Kate Tkacik, MLIS 2012, selected as an ALA 2014 Emerging Leader

The New Members Round Table (NMRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announced Kate Tkacik as its representative in the 2014 Emerging Leaders program. Tkacik is currently working as a business librarian with the Bank of Montreal Business Research Group in Chicago.

She received her MLIS from Dominican University in 2012. In addition to her work at BMO, Tkacik helped shape the "tumblarian" community (librarians on tumblr), and regularly blogs at "TheLifeguardLibrarian" (thelifeguardlibrarian.tumblr.com). She was named one of Library Journal’s 2013 Movers & Shakers for this work.

“Kate's abundant energy and commitment to engaging with and inspiring diverse groups of individuals was obvious from her Emerging Leaders Program application,” noted NMRT President Emily Prather-Rodgers. Tkacik is the seventh NMRT sponsored Emerging Leader.

As NMRT’s 2014 Emerging Leader, Tkacik will attend the 2014 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia as well as the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

The Emerging Leaders program enables newer librarians from across the country to participate in workgroups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA's structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. Emerging Leaders receive up to $1,000 each to participate in the Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference, and each participant is expected to provide years of service to ALA or one of its units.

NMRT is an organization for people with fewer than 10 years of membership in ALA.