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Article I - Name
The name of this Forum shall be the Illinois Library Association Young Adult Services Forum (YASF). The Young Adult Services Forum Board, consisting of the officers and board members for the Forum, shall be named the ILA Young Adult Services Forum Board.
Article II - Purpose
The Illinois Library Association Young Adult Services Forum addresses the needs and interests of those concerned with quality library service for young adults. The Young Adult Services Forum Board plans opportunities for youth and young adult services staff to network and to participate in continuing education events.
Article III - Young Adult Services Forum Board
Section 1 - Membership
The Young Adult Services Forum Board shall consist of the current manager, the manager-elect, the past manager, the ILA Board Liaison, and four (4) additional members-at-large, not to exceed a total of eight (8) active Board members. Board Members must attend at least 75% of the meetings each year. All members of the Young Adult Services Forum Board must have attended at least 50% of the previous year’s meeting.
Section 2 - Terms of the Manager/ Co-Managers
The Manager serves three years: one year as manager-elect, one year as manager, and one year as past manager.
Section 3 - Terms of Office and selection of members-at-large
Members-at-large of the ILA Young Adult Services Forum Board serve two year terms and may choose to serve additional terms.
Section 4 - Attendance and Voting
ILA Young Adult Services Forum Board meetings are open to any members of ILA who wish to attend.
Only members of the Young Adult Services Forum Board may vote. A simple majority of those present at a meeting constitutes a quorum. Approval of actions and decisions requires a simple majority vote of the quorum.
Section 5 - Duties of the Young Adult Services Forum Board
The Young Adult Services Forum Board sets annual goals, plans the annual conference programs and activities for youth and young adult service members, plans continuing education and networking opportunities for youth and young adult services librarians throughout Illinois, and other events and activities as determined by the Board.
Article IV - Nominations and Elections
Section 1 - Candidates
The Manager-elect must be selected from members of the current Young Adult Services Forum Board. The nominees must be members of ILA and attend at least 75% of the previous year’s meetings.
Section 1 - Elections
Nominees are elected for the term which begins in July.
Article V - Meetings
The schedule and location for the meetings are determined by the incoming Manager/Co-Managers of the Young Adult Services Forum Board. An annual meeting shall be held at the ILA annual conference or at another time and place determined by the Young Adult Services Forum Board. The Manager(s) will conduct the meetings. The Manager-elect/Co-Managers-elect will preside in the absence of the Manager.
Updated by the YASF Board on April 20, 2023.
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