Round Tables Financial Orientation - Good Things to Know

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 “Good Things to Know” for Round Tables. As the members and member leaders with the financial responsibility in the Round Tables changes fairly regularly, it is important to have a good basic grounding as to some of the best practices used in preparing and monitoring a budget, as well as, how you fit into the overall ALA strategic plan. The following information should go a long way toward establishing and maintaining a strong budget.

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.


Janice Welburn, Member, Budget Analysis & Review Committee (BARC)


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.