NORTH GEORGIA ASSOCIATED LIBRARIES
CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE I
The name of the organization shall be North Georgia Associated Libraries.

ARTICLE II
Object

The objectives of this organization shall be:
1. To provide a forum where librarians from North Georgia libraries may meet to
discuss and to act on matters of interest to all.
2. To provide a means for the development of projects beneficial to one or more of
the libraries and to provide an organizational structure under which member units
may develop joint cooperative projects.
3. To enable member libraries to reinforce each other by lending materials and
support on an area wide basis when local library resources are insufficient to
handle unexpected requirements.

ARTICLE III
Membership

Section 1. Shall be an academic, public, or special library, and any public school
system (rather than individual school libraries) in North Georgia. Each public school
system shall count as one member.
Section 2. Shall be upon payment of dues provided for in the Bylaws.
Section 3. Shall be upon recommendation of the Executive Board.

ARTICLE IV
Officers

Section 1. Officers
Officers of this association shall consist of a chair, vice-chair/chair elect and a secretarytreasurer.
Section 2. Duties of Officers
a. The Chair shall preside at all meetings, appoint committees, and perform such
duties as pertain to that office.
b. The Vice-Chair shall coordinate the scheduling of meeting places and
appropriate programs. The Vice-Chair shall preside at all meetings in the
absence of the Chair. The Vice-Chair shall succeed the Chair as principal officer
in the next term.
c. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep a record of all meetings, record official
actions of the Association, and shall preside over meetings in the absence of the
Chair and Vice-Chair. He/she shall also have custody of the financial records.
d. The three elected officers shall constitute an Executive Board.

ARTICLE V
Gifts

All gifts or grants to the Association shall, subject to conditions attached thereto, be in
the custody of the Executive Board. The Board shall have the authority to hold, invest,
disburse and otherwise deal with all funds and shall submit a financial report to the
membership at each meeting.

ARTICLE VI
Meetings

Meetings of the Association shall be scheduled at a location and time designated by the
Association. Special meetings may be called by the Chair. A majority of the members
present shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE VII
Amendments

This Constitution may be amended at any meeting by a two-third majority vote of the
members present and voting. Notice of a pending amendment must be given in writing
to each member library at least two weeks preceding the meeting at which the vote to
amend the Constitution is to be taken.

Adopted May 25, 1978 Amended April 5, 1998
Corrected September 25, 1978 Amended April 18, 1989
Amended July 29, 1980 Amended April 14, 1987
Amended July 20, 1993