Proposed amendment to Bylaws – Organizational Membership

The following proposed amendment is being distributed to the membership by the committee responsible for bylaws. In accordance with the bylaws, a ballot will be available in 30 days. You will have ten (10) working days to complete your ballot.

Proposed Amendment to Bylaws

Submitted by Membership Development Committee

Relevant section of bylaws currently states:

Article III. Membership.

Section 1. Membership rights and responsibilities.

Active membership shall consist of individuals who remit dues, and shall carry with it the right to vote, to hold office, and to share in the benefits afforded by the objectives of NASIG. Corresponding membership shall consist of individuals who are representatives of peer professional organizations, and shall carry with it the right to attend meetings and share in the benefits afforded by the objectives of NASIG. Corresponding membership does not include the right to vote or hold office.

Members shall act in accordance with the stated purposes and policies of NASIG and abstain from actions tending to injure the good name of the organization, disturb its well-being, or hamper its work. In cases where infractions occur, the Executive Board may take action as necessary.

Proposed change:

Article III. Membership.

Section 1. Membership rights and responsibilities.

Active membership shall consist of individual members or organizational members who remit dues, and shall carry with it the right to vote, to hold office, and to share in the benefits afforded by the objectives of NASIG. Organizations receive three memberships and three registrations to the current year’s conference, to be used by individuals in the organization, as well as the right to purchase a Vendor Exhibit table at a discounted price. Each of the three individuals within the member organization is a full member of NASIG with all rights and privileges. The organization itself is not a member and cannot vote or otherwise function in NASIG as a collective entity. Corresponding membership shall consist of individuals who are representatives of peer professional organizations, and shall carry with it the right to attend meetings and share in the benefits afforded by the objectives of NASIG. Corresponding membership does not include the right to vote or hold office.

Members shall act in accordance with the stated purposes and policies of NASIG and abstain from actions tending to injure the good name of the organization, disturb its well-being, or hamper its work. In cases where infractions occur, the Executive Board may take action as necessary.

RATIONALE:

NASIG, like other member organizations, needs to find ways to make both membership and conference attendance easier and more attractive to all of its constituents. In the library world, individual members are generally expected to purchase memberships out of pocket, but other organizations in the serials information chain often pay for employees’ memberships. Offering organizational memberships will make it more attractive and affordable for these kinds of organizations to remain or become involved in NASIG.

Implementation:

If passed, this amendment would go into practice immediately.

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