Article I. Name
The name of the organization shall be the Washington Art Library Resources Committee (WALRC). It shall be referred to in the bylaws as “WALRC.”
WALRC is a voluntary, not for profit organization of art and architecture libraries and research institutions in the Metropolitan Washington area. The purpose of WALRC is to enhance and promote art research through collaborative development of library collections, service programs, and information technology.
Article II. Membership
Members shall be representative of the art libraries of the Metropolitan Washington area. Members may be invited to join by the group or recommended by their institution with the consensus of the WALRC members.
The membership year and the fiscal year shall begin October 1st and end on September 30th of the subsequent year.
Annual dues shall not be assessed.
Article III. Officers
The officers of WALRC shall be a president, a vice-president / co-president and a secretary / treasurer. These officers shall perform the duties prescribed by the bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by WALRC.
All officers shall be elected at the final meeting of the election year to serve for two years. The term of office shall begin on October 1st.
In the event of a vacancy in the office of the president, the vice-president / co-president shall assume the office of president for the remainder of the term. Vacancies in the offices of vice president / co-president or treasurer shall be filled by a special election.
Article IV. Meetings
Frequency of meetings shall be decided at the first meeting of the year.
Special meetings may be called by the president and shall be called upon the request of three members of WALRC. The purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the call. Except in cases of emergency, a minimum of ten calendar days' notice shall be given.
A simple majority of the membership in attendance shall constitute a quorum.
Article V. Board of Directors
The officers of WALRC shall constitute the board of directors. The board of directors shall propose plans and prepare agendas for meetings.
Article VI. Committees
WALRC committees, standing or special, and task forces may be appointed by the president or the board of directors with a charge developed and / or approved by the board of directors.
The president shall submit an annual report. Standing committees shall submit an annual report to the board of directors through the president. Modification of a charge may be proposed at any time and submitted to the president for consideration and approval, modification or rejection by the board of directors.
Article VII. Record of Proceedings
The secretary / treasurer of WALRC shall keep a record of all proceedings at the meetings of the board of directors and maintain an archive of historical records.
Article VIII. Amendment of the Bylaws
The bylaws of WALRC may be amended at any regular meeting by majority vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing.
Drafted 5/16/96, revised and approved October 23, 1996.
Kristen Regina, Chair
Karen O'Connell, Secretary/Treasurer
Linda Tompkins-Baldwin, Past President