Committee Planning Report

NOTE: ** = Required Field

**Type of report being submitted: Committee Planning Report

**Date: October 10, 2003

**Committee Name: Shirley Olofson Memorial Award

**Supervising Board Member: Sara Morris, Beth Kraemer

**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs: Denise Kwan, Elisabeth Filar Williams


**Committee members: Tiffani Conner, Brooke Lippy, Susie Skarl, Bob Wolverton


**Committee Charge: Solicit applications from qualified individuals; select recipients in relationship to available funds; notify both recipients, and those not selected as well; prepare application for the following year, present award at Orientation or at the NMRT Program and Business Meeting at Annual Conference.


**2003 - 2004 Project Description / Goals: To reduce cost and increase efficiency, only online applications via Web form are accepted this year. Use library publications on local, state, regional, and national levels to solicit applications; hold closed meeting at midwinter conference to select recipients, and one at annual conference if necessary to review the process; arrange for check and award through NMRT Treasurer to be presented at Annual Conference.

**Specific Objectives (numbers, tangible end-products): To solicit applications, select one award recipient, present the award to the winner, and notify those not selected by the committee. Prepare documents for next year's award.


Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget

a. 1000

Amount which you have spent so far this year

b. 0

Your estimated additional expenses this year

c. 1000

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

d. 1000

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:


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


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


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):

Committee members have web editing knowledge and will be able to send completed files to Web Committee to be posted on NMRT page.

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.):

Soliciting nominations and publicizing award on NMRT-L, NEWLIB-L, AUTOCAT, OLAC, SASCO, CALA-L, Chicago Public Library System, other appropriate mailing lists; press release for web page; article(s) in Footnotes on winner.


**Report submitted by: Denise Kwan

**Email address: