March 26 – April 2 pre-vote discussion: Friends Fund Disbursement Request
Dear Board members,
At the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting the ACRL Board of Directors agreed to assume responsibility for disbursing Friends Funds to more directly support the Plan for Excellence.
The attached Action Form reviews the background of this disbursement request and Appendix A outlines a number of project proposals for possible funding. The ACRL Budget and Finance Committee discussed the proposed Friends Fund projects via ALA Connect between March 13 and 18, 2013. Their comments have been appended underneath each project description in Appendix A.
Please note that Appendix A outlines more projects than ACRL is currently able to fund through Friends Donations this fiscal cycle. The discussion period for this action will be crucial in guiding funding selections and assisting us to craft a revised action focused on specific projects. The discussion period for this action will be March 26 - April 2, with a proposed voting period of April 2 - April 9. After the conclusion of the discussion period, the Board action form will be updated to indicate the specific projects to be funded.
With this in mind, please include within your comments those projects (referencing project number) that you would like to take current action on with existing funds.
Please let me know if you have any questions