Frequently Asked Questions

Who makes up the Executive Board?

The President, Vice President/President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Treasurer Elect, and two Director-at-Large, elected each biennium by the membership of the association.

The immediate past-President of the Association.

The chairs of sections and rounds table each biennium by the members of their sections or round tables.

The editor of North Carolina Libraries, appointed by the President with the concurrence of the Executive  Board.

The North Carolina member of the American Library Association Council, elected every four years along with association officers.

The Southeastern Library Association representative, elected every four years.

An additional member of each section or round table whose membership exceeds 350 members on March 31 prior to the Biennial Conference.

An additional member of each section round table for every 200 members above the initial 350.

Who are the non-voting members of the Executive Board?

Non-voting members of the Executive Board may include the administrative assistant and parliamentarian if one is appointed by the President.  Committee chairs report at Executive Board meetings, but do not vote with board.

What’s a section?

A section represents a type of library or field of activity clearly distinct form that of other sections.  Sections may be organized by application, signed by 100 voting members of the Association, and approved by the Executive Board.  Sections have their own budgets.  They receive $5 from each NCLA member who joins the section, and may charge fees for events and programs.  Sections often have their own committees for programming and other activities.

What’s a round table?

A round table represents a field of librarianship not within the scope of any single section.  Round tables may be organized in the same way as sections are organized.  Round tables have their budgets.  The receive $5 from each NCLA member who joins the section, and may charge fees for events and programs.  Round tables often have their own committees for programming and other activities.

What are NCLA Committees?

NCLA Committees include standing committees, ad hoc committees and commissions.  They report to the Executive Board and carry out various staff functions for the organization.  Standing committees perform the continuing functions of the organization.  Ad hoc committees and commissions are created by the president for specific purposes and are dissolved after those purposes are fulfilled.