ALSC is a busy organization, juggling a huge array of activities from hosting multi-day educational conferences to generating booklists that help caregivers explain complex current events to children. All those projects cost money. Have you ever wondered where ALSC gets its funding? And how the money from your dues gets spent?
The Budget Committee wants to answer your questions! Check out our new infographic designed to give ALSC members an overview of where our money comes from and where it goes.
If you have other budget-related questions, fire away in the comments or drop in to one of our meetings to learn more about ALSC’s finances.
Nancy Funes is a Children’s Librarian at the Salt Lake City Public Library System, serving the west side communities of Salt Lake City, UT. Nancy is a current member of the ALSC Budget committee and the ALSC Notable Children’s Books committee. She received her MLIS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2015.
Christopher A. Brown is the Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Chris is a former Children’s Librarian, who served many communities in Philadelphia and is a current member of the ALSC Budget committee. He received his MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 and his MA from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2013. For more information about the Children’s Literature Research Collection, please visit us at freelibrary.org/clrc