Section 1. The name of this section shall be the Hospital Library Interest Section, a section of the South Central Chapter, a chapter of the Medical Library Association, Inc. (hereinafter designated HLIS).
Section 2. Boundaries. The boundaries of this chapter shall enclose Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The objectives of this chapter are:
Section 1. Membership
Section 2. Rights and Privileges
Section 3. Dues
Section 1. The elected officers of the HLIS shall consist of a President, a President-Elect, a Past President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer, nominated and elected as stipulated in these Bylaws.
Section 2. The duties of elected officers are:
Section 3. Nominations and Elections.
Section 1. The HLIS of SCC/MLA will meet annually with the SCC/MLA.
Section 2. A quorum shall consist of ten percent of the voting members. A simple majority of those present shall constitute a majority. A simple majority will constitute a quorum of all committees.
Section 1. The Executive Committee shall be composed of the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and immediate Past-President. All members of the Executive Committee shall have the right to vote. The Executive Committee shall meet at least one time each year.
Section 2. This committee shall act for the HLIS between Annual Meetings. This committee shall individually or jointly represent the Section to the SCC/MLA.
Section 1. Standing Committees.
Section 2. Special Committees. The Section President, with the advice and consent of the Executive Board, may appoint such other special committees as are necessary.
Section 3. Committee Chairs. Chairs of committees shall be voting members of HLIS.
Section 4. Committee Reports. The committee chairs shall submit an annual report of the activities of the committees prior to the compilation of the President’s Annual Section Report to the Chapter.
In the event HLIS is dissolved, the assets of HLIS shall be distributed to the SCC/MLA. If that chapter shall no longer be in existence then distribution of assets shall be made to the Medical Library Association; or if that association shall no longer be in existence, to an organization of a similar nature, which is also exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern this section in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the Section may adopt.
Section 2. A parliamentarian may be appointed annually by the President.
Section 1. These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing to the membership at least thirty (30) days prior to the vote being taken.
Section 2. These bylaws shall not be amended in any way that would bring them in conflict with the bylaws of the SCC/MLA.
Section 3. The Bylaws and any amendments thereto shall become effective immediately following their acceptance by distributed ballot.
(Approved HLIS Annual Meeting, October, 1983 and subsequent mail ballot)
(AMENDED HLIS/SCC/MLA ANNUAL MEETING October 10, 1990; October 17, 1993; October 22, 1995; October 17, 2000; October 26, 2004; October 28, 2013)