Bylaws

LACONI
Technology Section
By-Laws
Revised April 2013

ARTICLE I. NAME

The name of this organization shall be LACONI Technology Section.

ARTICLE II. OBJECT – PURPOSE

The purpose of the LACONI Technology Section shall be to teach practical applications of technology to library staff at all levels and to encourage networking between staff of different libraries. The committee will offer four workshops per year ranging from basic to more advanced technology programs.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. LACONI Membership. Membership in LACONI is by institution, or in the case of a school, by school district.

Section 2. Geographic Regions. The geographic area served by LACONI includes the Chicago Public Library System and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS).

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 Schedules.

General meetings of LACONI are scheduled on a Friday four times per year.  These meeting dates may be changed by a simple majority vote of the LACONI Technology Board. These dates will not conflict with membership meetings and programs of other LACONI sections.

Section 2. Meetings of the LACONI Technology Advisory Board are scheduled prior to each membership meeting.  These meeting dates typically occur four weeks prior to the general membership meetings with an additional meeting in May to welcome new board members.  These meeting dates may be changed by a simple majority vote of the LACONI Technology Advisory Board.

Section 3. Meetings of officers will be held at the President’s discretion.

ARTICLE V. OFFICERS

Section 1. Officers. The officers of the Technology Section shall be President, Vice-President / President Elect, Secretary, 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.  The term of office for the Past President/ Ex Officio is one year, commencing at the end of the spring meeting.

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.

ARTICLE VI. ADVISORY BOARD

Section 1. Membership. The Board shall consist of Officers and Advisory Committee members.

Section 2. Term of Office. Advisory Committee members are appointed at the president’s discretion with Board consent.

Section 3. Attendance and Voting. Advisory Board meetings are open to anyone wishing to attend. Only members of the Advisory Board may vote. A simple majority of the voting members of the Board constitutes a quorum. Approval of actions and decisions requires a simple majority vote of the quorum.

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.

Section 5. Program Planning.  The Advisory Board shall assume the responsibility for the planning of no fewer than 4 programs per year.  The President shall appoint at least one chair of the program at the annual planning meeting in the spring.  Each Advisory Board member is expected to contribute the planning and delivery of at least one program per year.

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 Technology 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, and be available to assist the Audit Committee.

Section 3. Audit. The books are to be audited annually by the officers. 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.