Committee Final Report

Type of report being submitted: Committee Final Report

Date: July 5, 2004

Committee Name:  New Writers' Support Ad Hoc Committee

Supervising Board Member:  Sally Gibson

Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs:  Amanda Etches-Johnson

Committee members:  Sara Cohen, Sarah Conrad Weisman, Brandon Dudley, Amanda Etches-Johnson, Michelle Fossum, Nicole Galloway, Sean Hogan, Deloice Holliday

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

  • Monitored NMRTWriter, the list for new writers.  Posted a new discussion topic on a bi-weekly basis until December 2003.
  • Created a “toolkit” for new librarians who are seeking to become involved in professional publication.
  • Created a Website for the committee to include information on the committee, its mandate, information on NMRTWriter, and the “toolkit” resources. (Website is live at

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.

  • Revisit the committee mandate and investigate the possibility of broadening mandate to include career development.
  • Investigate the ongoing use of NMRTWriter (with the help of list members) and determine whether or not regular discussion topics should continue to be posted.
  • Update Website content (ongoing).

 Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)

a. N/A

Amount which you have spent this year

b. N/A

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

c. N/A

Report submitted by:  Amanda Etches-Johnson

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