Committee Planning Report

NOTE: ** = Required Field


**Type of report being submitted: Committee Planning Report


**Date: 16 October 2006


**Committee Name:  Online Discussion Forum


**Supervising Board Member:  Michelle S. Millet


**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs:  Co-chairs: Karen Kohn, Fiona Bradley


**Committee members: 


Amanda Harris

Elizabeth Rodrigues

Alexis Linoski

Veronica Stevenson-Moudamane

Lena Sweeten

Rekesha Spellman


**Committee Charge:  To plan and execute an online discussion forum



**2006 - 2007 Project Description / Goals: 

1.      Lead monthly discussion on the NMRT-L email list

2.      Investigate new ways of supporting online discussion and networking through the year, and at the Midwinter and Annual conferences

3.      Investigate the use of ALA Online Communities for NMRT


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


1.         Lead at least 6 monthly discussions

2.         Archive titles, summaries of discussions on NMRT website

3.         Complete evaluation of Online Communities' suitability for NMRT


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): 


Updating of committee webpages. Liaison and creation of online content of NMRT programs at Annual.



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.): 



**Report submitted by:  Karen Kohn and Fiona Bradley      


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