Committee Final Report

NOTE: ** = Required Field



**Type of report being submitted: Committee Final Report


**Date: 7/30/03



**Committee Name: Mentoring Committee




**Supervising Board Member: Sally Gibson



**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs: Co-Chair: Kristin Arnett and Co-Chair: Susi Swis




**Committee members: Taliah Abdullah, Jametoria Burton, Devlin Frances, Devin Sean Hogan, Erin Moore, Samantha Schmehl, Mercedes Smith



**Goals, Objectives, Projects completed (including, but not limited to, any procedures, tip sheets, checklists, etc. created during the reporting year):


Mentoring application form.

Contact with the CLA counterpart.

Former participant database (obtained from past chair).

Mentoring web page

Set up an email account for NMRT Mentoring

Mentoring program tip sheets/guidelines (very close to completion).

Publicity materials.

Call for Conference and Career Mentoring program participants.

Mentor/Mentee matches and notifications for the Conference Mentoring program.

Conference Mentoring at ALA Annual 2003. Final count: 18 mentees, 14 mentors.

Evaluation form created and sent.

Evaluation responses received.

Email sent to Career Mentoring program participants notifying them of delay.





**Action Items/Issues To Be Resolved What plans/projects remain which will be carried over or postponed until next year? Have there been any substantial changes in plans requiring a reconsideration or cancellation of projects? Information regarding such will be helpful for future chairs and planners.

  • Review of the evaluation forms received from conference mentoring participants.
  • Maintenance of the participant database.
  • Maintenance of the yahoo email account ( if desired.


  • Match up of Career Mentoring participants and implementation of the program


    • We received over 40 mentee applications for Career mentoring and about 15 mentor applications. The lack of mentors has caused a delay in the match up process. We would like to make sure that each mentee is assigned to a mentor and we do not assign too many mentees to a mentor.
    • The last minute travel changes associated with Toronto and SARS resulted in last minute shifts in conference mentoring pairing and contributed to the delay in the pairing of Career mentoring program participants.
    • We believe that participant pairings and the implementation of the program are better handled by the next committee.



Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)


Amount which you have spent this year

b. $9.99

Difference between budgeted amount and amount spent (a-b)

c. -$9.99*

*The Mentoring committee has no budget set aside this year. We have permission to use a portion of Member Services budget for the amount spent this year. A budget of $25 has been set for next year.


**Report submitted by: Susi Swis and Kristin Arnett


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