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Constitution and Bylaws: 2010 - 2014

ARTICLE I. Name and Boundaries
Section 1. Name
Section 2. Boundaries
ARTICLE II. Purpose
ARTICLE III. Membership
Section 1. Members
Section 2. Rights and Privileges
Section 3. Dues
ARTICLE IV. Officers
Section 1. Officers and Term of Office
Section 2. Duties
Section 3. Elections
Section 4. Vacancies
Section 5. Candidate for the MLA Nominating Committee Membership
ARTICLE V. Meetings
Section 1. Meetings
Section 2. Location of Meeting
Section 3. Quorum
ARTICLE VI. Executive Board
Section 1. Executive Board
Section 2. Duties
ARTICLE VII. Committees
Section 1. Standing Committees
Section 2. Special Committees
Section 3. Committee Chairs
Section 4. Committee Reports
ARTICLE VIII. Parliamentary Authority
ARTICLE IX. Relationship to the Medical Library Association
Section 1. Association Business
Section 2. Annual Report
Section 3. Continued Recognition of Chapter
Section 4. Dissolution of Chapter and Distribution of Assets
ARTICLE X. Relationship to the Medical Library Association
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ARTICLE I. Name and Boundaries

ARTICLE II. Purpose

The purpose of this Chapter shall be to advance health sciences librarianship in its geographical area by promoting continuing education; by encouraging the exchange of ideas; by fostering cooperation among health sciences libraries; and by providing channels of communication between the Medical Library Association and Chapter members.

ARTICLE III. Membership

ARTICLE IV. Officers

ARTICLE V. Meetings

ARTICLE VI. Executive Board

ARTICLE VII. Committees

ARTICLE VIII. Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern this Chapter 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 Chapter may adopt.

ARTICLE IX. Relationship to the Medical Library Association

ARTICLE X. Amendment of Bylaws

These bylaws may be amended by either: 1) a two-thirds vote of those attending any regular meeting of the Chapter, provided that the amendment has been distributed to the membership at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting at which the vote shall be taken, or, 2) at any time by membership balloting, provided that the amendment and ballots have been distributed to the membership at least thirty (30) days prior to the voting deadline; amendments will be approved by a two-thirds majority of the returned ballots.

Revised June 2010
In effect June 2010 - August 9, 2014

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