Bylaws Annual Reports

Bylaws & Handbook Committee Annual Reports

  • 2016 - 2017

    Bylaws and Handbook Committee
    2016-2017 Annual Report

    The members of the Bylaws and Handbook Committee for 2016/2017 included Hollie White, immediate Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS) past-chair and Alan Keely. Due to Dr, White’s move to Australia midyear, Keely assumed the role of committee chair.

    The work of the committee focused on making a number of minor changes to the bylaws to make the language more consistent. There was also considerable discussion regarding the quorum. Ultimately, the decision was made to leave it as is. The package of changes to the bylaws were forward to the TS-SIS Executive Board for tentative approval which was given. The package of changes were then forwarded to the AALL Bylaws Committee for review and approval. The package of revisions were then forwarded to the TS-SIS Secretary to be placed on the ballot for formal adoption by the TS-SIS.

    TS-SIS Chair, Lauren Seney requested that during 2017/2018 the Committee review the handbook as it has been some years since the last revision. Keely was asked and accepted the offer to continue as Committee chair for the upcoming year.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Alan Keely, chair
    Bylaws and Handbook Committee
    Technical Services SIS

  • 2015 - 2016

    Bylaws and Handbook Committee
    2015-2016 Annual Report

    The members of the Bylaws and Handbook Committee worked diligently this year to update the bylaws to adapt to current needs, clarify the nominations process, and better incorporate communication technologies.

    The committee submitted two drafts of proposed revisions to the TS-SIS Executive Board in October 2014 and February 2016 for their review and comment and then to the AALL Bylaws and Resolutions Committee in March 2016 for synchronization with the larger organization.

    A subsequent tie in the election for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect underscored another area in need of revision. The Committee reworked the section addressing how and when run-offs would be conducted and submitted another draft to both the TS Board and to the AALL Committee in April and May.

    This final version of the proposed bylaws was made available to the membership for review in June, and the membership will vote on their adoption during the TS-SIS business meeting at the AALL annual meeting.

    Members of the 2015/2016 committee were Miriam Childs, Deb DeGeorge, Eva Harris, John Jensen, and Wendy Law.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Suzanne Graham

  • 2010 - 2011

    Bylaws Committee
    2010-2011 Annual Report

    The members of the Bylaws Committee this year were Alan Keely, Clement Lau, Ellen McGrath, Wendy Moore, and Chris Long (chair). The committee worked diligently this year to update the handbook and make its format more user-friendly. A draft was sent to the TS-SIS Executive Board in May, 2011 for their review and comment. Suggestions from the Board were then incorporated into the document, which will be voted on during the AALL annual meeting.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Chris Long