SOLIS By-Laws

ARTICLE I.

Name

The official name for this organization shall be SOLIS (Student Organization of Library and Information Science).

ARTICLE II.
Mission

The missions of this organization are:

To recognize and promote high academic achievement among the graduate students of Library and Information Science.

To foster the development of the student toward his/her eventual professional role with its concomitant rights, responsibilities, and ideals.

ARTICLE III.
Membership

Any currently enrolled student in the Master's program in Library and Information Science at Valdosta State University is eligible for membership in SOLIS.

ARTICLE IV.
Activities

The organization will meet at least once per semester (either face-to-face or through a web chat), excluding summer semester. Meeting time will be determined and set by the President.

The organization will strive to send at least one member every year to the annual summer American Library Association convention.

ARTICLE V.
Officers and Elections

The officers of this organization will be the President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, and an International Student representative. The term of office shall be one year.

In the event of a vacancy in the office of president, the vice-president shall serve as president until a replacement is elected at the next meeting of the organization. In the event of a vacancy in either the office of vice-president, secretary/treasurer, or international student representative, the president shall appoint (with the approval of the faculty advisor) a replacement who shall serve until a replacement is elected at the next meeting of the organization.

Regular officer elections will be held every year at the Fall meeting of the organization. Elections will be conducted through open, verbal or written nominations, and a majority vote of the membership.

The Director (or Director's designee) of the Library and Information Science Program will be invited to serve as faculty advisor.

ARTICLE VI.
Amendments to these By-laws

These by-laws can be amended by at least a two-third (2/3) vote of the active membership present at a regular meeting. To be considered, a proposed amendment must be submitted in writing to the members at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the next scheduled meeting.