Article I. MEMBERSHIP
(a) Personal Members
(1) Regular Members: American Indian librarians, other librarians, and others
employed in library service or related activities.
(2) Student Members: Persons who are enrolled at least half-time in a program of library and information science in a four-year undergraduate school, a graduate school, or in a training program at an American Indian library.
(b) Institutional Members: Tribal governments, libraries serving Native American communities, educational institutions with library programs serving Native Americans and others.
(a) Dues shall be set by the Executive Board.
(b) Unpaid dues: Members whose dues are unpaid thirty (30) days after the beginning of
the fiscal year will have their memberships lapse. Lapsed memberships may be reinstated
upon payment of dues for the current year.
(a) The fiscal year of the Association shall begin on 1 October and end 30 September
of the following year.
(b) The membership year for the Association shall be 1 July to 30 June of the following
Sec. 1. Officers of the Executive Board shall be elected by ballot at
the annual meeting of the Association.
(a) The Executive Board shall appoint a Nominating Committee charged with
presenting a slate of candidates to the annual membership meeting.
(b) Nominations from the floor will also be accepted at the annual membership meeting.
Any candidate for office must be present and accept the nomination unless the candidate
has expressed intent to seek office in writing to the Nominations Committee prior to
Sec. 2. The Executive Board shall be in charge of the conduct, the
counting, and tabulation of votes of the elections of the Association.
Sec. 1. Meeting: The Executive Board shall hold a meeting just prior
to the annual membership meeting, and at any other time as needed. Meetings may be
Sec. 2. Officers: The president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer,
and the three members-at-large shall serve on the Executive Board for a term of two (2)
years. Any officer may serve consecutive terms.
Sec. 3. The first duly elected Executive Board shall assume office at
the close of the 1981 annual meeting.
Sec. 1. Committees shall be created as needed by the Executive Board.
Committee chairpersons shall be appointed by the president with the advice and
consent of the Executive Board for terms of specified duration.
Sec. 2. The Newsletter Editor shall be appointed by the president
with the advice and consent of the Executive Board and shall serve at the
pleasure of the Executive Board.
Sec. 3. No committee may incur expense on behalf of the Association
except as authorized by the Executive Board.
Sec. 1. Annual Meeting: There shall be an annual meeting of the Association
held at the time and place of the annual Executive Board meeting in conjunction with
the annual ALA meeting. The time and place shall be determined by the Executive Board.
Written notice of meetings shall be mailed to the Association members at least thirty
(30) days prior to the meeting.
(a) Votes by mail may be authorized by the Executive Board.
(b) The Executive Board shall determine the time limit for votes by mail when the vote
(c) A majority of returned ballots shall be enough to carry the motion.
Sec. 2. Votes by Mail:
Sec. 3. Quorum: A majority of members present at a meeting shall
constitute a quorum.
Sec. 1. An audit of all accounts of the Association shall be made
annually by an auditing committee designated by the president and Executive
Board. The auditing committee shall not be composed of members of the Executive
Sec. 2. A report shall be made annually by the treasurer to the
membership detailing receipts, expenditures, fiscal status, and the results of the
(b) Institutional Members: Tribal governments, libraries serving Native American
communities, educational institutions with library programs serving Native Americans
Sec. 1. Membership of the Association shall consist of:
Sec. 2. Dues, Rights, and Privileges.
Sec. 3. Fiscal Year
Sec. 4. Only personal members of the Association shall have the right to vote
and hold office. Article II. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS Top of Page
Article III. EXECUTIVE BOARD Article IV. COMMITTEES Article V. MEETING Top of Page
Article VI. FINANCES Article VII. NOTICES BY MAIL
Publication of notices in the American Indian Libraries Newsletter shall be considered
sufficient to fulfill the requirement of notice by mail if the publication is made in
accordance with the time limits set in the Bylaws for such notification.
Article VIII. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
Robert's Rule of Order (Revised), in the latest edition, shall govern the Association.