Treasurer’s Financial Page

Susan Hildreth, ALA Treasurer 2016-2019

Susan Hildreth

Treasurer (2016-2019)

2229 Ptarmigan Dr., #1
Walnut Creek, CA  94595
Cell: (206) 619-5030

The ALA Dollar

I am pleased to present our ALA Dollar infographics, which answer two simple but important questions for members and potential members:

1.      What are ALA’s funding sources: Where an ALA Dollar Comes From (PDF)

2.      What are the ALA’s funding uses: Where an ALA Dollar Goes (PDF)

ALA funding sources include your membership dues dollars and funds generated from our publishing activities, conferences and educational programs, and the grants we receive. For roughly every $1 in membership dues revenue, the Association generates an additional $4 in other revenue. 

ALA carefully uses these funds to advance our mission via the strategic directions of advocacy, literacy, diversity and equity of access, information policy and intellectual freedom, and professional and leadership development – supporting and serving our members, libraries, and the profession.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely, Susan

Where an American Library Association  Dollar Comes From: "Image of U.S. Dollar in segments corresponding to percentages of ALA revenue: 7% Dues; 24% Meeting and Conferences; 36% Publishing; 10% Grants and Awards; 4% Interest and Dividends; 9% Other. For every dollar in dues, ALA generates an additional four dollars in revenue from publications, meetings and conferences, grants and awards, interest and dividends and other revenue sources. Percentages are based on the 2017 ALA budget and include revenues from divisions, round tables, and the ALA general fund. “Interest & Dividends” includes interest income and support from the ALA Endowment Fund.  “Other” includes donations, royalties, and miscellaneous fees and revenues.

Where an American Library Association  Dollar Goes: Image of U.S. Dollar in segments corresponding to percentages of ALA expenditures: 14% Advocacy for Libraries and the Profession; 12% Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; 13% Information Policy and Intellectual Freedom; 38% Professional and Leadership Development; 23% Member Services and Support. 14% Advocacy for Libraries and the Profession: Tools, training, legislative updates, and actions at the federal, state, and local levels that help make you and other library supporters the most effective champions for libraries, library funding and library users. 12% Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Training, programming, recognition, scholarships, and strategies for diversifying the field of librarianship while empowering your diverse constituents to use libraries and information-based resources to transform their lives and communities. 13% Information Policy and Intellectual Freedom: Resources and support for policies at local, state, and federal levels that help you protect open access, enhance digital access, provide active defense of the right of library users to read, seek information, and speak freely while protecting reader privacy. 38% Professional and Leadership Development: Programs, publications, face-to-face events, elearning and web resources that help you do a better job, build a better library, and advance your career goals through continuous learning opportunities and professional engagement. 23% Member Services and Support: Support and facilitation of inclusive engagement through our membership organization to help you connect with colleagues as you solve problems, stay informed, advance your career, and improve your library or organization.


ALA Seeks Candidates for Endowment Trustee Openings (2)

Applications are now being accepted for two expiring terms on the ALA Endowment Trustees committee. The candidates will be selected by the ALA Executive Board during the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, which will be held from June 21st – 26th in New Orleans, LA. Any newly selected Trustee will begin serving immediately upon notification of their selection. The three-year term will expire at the conclusion of the 2021 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. The deadline for receiving applications is June 1, 2018.

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Financial Learning

ALA Financial Learning Series brought to you by BARC and the Finance Staff

The Governance and Finance & Accounting offices along with members of the Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC) have created the online ALA Financial Learning Series. The purpose of these webcasts is to provide the viewer with a basic understanding of ALA’s finances and how it impacts all areas/units of the Association. These webcasts are designed to expand on and support the information provided at the ALA Finance Workshop, which is an education session held by BARC at each Midwinter Meeting. Although the information provided in these webcasts is general in nature, everyone who views them can benefit – members, member leaders, funders, vendors, sponsors and the general public.

Please take the opportunity to review the webcast offerings and select those that are of particular interest to you. Note that additional offerings will be added as areas of interest are identified.

The ALA Financial Handbook

The ALA Financial Handbook reflects current American Library Association operational regulations and procedures in regard to Association finances.  Compiled by the ALA Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC), the Handbook is intended to provide assistance and background information to ALA members, Division and Round Table members and staff who are involved in the financial operations and decision-making in their respective Association units. It will be reviewed annually by BARC and staff and updated as new information becomes available. Note that selected references to important documents and information are presented as links to the ALA website.  February 2015

2018 Spring Meeting

2018 Midwinter Meeting

2017 Fall Meeting

2017 Annual Conference

2017 Spring Meeting

2017 Midwinter Meeting

2016 Fall Meeting

2016 Annual Conference

Indirect Cost/Overhead Overview

2016 Spring Meeting

2016 Midwinter Meeting

2015 Fall Meeting

2015 Annual Conference

2015 Spring Meeting

2015 Midwinter Meeting

2014 Fall Meeting

2014 Annual Conference

2014 Spring Meeting

2014 Midwinter Meeting

Prior Year Financial Reports to Executive Board

Prior Year Financial Reports - Member Leaders