Committee Progress Report



**Type of report being submitted: Committee Progress Report


**Date:  February 22, 2006



**Committee Name:  Orientation Committee



**Supervising Board Member:  Michelle Millet, Networking Director



**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs: 


Kara Whatley, Chair


**Committee members: 


Anne Pemberton


Eliz Breakstone


Emily Barton


Catherine Gardiner


**Activity in Current Reporting Period 

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


The committee also planned, advertised, and conducted an orientation program at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio, TX.  Almost thirty people attended the program, and most of those filled out evaluation forms.  The feedback from the orientation program was overwhelmingly positive, even though the attendance was low. 


b)      Projects in progress but not yet completed:


The committee is currently planning the NMRT Orientation program at the ALA Annual Conference 2006 in New Orleans, LA.


**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 2006 in New Orleans, LA.


Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)


Amount which you have spent so far this year


Your estimated additional expenses this year


Total of amount spent and additional "estimated" expenses for this year (b+c)


Difference between budgeted amount and total expenses from above (a-d)




**Report submitted by:  Kara Whatley


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