NAME AND MISSION
The name of this unit is
the Kentucky Chapter, Special Libraries Association.
The mission of this Chapter
shall be that of the Special Libraries Association.
The membership of the Chapter
shall be those members of the Association who reside or work within the geographic
boundaries of the Chapter, defined within the geographical boundaries of the
Chapter, defined as the state of Kentucky, or who elect to affiliate with the
The Association's Board
of Directors shall define the classes of members.
Chapter membership falling below 25 members for more than one Association year will be reported to the Chapter Cabinet Chair.
The executive board ("board")
with a minimum of four members shall have the authority and responsibility to
manage the Chapter's property and to regulate and govern its affairs. A majority
of board members in office shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of
business at any meeting of the board.
No member shall serve in
the same office for more than two consecutive terms.
Should the office of president
become vacant, the president-elect shall assume this position for the remainder
of the term. All other board vacancies, including a vacancy in the office of
president-elect, occurring before the conclusion of a departing member's term
will be filled by majority vote of the remaining members of the board.
The president, subject to
the executive board, shall have general supervision and control over Chapter
The president-elect shall
have duties as specified by Chapter Recommended Practices and the needs of the
The secretary shall keep
an approved record of all meetings of the Chapter and board and sign legal documents
jointly with the president.
The treasurer shall have
custody of the Chapter funds.
The Chapter may elect additional
officers as specified by the Chapter Recommended Practices, and the needs of
The Chapter annual business
meeting shall be held prior to the Association annual conference. At least one
business meeting shall be held during the term of office of each elected board.
Adequate notice of meetings shall be provided to the membership.
The board may establish
committees, which shall be responsible to the board.
The board may authorize
funds for committee expenses.
No Chapter member may serve
on any one committee for more than six consecutive years.
Subunits may be established
and disbanded by the Chapter, according to Chapter Recommended Practices.
FUNDS, CONTRACTS AND
Funds for Chapter expenses
shall be derived in part or in whole from the Association as an allotted share
of the annual dues paid by Chapter members.
Any agreement, contract,
or obligation entered into by the Chapter, including the purchase of property
such as office machines, filing cabinets, computer equipment, etc., shall have
advance approval of the board. Any agreement, contract or obligation must be
in compliance with Association liability limits as prescribed in Chapter Recommended
NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
A Nominating Committee for each election of members to the board shall be appointed by the board. Nomination of candidates for each office and the election of candidates shall be determined by Chapter Recommended Practices.
DISSOLUTION AND MERGER
The Chapter may petition
the Association Board of Directors for dissolution, or for merger with another
Chapter, by vote of its membership in accordance with Chapter Recommended Practices.
Chapters shall institute
suitable mechanisms to facilitate communications with and between its members
regarding Chapter activities, affairs, issues, and other matters.
to joint committees and meetings of other societies having objectives allied
to those of the Chapter and of the Association may be appointed by the President.
This governing document
may be amended by an affirmative vote of two thirds of the members present at
any Chapter meeting. Revisions in, or amendments to, the Chapter governing document
shall be reviewed by the Association Bylaws Committee, prior to presentation
to the Chapter membership.
Approved by Chapter Cabinet:
June 10, 2003
Approved by Board of
Directors: January 21, 2004
Effective Date: February
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