Committee Progress Report

NOTE: ** = Required Field



**Type of report being submitted: Committee Progress Report


**Date:  February 15, 2005



**Committee Name:  3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee





**Supervising Board Member:  Shelly McCoy




**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs:  Jeannette Ho




**Committee members:  Elisa Tan, Katherine Harris, Mary Ellen Icaza, Nancy Kampfe, Dawn Lowe-Wicentsen, Christina Tabereaux, Deloice Holliday





**Activity in Current Reporting Period 

a)      Projects completed (For example, any procedures, tip sheets, checklists, etc. created during this period):  The committee advertised the 3M/NMRT grant in the August issue of Footnotes, and worked with the Publicity Committee to advertise the grant in various library listservs.  Announcements were sent to electronic lists in early September, November, and the first week of December.  The committee received 87 applications for the grant by the December 15 deadline, and selected 3 grant winners over an e-mail discussion that took place after Midwinter.  The committee also revised the form used to score applicants to more closely reflect the evaluation criteria stated on the 3M grant web site, and used this form to rate the applicants.  The winners have been notified through e-mail and regular mail. 


a)      Projects in progress but not yet completed:    The committee is currently waiting to hear from the grant recipients, who are required to send back a signed acceptance form.

We have also divided the task of sending notification letters to rejected applicants, and   this is currently being accomplished. 


**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?):


b)      When the committee has received a formal written acceptance from all three grant winners, it will work with the Publicity Committee to publicize the winners. This will include a press release about recipients in the May issue of Footnotes, in addition to announcements on NMRT-L and the NMRT web site.  The committee will also work with Becky Anderson, 3M liaison, to schedule activities of recipients at ALA Annual, publicize the grant winners at the NMRT Booth, and announce the recipients at the 3M/NMRT social in Chicago.  Other activities include: updating committee procedures in the tip sheet and NMRT handbook for future chairs, and preparing to advertise the 3M/NMRT grant at the upcoming Annual conference.







Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)

a. 100.00

Amount which you have spent so far this year


Your estimated additional expenses this year


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. 100.00



**Report submitted by:  Jeannette Ho          


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