LSSRT Bylaws

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Texas Library Association

Library Support Staff Round Table


The name of this organization shall be the Library Support Staff Round Table (LSSRT) of the Texas Library Association (TLA).


The purpose of the LSSRT shall be...

  1. To provide an arena within TLA for addressing a wide variety of issues of concern to library support staff, including but not limited to basic training programs, education, career development, job duties and responsibilities.
  2. To foster communication and networking among all people working in libraries.
  3. To be responsible for the timely dissemination of information to local, regional, state and national support staff organizations.



Any member of TLA may select membership in  LSSRT. Officers must be current members of TLA, a resident of Texas, and work in a Texas library.


Section 1. Officers

  1. The officers of  LSSRT shall be Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Councilor, and Alternate Councilor.
  2. Officers shall assume office immediately following the TLA Annual Conference and shall serve a term of one year or until their successors are elected. The Councilor and Alternate Councilor serve for three years or until their successors are elected.
  3. The officers of  LSSRT shall perform those duties usually attached to their offices and all duties as prescribed in the TLA Bylaws and Standing Rules.
Section 2. Elections
  1. A Nominating Committee shall present a slate of candidates for all offices, consisting of at least one (1) nominee for each office. There shall be at least two (2) candidates for the office of Councilor. Nominations may be made from the floor.
  2. Officers shall be elected at a regular business meeting during the Annual Conference by a plurality of the members present. The Councilor candidate with the highest number of votes shall be elected Councilor. The candidate with the second highest number of votes shall become the Alternate Councilor.



Regular meetings of  LSSRT shall be held annually in conjunction with the TLA Annual Conference.


Executive Committee
Section 1. Membership
 The elected officers shall constitute the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall administer the business of the unit between meetings.

Section 2. Duties

  1. Chair. The Chair shall be the chief executive officer of  LSSRT, and together with the Executive Committee, shall have general supervision and control of the affairs of  LSSRT. The Chair shall identify actions in the interest of  LSSRT, and shall recommend such actions to the Executive Committee. The Chair shall appoint all committees except for the Nominating Committee, and perform such other duties as the Executive Committee may assign to this office.
  2. Chair-Elect. The Chair-Elect shall perform such other duties as the Executive Committee may assign to this office. In the event of the absence, disability, death or resignation of the Chair, the Chair-Elect shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the Chair.
  3. Secretary/Treasurer. The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep an accurate record of all meeting of  LSSRT and have these records and a financial report available at or before the next regularly called meeting and shall perform such other duties as the Executive Committee may assign to this office.
  4. Councilor/Alternate Councilor. The Councilor and Alternate shall serve on the Executive Board, attend all meetings of the TLA Council, represent the Round Table on the TLA Council, submit all Round Table resolutions to the Council that require Council action, and report to the Round Table on the actions of the TLA Council.
Section 3. Meetings
The Executive Committee shall meet at TLA Annual Conference and TLA Annual Assembly. Other meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Chair or a majority of the Committee.

Section 4. Vacancies

  1. If a vacancy occurs in the office of the Chair, the Chair-Elect shall become Chair for the remainder of that term and also serve the term to which the Chair-Elect had been elected.
  2. If a vacancy occurs in any of the other elected offices, the Chair, with the approval of the Executive Committee, shall fill the vacancy by appointment until the next general election.
  3. If a vacancy occurs in both the Chair and Chair-Elect positions, the President of the Texas Library Association shall appoint a new Chair, who shall proceed as outlined above.



Committees may be created as needed by the Executive Committee or the Chair. The Chair shall appoint the members and designate the chair of each committee, except for the Nominating Committee which will be selected by the Executive Committee. The committees shall serve until their charges have been completed and reports have been accepted or until such time as the Executive Committee designates.


Parliamentary Authority

The rules of procedure as stated in Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised, current edition, shall govern this unit in all cases in which they are applicable and which they are not inconsistent with the Bylaws and Standing Rules of TLA.


Amendments to the Bylaws

Bylaws may be adopted or amended at any general membership meeting of the unit by a majority vote of the members present, provided such changes are consistent with the Bylaws and Standing Rules of the Texas Library Association.

ADOPTED April 9, 2002
Revised 2009


Created on Mar 27, 2010 | Last updated June 29, 2015