Membership Promotion, Diversity and Recruitment Committee Final Report

NOTE: ** = Required Field


**Type of report being submitted: Committee Final Report


**Date: June 15, 2006


**Committee Name: NMRT Membership Promotion, Diversity and Recruitment Committee


**Supervising Board Member: **Supervising Board Member: Nanette Donahue


**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs: Jody L. Gray


**Committee members: Leland R. Deeds, Denise Sharp, Karen Evans, Angela Boyd, Theresa Zelasko, Li Zhang


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


a)       Generate a list of members of ALA with less than 3 years of membership who are not already NMRT Members.



**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.


b)       Put forth a survey to the membership to get an idea of how NMRT members define themselves in terms of diversity. This has not taken off yet. I'm unsure if we will be able to complete it by the end of this term. It may need to be deferred until next year.

c)       Need to send an email to the people who are on the list of ALA members for the past 3 years who are not NMRT members. This is from the list mentioned above.

d)       Handbook needs to be updated.

a.        Membership Promotion, Diversity, and Recruitment--do not have a listing at this time. Now that the committees have existed for almost a full year, we need to remedy that! Feel free to use relevant content from the Membership Promotion and Relations and Diversity Committee pages. Brooke Lippy ( is the Handbook Committee chair. Please contact her with your changes and with any questions about the Handbook. This is an important document, and it helps to keep it up to date. (Quoted from a note that Nanette sent to the Chairs).


e)       Brochures or any other marketing materials for NMRT need to be developed.

f)        Web page should be updated.




This was the first year for the joined committee that is the Membership promotion, diversity and Recruitment Committee.


Having served as the chair of this committee for the last year I would strongly suggest that the committee have a co-chair in the future. My previous experience had been with the Diversity Committee. Membership Promotion and Recruitment were not my strong suit. It would have been nice to have another person to take the lead on these issues.


In my opinion, there needs to be a discussion about the guidelines of this committee as well as goals.



Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)

a. $250.00

Amount which you have spent this year

b. $0.00

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

c. $250.00



**Report submitted by: Jody L. Gray, University of Minnesota Libraries


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