In 2008, all ACRL sections voted to migrate existing Bylaws to a new set of guidelines called Governance Procedures. Although the governance procedures use similar language to the previous bylaws language, they are more flexible, easier to change, and meant as general principles rather than rules that are carved in stone that are difficult to modify.

Language was revised and approved by the WSS Executive Committee, and the new Governance Procedures are now available on the WSS website. Special thanks to Cynthia Johnson for doing the initial work on moving the bylaws language into the ACRL template.