Committee Progress Report

NOTE: ** = Required Field



**Type of report being submitted: Committee Progress Report


**Date:  February 11, 2005



**Committee Name:  Orientation Committee



**Supervising Board Member:  NMRT Outreach Director



**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs: 


Kara M. Whatley, Chair

Janet Tom, Assistant Chair


**Committee members: 


Kara Whatley - Chair


Janet Tom - Assistant Chair


Gregory Mullins


Teresa Morris


Deana Groves


Jennifer Wolfe


Lisa Buccello



**Activity in Current Reporting Period 

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


The Orientation Committee collaborated on an article for the November 2004 issue of Footnotes.  The article,, focused on providing new conference-goers with tips on attending conferences without spending too much money.


The committee also planned, advertised, and conducted an orientation program at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, MA.  Almost one-hundred people attended the program, and eighty-two of those filled out evaluation forms.  The feedback from the orientation program was overwhelmingly positive.  An article about the program will be included in the upcoming issue of Footnotes.


b)      Projects in progress but not yet completed:


The committee is currently planning the NMRT Orientation program at the ALA Annual Conference 2005 in Chicago, IL.



**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?):


No changes have been made, and no items have been deferred.  We are currently planning the NMRT Orientation program for the ALA Annual Conference 2005 in Chicago, IL.



Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)


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)




**Report submitted by:  Kara M. Whatley


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