Committee Progress Report

NOTE: ** = Required Field



**Type of report being submitted: Committee Progress Report


**Date: February 16, 2004



**Committee Name:  Diversity




**Supervising Board Member:  Shelly McCoy




**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs:  Courtney L. Young




**Committee members:  Tiffani Conner, Dana Keyse, Cassandra Osterloh, Joyce Radcliff, Shaundra Walker, Martha Yancey




**Activity in Current Reporting Period 

a)      Projects completed (For example, any procedures, tip sheets, checklists, etc. created during this period):


Revision of committee charge.


b)      Projects in progress but not yet completed:



Developing ideas for a diverse mentoring program.



**Action Items/Issues To Be Resolved (What is left to do, based on your Planning Report?
Have there been any substantial changes in plans since then? What items, if any, have been deferred until next year?):


1. Surveying the diversity of NMRT.

At Midwinter, the committee considered the variety of ways that the diversity of NMRT could be measured (programming, membership makeup, diversity of librarianship). The committee will need to determine what types of diversity it wants to measure: diversity based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and disability; diversity based on type of position and type of library. Some coordination may be necessary with the ALA Office for Diversity.


2. Collaborative mentoring and diversity.

 Consider ways in which to build mentoring relationships with the Mentoring Committee, as well as approach diverse groups outside of NMRT to sponsor a collaborative mentoring program.




Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)

a. 50

Amount which you have spent so far this year

b. 0

Your estimated additional expenses this year

c. 50

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


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

e. 0



**Report submitted by:  Courtney L. Young


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