Adminstrators Section Bylaws
LACONI: The Library Administrator’s Conference of Northern Illinois Inc.
Adopted by LACONI Administrator Board January 10, 2014
ARTICLE I. NAME
The name of this organization shall be LACONI (Library Administrator’s Conference of Northern Illinois) Administrators Section
ARTICLE II. OBJECT – PURPOSE
LACONI is a non-profit corporation and shall operate exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code.
The purpose of LACONI shall be to provide library administrators an opportunity to network at three informational workshops per year. Networking will allow the sharing of experiences, discussion of problems, consideration of solutions and a chance to promote continuing education and cooperation through topics of current interest.
ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. LACONI Membership. Membership in LACONI is by institution, or in the case of a school, by school district. Dues will be collected by this section no later than November 1 annually.
Section 2. Geographic Regions. LACONI serves the RAILS Library Systems service area of northern Illinois.
Section 3. Fees. Fees for membership shall be set by the officers of LACONI Administrators Section. No pro-rated membership fee is allowed.
ARTICLE IV. MEETINGS
Section 1. Meeting Schedule. Meetings of LACONI are scheduled on Fridays in fall, winter and spring. These meeting dates may be changed by a simple majority vote of the LACONI Board. Every effort will be made to insure that the dates do not conflict with meetings of other LACONI sections.
Section 2. Meeting of officers will be called by the President as deemed necessary.
ARTICLE V. OFFICERS
Section 1. Officers. The officers of the Administrator’s Section shall be President, Vice-President / President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer.
Section 2.Term of Office. The term of office for President is one year commencing at the end of the spring meeting. The term of office for the Vice-President / President Elect is one year commencing at the end of the spring meeting. The term of office for the Secretary is two years, commencing at the end of the spring meeting of odd numbered years. The term of office for the Treasurer is two years, commencing at the end of the spring meeting of even numbered years.
Section 3. Duties. Duties of all officers shall be such as stated in the job descriptions attached.
Section 4. Conduct of Meetings. The President will conduct meetings of the Board and the business portion of the Membership meetings. The Vice-President will preside in the absence of the President as well as conduct the program portion of the Membership meetings.
ARTICLE VI. COMMITTEES
Committee Chairpersons are appointed by the President (except for Program Committee). All Board Members will serve on a committee. Any member of LACONI Administrators Section may serve on a committee. Committees are as follows:
A.) Nomination and Election Committee
B.) Program Committee
C.) Refreshments and Luncheon Committee
D.) Audit Committee
E.) By-Laws Committee
F.) Others as needed.
ARTICLE VII. ELECTIONS
Section 1. Candidates. Officer candidates must be selected from members of LACONI .
Section 2. Slate. The nomination slate will be included with the announcement of the spring meeting. Elections will be held at the spring meeting.
Section 3. Board Vacancy. In the case of a Board vacancy, the President may or may not appoint a replacement to fill the remainder of the term, subject to Board approval.
Section 4. Board Attendance. If any member of the Board fails to attend two consecutive meetings, Board or Membership, without notification, the Board shall request the member to resign and proceed as in Section 3 of Article VII.
ARTICLE VIII. VOTING
Each member Library or Individual membership of the Administrators Section shall have 1 (one) vote to render in issues brought before the general membership.
ARTICLE IX. FINANCES
Section 1. Banking. The finances of the Administrators Section are deposited in a bank convenient for the Treasurer. The President and Vice-President must be designated to sign checks in the absence of the Treasurer.
Section 2. Treasurer’s Responsibility. The Treasurer shall issue payment, collect dues and funds in accordance with decisions of the Board.
Section 3. Audit. The books are to be audited annually by the Audit Committee. The Audit Report will be presented at the Fall Board meeting.
ARTICLE X. ADOPTION AND AGREEMENT
Section 1. Amendments. Proposed amendments to the By-laws must be submitted in writing to the Board for consideration and discussion. The Board shall vote upon any proposal and present their results to the membership.
ARTICLE XI DISSOLUTION
Upon dissolution of the Corporation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Corporation, dispose of all the assets of the Corporation exclusively for the purposes of the Corporation in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under §501(c)(3) of the Code, as the Board of Directors shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the appropriate court of law of the county in which the principal office of the Corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes.