California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL)
(revised May 1995)
ARTICLE I. Dues
Sec. 1. Dues for personal members of ACRL shall be $10.00 per year.
Sec. 2. Dues for members who are not members of ACRL shall be $15.00 per
Sec. 3. Dues for students and retired or unemployed librarians shall be
$5.00 per year.
ARTICLE II. Membership, Appointive, and Elective Year.
Sec. 1. The membership, appointive and elective year shall be the calendar
ARTICLE III. Nominations and Elections
Sec. 1. Nominees. In the selection of nominees, every effort shall be made
to ensure fair representation from different academic and research libraries.
Sec. 2. Right to vote. All members shall be eligible to vote.
Sec. 3..Elections. Ballots shall be mailed to all members. Results shall
be tabulated by the Nominating and Elections Committee and the names of
the successful candidates shall be published in the CARL Newsletter.
Sec. 4. Vacancies. The President, with the advice of the Executive Board,
shall appoint a replacement for an elective office which becomes vacant
within thirty days of the occurrence of the vacancy. In the event of a vacancy
in the office of the President, the Executive Board shall appoint a replacement.
The appointee shall serve in the office until the next annual election.
ARTICLE IV. Operational Policies and Procedures
Sec. 1. Operational policies and procedures shall be established for all
CARL officer and functions and shall become part of the CARL Administrative
Sec. 2. Operational policies and procedures shall include statements of
responsibility, procedures, tasks and deadlines.
Sec. 3. Operational policies and procedures shall be updated annually by
the appropriate officer and reviewed by the Executive Board.
ARTICLE V. Rules of Order.
Sec. 1. The rules contained in the latest version of Robert's Rules of Order
shall govern in all cases where they are applicable and in which they are
not inconsistent with the Constitution and Bylaws.
ARTICLE VI. Amendments.
Sec. 1. The Bylaws may be revised or repealed, or new bylaws adopted by
the affirmative vote of the majority of the members who respond to a vote
by mail or attend any statewide meetings of the organization where such
action has been announced at least one month previously.