Administrative Handbook

VI.A. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES

VI.A.1. ELIGIBILITY
Committee membership is open to all personal and student members of the Association and to all persons designated as institutional representatives. MLA student members may not serve as committee chairs, as members of awards committees where members automatically rotate to chairpersonship, or on the Nominating Committee.  (rev. 07/2011) (rev. 5/2014)
VI.A.2. METHOD OF APPOINTMENT
Chairs of committees are appointed by the President in consultation with the Board and other parties as appropriate except when otherwise specified. Other committee members are appointed by the President in consultation with the chair of the committee and the Board, except when otherwise specified.
VI.A.3. TERMS OF OFFICE
Except when otherwise specified, committee chairs and members may serve no more than 4 consecutive years, as stated in the Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Term Limit Appointments, August 2000. Service as a member does not preclude subsequent service as chair with four additional years. In consultation with the President, committee chairs may request the resignation of members who are not contributing to the fulfillment of the committee’s charge. Members may be reappointed after being off a committee for one year.
VI.A.4. EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
Unless otherwise charged, ex-officio members have the same privileges and obligations as other committee members. The President may serve ex-officio on all committees except the Nominating Committee. (5/2011)
VI.A.5. RESIGNATION
The resignation of a committee member is addressed to the President who may appoint an individual to fill the vacancy.
VI.A.6. SUBCOMMITTEES
The President appoints subcommittee members according to the procedures described above for committees. Subcommittees are responsible to and report to the parent committee. (rev. 7/2011)
VI.A.7. WORKING GROUPS

A committee chair may form working groups to carry out special tasks. Members of working groups are selected by the committee chair and need not be members of the committee in question. Working groups report to the committee chair. Working group members are not appointed by the President and are therefore not added to the MLA Administrative Structure. (added 3/2016)