Organization and Bylaws (O&B)

Charge

To advise the board of directors and through it the association on the establishment, functions, and discontinuance of sections, committees, and other groups as the needs of the association may require. To review documents and practices and to advise the officers of the association and its sections and of affiliated groups, or groups seeking affiliation, about consistency with the bylaws of the association. To recommend amendments to the bylaws of the association and to report upon proposals for amendments referred to the committee. To review each standing association-level committee every five years concerning its relevance and success in forwarding the mission and priorities of the association.

Roster

Wing Kau Mak (Chair, July 15, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Valerie D. Glenn (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mr. Santi Allen Thompson (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Patricia A. Adams (AS Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Brian John Falato (CMS Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Shelby E. Harken (CaMMS Representative, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Mary Kristen Kern (PARS Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Kavita S. Mundle (CRS Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mr. Eugene H. Dickerson, JR. (Virtual Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Louise M. Ratliff (Virtual Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Christine McConnell (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2018)
Charles Wilt (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2001, to February 28, 2015)

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Composition

The Organization and Bylaws Committee consists of [number of members] [drawn, appointed, elected] from [the membership at large, or ... whatever criteria], serving # year terms and led by [chair, president, whatever].

Origin

Established in [year] at the request of the [organizing body]. The [name of committee] was originally charged with [whatever], but in [year] its scope changed to include [this addition].

Get Involved

ALA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on [insert committee name here]. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out an application form. Appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1.

Staff Liaison

Charles Wilt
ALCTS Executive Director
1-800-545-2433 x5030
cwilt@ala.org