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Nevada Library Association Handbook

Board of Trustees
Interest Group


Collections, Automation, Preservation, Technical Services
and Acquisitions in Nevada Interest Group (CAPTAIN)


The CAPTAIN interest group has sponsored various Nevada Library Association conference programs, submitted articles and information to the Nevada Libraries and been active in increasing communication among Nevada's non-reference librarians. CAPTAIN is affiliated with the American Library Association division called ALCTS (the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services).


Revised Feb. 1990

The name of this organization shall be Collections, Automation, Preservation, Technical Services and Acquisitions in Nevada (CAPTAIN).

The purpose of this organization shall be:

a. To provide a forum for discussion of issues related to collection development and management; the acquisition of library materials, including serials; preservation; automation and cataloging.
b. To increase communication among the librarians in Nevada who have responsibility for collection development, acquisitions, serials, technical services management, preservation, automation and cataloging.
c. To promote cooperation in collection development among libraries in Nevada.
d. To provide programs for continuing professional growth in the areas of collection development and management, acquisitions, cataloging, serials, preservation and automation.

Any personal member of the Nevada Library Association interested in the purpose of the organization is eligible for membership upon application and payment of dues as established by the NLA Bylaws.

CAPTAIN is an interest group of the Nevada Library Association, as defined by Article V, Section 2, of the NLA Bylaws.

Section 1. Any personal member of CAPTAIN is eligible for office.

Section 2. The officers of this organization shall be a chairperson and a chairperson-elect, both elected by a majority of the CAPTAIN members. The chairperson-elect shall succeed the chairperson and shall assist with functions designated by the chairperson. The responsibilities of the chairperson shall be:

a. Solicit and transmit information about group concerns to the editor of the Nevada Libraries;
b. Act as coordinator of all communications of the interest group;
c. Select and reserve appropriate meeting times and places at the NLA annual meeting;
d. Plan a program or appoint a program chairperson for the NLA annual meeting;
e. Initiate or respond to requests for additional training activities during the year;
f. Act as coordinator or designate a coordinator for business meetings of the interest group;
g. Schedule business meetings as needed;
h. Shall submit a written budget request and program justification to the finance committee by December 31st of each year preceding the year for which the budget is requested.

Section 3. The term of office for the Chairperson will be for one calendar year.

All members of the interest group shall be eligible for nomination to the office of chairperson. The incumbent chairperson shall submit to the membership the name of least one candidate for the office of chairperson-elect. The election shall be conducted by mail within thirty days following the NLA annual meeting.

Section 1. There shall be one business meeting coinciding with the NLA annual meeting.

Section 2. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson.

Section 3. Action and policy may be created by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any duly-called meetings.

The chairperson shall appoint committees as necessary to carry out the functions of the interest group.

CAPTAIN shall affiliate with the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association. The Chairperson in office at the annual meeting shall send a report of the meeting to the Chairperson of the Council of Regional Groups, the Executive Director of ALCTS, the newly elected Chairperson of the group and to the Executive Secretary of the Nevada Library Association. This should be done before the end of the calendar year.

The delegate to the ALCTS Council of Regional Groups may be elected by a majority of the membership of CAPTAIN. The election of the delegate shall be by mail ballot to be completed within thirty days after the annual meeting. The delegate shall take office on the first day of January following the election and shall serve a term of two years. The delegate shall be a member of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) of the American Library Association.

These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of those members present at any meeting, providing such meeting is announced at least three weeks in advance, or by mail ballot.