Last call for TLA At-Large Representatives

***Last call! If interested please have your bio and office selection to me by July 3.***

The Tennessee Library Association (TLA) is initiating the implementation of the new Bylaws starting July 1. This opens up five new positions on the Executive Board for At-Large Representatives. See https://www.tnla.org/page/bylawsprocedures for more information and below:

Article VII. At-Large Representative

Section 1. One At-Large Representative shall be elected to represent each of the five types of libraries/persons within the membership of the Association.

a. Academic libraries
b. Public libraries
c. School libraries
d. Special libraries
e. Friends/Retirees/Trustees

At-Large Representative shall be an individual member of the Association.

Section 2. Each At-Large Representative shall have one vote on the Executive Board and the Advisory Council.

Section 3. At-Large Representative responsibilities shall be:

a. represent the interest of the appropriate constituency
b. develop and present a program, business meeting, or forum at the annual conference addressed to the appropriate constituency;
c. communicate with appropriate constituency as to the discussions/decisions of the Executive Board and the Advisory Council;
d. attend all meetings of the Executive Board and the Advisory Council;
e. submit quarterly and annual reports on the activities of the constituency to the Executive Board;
f. perform other duties as outlined in the TLA Manual of Procedures.

Section 4. At-Large Representative term of office shall be two years.

a. A staggered term of service shall be established with the first year of this structure.

Section 5. At-Large Representative shall not simultaneously hold any other voting rights position on the Executive Board or the Advisory Council.

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Our Board meets quarterly and one of the meetings is at the annual conference. The first meeting in September in Mt. Juliet

To run for the office or nominate someone, please send in a brief biography and specify which position you are interested in to me at jeffieruth@gmail.com. We are currently planning to hold the election in July.

Thank you,
Jeffie Nicholson
TLA President
2017-2018

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