Friday, January 24, 2014

Call for Workshops: Library Financial Management Conference (March 2014)

Call for Workshops: Library Financial Management Conference (March 2014)

JANUARY 31, 2014

MARCH 2-3, 2014

Workshop proposals are now being accepted for the 2014 Library Financial Management Conference. The Conference is exclusively devoted to providing a gathering platform for libraryfinancial managers to meet and share ideas and new innovations. 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.  

The Conference will begin at 12:00 pm on Sunday March 2nd with a Welcome Lunch followed by a full afternoon of workshops. It will continue on Monday morning March 3rd with a Keynote Breakfast following by a morning of workshops and conclude on Monday afternoon at 2:00 pm with a Closing Lunch.  
We invite proposals from members of your library financial management team who are interested in presenting a 60 minute session on any topic related to library financial management and stewardship including, but not limited to, 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 next Friday January 31, 2014 at3:00 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.   

Workshop presenters are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. However, the Conference can provide courtesy ground transportation from the airport and Amtrak station in Philadelphia to the Conference hotel in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.    

A complete brochure on the entire conference with registration information will be forthcoming in February. All proposals and any questions should be sent