AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES LEGAL
HISTORY AND RARE BOOK SPECIAL INTEREST SECTION
Article I: NAME
The name of this special interest section of the American
Association of Law Libraries (AALL) shall be the Legal History and
Rare Book SIS.
Article II: OBJECT
The object of the Legal History and Rare Book SIS Special Interest
Section shall be:
a. To provide a forum
for the exchange of ideas and information on legal history and rare
books librarianship; and
b. To represent
its members' interests and concerns within AALL.
The Section shall conduct its affairs in conformity with the
Constitution and Bylaws of the American Association of Law
Article III: MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall be open to any AALL member requesting affiliation
with the Legal History and Rare Book Special Interest Section as
provided in the AALL Bylaws. Membership shall be renewable each
Article IV: MEETINGS
There shall be an annual meeting of the Legal History and Rare Book
SIS held in connection with, or during the annual meeting of AALL.
The scheduling of the annual meeting during the annual meeting of
AALL shall be cleared with the Convention Program Chairperson or as
otherwise provided in the AALL Bylaws. Meetings shall be open to all
members of the Association (AALL), but no person may vote in any
meeting who is not a Section member in good standing.
Article V: OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
Section 1. Officers
The officers shall consist of a Chair, Vice-Chair/Chair-elect, and a
Section 2. Duties of Officers
The Chair, Vice-Chair/Chair-elect, and the Secretary/Treasurer shall
perform duties usually pertaining to their respective offices, and
such other duties as may be assigned by the Section's Executive
Committee or membership.
Section 3. Terms
The Chair, Vice-Chair/Chair-elect, and Secretary/Treasurer shall
serve a one-year term. The Vice-Chair shall succeed the Chair
at the end of the one-year term in which he or she serves as
Vice-Chair.A new Vice-Chair/Chair-elect and Secretary/Treasurer
shall be elected every year.
Section 4. Executive Committee
There shall be an Executive Committee consisting of the officers
named above and the immediate past chair.
Section 5. Committees
There shall be such standing or special committees as the Executive
Committee, or the membership, shall create.
Section 6. Vacancies
The occurrence of a vacancy in the position of Chair shall be filled
by the succession of the present Vice-Chair/Chair-elect to serve as
Chair until the next scheduled election of Section officers.
A vacancy in the office of Vice-Chair/Chair-elect or
Secretary/Treasurer shall be filled by appointment of the Executive Committee.
Article VI: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The Executive Board shall serve as the nominating committee. The
Vice Chair/Chair-elect will serve as the Chair of the Nominating
The Nominating Committee shall submit the names of candidates for
the office of Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer,
together with their written acceptances, to the chairperson in
sufficient time to enable the chairperson to inform the members of
the Section of the nomination prior to February 1, either by
publication in the AALL Newsletter, the SIS newsletter or by mail.
In the event that the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect cannot assume the
duties of Chair and such fact is known prior to January 1, the
Nominating Committee shall also submit to the current Chair of the
committee the names of candidates for the office of Chair for the
term of one year to appear on the ballot with the candidates for
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer. If such fact becomes
known after January 1, the Executive Committee shall appoint a
member of the section to serve for one year as Chair.
Section 4. Ballots
The Secretary/Treasurer shall prepare an official
ballot to be used in an email election or within the AALL Online
The Secretary/Treasurer shall email ballots to the membership no
later than March 7, or file the official ballot within the AALL
Online Election System no later than March 1. Elections
conducted within the AALL Online Election System will begin no later
than March 7.
Section 6. Voting.
Voting – Election voting conducted via email or the AALL Online
Election System will end no later than March 31.
The Secretary/Treasurer will compile email ballots, or record votes
compiled via the AALL Online Election System, by April 14.
The candidate receiving the largest number of votes for a position
shall be declared elected to that position.
In case of a tie vote, the successful candidate shall be determined
by lot conducted by the Section's Executive Committee.
Destruction of Ballots – For elections
conducted via email, if there are no challenges to the results of
the election, email ballots may be destroyed by the
Secretary/Treasurer after the annual meeting.
Article VII: AMENDMENTS
These bylaws may be amended at the annual meeting of the Section by
a two-thirds vote of the members present. Proposed bylaws
changes must be approved by the AALL Bylaws Committee before being
voted upon by Section members.
Notice of proposed amendments shall be mailed to the Section's
members, or be published in the Section's newsletter, 30 days in
advance of the meeting.
Article VIII: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
The Leqal History and Rare Books SIS shall conduct its affairs in
conformity with the Bylaws of the American Association of Law
Libraries. The rules of order mandated by the Association's bylaws
shall govern all deliberations of the Section: Sturgis' Standard
Code of Parliamentary Procedure, in the latest edition.
Last updated June 25, 2010.
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