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Sri Lanka Library Association (Incorporation) Law

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Sri Lanka Library Association.

3. Membership of the Corporation.

4. Objects of the Corporation.

5. The Council.

6. Powers and Council.

7. Executive Committee.

8. Powers and duties of the Executive Committee.

9. Sums payable by or to the association to be paid by or to the Corporation.

10. Corporation may acquire, hold and dispose of property, and borrow money.

11. Rules.

12. Disqualification for membership and disciplinary powers and procedure.

13. Audit and Accounts.

14. Use of title.

15. Penalty.

16. Common seal.

17. Savings of the rights of the Republic and others.

20 of 1974,

7 of 2004.

A LAW to incorporate the Sri Lanka Library Association.

[Date of Commencement: 27th June, 1974]

1. Short title.

This Law may be cited as the Sri Lanka Library Association (Incorporation) Law.

2. Incorporation of the Sri Lanka Library Association.

The persons who, at the time of the coming into operation of this Law, are members of the Sri Lanka Library Association (hereinafter referred to as "the association”) and such other persons as are hereafter enrolled as members of the association shall be a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) with perpetual succession, a common seal and the name "The Sri Lanka Library Association”. The Corporation may sue or be sued by that name.

3. Membership of the Corporation.

(1) —

(a) The Membership of the corporation shall consist of corporate members and non corporate members.

(b) The Corporate members shall consist of Fellows and Associates who shall have voting rights.

(c) The non corporate members (persons not eligible to be corporate members) shall have no voting rights.

(2) The Council may by rules specify—

(a) the qualifications and disqualification for membership of the corporation;

(b) the form of the application for membership;

(c) the application fee;

(d) the form and conditions for issuing of the certificate of membership;

(e) the manner of maintenance of the register of members;

(f) the payment of any additional fees, the waiver or reduction of the membership fee;

(g) the effect of non-payment of the membership fee;

(h) the rights, privileges and duties of members and conditions of membership.

(3) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding provisions of this section all persons who were members of the corporation, whatever the category immediately prior to the date of commencement of this Act, shall for all purposes continue to be members of the corporation in the same category, from the date of commencement this Act.

[S 3 subs by s 3 of Act 7 of 2004.]

4. Objects of the Corporation.

The objects of the Corporation shall be—

(a) to establish, maintain and promote the Library, Documentation and Information Services in Sri Lanka and to set up professional standards for such services;

(b) to co-ordinate and co-operate with authorities concerned with planning, programming and developing of all aspects of library, documentation and information services;

(c) to provide professional advice and to promote, facilitate and assist in the use of new technologies in the field of library science, documentation and information service;

(d) to organise discussions, meetings, conferences and seminars relating to library science documentation and information service and encourage and facilitate the participation of person interested;

(e) to safeguard, protect and promote the rights, privileges, status, interests and welfare of the Librarians and Information Scientists;

(f) to organise, conduct and control the education and training of persons desiring to qualify as professional librarians and information scientists and for that purpose prescribe, approve and accredit appropriate courses of study;

(g) to promote and facilitate the study, teaching and research on library science and information science and services;

(h) to co-operate and co-ordinate with other establishments and associations both national and international, having objects similar to the corporation;

(i) to unite all those engaged in library and information services and promote coordination and fellowship among them;

(j) to promote co-ordination and cooperation between libraries in Sri Lanka;

(k) to collect literature pertaining to library information and documentation science and maintain a library and documentation center;

(l) to introduce a Code of Conduct and Ethics for the members of the Corporation and monitor the implementation of such Code; and

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