Constitution

Article I. Name

The name of this Association shall be the ARIZONA ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES, a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. The Association may be known by its acronym AzALL.

Article II. Object

The Association is established for education and scientific purposes. It shall be conducted as an association to promote librarianship, to develop and increase the usefulness of law libraries, to cultivate the science of law librarianship, and to foster a spirit of cooperation among the members of the profession, particularly those in Arizona.

Article III. Membership

Section 1. Membership

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

Section 2. Anti-Discrimination Clause

Neither membership nor full participation in the activities of this Association shall be denied to any person on account of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual or affectional preference.

Article IV. Meetings

Meetings shall be held as provided in the Bylaws.

Article V. Officers and Committees

Section 1. Officers

The officers shall consist of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The Vice President is the Vice President/President-Elect. The President and the Vice President shall be individual members in good standing of the American Association of Law Libraries. The Vice President shall be elected annually. The Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected every other year. The Vice President shall automatically become president after one year, and shall so serve during the second year following his or her election. The officers shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for any expenditures incurred in the discharge of their duties.

Section 2. Term of Office

The President, Vice President and members of the committees shall serve for a period of one year. The secretary and treasurer shall each serve staggered terms of two years. No officer shall hold more than one office at a time, nor shall anyone serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office.

Section 3. Duties of Officers

The officers shall perform the duties usually pertaining to their offices as defined in the latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order and such other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Board.

Section 4. Committees

There shall be such committees as the Executive Board shall create or as shall be created by a majority vote of those present and voting at any meeting of the Association.

Section 5. Appointments

The President shall appoint all committee chairpersons and members unless otherwise provided in the Bylaws or if the Association shall otherwise direct.

Article VI. Executive Board

Section 1. Composition and Duties

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 whose terms shall be two years, and one of whom shall be elected annually by the Association. The Duties of the Executive Board shall be those usually assigned to such boards in similar associations.

Section 2. Vacancies

The Executive Board shall have the power to fill any vacancy on the Executive Board or in the elective offices except that of the President. In the case of the death, incapacity, or resignation of the President of the Association, the Vice President shall become president and shall serve until the end of his or her own elected term. An appointed officer shall serve the unexpired portion of the current term of office.

Article VII. Amendments

Section 1. Constitution

Amendments to this Constitution may be proposed by the Executive Board or by a petition signed by ten (10%) percent of the active members of the Association. Proposed amendments shall become effective when approved by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) majority of the members voting in the manner proscribed in the Bylaws. Said amendments must be filed with the Association Secretary, and the membership notified thirty (30) days before the meeting at which said amendments will be considered.

Section 2. Bylaws

Bylaws may be adopted, repealed, amended, or suspended by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) majority of those present and voting at any meeting of the Association in the manner provided in the Bylaws.

Section 3. AALL Notification

Amendments to the Constitution or Bylaws shall be submitted to the American Association of Law Libraries Committee on Constitutions and Bylaws upon adoption by the Association.