the ALA who were under thirty years of age (2). In 1933 the membership age limit was raised to 35 (3). The Junior Members Round Table continued to meet informally until 1941, when a constitution was introduced and approved with a few minor changes, and by-laws were proposed (4). In 1942 several amendments to the constitution were made, and the by-laws, slightly modified from the 1941 version, were adopted (5). The requirements for membership in and the government and purposes of the Junior Members Round Table in 1941 were:

1. To help the individual member to become orientated to the profession and to encourage membership participation in its organizations, national, state, and local.

2. To promote a greater feeling of responsibility for the development of library service and librarianship.

3. To assist actively in the recruitment of qualified persons for the profession.

Membership in NMRT (New Members Round Table) is currently limited to members of ALA who have served in the profession less than ten years. The NMRT is governed by an executive committee composed of the president, the vice-president/president-elect, the treasurer, the secretary, the past president, and the chairpersons of the standing committees; the Round Table also has a board of directors. Its publications include the quarterly Footnotes (formerly Newsnotes, 1966-71) and Cognotes (1972- ), published during ALA's Annual and Midwinter conferences (7).

Subject Index
New Members Round Table (NMRT)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]