Committee Final Report


Date: June, 10 2005


Committee Name:  Membership Meeting and Program Committee


Supervising Board Member:  Laura Kortz


Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs:  Chair, Meg Meiman; assistant chairs include Nathalie Hristov, Teresa Morris and Caroline Crouse.


Committee members:  Andrea Cheney, Caroline Crouse, Nathalie Hristov, Teresa Morris, Dana Newman and Sally Weckerlin.


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

This year the committee has conducted six interviews with library leaders and has posted them to the NMRT-L listserv. Four of the committee members also met at the Midwinter ALA conference in Boston to discuss planning for the Membership Meeting and Program committee program, which will be held at the annual conference in Chicago.


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.

There are no projects that have to be postponed or carried over until next year. However, one substantial change in our series of online interviews includes securing fewer interviews than I had originally projected, due to time lags among some committee members, myself included (contacting interview subjects for permission to interview them, waiting for them to respond to interview questions, etc. If next year's chair decides to follow this format of conducting an online program—and I hope s/he does, since I think it's an excellent alternative to an “in-person” program at the annual conference—my only suggestion is to be mindful of the inevitable time lags involved in organizing and publicizing an online program.



Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)

a. $0.00

Amount which you have spent this year

b. $0.00

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

c. $0.00



Report submitted by: Meg Meiman


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