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Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries

Bylaws of the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries

 ARTICLE I: NAME

The name of this organization shall be the TENNESSEE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON LIBRARIES.

 

 ARTICLE II: OBJECTIVES

The functions and responsibilities of this organization shall be those designated by the Secretary of State, and shall include:
  1. Advise the Tennessee State Library and Archives on the development of the long-range program for library services in Tennessee.
  2. Advise the Tennessee State Library and Archives on policy matters in the administration of the long range program.
  3. Assist the Tennessee State Library and Archives in evaluating library programs, services and activities.

 

 ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

  1. Members of the Council shall be appointed by the Secretary of State. Appointments shall be broadly representative of Tennessee and sensitive to Grand Divisions and special populations. Membership shall consist of at least one representative from a public library, a school library, an academic library, a special library and a regional library; a representative of the Tennessee Library Association; a representative of Tenn-Share; and representatives of library users equal to at least one-third of the total Council membership. Membership shall consist of no less than fifteen and no more than eighteen.
  2. With the exception of the representative from TLA, appointments shall be effective at the beginning of the federal fiscal year for a term of three years. No member shall be appointed for more than two full terms which are consecutive.
  3. If a member moves from the state, changes employment so that he/she no longer represents the type of library for which he/she was appointed, or is unable to attend meetings regularly, he/she will be excused from membership. A replacement shall be appointed for the remainder of the term and shall be eligible for appointment to two successive full terms.
  4. The State Librarian and Archivist or a designee shall serve as the official liaison between the Council and the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Liaison and resource persons shall serve without vote.

 

 ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS

  1. Officers of the Council shall be the Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary.
  2. The term of office shall be two years, coinciding with the federal fiscal year. An elected officer may serve no more than two full terms which are consecutive.
  3. Officers shall be elected at the last meeting of the Council prior to the beginning of a new federal fiscal year.
  4. A vacancy for an unexpired term shall be filled by a majority vote of those present at a regular meeting where a quorum is present.

 

 ARTICLE V: DUTIES OF OFFICERS

  1. The Chair shall call and preside at all Council meetings, prepare and distribute agenda, appoint all committees and generally perform the duties of a presiding officer.
  2. The Vice-Chair shall serve as temporary Chair in the absence of the Chair.
  3. The Secretary shall keep an accurate account of all business transacted at Council meetings and shall keep all records of the Council on permanent file at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, disseminating copies when necessary.
  4. The Secretary shall notify the appointing authority when vacancies exist on the Council.

 

 ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS

  1. Meetings of the Advisory Council on Libraries shall be held no less than three times each federal fiscal year.
  2. A regularly scheduled time shall be set for meetings; however, time, place and length of meetings shall be flexible and shall be set to suit the convenience of the majority of members and the representatives of the State Library and Archives and the Secretary of State, considering the business which needs to be transacted.
  3. The Chair shall be empowered to call special meetings, prepare and distribute agenda, and set the meeting format. No business other than that for which the special meeting is called shall be transacted.
  4. Special meetings shall also be held on petition of a majority of the Council members.
  5. A quorum for the transaction of business will require the presence of a majority of the total appointed members.

 

 ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES

Committees shall be appointed by the Chair as required to perform specific functions.

 

 ARTICLE VIII: AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS

  1. The bylaws may be amended at any meeting of the Council by a two-thirds vote of the Council members present provided the proposed amendments have been presented to the total membership in writing at least ten days prior to the vote.
  2. The bylaws shall be reviewed in their entirety at least every two years.

 

 ARTICLE IX: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised shall govern the Council in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the Council may adopt. Approved by the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries.

 

Revised and approved October 22, 2009

 

 

 Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries 2013/2014 Directory

MEMBER
BUSINESS ADDRESS
HOME ADDRESS
Becky Bailey
Regional Libraries (Middle)
Term expires 09/2016
Second Term
Warioto Regional Library
1753 A. Alpine Drive
P.O. Box 886
Clarksville, TN 37041-0886
becky.bailey@tn.gov
 
Kathy Bennett
School Libraries (Middle)
Term expires 09/2014
First Term
Metro-Nashville Public Schools
717 West Meade Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
bennetkg@comcast.net
 
Cindy Boshears
Library Users (East)
Term expires 09/2014
First Term
450 Mariner Point Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
cindyboshears@yahoo.com
Scott Cohen
Academic Libraries (West)
Term expires 09/2016
First Term
Jackson State Community College
2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38301
scohen@jscc.edu
Dorothy (Dottie) Ford
Library Users (East)
Term expires 09/2014
First Term

1157 Sierra Road
Newport, TN 37821
dford94@yahoo.com
Meredith Goins
Special Libraries (East)
Term expires 09/2014
First Term

Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Scientific and Tech. Resources Integration -
P.O. Box 117, MS 17
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
meredith.goins@gmail.com

Meredith Hardin
School Libraries
Term expires 09/2016
First Term
Hardin County Middle School
299 Lacefield Drive
Savannah, TN 38372
hardinm11@k12tn.net
merehardin@yahoo.com
Kristina Hibdon
Library Users (Middle)
Term expires 09/2014
First Term
 
1004 Rhett Place
Lebanon, TN 37087
hibdonk@gmail.com
Nancy Hinds
Library Users (West)
Term expires 09/2016
Second Term
 
403 McGill Street
Martin, TN 38237
nhinds@utm.edu
Ruth Kinnersley
TN Library Assoc. (President)
Term of Presidency
Waggoner Library
Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210
rkinnersley@trevecca.edu
 
Connie McSwain
Public Libraries (West)
Term expires 09/2016
First Term
W. G. Rhea Public Library
400 West Washington Street
Paris, TN 38242
connie.mcswain@rheapubliclibrary.org
 
Don Miller
Public Libraries (East)
Term expires 09/2016
First Term
Greeneville-Greene County Public Library
210 North Main Street
Greeneville, TN 37745
dmiller.ggcpl@gmail.com
 
Kent Oliver
Metro Libraries
Term expires 09/2015
First Term
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Kent.Oliver@nashville.gov
 
Dr. Steven Smith
Academic Libraries (East)
Term expires 09/2015
First Term
John C. Hodges Library
University of Tennessee
1015 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-1000
stevensmith@utk.edu
 
Joe Weber
TennShare
Term of Presidency
Felix G. Woodward Library
APSU - 301 College Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
weberj@apsu.edu
 
Kim Witham
Library Users (West)
Term expires 09/2016
First Term
1391 South Main Street
Covington, TN 38019
kwitham@bellsouth.net
 

 

Updated October 17, 2013

 

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