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SRRT Charter


Social Responsibilities Round Table Section Charter

DRAFT

ARTICLE I: Name

The name of this organization shall be the Social Responsibilities Round Table also known as SRRT.

ARTICLE II: Relationship

This organization is an Interest Group of the Washington Library Association, as authorized by the Washington Library Association Bylaws. (Article XIII, Section 3.)

ARTICLE III. Purposes

The purposes of SRRT shall be to:

  1. uphold and maintain the social responsibilities of libraries within the library community of Washington State; 
  2. encourage continuing education of library personnel and library supporters on topics related to social responsibilities of libraries; 
  3. advocate for improved library services for all residents of Washington State; 
  4. provide a forum for discussion of issues related to the social responsibilities of libraries.

ARTICLE IV. Membership

Any member of Washington Library Association may become a member of SRRT. Payment of dues is provided for according to the Washington Library Association Bylaws.

ARTICLE V. Officers and Coordinating Committee

Section 1. The officers of SRRT shall consist of a Chair, a Vice-Chair, a Secretary, who among his/her secretarial duties will perform web updates,  a Representative to the Action Council of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association, and as many additional members as may be necessary to form a Steering Committee of no fewer than three and no more than seven members.

Section 2. The Steering Committee of SRRT shall consist of the officers as named above and shall conduct all official business of SRRT, subject to review by the members attending the annual meeting.

Section 3. Three members of the Steering Committee shall constitute a quorum.

Section 4. The Chair, or his or her designee, shall serve as the SRRT representative to the Washington Library Association Interest Group Council.

Section 5. Ad-hoc committees shall be appointed by the Steering Committee as needed.

Section 6. Officers shall serve a one-year term, and may be re-elected, serving a total of no more than two consecutive years in one position.

ARTICLE VI. Nominations and Elections

Section 1. The Steering Committee shall submit to the membership a list of nominees for the positions in Article V, to members present at an IG Meeting, or by electronic ballot in the month of March so that all officers will be in place by April of each year. Additional nomination(s) may be made on the electronic ballot.

Section 2. Election Process: A ballot shall be sent to the membership or an election may be held at the annual business meeting. A simple majority of members voting shall be sufficient to elect the officers. If election shall take place by ballot, ballots shall be sent to all SRRT members and allow 21 days to return said ballot and will include directions for members to vote by mail, facsimile, or by electronic means as directed and approved by the SRRT Steering Committee. If election shall take place at the annual business meeting, notice of the slate to be voted on at the election must be sent out 30 days in advance of the election.

ARTICLE VII. Meetings

Section 1. An annual business meeting shall be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Washington Library Association, or at an IG Meeting. Members are encouraged to attend all meetings. A quorum shall consist of all members present at the annual meeting. At the annual meeting the members present shall review, discuss, modify and ratify the decisions made by the Steering Committee during the preceding year. The Coordinating Committee may call other meetings as needed.

Section 2. Meetings of the Steering Committee shall be scheduled as needed and may include online, telephone, or face-to-face meetings. Steering Committee meetings shall be open to any SRRT member who wishes to attend.

ARTICLE VIII. Vacancies

In the event of a vacancy in the Chair position, the Vice-Chair shall become the Chair. All other vacancies in Steering Committee offices shall be filled by the Chair with the approval of the SRRT Steering Committee. Officers appointed to fill vacancies shall serve until the next regular election.

Vacancies in any ad-hoc committees shall be filled by the Chair with the approval of the Steering Committee.

ARTICLE IX. Amendments

Any additions or amendments to the bylaws shall be submitted to the membership through a ballot or vote at the annual business meeting. Ballots will include directions for members to vote by mail, facsimile, or by electronic means as directed and approved by the SRRT Steering Committee. A simple majority of the votes shall be sufficient to amend the bylaws.

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SRRT Charter