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Article I. MEMBERSHIP
    (a) Personal Members
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      (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 year.
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        (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 the election.
    2. Sec. 1. Officers of the Executive Board shall be elected by ballot at the annual meeting of the Association.

      Sec. 2. The Executive Board shall be in charge of the conduct, the counting, and tabulation of votes of the elections of the Association.

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      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 held electronically.

      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.
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        (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 is called.

        (c) A majority of returned ballots shall be enough to carry the motion.
    2. 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.

      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 Board.

      Sec. 2. A report shall be made annually by the treasurer to the membership detailing receipts, expenditures, fiscal status, and the results of the audit.




  2. (b) Institutional Members: Tribal governments, libraries serving Native American communities, educational institutions with library programs serving Native Americans and others.
    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.