Committee Progress Report

NOTE: ** = Required Field


**Type of report being submitted: Committee Progress Report


**Date: February 11, 2005


**Committee Name:  Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee


**Supervising Board Member:  Shelly McCoy


**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs:  Bob Wolverton, Chair


**Committee members: 


            Robin Ewing, Michelle Fossum, Christiana French, Geoffrey Morse, Bob Wolverton


**Activity in Current Reporting Period 

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


The online application for the 2005 Olofson Award was ready for use by award applicants on September 10, 2004. A total of 33 people applied for the award by the January 1, 2005 deadline.


The NMRT Publicity Committee was emailed on November 2, 2004 and asked to send out another announcement about the Olofson Award.


A publicity announcement about the Olofson Award was sent on November 2, 2004 for inclusion in the November edition of NMRT's Footnotes.


A flyer for the 2006 Olofson Award was developed and mailed on December 14, 2004 to the NMRT Orientation Committee for inclusion in new member packets at the ALA Midwinter meeting in January 2005.


A request was sent on January 12, 2005 to Steve Brantley on the NMRT Web Committee asking that a message be added to the Olofson application website stating that applications received after January 1, 2005 would not be considered for the award. The statement was quickly added to the website.


      A recipient for the 2005 Olofson Award was selected by the Award Committee and

      accepted the award via email on February 7, 2005. We are now awaiting the return of the

      signed “Conditions of Award  Acceptance” form from the recipient. The applicants who

      were not selected for the award were notified via email on February 8 that a recipient had

      been selected for this year.

b)      Projects in progress but not yet completed:


The Committee will decide if any recommendations will be made at ALA Annual in Chicago regarding the Olofson Award for next year.


**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?):


            Once we have received the “Conditions of Award Acceptance” form from the Olofson

            Award recipient, we will contact Bill Jenkins (NMRT Treasurer) and ask that the check

            for the award be prepared. We plan to present the check to the recipient at the NMRT

            Membership Meeting on June 25, 2005 in Chicago.


Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)

a. $1,100.00

Amount which you have spent so far this year

b.          0.00

Your estimated additional expenses this year

c.          0.00

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

d.          0.00

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

e. $1,100.00


**Report submitted by:  Bob Wolverton


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