Committee Final Report

NOTE: ** = Required Field


**Type of report being submitted: Committee Final Report


**Date: June 23, 2005


**Committee Name: Footnotes


**Supervising Board Member: Laura Kortz


**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs: Amanda Roberts, Terri Holtze


**Committee members: Chrissie Anderson Peters, Stephanie DeClue, Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen, Dante Tang, Michael Yunkin



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


  1. A regular feature, “Headliners,” was implemented this year in the print and online Footnotes formats. The Membership Promotion and Relations Committee is in charge of collecting news items about NMRTers by putting a call out to NMRT-L. The Committee then submits the information to the Footnotes Editor.
  2. A new feature created by the Scholarship and Research Ad Hoc Committee was included in the paper edition of Footnotes. It was a four-page supplement about writing for publication.


**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.


1. Still needed: Creation of Footnotes web template

2. Still needed: Migration to ALA server

3. Still needed: Investigation of purchase of an NMRT copy of publication creation software for the print issue (instead of reliance on Editor's personal software or software used at place of employment). This software should be compatible with ALA Publishing's guidelines.

4. The Footnotes Archives will most likely need to be sent to the Archives Committee (or the committee responsible for the migration to the ALA server.)


Note that the current workload of the Editor is very large. The Editor is responsible for 3 online issues and one print issue, design and creation of a 12-page print issue, and management of the Committee workload as a whole. The Assistant Editor is responsible for the web layout, a regular column, and the Yahoo Groups site. Future Editors/Assistant Editors will have an increased workload because they will be responsible for the Footnotes migration to the ALA server.


Investigation into streamlining the workload of the Footnotes Committee would be beneficial. Additional help may be necessary (creation of ad hoc committee, use of ALA Publishing, merging of duties with pre-existing NMRT committees, etc.)


Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)

a. $

Amount which you have spent this year

b. $

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

c. $



**Report submitted by: Amanda Roberts


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