ILRT Bylaws:  NEW

Bylaws of the Information Literacy Roundtable of the New York Library Association

 ARTICLE I—NAME

The name of this unit shall be the Information Literacy Round Table (ILRT) of the New York Library Association NYLA).

ARTICLE II—PURPOSE

The purpose of this Round Table is to promote information literacy as an essential and therefore integral part of library service.  ILRT provides a forum within NYLA for librarians involved with bibliographic education, digital scholarship, and instructing users in evolving methods of research. The Round Table strives to encourage the efforts among New York State librarians interested in information literacy and how it intersects with technology and learning.  These concepts apply to all libraries including academic, school, and public. 

ARTICLE III—MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 –Members

Any personal or organizational member of NYLA may become a member of the Round Table upon payment of dues as specified by NYLA.

Section 2—Rights and Privileges

Only personal members of the Round Table shall have the right to vote and hold office, as well as the right to be appointed to a committee or task force. All members shall receive any Round Table publications and communications.

ARTICLE IV—OFFICERS

Section 1—Officers

The elected officers of the Round Table shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two Members-at Large.

Section 2—Duties of the Officers

The President shall be responsible for the programs of the Round Table and for NYLA required reports.

In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice-President shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President. The Vice-President shall also assist the President and perform such other duties and have such other powers as are prescribed in the Bylaws 

The Secretary is responsible for taking accurate minutes of Roundtable meetings and maintaining and disseminating information related to Round Table Activities. 

The Treasurer shall responsible for all Round Table funds and shall keep full and accurate account of receipts and disbursements in the books of the Round Table.

The Members at Large work with the other officers to run the various aspects of the Round Table.

Section 3—Election and Term of Officers

Officers shall be elected by vote of the Round Table and shall serve until replaced. While there is no fixed appoint term, it is encouraged that there is a reasonable turnover of Officers.

ARTICLE VII—FINANCES

Section 1—Fiscal Year

The fiscal year of the Round Table shall be the fiscal year of NYLA.

Section 2—Authorization of Expenditures 

All expenses on behalf of the Round Table must be duly authorized by the President or the Treasurer.