The name of this organization shall be the Canadian Library Association Student Chapter of the Nova Scotia Community College (CLASC).
The mission of the CLASC is to encourage membership and participation in the Canadian Library Association, to foster awareness of national issues relating to libraries, and to facilitate involvement in the local library community.
The CLASC is affiliated with the Canadian Library Association, and serves as the local student chapter of the Nova Scotia Community College Library and Information Technology diploma program.
Voting membership is restricted to students currently enrolled in the Library and Information Technology diploma program at the Nova Scotia Community College. Students indicate their membership by attending meetings, and/or volunteering to help with activities.
The officers of CLASC shall consist of a President, Vice President/President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, First Year Liason, Second Year Liason, and Web Manager. Terms of office shall be two years for the roles of Secretary, Treasurer, Liason, and Web Manager. Terms of office shall be one year for President and Vice President/President Elect.
The officers listed in Article V shall comprise the Executive Committee of CLASC.
The responsibilities of the officers shall be the following:
I. President: Preside at all executive meetings and meetings of membership; act as the executive authority on all matters concerning CLA sponsored projects and activities; be responsible for maintaining open lines of communication with CLA
II. Vice President/President Elect: Assist the President with the duties of the executive office;
Prepare to resume the presidency the following academic year
III. Secretary: Record the minutes of all CLASC meetings making them available to all students; clerical responsibilities as deemed appropriate by CLASC
IV. Treasurer: Establish and maintain banking arrangements for the organization; collect and disburse funds as directed by CLASC; establish and maintain a budget for Chapter activities
V. First and Second Year Liaison: Acts as a liaison to the students in the NSCC Library and Information Technology diploma program; promote Chapter activities to encourage attendance and participation
VI. Web Manager: First or second year student; responsible for maintaining Chapter website and social media accounts
Nominations and elections of new officers shall take place within the first month of the academic year. The returning officers shall inform new students about the available positions; students will be given the opportunity to put their names forward for these positions, and elections will be held by a secret ballot.
In order to amend the constitution, 60% of the total membership must be present in order for there to be a quorum. This constitution may be amended by a majority vote of 51%.
In the event that any member leaves the NSCC LIT program for any reason, their position shall be filled by a volunteer member of the CLASC in good standing. In the event that no such volunteer member exists, a new member will be recruited at the discretion of the CLASC members.