3375.02 Appointment of state librarian - duties.

The state library board shall appoint a state librarian, who shall be the secretary of said board. and under the direction and supervision of the board shall be the executive officer of the state library, with power to appoint and remove the employees thereof. The state librarian shall:

(A) Administer the state library and execute the policies of the board in accordance with law;

(B) Provide technical assistance and maintain a clearing house of information, data, and other materials in the field of library service, furnishing advice and assistance to the public libraries in the various subdivisions of the state, other libraries, state, local and regional agencies, planning groups and other appropriate agencies and organizations;

(C) Collect, compile, and publish statistics and information concerning the operation of libraries in the state;

(D) Carry out continuing studies and analyses of library problems;

(E) Assist and cooperate with other state agencies and officials, with organizations, with local governments and with federal agencies in carrying out programs involving library service;

(F) Maintain a comprehensive collection of official documents and publications of this state and a library collection and reference service to meet the reference and information needs of officers, departments, agencies of state government, and other libraries;

(G) Issue official lists of publications of the state, and other bibliographical and informational publications as appropriate;

(H) Withdraw books and materials from the collection and determine method of disposition of any items no longer needed. The state librarian shall hold office during the pleasure of the board.

Effective Date: 11-25-1969