Finance and Accounting

ALA seeks applicants for Endowment Fund Trustee opening

Applications are now being accepted for one expiring term on the ALA Endowment Trustees committee. All applicants will be required to submit an electronic application, as well as upload a CV and three references.  Click to preview the application.

ALA seeks candidates to fill Endowment Fund Trustee openings

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board is currently accepting applications to fill two ALA Endowment Trustees committee vacancies. ALA members interested in submitting their candidacy for a three-year term are welcome to complete an application form and provide three professional letters of references before June 5, 2021.

American Library Association to explore Chicago commercial real estate market

CHICAGO - Today American Library Association (ALA) announced its plan to explore Chicago’s commercial real estate market with the listing of its headquarter buildings at 40 and 50 East Huron. Efforts to examine the value of its headquarters are fueled by its goals to enhance operational excellence; grow membership; and acquire a workplace environment that supports the development of innovative programs and services for its members.

ALA seeks candidates for two endowment fund trustee openings

CHICAGO — Applications are now being accepted for two expiring terms on the ALA Endowment Trustees committee. 

The candidates will be selected by the ALA Executive Board at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, which will be held June 21 to 26 in New Orleans.  Any newly selected Trustee will begin serving immediately upon notification of their selection. The three-year term will expire at the conclusion of the 2021 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. 

The deadline for receiving applications is June 1, 2018.

Federal experts to walk libraries through government red tape and unfunded mandates at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference

ORLANDO, Fla.—Ever felt frustrated by the prospect of another unfunded mandate from the federal, local or state government? Empower yourself, your library and your community by learning to navigate major e-government resources and websites by attending “E-Government Services At your Library: Conquering An Unfunded Mandate,” a conference session that takes place at the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

VMM15: Your historic opportunity to vote on a VMM resolution

CHICAGO — Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM).

ALA Treasurer Mario M. Gonzalez reports on Fiscal Year 2014 year end budget results

The following statement was issued by ALA Treasurer Mario M. Gonzalez.

Dear colleagues:

I wanted to update you on the year end results for Fiscal Year 2014 as reviewed by the Budget Analysis Review Committee (BARC), Finance and Audit Committee and the Executive Board meetings in October 2014.

ALA Endowment Fund passes $40 Million

CHICAGO On behalf of the American Library Association (ALA) Endowment Trustees, Senior Endowment Trustee Rod Hersberger announced that the value of the Association’s long-term investments reached $40.2 million on Aug. 31, 2014. The Endowment achieved its last major milestone of $30 million in May 2007.