ALA Organizational Structure & Decision Making Process

Part of the American Library Association's Financial Learning Series

This is a Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC) and ALA Finance staff webcast. The purpose of this webcast is to provide you with a basic level of understanding with respect to how the finances and resources of the Association are managed and the process that makes that happen. Even more important is to illustrate how interconnected each area of the Association is to one another. We are one Association.

Here we will discuss ALA’s organizational structure and decision making process. It is important to have a basic grounding as to who is responsible for what, how decisions are made and how you as a member, member leader or as an interested party can provide valuable input in the development and direction of the organization.

It is our hope that you will find this webcast informative.

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Who Should Attend

American Library Association members in general and member leaders in particular.


James G. Neal, ALA Treasurer


How to Register

No registration required. Access the ALA's Organizational Structure webcast and the rest of the Financial Learning Series from it's ALA YouTube Channel playlist.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and ability to view videos posted on YouTube.


A new ALA Connect community has been established entitled ALA Budget and Finance Group (membership is open to everyone). You are encouraged to join this group. This is the forum to provide feedback on the ALA Financial Learning Series webcasts, to ask questions about any information included in the webcasts, or to ask financial/budget questions in general at any time. Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC) may use this forum to distribute information as necessary.