Committee Planning Report

NOTE: ** = Required Field



**Type of report being submitted: Committee Planning Report


**Date:  October 13, 2006



**Committee Name:  NMRT Mentoring Committee




**Supervising Board Member: 

Katie Dunneback



**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs:  Donna Braquet, Crystal Renfro




**Committee members: 

Amanda Bakken,

Jeannette Lessels,

Maud Mundava,




**Committee Charge:  The Mentoring Committee's responsibility is to develop the Mentoring Program, which matches mentors with new members at the ALA Annual Conference. The committee is charged with exploring ways to use technology and up-to-date communication methods to expand mentoring to an all-year-round program available to those who can't attend conferences. The committee also prepares guides dealing with mentoring.





**2006 - 2007 Project Description / Goals: 

Conduct the Career Mentoring Program.

Collaborate with other ALA groups on mentoring issues

Continue improvements of Career Mentoring Program and Web presence

Match new conference attendees with experienced conference goers for Conference Mentoring at ALA Annual.

Schedule and Conduct two Mentoring Programs at ALA Annual:  Meet & Greet Friday evening and a second meeting before Saturday Morning Orientation.




**Specific Objectives (numbers, tangible end-products): 

To conduct the Career Mentoring Program and provide meaningful matches for more than 25 participants.

To continue improving our web presence and to solicit mentoring success stories for publication on the web


Increase the number of  Mentoring participants by publicizing the program to a wider audience





Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)

a. 0

Amount which you have spent so far this year

b. 0

Your estimated additional expenses this year

c. 0

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

d. 0

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

e.  0


f. Vendor support planned or anticipated for the year (either money or in-kind gifts), list here: 




g. Vendor support requested: (From the above list, what, if any, has been requested from the Exhibitor Contact and Relations Committee?)




h. Vendor support received: (From the above list, what if any, has been received?)




Specific Needs/Support (non-financial): (For the categories below, please include approximate date service needed)

a. Web Support (help with webpage creation, web form creation, web database, web database, scripting, etc): 


Work to develop a more user friendly database that can be used from year to year to track participants.




b. On-site conference volunteers: (include estimated numbers needed and brief job description)



c. Publicity planned for the committee (posting to other discussion lists, official press release for webpage, etc.): 


Career Mentoring Program will be advertised widely on discussion lists.


Promotional materials will be made available at Mid-Winter to promote the Conference Mentoring at Annual.


Posting to various discussion lists to solicit participants for the Conference Mentoring program will also take place closer to the Annual Meeting.



**Report submitted by:  Crystal Renfro and Donna Braquet, Co-Chairs


**Email address:,