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Article I. NAME

The name of this Council shall be the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System Council.

Article II. MISSION

The mission of the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System Council is to work collaboratively to advise the School Library System in the development, promotion and improvement of library information services for all members.

Article III. COUNCIL

Section A. Membership

The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System Council shall be composed of at least nine members, and shall include representatives of the members in the school library system and other representatives of providers and users of library services in the school library system. Any other members shall be nominated or appointed as appropriate after council consideration. Voting members shall be all Council Members who represent school libraries within the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System.

Section B. Term

Members of the Council shall serve a three year term, with terms to be staggered so that one third of the members of the Council shall be appointed each year. Council members may serve more than one term.

Section C. Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of Council Members shall be:

1. To develop, implement and monitor the plan of service.

2. To advise the school library system director.

3. To evaluate school library system services and programs.

4. To attend regularly scheduled meetings.

5. To inform and communicate with district librarians and administrators about the school library system.

6. To inform and communicate with the school library system council about the district librarians’ concerns and needs.

7. To serve on subcommittees of the Council when called upon to do so.

8. To act as a communications coordinator reporting to his/her administration and staff.

9. To support and promote the School Library System in System sponsored activities.

10. To support and promote advocacy for the School Library System and school libraries.

Article IV. COUNCIL OFFICERS

Section A. Definition of presiding officers

The officers of the Council shall be a chair and vice chair.

Section B. Election of Council Officers

The nominating committee shall present a slate of officers for the coming school year to the members of the Council at the last meeting of the school year. No officers will serve in the same office for more than two one year terms.

Section C. Duties

1. Chairperson

To convene the meetings.

.To assist in the preparation of the agenda.

.To appoint the nominating committee and other committees as needed. . To attend state and regional conferences and meetings as able.

2. Vice-chairperson and chairperson elect

.To assume the duties of the chair in the chair's absence

.To assume the duties of the chair for the following term.

Article V. MEETINGS

The Council shall meet a minimum of four (4) times during each school year.

The first meeting of the school year shall be called by the chairperson. The dates of the subsequent meetings shall be set by a majority vote of the members at the first meeting of the year.

Article VI. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the most recent issue of Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of the Council in all matters not covered by these By-Laws.

Article VII. QUORUM

Section A. Definition

A quorum of the Council is 2/3 of the total voting membership of the Council.

Section B. Voting

A quorum is required for voting purposes.

Article VIII. AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS

Section A. Proposals

All proposals for amending the By-Laws must be submitted to the Council for its consideration.

Section B. Place

Voting on the proposed amendment shall take place at the following regular meeting of the Council.

Section C. Voting

The proposed amendment shall become part of the By-Laws immediately upon receiving a majority vote.

THESE BY-LAWS ARE NOT INTENDED TO INTERFERE OR SUPERSEDE ANY STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REGULATION, COMMISSIONER'S REGULATION, BOCES BOARD OF EDUCATION OR LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY POLICY.

Revised 5/09