Committee Planning Report

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**Type of report being submitted: Committee Planning Report

**Date: September 16, 2004

**Committee Name: NMRT Resume Review Service (RRS) Committee

**Supervising Board Member: Laura Kortz

**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs: Donna Braquet, Susie Skarl, Co-Chairs

**Committee members: Donna Braquet (Co-Chair), Victoria Campbell, Jennifer Cella, Tiffany Eatman Allen, Karen Evans, Laurel Haycock, Nanako Kodaira, Jessica Kopecky, Penny Scott, Susie Skarl (Co-Chair), Julia von Ranson, and Joyce Wheatley.

**Committee Charge: The Resume Reviewing Service Committee gives NMRT members an opportunity to have their resumes and/or cover letters reviewed by an experienced professional in the field via e-mail. In addition, the Committee provides on-site resume reviewing for job seekers in the Placement Center at the Annual and Midwinter conferences. The on-site Resume Review station at the Placement Center also provides resources (such as books and articles) for job seekers.

**2004 - 2005 Project Description / Goals:

1. Continue to provide resume reviewing to NMRT members via e-mail. (Last year 82 resumes were received. We would like to increase this by 20%.)

2. Work with the web liaison to create a form for easier resume submission and reviewer application via the website.

3. The Committee will be revising the conference sign-up sheets to include more information about the reviewers (including areas of expertise, special skills, educational background, etc.)

4. The Committee will work on devising criteria by which reviewers will be selected upon application.

5.The committee will work more closely with the SASCO Committee and other appropriate committees to ensure that we target library school students and recent alumni about the Resume Review Service.

6. The committee will work to enhance the Job Hunting Resource Guide (created by last year's committee), by adding more websites and articles.

7. The committee will identify new resources (books, articles) to have on display at the conferences.

8. The Co-Chairs will work with committee members on a plan to recruit more reviewers (especially more public, school, and special librarians) for both the conference and the e-mail service.

9. Arrange sending an e-mail attachment or flyer to library science schools advertising the Resume Review Service and request the schools to put the flyer on information bulletin boards.

Specific Objectives (numbers, tangible end-products):

1. Resume submissions will increase by 20%.

2. We will add at least two public librarians, two school librarians and two special librarians to our pool of resume reviewers.

Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget) a. $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. $100.00

f. Vendor support planned or anticipated for the year (either money or in-kind gifts), list here None

g. Vendor support requested: (From the above list, what, if any, has been requested from the Exhibitor Contact and Relations Committee?) None

h. Vendor support received: (From the above list, what if any, has been received?) None

Specific Needs/Support (non-financial): (For the categories below, please include approximate date service needed)

a. Web Support (help with web page creation, web form creation, web database, web database, scripting, etc): Committee members have required Web expertise.

b. On-site conference volunteers: (include estimated numbers needed and brief job description)

Since we are attempting to have three reviewers per hour available, we will need approximately 60-70 resume reviewers. Fortunately, we have a good pool of reviewers to select from, but will continue to recruit in the upcoming months.

We will need about 15-20 NMRT members to staff the Resume Review Station at both Midwinter and Annual conferences. Resume Review Station volunteers greet job seekers who come to the Placement Center, sign them up to have their resumes reviewed and offer friendly encouragement.

c. Publicity planned for the committee (posting to other discussion lists, official press release for web page, etc.): We will advertise the service on listservs that appeal to new librarians, such as newlib-l and nmrt-l. The co-chairs will write articles about the service in Footnotes. The Resume Review Station is usually advertised in Cognotes during Midwinter & Annual conferences.

We will also recruit new reviewers through public library, school library, and special library listservs.

**Report submitted by: Susie Skarl

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