An email was sent to all TLA members asking them to vote on the following proposed bylaws changes. Ballots are available until midnight on November 3.
The TLA Board of Directors and the TLA Executive Committee have agreed that the following recommendations from the TLA Bylaws and Procedures Committee should be placed before the TLA membership for voting:
Bylaws change #1: (the changes appear in italics)
Article IX. Board of Directors
Section 1. The Board of Directors of the Association shall be composed of:
a. the Executive Committee;
b. the most recent Past President still residing in Tennessee;
c. the Chair of each Section of the Association;
d. the Editors of the official publications and the Listowner and the Webmaster;
e. the ALAAPA Councilor and the Representative to the SELA Executive Board;
f. the Executive Officer of the Affiliate Chapters of the Association;
g the Chair of each Roundtable of the Association;
h. the Chair of each Standing Committee of the Association;
i. a representative of the State Library;
j. the Parliamentarian;
k. the Executive Director (advisory only).
Bylaws change #2:
Article XX. Parliamentary Authority
The rules contained in the latest edition of The Standard Code of Parliamentary
Procedure, by Alice Sturgis, and revised by the American Institute of Parliamentarians, shall govern the Association in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws and any special rules of order the Association may adopt. The President may appoint as Parliamentarian any member who is already familiar with parliamentary procedure or who agrees to learn parliamentary procedure. If no person fits either category, the position should remain unfilled.