The following proposed change to ILA Bylaws will go to the membership for vote during the Membership Meeting at the ILA Annual Conference in Tinley Park, Wednesday 10/23, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, South Pavilion 1-2.
Existing Bylaw, with language to be eliminated [in brackets] and language to be added in bold:
Article IX – Nominations and Elections
Each year the Nominating Committee shall report its slate of candidates to the membership in [the February issue of the ILA Reporter.] an association-wide communications channel at least 30 days prior to the opening of the election.
Rationale: The Nominating Committee's responsibility to report the slate to the membership should not be dependent on publication schedules of particular communications channels, because those can change. The important part of this bylaw is to ensure timely notification of the slate to membership. For example, in 2020 the ILA Reporter will begin to be published on a quarterly basis and there will not be a February issue; the slate will be reported in the March issue. What if the name of the journal were to change in the future?