ALA Executive Committee
Consists of the president of the Association (who serves as chair), the president-elect, the immediate past president, the treasurer, and (ex officio) the executive director. The committee carries out administrative functions on behalf of the Association and the Board; reviews and discusses administrative and policy issues that need to be brought to the attention of the full Board; approves Board agendas, meeting times, and dates; reviews and brings to the full Board for approval the dates, sites, and schedules for ALA conferences; performs ceremonial activities as representatives of ALA; handles administrative communications of the organization and the Board; recommends ALA's relationships with external organizations and individuals; brings recommendations regarding nominations and appointments to the full Board for approval; reviews and approves calls for votes between meetings; performs other duties as required.
ALA Executive Board Subcommittees
Finance and Audit (F&A)
Consists of the treasurer (who serves as chair), three other Board members, and the chair of BARC (ex officio). The committee suggests measures to build the Association's financial resources; provides the Executive Board with interpretation of financial data needed for administrative decisions; serves as liaison to the endowment trustees; oversees the audit review; reviews the treasurer's report; reviews and interprets reports from the Endowment trustees and BARC; reviews financial projections; considers other matters related to accounting standards, finances, and budget; makes recommendations to the Executive Board regarding the fiscal management of the Association; performs other general fiscal duties of the Executive Board as necessary.
Consists of no more than four members, to include an officer and two or three members of the Board. Board members must serve at least one full year on the Board before being appointed to the Board Effectiveness Committee and serve on the Committee for two years. The committee monitors and reviews Board effectiveness and makes and implements recommendations and activities to that end.
ALA Endowment Trustees
Oversight authority for the ALA Endowment rests with the ALA Executive Board. The Board appoints six Endowment Trustees who are joined by the elected ALA Treasurer. All receipts from life memberships and all gifts for endowment purposes are in the custody of 4 trustees, one of whom is elected by the Executive Board annually, for a 3-year term. The trustees have the authority to hold, invest, reinvest, and disburse endowment funds as directed by the Executive Board. (ALA Bylaws Article XIII, Section 5.)
Philanthropic Advisory Group (PAG)
PAG will consist of eleven members, one of whom will be appointed as Chair by the ALA President. Among the 11 members, one member of PAG will be a liaison from the Endowment Trustees. All terms are for three years with no more than two consecutive terms. The purpose of the Philanthropic Advisory Group (PAG) is to advance the philanthropic/fundraising activities of the American Library Association (ALA), and to increase the level of external funding that supports the work of the Association.