Questionnaire for Proposed New Section (Form A)
The following information is requested by the Section Council Section/Special Interest Group Review Committee. In addition to the required petition, this information will be used to determine the approval or disapproval of new Sections. This information does not represent new requirements for the formation and recognition of new Sections. It is merely a codification of conditions already stated in MLA Bylaws Article X, Sections 1 and 2.
Please be sure that all questions are answered completely. Incomplete or unclear information will delay action on your petition.
- Supply detailed information on the purpose, aims, goals, and potential activities of the proposed Section.
- Provide a detailed statement on the importance of the proposed Section’s topic. Include the foreseen durability of the proposed Section, the possible future status of the topic, and the contributions the proposed Section could make to the Association.
- Provide a detailed explanation of how the proposed Section serves a need not reasonably being met by an existing Section.
- Indicate the number of Association members who have signed the petition for Section status. If less than fifty members have signed, provide a detailed justification for the formation of the proposed Section.