Bylaws-Members

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
1. Standing Members (Individual Members)
(a) Any non-vendor-employed person may become a Standing (Individual) Member of the Association upon payment of the first year’s dues and upon approval by the Membership Committee.
(b) Each standing member shall have one vote. Votes may be taken at member meetings in person or by proxy. Standing members are also entitled to all electronic and print materials and communications.
(c) In the event that a standing member moves or has a change in employment status, the membership will remain with the person or institution that paid the dues.

2. Vendor Memberships
(a) Any person employed by a library-related commercial vendor may become a Vendor Member of the Association upon payment of the first year’s dues and upon approval by the Membership Committee.
(b) Vendor members are not entitled to vote.

3. Shared Memberships
(a) Two or more persons may apply for a shared standing membership or a vendor membership provided they share the same position within the same institution and receive approval from the Membership Committee. Shared Memberships are treated as a single entity with respect to the rights listed above.

4. Student Memberships
(a) Any full-time library school student may become a Student Member of the Association upon payment of the first year’s dues (student rate) and upon approval by the Membership Committee. Students must provide proof of enrollment in a library degree program.
(b) Student members are not entitled to vote.

5. Life Members
(a) The Membership Committee may nominate, and the Association may, at a regular meeting, by vote of two-thirds of those present, elect as a Life Member anyone who has retired from active library work and reached the age of sixty-five.
(b) Life Members are not entitled to vote.

ARTICLE IV – MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
1. There shall be an Annual Meeting of the members of the Association in May; at a time and place designated by the Board of Directors. There shall also be four Regular Meetings of the Association in September, November, January and March of each year unless the Board of Directors decides otherwise.

2. Special meetings of the members may be called by the President, the Vice President/President-Elect or the Secretary or a majority of the Board of Directors.

3. All special meetings of members shall be called with at least two weeks written or electronic notice, which notice shall state the time and place of such meeting.

4. The Board of Directors shall meet at the call of the President or at the call of three members of the Board of Directors.

5. Forty percent or more of the total number of standing members of the Association shall constitute a quorum when present in person at any business meeting of the standing members. When a quorum is present at any meeting, a majority of the votes cast shall, except where a larger vote is required by these Bylaws, decide any question brought before such meeting.

ARTICLE XI – SEVERANCE OF MEMBERSHIP
1. A standing member in good standing may resign by submitting a written resignation to the Secretary. A resigned standing member may resume membership upon payment of current dues.

2. Any standing member failing to pay dues may be barred from attendance at any regular meeting at the discretion of the President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors. If the dues of any standing member remain unpaid one hundred twenty days after their due date, that standing member’s name shall be removed from the membership list.

3. A standing member whose conduct has been prejudicial to the good of the Association or inconsistent with its objectives and Bylaws may be removed from membership and from any office he or she may then hold by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors after the standing member has been notified at least twenty days in advance of the meeting as to the charges against him or her and has been given the opportunity to answer the charges in person, in writing, or by an authorized representative.

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