AGLIN's Constitution Has Been Updated

Thanks to everyone who participated in last year’s AGM in person or by proxy. 

 

The following Motions were passed:

 

1. Motion: That AGLIN extend its membership by offering memberships to information professionals working in a Commonwealth, State or Territory government department or agency which does not operate a library.

 

2. Motion: That references to ‘Federal’ or ‘Commonwealth’ be replaced with “Commonwealth, State and Territory”.


3. Motion: That the objectives of AGLIN include support for decision making at Commonwealth, State and Territory level.

 

4. Motion: That the objectives of AGLIN include training and skills development opportunities for members of AGLIN.

 

5. Motion: That the objectives of AGLIN include promoting the vital role libraries play in policy and program development and advancing digital innovation in government.

 

6. Motion: That the minimum size of the Executive should be reduced to five members, and the maximum be reduced to eight, two of which may be individual members.

 

7. Motion: That Nominations of candidates for election to the National Executive can be made by electronic means, including email.


8. Motion: That the name of the Act under which AGLIN’s parent bodies operate be revised to the “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013” or the equivalent.

Notice of Motions to Change the AGLIN Constitution

One of the issues that was identified at AGLIN's strategy workshop (held on 27 February 2015 at the NLA) was the need to review our Constitution.  The National Executive has completed its review and drafted a series of Motions to change the Constitution, which will be put forward at our AGM on 11 November 2015.   The proposed changes fall into three categories:

 i)  amendments which address the transitional changes affecting government library services; 

ii) amendments which re-position AGLIN as a member organisation for all levels of government; and 

iii) amendments which change administration within AGLIN.  

 

A list of the Motions is provided below.  The proposed changes are marked up on the copy of the Constitution you can download here.

We really want your input on the proposed changes because the Constitution guides the work we do for our members and sets out the fundamental principles under which AGLIN is governed.  If you can't make it along to the AGM to debate the proposed changes, cast your vote by proxy.  Download a proxy form from our website.  Any change to the Constitution requires the approval from 75% of AGLIN Members.

Motions to Change the AGLIN Constitution

1. That AGLIN extend its membership by offering memberships to individual professionals working in a Commonwealth, State or Territory government department or agency which does not operate a library

2.  That AGLIN extend its membership by offering memberships to students enrolled in library or information science or other courses deemed to be equivalent by the Executive.

3. That references to ‘Federal’ or ‘Commonwealth’ be replaced with “Commonwealth, State and Territory”.

4. That the objectives of AGLIN include support for decision making in all levels of government.

5. That the objectives of AGLIN include training and skills development opportunities for members of AGLIN

6 That the objectives of AGLIN include promoting the vital role libraries play in policy and program development and advancing digital innovation in government

7.  That the minimum size of the Executive should be reduced to five members, and the maximum be reduced to eight, two of which may be individual members.

8. That Nominations of candidates for election to the National Executive can be made by email.

9. That the name of the Act under which AGLIN’s parent bodies operate be revised to the “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”

 

AGM 15 October 2015 at NLA

Government libraries are going through interesting and sometimes challenging times. AGLIN works to provide networking opportunities, learning and development, and knowledge sharing among member libraries.

AGLIN is run by volunteers. You can get involved by coming along to the AGM and having a voice. You can vote for the executive and you can nominate for a role to join the executive, which meets once every six weeks.

The AGLIN executive can have up to ten members, so nominations from staff from all AGLIN member libraries are welcome. 

Please come along. All members welcome. 

Date: Wednesday 15th October 2014

Time: 4 pm

Venue: Ferguson room, National Library of Australia 

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP for catering purposes to aglin111@gmail.com

Download
Nomination+form+2014-15.docx
Microsoft Word Document 261.0 KB
Download
Draft Minutes AGLIN AGM 2013.doc
Microsoft Word Document 307.0 KB

Aurora Leadership Institute Report

Download
Aurora Leadership Institute AGLIN Report
Microsoft Word Document 1.1 MB

Emma Banyer wins Aurora scholarship

AGLIN congratulates Dr. Emma Banyer, Library Manager Strategic Communications Branch Australian Competition & Consumer Commission,   

on winning the AGLIN scholarship to attend the ‘2014 Aurora Institute for Emerging Leaders’ in MayThis programme is designed to develop your self-awareness and personal strengths to create your vision for leading community engagement in the provision of services.

 

2013 AGLIN AGM 4 September at the NLA

Due to a delay with the auditor the 2013 AGLIN AGM will now be held on Wed. 4 September, at 4.00 pm in the Ferguson Room, National Library.   The AGM will be followed by drinks and nibbles. For catering purposes please RSVP to aglin111@gmail.com

Download
Nominating for the Executive Committee of AGLIN
Nomination form 2013_2014.docx
Microsoft Word Document 260.4 KB
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AGLIN AGM 2012 Minutes
Draft Minutes_AGLIN AGM 2012.doc
Microsoft Word Document 318.5 KB