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.


Stephanie C. Prato
(Co-Chair, March 14, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Ms. Jacqueline Quinn
(Co-Chair, March 14, 2024, to June 30, 2027)
Dr. Robert Bittner
(Vice President, July 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024)
Robbin Ellis Friedman
(Fiscal Officer, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025)
Amy E. Koester
(Past-President, July 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024)
Ellen Gittes
(Member, July 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024)
Jennifer Minehardt
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Christine Scheper
(Member, July 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024)
Christine Scheper
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Brittany A. Tavernaro
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mrs. Erin Warnick
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Julia Wright
(Member, March 28, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Alexandria N. Abenshon
(Consultant, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Alena Rivers
(Staff Liaison, March 1, 2023, to March 22, 2099)

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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; five 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 + 7+ 2 ex-officio)


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

Staff Liaison

ALSC Executive Director


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