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JMRT has some exciting plans for the June conference in Chicago. We invite all ALA members who one of our projects interests to join us for fun, professional improvement, and a better ALA.

JMRT’s annual orientation session will feature a press conference this year. The editors of American Libraries, Wilson Library Bulletin, Library Journal and School Library Journal have been invited to share their predictions for the conference and interview members of the ALA Executive Board and COPES. It should be an enlightening experience.

JMRT is planning the first child care facilities for an ALA conference. Professional children’s consultants will be employed to care for the children during the day assisted by librarian volunteers. Infants through fourteen- year-olds will be accommodated, with trips through nearby museums for the older children. If you are interested in using the service or assisting JMRT in maintaining, contact Nancy Schimmel, San Mateo County Library, Relmont, CA 94022.

Another exciting project sponsored by JMRT is a daily convention newspaper. Reporters will attend assigned meetings and submit reports for the newspaper which will be edited and prepared each evening. ALA headquarters has generously offered its producing facilities and staff for the printing phase which will be completed each morning at the ALA headquarters. Three thousand copies will be distributed to ALA attendees daily, Sunday through Friday.

It is hoped that this newssheet will promote a better understanding of conference activities. The newssheet will communicate to the membership the events of the preceding day and a highlight of the forthcoming day’s activities in an objective and factual capsulized format. Anyone interested in participating in any phase of this project should contact Catherine O’Connell, Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Road, Linthicum, MD 21090. ■ ■

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