Roundtables

Literacy Roundtable

Bylaws

ARTICLE I. NAME

The name of this organization shall be the Literacy Round Table of the North Carolina Library Association.

ARTICLE II. OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this organization shall be:

Section 1. To unite in this group North Carolina Library Association members who are interested in literacy issues in North Carolina libraries;

Section 2. To provide a forum for the discussion of literacy issues and concerns in librarianship and how these issues affect the profession as a whole;

Section 3. To provide for exchange of information among all components of the North Carolina Library Association with the goal of increasing understanding of current literacy issues;

Section 4. To give stimulus, support, and information to the Association and its various components in encouraging library policy and decision makers to be more aware of and responsive to these issues and concerns;

Section 5. To present programs and carry out other appropriate activities; to serve as a liaison for local and state literacy communities and organizations; to seek to fulfill the objectives of the North Carolina Library Association.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERS

Members of the North Carolina Library Association who state a preference for this Round Table at the time of payment of the Association dues shall become members.

ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS

Section 1. The officers of this organization shall be: Chair, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, a maximum of eight Directors, and the immediate Past Chair.

Section 2. The Vice-chair/Chair-elect, the Secretary/Treasurer, and the Directors shall be elected at the regular biennial meetings and shall serve for a two-year term, or until their successors are elected and have assumed their duties.

ARTICLE V. EXECUTIVE BOARD

Section 1. The Executive Board shall consist of the officers.

Section 2. The Executive Board shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Literacy Round Table and shall have the power to act on administrative business of the Round Table in the intervals between biennial meetings. Such administrative business shall include only that business which necessarily must be dealt with prior to the regular biennial meetings. Ex-officio members may be appointed at the discretion of the Chair. They will be non-voting members.

ARTICLE VI. MEETINGS

The regular meeting of the full membership shall be held at the biennial meeting of the North Carolina Library Association. Special meetings may be called at the direction of the Chair, the Executive Board, or upon written request that is signed by 15 members and delivered to the Literacy Round Table Executive Board. A quorum for the transaction of the business of the Round Table shall be those members present plus one Executive Board member.

ARTICLE VII. ELECTIONS

Section 1. The Chair shall appoint a Nominating Committee. The Past Chair of the Literacy Round Table will serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will present the name of at least one candidate for each elective office, consent being secured from the nominees. Any member(s) of the Round Table may present a candidate(s) for the elective offices of this Round Table provided that they notify the Chair of the Nominating Committee of such action, in writing and that the consent of the nominee(s) has been secured and so indicated on the notification. A majority vote of those attending a regular meeting shall constitute election.

ARTICLE VIII. SPECIAL DUTIES OF OFFICERS

The Chair shall, with the Executive Board, appoint such committees and define their duties as may be necessary to carry on the work of the Literacy Round Table. The Chair of the Literacy Round Table shall serve as an ex officio member on all committees with the exception of the Nominating Committee. The Chair of the Literacy Round Table shall also serve as the Chair of the Executive Board. The Chair of the Literacy Round Table is a member of the North Carolina Library Association Executive Board. New committees may be created and old committees discontinued by the Executive Board provided that such action is not contrary to the wishes of the membership as expressed at the most recent biennial meeting of the Literacy Round Table. The Chair-Elect shall be elected to office, and shall assume the responsibilities and perform the duties of the Chair in the event of absence, death, disability or resignation of the Chair. She or he shall serve as Chair during the two years following her or his term as Chair-Elect. The Secretary-Treasurer shall perform the duties normally accepted for such office. In the event of absence, death, disability or resignation of any officer during the interval between biennial meetings, the Executive Board shall fill such vacancy or vacancies by the appointment of a member(s) to the office(s). Such appointment(s) shall remain in force until the next biennial election. The officers will assume their duties at the end of the biennial conference of the North Carolina Library Association.

ARTICLE IX. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

Robert’s Rules of Order, latest edition, shall be the governing authority in any matter not specifically covered by these bylaws. Nothing in these bylaws shall conflict with the Constitution and Bylaws of the North Carolina Library Association.

ARTICLE X. AMENDMENTS

These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a meeting called in accordance with the bylaws of the Literacy Round Table or by an official ballot, paper or electronic. The process of such amendments shall be as follows: 1) The request for such action shall be submitted to the Executive Board in writing and signed by 15 members of the Literacy Round Table or at the request of the Executive Board. (2) The result of the elections is determined when the total number of returned ballots is not less than 25 percent of the membership of the Literacy Round Table and two-thirds of the official ballots returned are affirmative.

New Members Round Table

ARTICLE 1. NAME
The name of this organization shall be the New Members Round Table, a round table of the North Carolina Library Association.

ARTICLE II. OBJECTIVES
The objectives of this organization shall be

(a) to help individual members to orient themselves in the profession of librarianship,

(b) to encourage their membership and participation in professional organizations on national, state and local levels,

(c) to promote within its membership a greater feeling of responsibility for the development of library service and librarianship, and

(d) to promote libraries and library service in North Carolina.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERS
Individuals joining the North Carolina Library Association for the first time will receive free membership in the New Members Roundtable for each of the first two years of paid membership in the Association. In addition, individual membership shall be open to any other member of the North Carolina Library Association who has been a member for more than two years and ten or fewer years, and who states a preference for this Roundtable at the time of payment of Association dues.

ARTICLES IV. OFFICERS
Section 1. The officers of this organization shall be Chairperson, Chairperson-Elect, who shall serve as Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary, Treasurer, two Directors, and the NCLA member of the American Library Association, New Members Round Table Affiliates Council, who shall be appointed by the Chairperson, all of whom shall be members in good standing of the Round Table.

Section 2. The Chairperson-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and two Directors shall be elected prior to the biennial meeting and shall serve for a two-year term, or until their successors are elected.

Section 3. The Executive Board can elect for the Secretary and Treasurer positions to be held by the same person. If these positions are combined, the person filling this position will still count as one person for voting purposes.

Section 4. The Executive Board will choose one of its members to represent NMRT on the membership committee.

ARTICLE V. EXECUTIVE BOARD
Section 1. The Executive Board shall consist of the Chairperson, Chairperson-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, two Directors, ALA/NMRT Affiliates Council Representative, immediate past Chairperson, and the chairpersons of the standing committees. Each member of the Board shall have one vote.

Section 2. The Executive Board shall exercise general supervision of the affairs of the Round Table and shall have the power to act on its administrative business in the intervals between biennial meetings. The Board shall be subject to the orders of the Round Table and none of its acts shall conflict with action taken by the Round Table.

Section 3. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the Executive Board.

Section 4. The Executive Board may create and dissolve committees, provided such action is not contrary to the wishes of the membership as expressed at the most recent meeting of the Round Table.

ARTICLE VI. COMMITTEES
Section 1. All committees shall be composed of members in good standing of NCLA/NMRT. They shall serve until their successors have taken office, or until the committee is dissolved.

Section 2. Chairpersons of the standing committees shall be appointed for two-year terms by the Chairperson unless otherwise directed. Standing Committees of the Round Table members shall be appointed for two years by the NMRT Chairperson in consultation with the committee chairpersons. Chairpersons may be appointed only with the approval of the Executive Board.

Section 3. Standing committees shall be Conference/Workshop planning, Nominating, Students to NCLA, and Mentoring Program.

Section 4. Special committees shall be created by the Chairperson as needed or upon the request of the Executive Board. Unless otherwise directed, the Chairperson shall appoint the chairperson of each special committee, and in consultation with the chairperson shall appoint the members of each committee. Special committees shall exist for two years. Special committees may continue if approved by the Executive Board.

Section 5. Committees shall maintain records of their proceedings and shall report on their activities at the biennial meeting, and at such other times as they may be directed to do so by the Chairperson.

ARTICLE VII. MEETINGS
Section 1. The regular meeting shall be held as a Round Table meeting during the biennial meeting of the North Carolina Library Association.

Section 2. Special meetings may be called at the direction of the Chairperson or the Executive Board, or upon written request signed by 15 members and mailed to the Executive Board. At least 30 days' notice shall be given for special meetings, and only business mentioned in the call shall be transacted.

Section 3. A quorum shall consist of 25 percent of the membership.

ARTICLE VIII. ELECTIONS
Section 1. The Chairperson shall appoint a Nominating Committee, which will present the names of members in good standing as candidates for each elective office, consent being secured from the nominees. A member(s) of the Round Table may present candidates(s) for the elective offices provided (1) that they notify the Chairperson of such action, in writing, (2) that the notification be signed by 10 members of the Round Table, and (3) that the consent. of the nominee's) has been secured and so indicated on the notification.

Section 2. Six weeks prior to the biennial meeting ballots will be sent to all members in good standing. All officers shall be elected by a majority vote of all returned ballots. The results shall be announced at the next biennial meeting. Their term of office shall begin at the close of that meeting.

Section 3. Should the office of Chairperson-Elect become vacant for any reason, the Executive Board shall issue a ballot to the membership to fill the position, nominees having been secured and presented as prescribed in Section 1. Write-in nominations shall be in order on the ballots. Vacancies in the office of Secretary or Treasurer shall be filled by the appointment of the Executive Board.

ARTICLE IX. DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1. The Chairperson shall, with the Executive Board, appoint and dissolve such committees and define their duties as may be necessary to carry on the work of the Round Table; serve as ex officio member on all committees except the Nominating Committee, and chair the Executive Board; represent the Round Table at meetings of the North Carolina Library Association; make sure that orders/resolutions of the general membership and the Executive Board are carried into effect; and perform the duties of the office prescribed by these bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Round Table.

Section 2. The Chairperson-Elect shall arrange for the NCLA Conference NMRT program; call and then chair meetings of the Executive Board in the absence of the Chairperson; and perform the duties of the office. In the event of the resignation or death of the Chairperson, the Chairperson-Elect shall serve as Chairperson for the remainder of the unexpired term of the Chairperson, and his/her own term as Chairperson.

Section 3. The Secretary shall submit copies of appropriate papers and reports to the Archives Committee; and perform the duties of the office, including compiling and distributing minutes of the Executive Board, representing the Round Table at Membership Committee meetings

Section 4. The ALA/NMRT Affiliates Council Representative shall attend NMRT Affiliates Council meetings at ALA Annual and Midwinter Conferences, and perform the duties of the office.

Section 5. One Director of the Executive Board shall be appointed by the Chairperson as Director of Publicity. The Director of Publicity shall contact NMRT and NCLA members about NMRT programming. The Director of Publicity shall sit as an ex officio member of the Standing Committee on Students to NCLA; and give advice and counsel to these committees as necessary.

Section 6. One Director of the Executive Board shall be appointed by the Chairperson as Director of Programming. The Director of Programming shall sit as an ex officio member of the Standing Committees on Conference/Workshop Activities and Mentoring; and give advice and counsel to these committees as necessary.

ARTICLE X. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
Section 1. The rules contained in latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the Round Table in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any standing rules of order the Round Table may adopt.

Section 2. Nothing in these bylaws shall conflict with the Constitution and Bylaws of the North Carolina Library Association.

ARTICLE XI. AMENDMENTS
These rules may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a meeting called in accordance with the bylaws of this Round Table. They may also be amended by a ballot, provided that

(l) the request for such action be submitted to the Executive Board in writing and signed by 15 members of the Round Table,

(2) the total number of returned ballots be not less than 25 percent of the membership of the Round Table, and

(3) two-thirds of the mailed ballots returned shall be in the affirmative.

STANDING RULES
1. The Executive Board shall publish a copy of the Bylaws and Standing Rules where they can be accessed by each new member.

2. The Nominating Committee shall present at least two nominees for each elective office, if possible.

3. Elections shall precede each biennial meeting.

4. Membership is open to all NCLA members.

Last updated on Sept 21st, 2009.

North Carolina Library Paraprofessional Association

ARTICLE I. NAME
The name of this organization shall be the North Carolina Library Paraprofessional Association, a round table of the North Carolina Library Association.


ARTICLE II. OBJECTIVES
The objectives of this organization shall be (a) to unite in this group North Carolina Library Association members interested in the Paraprofessional Association, (b) to provide an opportunity for discussions and activity, and (c) to seek to fulfill the objectives of the North Carolina Library Association.


ARTICLE III. MEMBERS
Members of the North Carolina Library Association who state a preference for this Round Table at the time of payment of the Association dues shall become members.
 

ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS
The officers of this organization shall be: Chair, Chair-Elect, who shall serve as Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and four Regional Directors.
The officers shall serve for a two-year term, or until their successors are elected and have assumed their duties.
 

ARTICLE V. EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Executive Board shall consist of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, the immediate past Chair, the four Regional Directors and the chairs of all standing Committees. The standing Committee chairs shall serve as non-voting members. The Executive Board shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Round Table and shall have the power to act for the Round Table on administrative business of the Round Table in the intervals between biennial meetings. Such
administrative business shall include only that business which necessarily must be dealt with prior to the regular biennial meetings.
 

ARTICLE VI. MEETINGS

  1. The regular meeting shall be held as a Round Table meeting of the biennial meeting of the North Carolina Library Association.
  2. Special meetings may be called at the direction of the Chair, the Executive Board, or upon written request, signed by 15 members and delivered to the Executive Board of the Association.
  3. A quorum for the transaction of the business of this Round Table shall consist of those members of the Round Table present at the regular biennial meeting or those members present at a specially called meeting of the Round Table. A quorum of the Executive Board shall consist of those members present.

 

ARTICLE VII. ELECTIONS

  1. The Chair shall appoint a committee on Nominations in January of the year of the biennial conference. The committee on Nominations shall prepare a slate of candidates for each elective office to be filled by February 1 of the biennial conference year, consent being secured from the nominees.
  2. The list of nominees shall be published no later than March 15 of the biennial conference year.
  3. Members of the Round Table who wish to add name(s) to the official ballot must (1) notify the Chair of the Round Table of such action in writing by May 1 of the biennial conference year (2) obtain 10 signatures of members of the Round Table on the notification (3) obtain the consent of the nominee(s) to be so indicated on the notification. Nominees must be members in good standing of the Round Table.
  4. A ballot containing space for write-in candidates shall be sent to voting members of the Round Table by June 1 prior to the biennial conference.
  5. Ballots shall be marked and returned by July 1.
  6. Candidates receiving the majority of votes shall be declared elected.
  7. In case of a tie vote the successful candidate shall be determined by lot.
  8. Election results shall be announced by September 1 of the biennial conference year.
  9. The term of office of all officers shall commence at the adjournment of the biennial business meeting of the Round Table.

 

ARTICLE VIII. SPECIAL DUTIES OF OFFICERS

  1. The Chair shall, with the Executive Board, appoint such committees and define their duties as may be necessary to carry on the work of the North Carolina Library Paraprofessional Association.
  2. The Chair of the North Carolina Library Paraprofessional Association shall serve as an ex officio member on all committees with the exception of the Nominating Committee. The Chair shall also serve as Chair of the Executive Board.
  3. The Chair of the Executive Board shall appoint any liaisons to other sections and round tables as appropriate.
  4. The Chair-Elect shall be elected to the office, and shall assume the responsibilities and perform the duties of the Chair in the event of absence, death, disability or resignation of the Chair. He/she shall serve as Chair during the two years following his/her term as Chair-Elect.
  5. The Secretary shall perform the duties normally accepted for such office.
  6. The Treasurer shall perform the duties normally accepted for such office.
  7. The Regional Directors shall serve on the Program committee and shall be ex officio members of the Membership committee. The Regional Directors shall be a liaison between the Executive Board and the general membership of the Round Table.
  8. In the event of a vacancy of any elected officer or regional director of the Round Table, the Executive Board will fill the vacancy by the appointment of a member in good standing of the Round Table. Such appointment(s) shall remain in force until the next regular meeting of the Round Table.

 

ARTICLE IX. COMMITTEES

  1. All committees shall be composed of members in good standing of NCLA/NCLPA. They shall serve until their successors have taken office, or until the committee is dissolved.
  2. The powers and duties of each committee shall be determined by the Executive Board and defined in written form. One or more copies of the powers and duties of a committee shall be given to the chair of each committee at the beginning of his/her chair ship.
  3. Standing Committees. The chair of the standing committees shall be appointed for the North Carolina Library Paraprofessional Association biennium. The standing committees shall include the following:
    1. Archives
    2. Conference
    3. Membership
    4. Nominating
    5. Program
    6. Communications (was Publications)
    7. Scholarship
  4. Special Committees. Special committees may be created and old committees discontinued at any time by the Executive Board provided that such action is not contrary to the wishes of the membership of this Round Table as expressed at the most recent meeting of the Round Table.
  5. Chairs of all standing committees shall serve as non-voting members with the elected officers to make up the Executive Board. Unless otherwise directed, the Chair of the Executive Board shall appoint committee chairs only; committee members are to be appointed by the respective committee chair.

ARTICLE X. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

  1. Robert's Rules of Order, latest edition, shall be the governing authority in any matter not specifically covered by these bylaws.
  2. Nothing in these bylaws shall conflict with the Constitution and Bylaws of the North Carolina Library Association.
     

ARTICLE XI. AMENDMENTS
1. These rules may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a meeting called in accordance with the bylaws of this Round Table; or by a mail ballot, provided that (1) the request for such action be submitted to the Executive Committee in writing and signed by 15 members of the Round Table, (2) the total number of returned ballots be not less than 25 percent of the membership of the Round Table, and (3) two-thirds of the mailed ballots returned shall be in the affirmative.
 

Adopted October 11, 1989
Revised October 20, 1993
Revised October 4, 1995
Revised October 9, 1997
Revised September 21, 2005
Revised October 18, 2007
Revised October 5, 2011

Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns

Bylaws

Article I - Name

The name of this organization shall be the Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns.

Article II - Objectives

The objectives of this organization shall be:

Section 1. To unite in this group North Carolina Library Association members interested in ethnic minority issues in North Carolina libraries;

Section 2. To provide an opportunity for discussion and activity of ethnic minority issues in North Carolina libraries;

Section 3. To monitor the practices and policies of recruitment and career advancement of minorities in North Carolina;

Section 4. To serve as a resource for those North Carolina libraries desiring to positively reflect ethnic cultures in their respective collection;

Section 5. To provide a network for ethnic minority librarians in North Carolina;

Section 6. To seek to fulfill the objectives of the North Carolina Library Association; and

Section 7. To serve as a liaison for local and national ethnic communities and organizations.

Article III - Members

Members of the North Carolina Library Association who state a preference for this Round Table at the time of payment of the Association dues shall become members.

Article IV - Officers

The officers of this organization shall be: Chairperson, Chair-Elect, who shall serve as Vice-Chair, a Secretary-Treasurer, and Two Directors. The Chair-Elect, the Secretary-Treasurer, and the two Directors shall be elected at the regular biennial meetings and shall serve for a two-year term, or until their successors are elected and have assumed their duties.

Article V – Executive Committee

Section 1. The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chairperson, Vice-Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, the immediate past Chairperson, and the two Directors.

Section 2. The Executive Committee shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Round Table and shall have the power to act for the Round Table on administrative business of the Round Table in the intervals between biennial meetings. Such administrative business shall include only that business which necessarily must be dealt with prior to the regular biennial meetings.

Article VI - Meetings

Section 1. The regular meeting shall be held as a Round Table meeting of the biennial meeting of the North Carolina Library Association.

Section 2. Special meetings may be called at the direction of the chairperson, the Executive Committee, or upon written request, signed by 15 members and delivered to the Executive Board of the Association.

Section 3. A quorum for the transaction of the business of this Round Table shall consist of 25 percent of the membership of the Round Table.

Article VII - Elections

Section 1. The Chairperson shall appoint a Committee on Nominations who will present the name of one candidate for each elective office, consent being secured from the nominees. Any member of the Round Table may present candidates for the elective offices of the Round Table provided (a) that they notify the Chairperson of the Round Table of such action, in writing, (b) that the notification be signed by 10 members of this Round Table, (c) that the consent of the nominees has been secured and so indicated on the notification.

Section 2. A majority vote of those attending a regular meeting shall constitute election.

Article VIII – Special Duties of Officers

Section 1. The Chairperson shall, with Executive Committee, appoint such committees and define their duties as may be necessary to carry on the work of the Ethnic Minority Concerns Round Table.

Section 2. The Chairperson of the Ethnic Minority Concerns Round Table shall serve as an ex officio member on all committees with the exception of the Nominating Committee. The Chairperson shall also serve as Chairperson of the Executive Committee.

Section 3. New Committees may be created and old committees discontinues by the Executive Committee provided that such action is not contrary to the wishes of the membership of this Round Table as expressed at the most recent meeting of the Round Table.

Section 4. The Chair-Elect shall assume the responsibilities and perform the duties of the Chairperson in the event of absence, death, disability or resignation of the Chairperson, and shall serve as Chairperson during the two years following a term as Chair-Elect.

Section 5. The Secretary-Treasurer shall perform the duties normally accepted for such office.

Section 6. In the event of absence, death, disability r resignation of the chairperson and the Chair-Elect during the interval between the biennial meetings, the Executive Committee shall fill such vacancies by the appointment of members to those offices. Such appointments shall remain in force until the next regular meeting of the Round Table.

Article IX – Parliamentary Authority

Section 1. Robert’s Rules of Order, latest edition, shall be the governing authority in any matter not specifically covered by these bylaws.

Section 2. Nothing in these bylaws shall conflict with the Constitution and Bylaws of the North Carolina Library Association.

Article X - Amendments

These rules may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a meeting called in accordance with the bylaws of this round table; or by a mail ballot, provided that (1) the request for such action be submitted to the Executive Committee in writing and signed by 15 members of the Round Table, (2) the total number of returned ballots be not less than 25 percent of the membership of the Round Table, and (3) two-thirds of the mailed ballots returned shall be in the affirmative.

Round Table on Special Collections

Bylaws

Article I - Name

The name of this organization shall be the Round Table on Special Collections of the North Carolina Library Association.

Article II - Objectives

The objectives of this organization shall be:

Section 1. To unite in this group North Carolina Library Association members from all types of libraries who work with or are interested in special collections;

Section 2. To provide an opportunity for discussion and activity;

Section 3. To actively promote the collection, preservation and use of historical materials; and

Section 4. To seek to fulfill the objectives of the North Carolina Library Association.

Article III - Members

Members of the North Carolina Library Association who state a preference for this Round Table at the time of payment of the Association dues shall become members. A current North Carolina Library Association member may join the Round Table at any time upon payment of an additional fee as prescribed by the Association.

Article IV - Officers

The officers of the Round Table shall be: Chair, Chair-Elect, who shall serve as Vice-Chair, a Secretary-Treasurer, and two Directors. The Chair-Elect, the Secretary-Treasurer, and the two Directors shall be elected at the regular biennial meeting and shall serve for a two-year term, or until their successors are elected and have assumed their duties. 

Article V – Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, the immediate past Chair, and the two Directors. The Executive Committee shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Round Table and shall have the power to act for the Round Table on administrative business in the intervals between biennial meetings. Such administrative business shall include only that business which necessarily must be dealt with prior to the regular biennial meetings.

Article VI - Meetings

Section 1.The regular meeting shall be held as a round table meeting of the biennial meeting of the North Carolina Library Association.

Section 2. Special meetings may be called at the direction of the Chair, the Executive Committee, or upon written request, signed by 15 members and delivered to the Executive Committee of the Round Table.

Section 3. A quorum for the transaction of the business of this Round Table shall consist of 25 percent of the membership of the Round Table.

Article VII - Elections

Section 1. The Chair shall appoint a Committee on Nominations who will present the name of one candidate for each elective office, consent being secured from the nominees. Any member or members of the Round Table may present a candidate or candidates for the elective offices of this Round Table provided (a) that they notify the Chair of the Round Table of such action, in writing, (b) that the notification be signed by 10 members of the Round Table, and (c) that the consent of the nominee has been secured and so indicated on the notification.

Section 2. A majority vote of those attending a regular meeting shall constitute election.

Article VIII – Special Duties of Officers

Section 1.The Chair shall, with the Executive Committee, appoint such committees and define their duties as may be necessary to carry on the work of the Round Table on Special Collections.

Section 2. The Chair of the Round Table on Special Collections shall serve as an ex officio member on all committees with the exception of the Nominating Committee. The Chair shall serve as Chair of the Executive Committee. The Chair shall also represent the Round Table on the North Carolina Library Association’s Executive Board.

Section 3. New Committees may be created and old committees discontinued by the Executive Committee provided that such action is not contrary to the wishes of the membership of this Round Table as expressed at the most recent meeting of the Round Table.

Section 4.The Chair-Elect shall be elected to office, and shall assume the responsibilities and perform the duties of the Chair in the event of absence, death, disability or resignation of the Chair. He shall serve as Chair during the two years following his term as Chair-Elect.

Section 5.The Secretary-Treasurer shall perform the duties normally accepted for such office.

Section 6.In the event of absence, death disability or resignation of the Chair and the Chair-Elect during the interval between the biennial meetings, the Executive Committee shall fill such vacancy or vacancies by the appointment of a member or members of that committee. Such appointment or appointments shall remain in force until the next regular meeting of the Round Table.

Article IX – Parliamentary Authority

Section 1. Robert’s Rules of Order, latest edition, shall be the governing authority in any matter not specifically covered by these bylaws.

Section 2. Nothing in these bylaws shall conflict with the Constitution and bylaws of the North Carolina Library Association.

ARTICLE X. AMENDMENTS

These rules may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a meeting called in accordance with the bylaws of the Round Table; or by a mail ballot, provided that (1) the request for such action be submitted to the Executive Committee in writing and signed by 15 members of the Round Table, (2) the total number of returned ballots be not less than 25 percent of the membership of the Round Table, and (3) two-thirds of the mailed ballots returned shall be in the affirmative.

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Technology & Trends Round Table

Bylaws

Article I - Name

The name of this organization shall be the Technology and Trends (TNT) Round Table of the North Carolina Library Association.

Article II - Objectives

The objectives of this organization shall be to unite in this group North Carolina Library Association members interested in the advances and uses of technology, to provide an opportunity for discussion and activity, and to seek to fulfill the purposes of the North Carolina Library Association.

Article III - Members

Members of the North Carolina Library Association in good standing who state a preference for this Round Table at the time of payment of the Association dues shall become members.

Article IV - Officers

Section 1. The officers of the Round Table shall be: Chair, Chair-Elect, who shall serve as Vice-Chair, a Secretary/Treasurer, and two Directors. The Chair-Elect, the Secretary/Treasurer, and the two Directors shall be elected at the regular biennial meeting and shall serve for a two-year term, or until their successors are elected and have assumed their duties.

Article V – Executive Committee

Section 1. The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the Round Table, and the immediate past Chair, and the Chair of each interest group. The interest group Chairs shall be non-voting members.

Section 2. The Executive Committee shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Round Table and shall have the power to act for the Round Table on administrative business of the Round Table in the intervals between biennial meeting. Such administrative business shall include only that business which necessarily must be dealt with prior to the regular biennial meeting.

Section 3. In the event of death, disability, or resignation of any members of the Executive Committee, the Executive Committee may fill such a vacancy or vacancies by the appointment of a member of the Round Table to fill the unexpired term. Absence from three consecutive meetings by any member of the Executive Committee shall be considered as a resignation from the Executive Committee.

Section 4. A quorum consisting of a simple majority shall be necessary to conduct business.

Article VI - Meetings

Section 1. The regular meeting shall be held as a Round Table meeting of the biennial meeting of the North Carolina Library Association.

Section 2. Special Meetings may be called at the direction of the Chair, by the Executive Committee, or by the Executive Board of the Association upon written request, signed by 20 percent of the membership of the Round Table.

Section 3. A quorum shall consist of those members who attend a meeting.

Article VII - Elections

Section 1. At least 120 days prior to the biennial meeting of the Association, the Chair shall appoint a Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall name at least one office to be filled and submit the slate to the Executive Committee at least 45 days prior to the biennial meeting. At least 30 days prior to the biennial meeting, the Executive Committee shall distribute the slate to the membership. At the biennial meeting, any member of the Round Table may place in nomination a candidate or candidates for the elective offices of the Round Table. The consent of all nominees shall have been obtained. All nominees must be members of the Round Table.

Section 2. A majority vote of the Section members either attending and voting at the regular meeting or submitting proxy votes in advance of the regular meeting to any member of the Executive Board shall constitute an election.

Article VIII – Duties of Officers

Section 1. The Chair shall (a) preside at meeting and act as liaison to the North Carolina Library Association, (b) serve as ex officio member of all committees with exception of the Nominating Committee, (c) with the Executive Committee, appoint all committees, including standing committees, and define their duties as may be necessary to carry on the work of the Round Table, and (d) submit a biennial report to the Association and the Round Table membership.

Section 2. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect shall assume the duties of the Chair at all official meeting of the Round Table and Executive Committee. The Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect shall assume the duties of the Chair should that office become vacant. He/She shall serve as Chair during the two years following his/her term as Chair-Elect.

Section 3. The Secretary and the Treasurer shall perform the duties normally accepted for such offices.

Section 4. The Directors shall perform such duties as are assigned by the Chair.

Article IX - Committees

Section 1. Committees may be established at any time by the Chair of the Round Table, or by request from the membership with the approval of the Executive Committee.

Section 2. The powers and duties of a committee shall be determined by the Chair with approval of the Executive Committee.

Article X – Interest Groups

Section 1. Interest groups of the Round Table, representing different aspects of technology, may be organized upon application to the Chair of the Round Table, the application to be signed by 10 members of the Round Table, with approval to be by the Executive committee of the Round Table.

Section 2. Participants of each interest group must be members of the Round Table. The Chair of each interest group shall be appointed by the Executive Committee.

Section 3. Each interest group is expected to be self-supporting.

Section 4. Each interest group shall submit a written report of its work during the biennium to the Chair of the Executive Committee 30 days prior to the NCLA biennial meeting.

Section 5. An Interest group may be discontinued whenever either the Executive Committee of the Round Table or the interest group determines that such action is appropriate.

Article XI -Parliamentary Authority

Section 1. Robert’s Rules of Order, latest edition, shall be the governing authority in any matter not specifically covered by these bylaws.

Section 2. Nothing in these bylaws shall conflict with the Constitution and Bylaws of the North Carolina Library Association.

Article XII - Amendments

Section 1. Amendments may be proposed by the Executive Committee or by 25 percent of the membership.

Section 2. These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a meeting called in accordance with the bylaws of this Round Table or by a mail (electronic or paper) ballot. A mail ballot may be used at the discretion of the Executive Committee or by written request of 25 percent of the Round Table submitted to the Executive Committee. The total number of returned ballots shall be not less than 25 percent of the membership of the Round Table, and two-thirds of the mail ballots returned shall be in the affirmative for the adoption of the amendment.

Section 3. Written notification shall go to the membership 30 days prior to amendment vote.

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Women's Issues in Libraries Round Table

Bylaws

Article I - Name

The name of this organization shall be the Women's Issues in Libraries Round Table of the North Carolina Library Association.

Article II - Objectives

The objectives of this organization shall be:

Section 1. To unite in this group North Carolina Library Association members from all types of libraries who work with or are interested in status of women in librarianship;

Section 2. To provide a forum for a discussion of the concerns of women [in] librarianship and how these concerns affect the profession as a whole;

Section 3. To provide for exchange of information among all components of the North Carolina Library Association with the goal of increasing understanding of current issues affecting women within the profession;

Section 4. To give stimulus, support, and information to the Association and its various components in causing library policy and decision makers to be more aware of and responsive to these issues and concerns.

Section 5. To present programs and carry out other appropriate activities; and

Section 6. To seek to fulfill the objectives of the North Carolina Library Association.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERS

Members of the North Carolina Library Association who state a preference for this Round Table at the time of payment of the Association dues shall become members.

ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS

The officers of the Round Table shall be: Chair, Chair-Elect, who shall serve as Vice-Chair, a Secretary-Treasurer, and two Directors. The Chair-Elect, the Secretary-Treasurer, and the two Directors shall be elected at the regular biennial meeting and shall serve for a two-year term, or until their successors are elected and have assumed their duties.

ARTICLE V. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, the immediate past Chair, and the two Directors. The Executive Committee shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Round Table and shall have the power to act for the Round Table on administrative business in the intervals between biennial meetings. Such administrative business shall include only that business which necessarily must be dealt with prior to the regular biennial meetings.

ARTICLE VI. MEETINGS

Section 1. The regular meeting shall be held as a round table meeting of the biennial meeting of the North Carolina Library Association.

Section 2. Special meetings may be called at the direction of the Chair, the Executive Committee, or upon written request, signed by 15 members and delivered to the Executive Committee of the Round Table.

Section 3. A quorum for the transaction of the business of this Round Table shall consist of 25 percent of the membership of the Round Table.

ARTICLE VII. ELECTIONS

Section 1. The Chair shall appoint a Committee on Nominations who will present the name of one candidate for each elective office, consent being secured from the nominees. Any member or members of the Round Table may present a candidate or candidates for the elective offices of this Round Table provided (a) that they notify the Chair of the Round Table of such action, in writing, (b) that the notification be signed by 10 members of the Round Table, and (c) that the consent of the nominee has been secured and so indicated on the notification.

Section 2. A majority vote of those attending a regular meeting shall constitute election.

ARTICLE VIII. SPECIAL DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1. The Chair shall, with the Executive Committee, appoint such committees and define their duties as may be necessary to carry on the work of the Round Table.

Section 2. The Chair of the Round Table shall serve as an ex officio member on all committees with the exception of the Nominating Committee. The Chair shall serve as Chair of the Executive Committee. The Chair shall also represent the Round Table on the North Carolina Library Association’s Executive Board.

Section 3. New Committees may be created and old committees discontinued by the Executive Committee provided that such action is not contrary to the wishes of the membership of this Round Table as expressed at the most recent meeting of the Round Table.

Section 4. The Chair-Elect shall be elected to office, and shall assume the responsibilities and perform the duties of the Chair in the event of absence, death, disability or resignation of the Chair. He shall serve as Chair during the two years following his term as Chair-Elect.

Section 5. The Secretary-Treasurer shall perform the duties normally accepted for such office.

Section 6. In the event of absence, death disability or resignation of the Chair and the Chair-Elect during the interval between the biennial meetings, the Executive Committee shall fill such vacancy or vacancies by the appointment of a member or members of that committee. Such appointment or appointments shall remain in force until the next regular meeting of the Round Table.

ARTICLE IX. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

Section 1. Robert’s Rules of Order, latest edition, shall be the governing authority in any matter not specifically covered by these bylaws.

Section 2. Nothing in these bylaws shall conflict with the Constitution and bylaws of the North Carolina Library Association.

ARTICLE X. AMENDMENTS

These rules may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a meeting called in accordance with the bylaws of the Round Table; or by a mail ballot, provided that (1) the request for such action be submitted to the Executive Committee in writing and signed by 15 members of the Round Table, (2) the total number of returned ballots be not less than 25 percent of the membership of the Round Table, and (3) two-thirds of the mailed ballots returned shall be in the affirmative.