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Palm Beach County Library Association Bylaws Amended June 23, 2009 1.

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1 Palm Beach County Library Association Bylaws Amended June 23, 2009 1

2 Article 1. NAME The name of this organization shall be: PALM BEACH COUNTY LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. 2

3 Article II. PURPOSE Section A. The Palm Beach County Library Association is a county-wide professional library organization committed to the support and advancement of libraries and those interested in library service, through professional development and timely communications. 3

4 Article II. PURPOSE Section B. The Palm Beach County Library Association will fulfill this mission by: Promoting professional growth of its members Supporting innovative library services and research throughout the county Encouraging cooperation among libraries, librarians, staff and supporters Informing the public of library matters Providing educational assistance and support to students enrolled in a library and information science degree program 4

5 Article III. MEMBERS Section A. Eligibility Membership is open to any person interested in library service. 5

6 Article III. MEMBERS Section B. Dues 1. A dues schedule shall be set by the Board of Directors and reviewed annually. 2. Members may be accepted at any time, but the annual membership shall be valid from July 1 through June 30, which shall be the fiscal year. 3. Holding office, making motions, debating, voting, and all other privileges of membership shall be limited to those persons whose dues are paid. 6

7 Article IV. OFFICERS AND THEIR ELECTION Section A. Officers 1. Officers shall be the President, Past President, President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and six (6) Directors. Directors shall be: from academia, from public libraries, from schools and at large. Half of the directors shall be elected each year. 2. The officers shall perform the usual duties of office and those duties prescribed by the Bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Association. 3. The officers shall be elected at the Annual Meeting and assume their official duties at the close of the Annual Meeting. 7

8 Article IV. OFFICERS AND THEIR ELECTION Section A. Officers 4. The term of office shall be two (2) years with the ability to be elected for one (1) additional successive term in the same office. 5. A vacancy in the membership of the Board, except in the office of President, shall be filled by majority vote of the remaining members of the Board electing an eligible member of the Association to serve out the remainder of the term. If the office of President becomes vacant, the President Elect shall fill it. 6. An officer having three (3) consecutive unexcused absences from Board and/or general membership meetings may be removed from office. Removal of office shall require a majority vote of two thirds (2/3) of the Board. 8

9 Article IV. OFFICERS AND THEIR ELECTION Section B. Nominations 1. The Nominating Committee shall consist of (3) Association members selected by the Board: one from academia, one from public or special libraries, and one from school or special libraries. 2. It shall be the duty of this committee to nominate candidates, with the nominees’ consent, for the offices to be filled at the Annual Meeting. 3. Before the election at the Annual Meeting, additional nominations from the floor shall be permitted. 4. Election of officers shall be by ballot, except when there is only one nominee for an office. 9

10 Article V. MEETINGS Section A. Meetings will be set by the Board, at a time and a date convenient for the members and the host library. Section B. The Annual Meeting will be held in the last quarter of the fiscal year. Section C. The members present shall constitute a quorum. 10

11 Article VI. BOARD Section A. The Board shall consist of the duly elected officers. Section B. The Board shall conduct the general supervision of the affairs of the Association. Section C. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at the times and dates to be determined by the Board. The President shall call the first meeting. Section D. A quorum shall be a majority of Board members. 11

12 Article VII. COMMITTEES Section A. Committees may be created by the Board as required. Section B. The makeup, purpose, and governance of each committee will be included in the charge. 12

13 Article VIII. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY Parliamentary authority shall be Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, latest edition, when not in conflict with these Bylaws. 13

14 Article IX. AMENDMENTS These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting at any regular meeting of the Association. 14

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