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Library Board By-Laws
BYLAWS OF THE
The name of the organization
is the Annandale Area Public Library Board, which serves a volunteer leadership
role for the Annandale Area Public Library, which is a branch of the Great River
Regional Library System.
The primary purposes of the
Annandale Area Public Library Board are to oversee the physical facility housing
the library, and to promote the best possible use of all library resources.
1: Number and Qualifications
The Library Board is
composed of seven (7) members as appointed by the City Council, at least four
(4) who shall be residents of the city of
2: Term of Office
The initial Board shall
consist of three (3) members holding office until December 31, 2004; two (2)
members holding office until December 31, 2005; and two (2) members holding
office until December 31, 2006. Thereafter,
the term of office of Board members shall be three (3) years.
A member may serve two (2) full three-year terms.
All terms shall end with the fiscal year.
3: Disqualifications, Vacancies
Any Board member who is a
city resident and moves out of the city limits of
Officers of the Board shall
be a President, a Vice-President, and a Secretary.
Officers shall be elected at the regular annual meeting (see
Article III, Section 6) for one-year terms.
Vacancies in office shall be filled by vote at the next regular meeting
of the Board after the vacancy occurs.
The duties of the officers
are as follows:
5: Ex-officio Members
The Librarian may serve as
an ex-officio non-voting member. The
Board may also appoint individuals from the community to serve as non-voting
A nominating committee of
three shall be appointed by the Board at the annual meeting in January to serve
in this capacity for one calendar year.
The duties of the nominating
committee will include:
The Library Board shall have
exclusive control of monies collected for, or placed to the credit of, the
library fund. All monies received
for such library fund shall be paid into the City of
1: Meeting Schedule
The Library Board shall meet
monthly or on such other regular basis as the Board determines.
A regular meeting may be cancelled by the President or Vice-President if
there is insufficient business.
2: Annual Meeting
The Board shall hold its
annual meeting in January for the purpose of electing officers and reviewing
bylaws. Notice shall be sent to
members prior to the meeting. At the
annual meeting, a majority vote of those present is sufficient to transact
business, except for the purpose of adopting amendments to the bylaws, which
requires a majority vote of the entire Board.
3: Special Meetings
Special meetings of the
Board may be called by the President, or upon request of three (3) members, for
the transaction of business as stated in the meeting request.
Notice stating the time and place of any special meeting and the purpose
for which it is called shall be given to each member of the Board in advance of
A quorum for transaction of
business shall consist of a simple majority of members of the Board.
The President shall appoint
committees for study of special problems at the need arises.
The Annandale Board will
make its concerns for quality library service known to the governing Board of
the Great River Regional Library, but shall not have direct control over the
operations of the library.
These bylaws may be amended
at any regular meeting of the Board with a majority vote of the entire Board
roster, providing the amendment was stated at the preceding meeting.
bylaws shall be in force upon adoption by the