Committee Final Report

NOTE: ** = Required Field

**Type of report being submitted: Committee Final Report

**Date: June 17, 2005

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

**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, Delloice Holliday

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

The committee selected three recipients for the grant: Annis Lee Adams, Philip Anthony Homan, and Michal Strutin.  The winners were notified through both e-mail and regular mail, and formal letters were sent to rejected applicants.  A press release was prepared and sent to both the Publicity and Web committees, and appeared on NMRT-L and the May issue of Footnotes. Travel arrangements and scheduling of conference activities were made for the grant winners through 3M. The winners will be presented at the 3M social on Sunday, June 26, and will submit daily logs of conference activities for publication in the August issue of Footnotes.

The form used to evaluate applicants was revised. The number of categories used to rate applicants was expanded to reflect the evaluation criteria stated on the 3M/NMRT grant web page. Weights were assigned to the criteria and changes were made to the rating scale.

An agreement was made with Bob Wolverton, chair of the Shirley Olofson Committee, to use a brochure to jointly publicize the 3M grant and Shirley Olofson Award at the Annual Conference. This brochure was updated, and copies were sent to Kim Sanders for distribution at the NMRT booth (250 copies) and Orientation session (150 copies) at the Annual Conference.

Potential changes to the grant conditions of acceptance were proposed and will be discussed at the Executive Board meeting at the upcoming 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.

If the proposed revisions to the grant conditions of acceptance are approved at the Executive Board meeting at the ALA Annual Conference, the 3M grant web site and conditions of acceptance form may need to be updated.

Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)

a. 100.00

Amount which you have spent this year

b. 0

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

c. 100.00

**Report submitted by: Jeannette Ho

**Email address: jaho@tamu.edu