1.1 CONCERNING MEMBERS 1.1.1 The Head Librarian cannot promote any members for reasons other than recognized ability to hold that position. 188.8.131.52 Failure to comply can result in impeachment.
1.1.2 The Head Librarian cannot demote any Library members without prior permission from the Board, excluding whichever member(s) may be involved. 184.108.40.206 Failure to comply can result in impeachment.
1.2 CONCERNING GAINS AND LOSSES 1.2.1 The Head Librarian, by Library law, cannot earn any profit or gain from the LIbrary. 220.127.116.11 Failure to comply can result in demotion or impeachment.
1.2.2 The Head Librarian can, however, fine Library users who have lost Library property. 18.104.22.168 This fine will be equal to the current market value of the lost book, hardcover or paperback. 22.214.171.124 Vandalism will be reacted to accordingly.
1.3 CONCERNING BOARD VOTES 1.3.1 The Head Librarian is by law exempt from any vote not concerning the whole of the Library nor concerning the Board itself. 1.3.2 The Head Librarian can be called upon to break ties in these voting situations.
1.3.3 The Head Librarian can call meetings.
1.4.1 Refer to 2.2.3. 1.5 SUCCESSION TO HEAD LIBRARIAN POSITION*
*This is subject to change.
1.5.1 Assistants, by seniority, are, by law, successors to the Head Librarian's position. 126.96.36.199 This can be bypassed by the Head Librarian or the Board.
1.5.2 The official succession order may deviate from the plan outlined in Section 1.5.1 and will be kept private until needed.
1.5.3 Official information can be obtained in Section 2.2.3.
2 GOVERNING ASSISTANT LIBRARIANS' ACTIONS
2.1 CONCERNING AMBASSADOR(S)
2.1.1 Ambassadors are equal in rank to assistants.
2.1.2 The Ambassador doubles as a messenger.
2.1.3 Other issues concerning ambassadors can be decided with Assistant Librarian Rules.
2.2 CONCERNING ASSISTANTS
2.2.1 PROMOTION PROTOCOL
188.8.131.52 Assistants cannot promote any member on their own without the consent of the rest of the Board.
184.108.40.206 Assistants can be promoted by the Head Librarian with the consent of the Board.
2.2.2 VOTING PROTOCOL
220.127.116.11 Assistants are Board members.
18.104.22.168 Assistants can vote on all Board issues unlike Head Librarians. 22.214.171.124.1 Exceptions are the specified Assistant's demotion vote.
126.96.36.199 Assistants cannot call meetings unless there is a dire emergency.
2.2.3 SUCCESSION TO HEAD LIBRARIAN POSITION
188.8.131.52 Assistants, by seniority, are, by law, successors to the Head Librarian's position.
184.108.40.206.1 This can be bypassed; see 1.5.
2.2.4 JURISDICTION PROTOCOL
220.127.116.11 Assistants have jurisdiction over the whole Library, but their jurisdiction is moderated by the Head Librarian and the rest of the Board.
2.3 CONCERNING HEAD OF BRANCHES 2.3.1 Head of Branches are equal in rank to assistants, and have no jurisdiction of any branch except their own.
3 GOVERNING MEMBERS
3.1.1 Members can be promoted by the Head Librarian or the Board.
3.1.2 Members are not Board members until promoted by the rules in 3.1.1.
3.2 RESPONSIBILITY FOR LIBRARY ISSUES
3.2.1 Members are not responsible for any Library issues other than vandalism or damages done by the said member.
3.3 DEFINITION OF "MEMBER"
3.3.1 Members of the H & D Wilson Public Library Book Club are not necessarily members of the Library.
3.3.2 A "member," in the law, is defined as "a person voluntarily associated with the Library that is not a Head Librarian, Assistant, nor Ambassador".
4 GOVERNING THE BOOK CLUB
4.1 SELF-SUFFICIENCY OF THE BOOK CLUB
4.1.1 The Book Club is self-sufficient in every way except their branding of the Library name and their residence in the Library.
4.1.2 The Book Club's government system shall not be interfered by by the Library without express permission from the Book Club President.
4.1.3 Do not refer to this Law as an ultimate law for the Book Club. Please refer to the Book Club President.
4.2 LIBRARY - BOOK CLUB RELATIONS
4.2.1 The Book Club relations are handled by the Library Ambassador.
4.2.2 There shall be no disagreement not solved by agreement according to the truce made in November 2011 between the Library and the Book Club.
18.104.22.168 This law shall be kept in paramount priority.
4.2.3 The President of the Book Club has an equal position in the Board votes as an assistant librarian. However, in the Book Club, the President is the ultimate authority.
4.3 BOOK CLUB TOPIC
4.3.1 This is to be decided by the President of the Book Club.
4.4 BOOK CLUB CLOSING
4.4.1 If the Book Club is shut down by its president, manners will be handled by the Board.
5 GOVERNING HEADS OF BRANCHES
5.1 Refer to Head Librarian rules, Section 1.
6 PROFITS AND GAINS
6.1 The Wilson Public Library is legally nonprofit.
7 RIGHTS RESERVED
7.1 The Wilson Public Library cannot deny service to any non-member or member, as the Library was founded on an originally fully public bookshelf.
7.2 We do reserve the right to deny service, however, to people with repeated damages and missing books.
8 AMENDMENTS TO THE LAW
8.1 Amendments to the law do not have to necessarily be in concordance with the original law, given that the non-concordances be fixed.
8.1.1 Refer to 8.2.
8.2 Amendments to the law and the existing law has to follow the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District's Code of Conduct.
8.2.1 Failure to comply will result in punishment accordingly.
8.3 Amendments to the law also have to follow local and federal law.
8.4 Amendments can be made to the law specified to specific locales (e.g. Euless, Austin, Texas Virtual Academy).
8.5 Amendments have to be approved by the Board.
8.6 The Board can legislate a law, given that it is not vetoed (see 8.7) by the Head Librarian.
8.7 The Head Librarian may veto a law and provide a reason why in front of the Board.
8.7.1 By law, the law must go through the Board again, and if it is passed, the law will be signed by the Head Librarian and the most senior Board member on hand.
8.7.2 If the law does not pass, the law is rejected.
9 RESOLVING DISPUTES
9.1 Disputes between the Library and another entity will be resolved outside the Library system.
9.2 Disputes inside the Library will be resolved inside the Board.
9.2.1 Disputes involving the Board will either be handled within the member body or outside the Library, accordingly.
9.3 Appeals can be made only twice.
9.3.1 If there is a tie of the verdict out of the three times a case is tried, the issue will be brought one more time.
9.3.2 If the issue outlined in 9.3.1 is not solved after that, the issue will be brought to a single-person verdict chose randomly from the Board.
10.1 See Sections 2.2.2 and 8.
11 MATERIAL AND LITERATURE ISSUED BY THE LIBRARY
11.1 LIBRARY NEWSLETTER
11.1.1 The Library releases a newsletter created by members of the Board.
11.1.2 The Newsletter has to be reviewed by the Board of Trustees of the Library.
11.1.3 This needs to follow the HEBISD Code of Conduct under Non-School Literature if distributed into school property.
11.2 OTHER RULING
11.2.1 Refer to the Board for other ruling or contact the Head Librarian.
12 MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
12.1 Members of the Euless branch are required to be residents of the area served by the HEBISD.
12.2 Members of the Texas Virtual Academy branch are required to be residents of the State of Texas.
12.3 Members of the Austin branch are required to be residents of the cities of Anderson Mill, Austin, or Round Rock.
12.4 Members of the Online Community can be residents of any location.
12.5 For members of the Trammell Public Library, refer to 12.1.
12.6 For members of the Smith Public Library, refer to 12.1. 13 RIGHTS OF LIBRARY MEMBERS
13.1 FREEDOM OF SPEECH
13.1.1 Freedom of speech is universal, but speech against the Library in a form deemed critical by the Board in high-ranking administrators can be punished by loss of position.
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