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Constitution

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Constitution of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries

 

 

 

 

Adopted October 12, 1983

Amended January 9, 1985

Amended January 15, 1986

Amended June 1, 1986

Amended April 23, 1994

 

ARTICLE I. NAME

ARTICLE II. OBJECT

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

ARTICLE IV. MEETINGS

ARTICLE V. OFFICERS. COMMITTEES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

ARTICLE VI. EXECUTIVE BOARD

ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS

ARTICLE VIII. BYLAWS

 

 

ARTICLE I. NAME

 

The name of this association shall be Virginia Association of Law Libraries (the Association).

 

ARTICLE II. OBJECT

 

The Association is established to develop and increase the usefulness and efficiency of law libraries. It shall be conducted as a non-profit corporation to promote librarianship and to foster a spirit of cooperation among members of the profession.

 

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

 

Any person or institution interested in law libraries may become a member of the Association by complying with the provisions of the Bylaws.

 

ARTICLE IV. MEETINGS

 

Meetings shall be held as provided in the Bylaws.

 

ARTICLE V. OFFICERS. COMMITTEES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

 

Section 1: Officers. The officers shall consist of a president, vice-president/president elect, secretary, and treasurer. The vice-president/president-elect shall be elected annually by the Association. The vice-president/president-elect shall automatically become president after one year and shall so serve during the second year following his election. The secretary and treasurer shall each serve two-year terms. Elections for each office shall occur in alternate years. The president, the vice-president/president-elect, secretary, and treasurer shall serve without compensation.

 

Section 2: Duties of Officers. The president, vice-president/president-elect, secretary, and treasurer shall perform the duties usually pertaining to their respective offices and other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Board.

 

Section 3: Committees and Other Organizations. There shall be such committees and other organizations as the Executive Board shall create or shall be created by a majority vote of those present and voting at any meeting of the Association.

 

Section 4: Appointments. The president shall appoint all members of committees and other organizations unless the Association shall otherwise direct.

 

Section 5: Terms of Office. All officers and members of the committees and other organizations shall serve until their successors are elected, appointed and qualified, or they are removed from office.

 

ARTICLE VI. EXECUTIVE BOARD

 

Section 1. There shall be an Executive Board of seven, consisting of the officers named in Article V, Section 1, the last retiring president, and two members who will be known as directors. Each director shall serve a two-year term. Each director will be elected in alternate years by the Association. The duties of the Executive Board shall be those usually assigned to such boards rn similar associations.

 

Section 2. The Executive Board shall have the power to fill any vacancy in elective offices except that of president. The person so appointed by the Executive Board shall serve the unexpired term. In the case of the death, incapacity or resignation of the president of the Association, the vice president/president-elect shall become president and shall serve until the end of his own elected term.

 

ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS

 

Amendments to this constitution may be proposed by the Executive Board or by a petition signed by 10% of the active members of the Association. Proposed amendments shall become effective when approved by 2/3 of the members voting in a ballot conducted by mail, in the manner provided in the Bylaws.

 

ARTICLE VIII. BYLAWS

 

Any bylaw may be adopted, repealed, amended, or suspended by a 2/3 vote of those present and voting at any meeting of the Association, upon motion of any voting members, provided that the motion has been submitted in writing to all members at least 30 days prior to the meeting.

 

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