Monday, November 26, 2012

CFP: Inaugural Conference of a new library association for library financial managers

CFP: Inaugural Conference of a new library association for library financial managers

Workshop proposals are now being accepted for the Inaugural Conference of a new library association,The Association of Library Financial Management Officers (ALFMO). The Association will be devoted to honoring the work performed by library financial managers from all types of libraries and will be dedicated to providing an exclusive platform for these professionals to meet on an annual basis to share ideas and new innovations.

The Inaugural Conference is scheduled to take place in Philadelphia on Sunday March 10th and Monday March 11th, 2013. The Conference will focus on current issues in managing the budgets and financial affairs of libraries and is open to professionals from throughout North America.

We invite proposals from members of your library financial management team who are interested in presenting a 75 minute session on any topic related to library financial management and stewardship including, but limited to, the following areas:      

  • budget development
  • budget management
  • internal accounting controls
  • auditing and working with auditors
  • controlling costs
  • revenue management
  • developing new revenue
  • expense management
  • stewardship
  • negotiation of vendor contracts
  • investment management
  • cost accounting strategies
  • risk management
  • financial record management
  • forecasting
  • asset management

The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration is Friday January 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm ET. The proposal should include the name of the presenter(s), the title of the workshop, a brief description of the workshop, and a short bio of the presenter(s). All workshop presenters attend the conference at a special registration fee of $50.00 including all meal functions. 

Workshop presenters are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. However, ALFMO can provide courtesy ground transportation from the airport and Amtrak station in Philadelphia.

A complete brochure on the entire conference with registration information will be forthcoming in the months ahead. All proposals and any questions should be sent to Thank you for your interest in this inaugural conference.