Committee Planning Report

NOTE: ** = Required Field



**Type of report being submitted: Committee Planning Report


**Date:  June 13, 2004



**Committee Name:  Midwinter Discussion Forum Committee




**Supervising Board Member:  Sally Gibson




**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs:  Rich Murray, Beth Filar Williams




**Committee members:  Tiffany Allen, Karen Davidson, Sebastian Derry, Sarah Jeong, Nancy Kampfe, Amy Kane, Andrea Wirth




**Committee Charge:  To plan and execute the Midwinter Discussion Forum, which will be held online this year rather than in person at the Midwinter Meeting.




**2002 - 2003 Project Description / Goals:  The committee will select a book about leadership from a list of appropriate titles created by the Self-Study and Resource Allocation Committee.  This book will be the focus of an online discussion among NMRT members related to this year's presidential theme, Ladders to Leadership.  The online conversation will begin with discussion of the book, which will lead into a broader discussion of leadership issues, particularly in librarianship.




**Specific Objectives (numbers, tangible end-products):  The objective is to hold an online discussion that will involve as many NMRT members as possible; the hope is that this discussion will be especially useful and enjoyable for NMRT members who may not be able to attend ALA conferences in person as it will be way for them to be involved in NMRT activities without having to travel.


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: 




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): 




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.): 

The chosen book and dates of the online discussion will be publicized to NMRT-L, state NMRT affiliates, and possibly in Footnotes (depending on the dates selected for the discussion and the Footnotes publication schedule).




**Report submitted by:  Rich Murray


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