Section 1.The Executive Board may authorize the organization as a round table or assimilate as a round table an existing group of not less than 20 members of the Association who are interested in the same field of librarianship not within the scope of any committee upon the petition by such a group.
Section 2. Round tables may elect officers, charge annual dues, and limit their membership. Any membership of the Association may become a member of any round table by complying with the requirements of membership.
Section 3. The Executive Board may discontinue a round table when in the opinion of the Executive Board the usefulness of that round table has ceased or upon the recommendation of the round table itself.
Financial Literacy Roundtable (FLRT)
The Financial Literacy Round Table (FLRT) was established under the governance of the Rhode Island Library Association in order support three goals:
Since Libraries of all types should and do participate in providing programming and activities for all ages and all stages of life on topics relating to financial education, awareness, and empowerment, FLRT would identify areas of action and develop strategies that librarians can use to raise awareness and facilitate education in all areas of financial literacy: basic budgeting; managing student debt; retirement planning; home purchasing; saving money through couponing; and how to prevent identity theft, workforce development skills, etc.. Therefore this roundtable will contribute to the development of library practices, programs, and statewide initiatives that effectively support these needs.
Organization: Two co-coordinators would be appointed by the RILA Executive Board, to establish the Financial Literacy Round Table (FLRT) until the membership determines the extent of governance required.
Membership: Any RILA member would be eligible to be a member of FLRT, though non-members could attend and participate in events and activities planned by FLRT.