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§ 23-105. Powers and duties of State Library Board

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: June 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division IV. Other Education Provisions [Titles 21-End] (Refs & Annos)
Title 23. Libraries (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. State Library Agencies (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2019
MD Code, Education, § 23-105
Formerly cited as MD EDUC § 23-104
§ 23-105. Powers and duties of State Library Board
In general
(a) In addition to the other powers granted and duties imposed by this article, the State Library Board has the powers and duties set forth in this section.
Appointment of State Librarian
(b) The State Library Board shall appoint the State Librarian.
General direction and control of library development in State
(c) The State Library Board shall exercise general direction and control of library development in this State and may:
(1) Adopt rules and regulations necessary to administer this title;
(2) After considering the recommendations of the State Librarian, establish library policies and procedures for the statewide system of libraries;
(3) Consider the library needs of this State and recommend to the Governor and the General Assembly desirable legislation; and
(4) With the approval of the Governor, accept, administer, and spend any appropriation, gift, or grant for library purposes from the federal government or from any other person.
Certification of professional library personnel
(d) In accordance with the bylaws, rules, and regulations of the State Board of Education, the State Superintendent shall certificate professional library personnel.
Reporting requirements
(e)(1) Each year the State Library Board shall report to the Governor and the people of this State on the support, condition, progress, and needs of libraries.
(2) The report required under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall include any findings of the State Library Agency related to its duties under § 23-106(b)(4) of this subtitle.
County public library capital projects
(f) The State Library Board shall approve county public library capital projects for State funding in accordance with § 23-509 of this title.


Added as Education § 23-104 by Acts 1978, c. 22, § 2, eff. July 1, 1978. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 494, § 1, eff. July 1, 2006. Renumbered as Education § 23-105 and amended by Acts 2017, c. 337, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 338, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 6, § 1, eff. June 1, 2019.
MD Code, Education, § 23-105, MD EDUC § 23-105
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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