Alabama School Library Association

September 15, 1990, Amended June 11, 2001 

ARTICLE I. NAME AND AFFILIATION

Section 1. The name of the organization shall be the Alabama School Library 
Association hereby known as the Association.

Section 2.  The Association is and shall remain an integral part of the Alabama 
Education Association, the Association for Educational Communications and 
Technology, and The American Library Association.

ARTICLE II. PURPOSES AND OBJECTIVES

The purposes and objectives of the Alabama School Library Association shall be 
as follows:

  • To promote the effective use of instructional media.
  • To keep educators adequately informed about media services and materials.
  • To recruit personnel and to encourage and promote professional growth.
  • To serve as an organization to coordinate research on evaluation in the use of instructional media.
  • To plan and conduct long range programs for the development and improvement of instructional media in general, and to cooperate with other organizations and agencies whose interests and purpose are similar to this organization.
  • To provide a framework for members to meet on state level as well as the district level. 

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP


Section 1.  Membership in this organization shall be six classes: active, associate, 
corporate, student, honorary, and retired.

Section 2a.   Active members shall include instructional media personnel who are 
directly engaged in education in Alabama and who are interested in furthering the 
purposes and objectives of this organization.

Section 2b.   Active members shall be entitled to vote; to hold office; to serve on 
committees and to receive any publications prepared or contracted for by this 
organization.

Section 3a.   Associate memberships may be extended to include any persons 
interested in school media services (professionals).

Section 3b.   Associate members shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of active 
members, except that of voting and holding office.

Section 4a.   Corporate members shall include institutions, organizations, 
governmental agencies, and business firms.

Section 4b.  Corporate members are entitled to all the rights and privileges of active 
embers, except that of voting and holding office.

Section 5a. Students enrolled in library media programs in colleges and universities 
in Alabama are eligible for membership in this organization.

Section 5b.  Student members are entitled to all rights and privileges of active 
members, except that of voting and holding office.

Section 6a.  Honorary memberships may be extended to selected persons upon the 
recommendation of the Board of Directors.

Section 6b.  Honorary members shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of active 
members, except that of voting and holding office.

Section 7.  Retired members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of active 
members, except that of holding office.

ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS

Section 1.  The officers of the Association shall be a president, vice-
president/president-elect, secretary, and treasurer.

Section 2.  All officers shall be active members.

Section 3.  The president shall be a member of one or more of the following 
organizations: Alabama Education Association (AEA), the American Library 
Association (ALA), and the Association for Educational Communications and 
Technology (AECT). The Association shall pay the membership dues of the president 
to one of the following organizations: AEA, ALA/AASL, AECT.

Section 4.  All officers shall be elected annually except for the treasurer, which shall be elected biennially.

Section 5.  The president is not eligible for election for one year following the end of 
the term on the Board of Directors. The secretary and treasurer can serve no more 
that two consecutive terms.

ARTICLE V. DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1.     President:  The president shall preside at all meetings of the 
Association and Board of Directors. The president shall develop an agenda for all 
meetings. The president shall be prepared to sign checks for the Association in an 
emergency. The president shall appoint the following standing committees: auditing, 
awards, districts, intellectual freedom, legislative, membership, newsletter, 
nominating, parliamentary, publicity, and ad hoc committees as deemed necessary.

Section 2.   Vice-president/president-elect: The vice-president/president-elect shall 
serve in the absence of the president. The vice-president/president-elect shall 
coordinate all conferences of the Association.

Section 3.  Secretary:  The secretary shall take minutes of all meetings of the 
Association and the Board of Directors' meetings and shall develop a synopsis to be 
mailed to officers.

Section 4.   Treasurer:  The treasurer shall receive all dues, fees, and accept 
contributions made to the Association and shall pay all authorized bills. The treasurer 
shall assist the president in preparation of an annual budget report for each meeting 
of the Board of Directors. The financial records of the organization shall be audited by 
the committee annually. The treasurer should be bonded.

ARTICLE VI. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1a.   The board of directors shall consist of all elected officers, the immediate 
past-president, and six members-at-large of the Association who shall be elected 
from the general membership.

Section 1b.   An attempt shall be made to represent all levels of education and all 
areas of the state in the election of six board members-at-large.

Section 2.   The president shall be chairman of the Board of Directors.

Section 3.   Members-at-large of the Board of Directors shall serve only one full term 
and shall not be eligible for election for a year following the end of their term.

ARTICLE VII. ELECTION

Section 1.   The president shall appoint the nominating committee.

Section 2.   Officers and members-at-large of the Board of Directors shall be elected 
at the annual Summer meeting.

Section 3.   Terms of officers and members-at-large of the Board of Directors shall 
begin immediately, following the annual Summer meeting.

Section 4.    In order to assure continuity of the business and welfare of the 
Association, members of the Board of Directors shall be elected for a three-year term 
on a rotating basis.

ARTICLE VIII. AMENDMENTS

Section 1.    The constitution may be amended at any general meeting by a vote of 
two-thirds of the active members present, provided the proposed amendment has 
been submitted to the membership thirty days prior to the vote.

Section 2.   The constitution may be amended by a mail vote of two-thirds of the active 
members voting, provided that the membership has been informed thirty days before 
the vote.

ARTICLE IX. BYLAWS

Section 1.  Details of the activities of the Association shall be regulated by the bylaws.

Section 2.   The bylaws may be amended by a majority vote at any official meeting of 
the active members, provided that the membership has been informed thirty days 
before the vote.

ARTICLE X. RULES OF ORDER

Section 1.   Robert's Rules of order, latest revision, shall be the governing authority in 
matters not specifically [sic] by the constitution and bylaws.

ARTICLE XI. DISSOLUTION

Section 1.   If this organization should cease to exist, the funds shall be placed in a 
scholarship fund for library media administered by the American Library Association.

Adopted September 15, 1990
Amended June 11, 2001


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