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ACRL Appointments Committee: Committee Volunteer Information: Budget & Finance Committee

Those interested in volunteering for an ACRL Division-Level Committee will find all the information they need to research committee options, including the work of each committee and the time commitments expected for volunteers.

Charge

  • To submit annually a recommended budget for the ACRL division (including division publications, the CHOICE budget, the allocation of Long-Term Investment fund income) to the ACRL Board of Directors for action.
  • To advise the ACRL Board of Directors on its allocation of Friends of ACRL contributions to strategic projects and programs, as well as to consult with the ACRL Board of Directors on fundraising goals and objectives.
  • To counsel the ACRL Board of Directors on questions regarding all fiscal matters of the division or its publications, including dues levels and fundraising, especially as they relate to alignment with the strategic plan and its Core Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

Committee Information

What is the main work of the committee?

Advise the ACRL Board of Directors on allocations in the budget such as Board-Level Committees and Friends group, give advice on fiscal matters related to fundraising, publishing, EDBI, Choice, etc. Look at long-term investment strategies and make recommendations.

What are the busy times of year for the committee?

January, February, June, October, November

On average, what time commitment does being a member of the committee require?

0-2 hours per month

What skills or expertise would be valuable in a member of the committee?

Ability to read/analyze spreadsheets. Some understanding of budgeting and finance. Analytical mind for making recommendations.

Is there anything else someone thinking of volunteering for the committee should know?

This committee requires a commitment to the work, more so than some other committees. It's important to attend as many meetings as possible.

What is the most enjoyable aspect of the committee’s work, from your perspective?

Analytical work is rewarding-- figuring out how to align the budget with ACRL's strategic commitments. This committee is the one that recommended to the Board that each commitment have a strategic commitment to EDBI.

 

Questions answered by 2021-2022 Chair/Co-Chair