Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries (TACL)

 
 

Members of the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries
2018 - 2019

Member Representing Address

Shelly Ames

Chairperson,

Red River Regional Library Board

1753-A Alpine Drive

Clarksville, TN  37040

sames@sumnercountylibraries.org

Patricia VanZandt

President,

TennShare

Sherrod Library, ETSU

334 J.L. Seehorn Road

Johnson City, TN 37614

vanzandtp@etsu.edu

Bill Beaty

Chairperson,

Ocoee River Regional Library Board

718 George Street, NW

Athens, TN  37303

bbeaty@foothillscdc.org

Bill Harrison

Chairperson,

Buffalo River Regional Library Board

230 E. James Campbell Blvd., 108

Columbia, TN  38401

salemroadbill@yahoo.com

Don Farmer

Chairperson,

Obion River Regional Library Board

542 N. Lindell

Martin, TN  38237

don.farmer@hotmail.com

Meredith Hardin

Representative of

School Libraries

Hardin County Middle School

299 Lacefield Drive

Savannah, TN  38372

hardinm11@k12tn.net

Beth Mercer

Representative of

Regional Library Directors

Ocoee River Regional Library

718 George St., NW

Athens, TN  37303

beth.mercer@tn.gov

Jeffie Nicholson

President,

Tennessee Library Association

Williamson County Public Library

1314 Columbia Pike,

Franklin TN  37064

jnicholson@williamson-tn.org

 

Kent Oliver

Representing

Metropolitan Public Libraries

Nashville Public Library

615 Church Street

Nashville, TN  37219

Kent.Oliver@nashville.gov

Polly Peterson

Chairperson,

Holston River Regional Library Board

2700 South Roan Street

Johnson City, TN  37601

pyestar@netscape.net

David Sarten

Chairperson,

Clinch River Regional Library Board

130 North Main Street, Suite #2

Clinton, TN  37716

d_sarten@msn.com

Alicia Senn

Chairperson,

Falling Water River Regional Library Board

208 Minnear Street

Cookeville, TN  38501

alicia.senn@pcsstn.com

Dr. Steven Smith

Representing

Academic Libraries

John C. Hodges Library

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN  37996-1000

stevensmith@utk.edu

Jerry Spurlin

Chairperson,

Stone’s River Regional Library Board

2118 East Main Street

Murfreesboro, TN  37130

spurlincj@lighttube.net

Cindi Williams

Chairperson,

Hatchie River Regional Library Board

63 Executive Drive

Jackson, TN  38305

Willace3501@gmail.com

Bylaws of the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries

 ARTICLE I: NAME

The name of this organization shall be the TENNESSEE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON LIBRARIES.

 ARTICLE II: OBJECTIVES

The functions and responsibilities of this organization shall be those designated by the Secretary of State, and shall include:

  1. Advise the Tennessee State Library and Archives on the development of the long-range program for library services in Tennessee.
  2. Advise the Tennessee State Library and Archives on policy matters in the administration of the long range program.
  3. Assist the Tennessee State Library and Archives in evaluating library programs, services and activities.

 ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

  1. Members of the Council shall be appointed by the Secretary of State. Appointments shall be broadly representative of Tennessee and sensitive to Grand Divisions and special populations. Membership shall consist of at least one representative from a public library, a school library, an academic library, a special library and a regional library; a representative of the Tennessee Library Association; a representative of Tenn-Share; and representatives of library users equal to at least one-third of the total Council membership. Membership shall consist of no less than fifteen and no more than eighteen.
  2. With the exception of the representative from TLA, appointments shall be effective at the beginning of the federal fiscal year for a term of three years. No member shall be appointed for more than two full terms which are consecutive.
  3. If a member moves from the state, changes employment so that he/she no longer represents the type of library for which he/she was appointed, or is unable to attend meetings regularly, he/she will be excused from membership. A replacement shall be appointed for the remainder of the term and shall be eligible for appointment to two successive full terms.
  4. The State Librarian and Archivist or a designee shall serve as the official liaison between the Council and the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Liaison and resource persons shall serve without vote.

 ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS

  1. Officers of the Council shall be the Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary.
  2. The term of office shall be two years, coinciding with the federal fiscal year. An elected officer may serve no more than two full terms which are consecutive.
  3. Officers shall be elected at the last meeting of the Council prior to the beginning of a new federal fiscal year.
  4. A vacancy for an unexpired term shall be filled by a majority vote of those present at a regular meeting where a quorum is present.

 ARTICLE V: DUTIES OF OFFICERS

  1. The Chair shall call and preside at all Council meetings, prepare and distribute agenda, appoint all committees and generally perform the duties of a presiding officer.
  2. The Vice-Chair shall serve as temporary Chair in the absence of the Chair.
  3. The Secretary shall keep an accurate account of all business transacted at Council meetings and shall keep all records of the Council on permanent file at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, disseminating copies when necessary.
  4. The Secretary shall notify the appointing authority when vacancies exist on the Council.

 ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS

  1. Meetings of the Advisory Council on Libraries shall be held no less than three times each federal fiscal year.
  2. A regularly scheduled time shall be set for meetings; however, time, place and length of meetings shall be flexible and shall be set to suit the convenience of the majority of members and the representatives of the State Library and Archives and the Secretary of State, considering the business which needs to be transacted.
  3. The Chair shall be empowered to call special meetings, prepare and distribute agenda, and set the meeting format. No business other than that for which the special meeting is called shall be transacted.
  4. Special meetings shall also be held on petition of a majority of the Council members.
  5. A quorum for the transaction of business will require the presence of a majority of the total appointed members.

 ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES

Committees shall be appointed by the Chair as required to perform specific functions.

 ARTICLE VIII: AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS

  1. The bylaws may be amended at any meeting of the Council by a two-thirds vote of the Council members present provided the proposed amendments have been presented to the total membership in writing at least ten days prior to the vote.
  2. The bylaws shall be reviewed in their entirety at least every two years.

 ARTICLE IX: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised shall govern the Council in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the Council may adopt. Approved by the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries.

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