Maine Revised Statutes

§112. -- functions

The library commission shall: [1973, c. 626, §6 (NEW).]

1. Appointment of State Librarian.  Appoint the State Librarian. The State Librarian must be qualified through training or experience in library work. The State Librarian shall serve for an indefinite term, subject to removal for cause. The commission shall fix compensation for the State Librarian within salary range 88;
[ 1991, c. 528, Pt. E, §31 (AMD); 1991, c. 528, Pt. RRR, (AFF); 1991, c. 591, Pt. E, §31 (AMD) .]
2. Policies.  Establish the policies and operations of the Maine State Library and the State's library program including minimum standards of library service, the apportionment of state aid to libraries, the designation of library districts and their boundaries, the designation of area reference and resource centers and the designation of research centers after full consideration of the advice of the district council;
[ 1989, c. 700, Pt. B, §27 (AMD) .]
3. Review.  Act, on written request by any interested library, as an appeals board concerning decisions of the State Librarian regarding the items in subsection 2. The written request for a hearing must be filed within 30 days from the date of the decision; and
[ RR 1991, c. 2, §102 (COR) .]
4. Federal program.  Serve as the State Advisory Council on Libraries and in that capacity give advice and make recommendations to the State Librarian with regard to the administration of federal funds, in accordance with the terms thereof, which may now or in the future become available for library purposes.
[ 1989, c. 700, Pt. B, §28 (AMD) .]
1973, c. 626, §6 (NEW). 1977, c. 125, §2 (AMD). 1989, c. 700, §§B27,28 (AMD). RR 1991, c. 2, §102 (COR). 1991, c. 528, §E31 (AMD). 1991, c. 528, §RRR (AFF). 1991, c. 591, §E31 (AMD).