Committee Planning Report

NOTE: ** = Required Field


**Type of report being submitted: Diversity Committee Planning Report


**Date:  Sept. 6, 2002


**Committee Name:  Diversity Committee


**Supervising Board Member:  Nadine Flores, Outreach Director


**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs:  Meredith P. Goins


**Committee members:  Taliah Abdullah, Kristin Brand, Amy Gonzalez Ferguson, Deirdre Rawls


**Committee Charge: 

Accord to the NMRT Handbook,  “The purpose of the committee is to recruit ethnic minorities into membership in the American Library Association and the New Members Round Table and actively involve them in the inner workings and leadership of NMRT.”



>>I would like to update this listing in the handbook to include religion, nationality, gender, and library type, not just a person's ethnicity. <<<


**2002 - 2003 Project Description / Goals: 

Educate minorities (ethic, religious gender, nationality, etc) on what resources are available to them through the NMRT and the ALA.


Work with NMRT Nomination committee to consider diversity on ballot and in chair positions.  Possibly include optional questions on forms, not to be included on the ballot, but gathered just for statistical purposes.


Contact ALA office to get listing of past and current Spectrum winners and applicants (if releasable) and contact them to see how we can assist them in their transition.


Ask Spectrum scholars committee to include NMRT Diversity Committee in selection process.


Petition the NMRT board to offer one-year free membership to NMRT for new Spectrum scholars.


**Specific Objectives (numbers, tangible end-products): 

1.  Update committee information in NMRT Handbook

2.  Work with SASCO to send emails to new students enlightening them of the diversity committee and what we offer them.

3.  Create and make available handouts at Midwinter and Annual Meeting booths

Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)

a. $0

Amount which you have spent so far this year

b. $0

Your estimated additional expenses this year

c. $0

Total of amount spent and additional "estimated" expenses for this year (b+c)

d. $0

Difference between budgeted amount and total expenses from above (a-d)

e. $0


f. Vendor support planned or anticipated for the year (either money or in-kind gifts), list here:  N/A


g. Vendor support requested: (From the above list, what, if any, has been requested from the Exhibitor Contact and Relations Committee?)  N/A


h. Vendor support received: (From the above list, what if any, has been received?) N/A


Specific Needs/Support (non-financial): (For the categories below, please include approximate date service needed)

a. Web Support (help with webpage creation, web form creation, web database, web database, scripting, etc):  May need assistance in posting page, but creation can be handled by committee members.


b. On-site conference volunteers: (include estimated numbers needed and brief job description)



c. Publicity planned for the committee (posting to other discussion lists, official press release for webpage, etc.): 

1.  Flyers for conference booths

2.  Article in January Footnotes

3.  Promotional emails to SASCO, NMRT, ALA email discussion lists

4.  Assistance from Publicity Committee on getting news releases together.


**Report submitted by:  Meredith P. Goins, Diversity Chair


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