Alabama School Library Association
Revised June 11, 2018
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 affiliate of the American Library Association.
ARTICLE II. PURPOSES AND OBJECTIVES
The purposes and objectives of the Alabama School Library Association shall be
ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Membership in this organization shall be five classes: active, corporate, student,
honorary, and retired.
Section 2a. Active members shall include school library 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
Section 3a. Corporate members shall include institutions, organizations,
governmental agencies, and business firms.
Section 3b. Corporate members are entitled to all the rights and privileges of active
members, except that of voting and holding office.
Section 4a. Students enrolled in library media programs in colleges and universities
in Alabama are eligible for membership in this organization.
Section 4b. Student members are entitled to all rights and privileges of active members.
Section 5a. Honorary memberships may be extended to selected persons upon the
recommendation of the board of directors.
Section 5b. Honorary members shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of active
members, except that of voting and holding office.
Section 6. 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 the American Library Association (ALA) and the
American Association of School Librarians (AASL). The association shall pay the membership dues
of the president to ALA/AASL.
Section 4. All officers shall be elected annually except for the treasurer, who shall be elected biennially.
Section 5. Past presidents are 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:
Alabama School Library Week, awards, scholarships, intellectual freedom, legislative advocacy,
membership, social media, nominating, and any 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 the annual
conference and membership meeting of the association.
Section 3. Secretary: The secretary shall take minutes of all meetings of the association and the
board of directors and shall send minutes to the officers and the board of directors.
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 and provide a report for each meeting of the board of directors.
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 membership meeting.
Section 3. Terms of officers and members-at-large of the board of directors shall
begin immediately following the annual membership meeting.
Section 4. In order to assure continuity of the business and welfare of the
Association, members of the board of directors will be elected for a two-year term on a rotating basis
instead of a three-year term.
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 an electronic 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 or via electronic vote, 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 dictated 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 Alabama school library media students administered by the American Library Association.
Adopted September 15, 1990
Amended June 11, 2018