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Fiscal Policies Relating to the Spring Fling and other Continuing Education Programs

The following policies apply only to the CLA Spring Fling and other continuing education programs (henceforth "Spring Fling") -- not to the CLA conference.

1. CLA does not pay speaker fees to professionals in the library and information field who present at a Spring Fling program.

2. Professionals from other fields may request payment for speaking at a Spring Fling program. Any payments will be negotiated and determined by the CLA Executive Director.

3. Spring Fling speakers may request travel reimbursements from CLA. Expenses must be reasonable and estimated expenses must be included in Spring Fling proposals.

4. All Spring Fling speakers (both paid and unpaid) must sign a contract that is drawn up by the CLA Executive Director. Contracts must be returned to the CLA offices at least two weeks before the scheduled event. All paid speakers must also provide CLA with a completed W9 form before payment can be issued.

5. Volunteers at Spring Fling programs may receive free admission to that program. No travel or other expenses may be paid to volunteers. Volunteer names must be provided to the CLA office prior to the program taking place. Each event may have no more than six volunteers.

6. Spring Fling proposals must detail any gifts or remunerations to presenters, hosts, or other parties. Such items must be moderate, should be described in the budget narrative, and may only be given to persons and institutions who are permitted by law and/or institutional policy to accept them.

7. Interest Groups may not make financial commitments on behalf of CLA. All decisions and agreements regarding payments and reimbursements are made by CLA management.