Tuesday, September 24, 2013

seeking proposals for the 2013 ALFMO Conference (Annual Conference of The Association of Library Financial Management Officers)

seeking proposals  for the 2013 ALFMO Conference (Annual Conference of The Association of Library Financial Management Officers)

Workshop proposals are now being accepted for the 2013 Annual Conference of The Association of Library Financial Management Officers (ALFMO). The Association is devoted to honoring the work performed by library financial managers from all types of libraries and is dedicated to providing an exclusive platform for these professionals to meet on an annual basis to share ideas and new innovations. Membership is free.

The 2013 Conference is scheduled to take place in Philadelphia on Sunday November 10th and Monday November 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 the following areas:

·       budget development
·       budget management
·       internal accounting controls
·       auditing and working with auditors
·       controlling costs
·       developing new revenue
·       managing expenses
·       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 Thursday October 10th 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 $65.00. 

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 late October. All proposals and any questions should be sent to alfmoinfo@yahoo.com.