The Board of Directors of the Association for Information Science and Technology invites member input on the proposed revised Constitution & Bylaws for the association. The member comment period will be open until March 1, 2019.
The reason that ASIS&T undertook this major rewrite of our Constitution & Bylaws this year was to significantly streamline the document and remove a substantial amount of operational content from what should be strictly a policy document. The detail regarding the operation of SIGS & Chapters will now reside in the Policy Manuals of those two bodies. The language of the proposed bylaws was brought current with widely-accepted non-profit corporation bylaws terminology, to include allowing for electronic communications and voting on membership and bylaws issues. This is a wholesale rewrite of the current bylaws so we are not providing a track-changes version of the current bylaws. However, you can access the current bylaws from the link below.
SUBSTANTIVE POLICY CHANGES
- SIG and Chapter Directors may run for Board during their year on the Board rather than being required to sit out one year before being eligible for a Director-at-Large position
- Candidates for President-elect must have been a paid member of ASIS&T for at least 5 of the last 10 years
- Candidates for Directors-at-Large must have been a paid member of ASIS&T for at least 3 years
- The number of votes to make a quorum in an election or bylaws revision vote was increased to 10% of the current paid membership
- Write-in votes will be allowed for Director-at-Large but not for President-Elect
- The Board will engage the services of a teller to oversee the Board of Directors Elections
Here are the resources you will need in order to review and comment on these Constitution & Bylaws revisions:
Should you have any questions regarding these documents or how to provide feedback, please contact Lydia Middleton. All feedback will be shared with the Chair of the Constitution & Bylaws Committee upon receipt.