Constitution

Approved by membership 8/14/98; Revisions approved 10/8/99, 10/05/01

ARTICLE I
NAME

The name of this organization shall be the Idaho Library Association.

ARTICLE II
PURPOSE

The purpose of this Association shall be to advance the common library interest; to promote the organization and development of better library service in the State of Idaho; and to foster a friendly relationship among librarians and others interested in library service.

ARTICLE III
MEMBERSHIP

Any person or institution interested in library service in the State of Idaho may become a member of the Association on payment of dues as provided in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE IV
OFFICERS

Section 1.
Officers. The officers of this association shall be a President, a First Vice-president, a Past President, a Treasurer, and a Secretary.

Section 2.
Election. The officers shall be elected as provided in the Bylaws.

Section 3.
Duties. The duties of the officers shall be those usually pertaining to these positions and,
in addition, such other duties as are prescribed in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE V
MEETINGS

Section 1.
Conference. A conference of the Association shall be held annually at a place and date to be designated by the Executive Board.
Regional Conferences. The Regional conferences are meetings held in various locations in Idaho in accord with association bylaws.

Section 2.
Annual Business Meeting. The annual business meeting shall be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Association.

Section 3.
Special Meeting. Special meetings may be called by the Executive Board.

ARTICLE VI
TAX EXEMPT STATUS
In order to qualify for tax exempt status it is hereby established that should the Association dissolve, its assets (after paying all liabilities) will be dedicated to scholarships in librarianship at an accredited institution.

ARTICLE VII
AMENDMENTS
This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority of members voting at any meeting of the Association at which a quorum is present. Amendments to be voted upon and the date of meeting at which such vote will be taken shall be submitted by mail to all members eligible to vote at least two months before the meeting at which amendments are to be voted upon.