Budget Committee


To advise the ALSC executive director in preparation of an annual budget based on priorities established by the board; to submit the budget to the ALSC board for approval; to review for the ALSC board division activities for fiscal implications; to review for the ALSC board, on a regular basis, the dues structure and to prepare and submit to the ALSC board periodic analysis of the finances of the division; to review annually at Midwinter Meeting the ALSC goals and objectives; to review ALSC's fiscal relationship to ALA and other divisions and to act as liaisons for the ALSC board to the planning and budget assembly.


Ms. Alison Adams Ernst (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Christine D. Caputo (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Sarah A. Wiggins (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Aimee Strittmatter (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Carol K. Phillips (Consultant, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Starr La Tronica (Board Liaison, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)

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The Budget Committee consists of a chair, appointed for two years (with the option to be reappointed) from among the members with Board or Budget committee experience and familiarity in fiscal management; three members appointed from the ALSC membership at large and serving two-year terms; the Fiscal Officer; and the Past President. The Executive Director and Vice President are ex-officio members.  (Chair + 5+ 2 ex-officio)


Established in 1971 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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