FRIENDS OF THE NOAA LIBRARY
Board of Directors:
Bernard H.Chovitz, former Chief Geodesist, National Geodetic Survey
Harley D. Nygren, Admiral (Retired) NOAA Corps
Dr. Elbert W. Friday,Jr., former NOAA Assistant Administrator, National Weather Service
Bruce C. Douglas, former Director,
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NOAA Central Library
Chief, Contract Operations Branch 1315 East-West Highway
NOAA Central Library 2nd Floor
Membership requires a voluntary contribution for the
Friends. Please send your check made payable to Friends of the NOAA Library
to: Friends of the NOAA Library, C/o Treasurer, Bernard H. Chovitz, NOAA
Central Library,1315 East-West Highway, 2nd FL, SSMC3, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
By-Laws, Tax Exempt Information:
FRIENDS OF THE NOAA LIBRARY
Article I - NAME
The name of the organization is the Friends of the NOAA Library,
a.k.a. Friends of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Library.
It operates as the Headquarters Chapter of the NOAA Central Library. This Group
was incorporated in the state of
Article II - PURPOSE
A. To stimulate interest in the NOAA Library among scientists throughout the world and the general public in order that the NOAA Library may be more widely recognized as one of the world's primary repositories of scientific sources and research.
B. To promote the acquisition by the NOAA Library of books, pamphlets and manuscripts, and other source materials in the fields of earth sciences through direct donations thereof and through gifts and bequests for these purposes.
C. To foster, under the auspices of the NOAA Library, scientific research and other activities devoted to the collection, dissemination, and better knowledge of the literature and history of oceans, atmosphere and coastal ecosystems.
D. To cooperate in the obtaining of all necessary facilities, expertise and
technology to carry out the
aforementioned purposes and to consider means whereby the NOAA Library may render greater service to the nation.
Article III - MEMBERSHIP
Membership in the Group consists of anyone who makes the usual annual donations as determined by the Board of Directors.
Article IV - ADMINISTRATION
A. The Administration of the Group is performed jointly by the elected Officers and a Library Staff Liaison.
Article V - OFFICERS
A. Officers of the Group are the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, and
They are elected annually by the membership immediately after the annual business meeting of the Group, and serve for a term of one year.
B. The Officers have the right to vote jointly on all matters concerning policy and operations of the Group, except in the election of Officers.
C. The Chairman presides at all meetings of the Group. All contracts and other written agreements and obligations of the Group are approved by the Chairman and the Secretary or Treasurer.
D. The Vice Chairman performs the duties of the Chairman in the absence of the Chairman.
E. The Chairman, with the approval of the officers, appoints committees as specified in Article VII, and other committees as deemed necessary. The Chairman is an ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee.
F. The Treasurer is charged with the collection and custody of the funds of the Group. The Treasurer maintains accounting records and disburses funds as approved by the Chairman. The Treasurer's accounts are audited early in each fiscal year by the Officers, or at such other times as necessary. The Treasurer will submit a written report to the Steering Committee prior to the annual business meeting. The fiscal year is the calendar year. The Officers will resolve any issues raised by the audit of the accounts.
G. The depository for the funds of the Group is selected by the Treasurer with the advice and approval of the Officers.
H. The Secretary maintains the official records of the Group, and records the official minutes of the Steering Committee meetings. The Secretary prepares a brief annual report, which is submitted by the Chairman, thirty days prior to the annual meeting.
I. The Library Staff Liaison is responsible for arrangements for meetings of the Group, including provision of a suitable program. He obtains meeting places, and provides timely announcements of the meetings. The Officers aid and advises the Library Liaison, as needed.
Article VI - MEETINGS
A. The annual business meeting of the Group is held in the Spring. Twenty members, or ten per cent of the members, whichever is less, constitute a quorum.
B. Members in good standing, with no obligations owed to the Group are eligible to vote in person at all Group elections. Proxy votes are not permitted.
C. Special meetings of the Group may be called by the Chairman, or by twenty five or more members of the Group. The latter must submit a written request, which should specify the reasons for calling such a meeting and present an agenda.
D. Regular meetings of the Group may be held quarterly, on dates specified by the Officers and Library Staff Liaison. Notice of the meetings should be disseminated at least three weeks prior to the meeting.
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A. Committees may be either standing or ad-hoc. Chairmen of the standing committees must be an Officer. Members of all committees may be selected from the Group at large. The following are the standing committees:
1. Membership - This committee consists of one or more members, who are appointed annually. It works with the admissions committee, and promotes membership in the Group by assisting and encouraging individuals to join. This committee maintains the membership data base.
2. Program - The Program committee consists of one or two members, who are appointed annually and work with the Library Staff Liaison. The Committee is responsible for obtaining suitable presentations. The Library Staff Liaison arranges the location and facilities for meetings, provides necessary equipment and distributes meeting notices in a timely manner.
3. Education - This committee has one or more members, appointed annually by its Chairman. It is responsible for coordinating speaker programs for educational institutions and other similar groups. It establishes lists of available Group speakers and video tapes, and disseminates them to interested parties. Upon request it arranges schedules for speakers. It publicizes the speakers program to potential users. It is responsible for providing assistance, and access to grants to students who have demonstrated an interest in NOAA related sciences. This committee has the responsibility for developing an education outreach program for selected elements of the general public, and for publicizing such activities.
4. Finance - The Finance Committee consists of one or more members, appointed annually by its Chairman. This Committee prepares the annual budget of the Group, and reviews the annual report of the Treasurer. It audits the treasurer's accounts as previously noted.
5. Ad-hoc committees may be established for specific time limited purposes at the Chairman's request, or for its own reasons.
The ad-hoc Nominating Committee is appointed annually by
the Officers, not later than its Winter meeting. This
committee consists of three Officers, whose terms are not expiring. The
Nominating Committee provides the names of nominees for Officers which will
take office at the next annual business meeting, as well as nominees to fill
vacancies in other committees.
This committee reports its slate of nominees to the Chairman of the Group by the first of March. The Chairman of the Nominating Committee presents the slate of nominees to the Group at large at least one month prior to the annual meeting.
The Nominating Committee may accept nominations from the floor at the annual meeting.
Vacancies in the Nominating Committee are filled by the Chairman of the committee.
Article VIII - FINANCIAL RESOURCES
A. The Group is financed by membership dues, contributions, and special fund raising activities.
B. Members attending any function of the Group for which a charge is made are individually responsible for such payment.
Article IX - AMENDMENTS
A. These rules may be amended at any business meeting of the Group, provided
the proposed amendments have been presented to the Group, in writing, at least
thirty days prior to the meeting at which they are to be voted on.
B. Proposed amendments must be submitted to the Officers for approval prior to being voted on by the membership.
Article X - DISSOLUTION
On dissolution of this organization, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the Group, the remaining assets will be transferred to the Department of Commerce for the purposes determined by the NOAA Central Library, or another non-profit organization with similar purposes, which has established its tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Article XI - EFFECTIVE DATE
A. These Governing Rules of the Friends of the NOAA Library were originally