ERIC Number: ED021585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Review of Ohio Library Laws and Governing Structure of Boards.
Beasley, Kenneth E.
This report is an interpretative review of the state laws and aspects of the general governing structure of Ohio public libraries that are important for development of a statewide library program in accordance with accepted professional standards. Library and municipal laws were analyzed, questionnaires were submitted to public libraries, and conferences held with appropriate individuals to determine (1) if the laws give libraries enough direct authority to carry out their responsibilities with dispatch, flexibility, and in conformity with library standards and (2) if the relation of general municipal statutes to library laws impairs library development. It was concluded that Ohio library laws are basically sound. However, improvements are suggested for several areas: school district mergers and library organization, association libraries, recodification, intangible tax, criteria for state aid, local budget commission, term of office for trustees, school service, certification of libraries, the county law library, and relationships with other public officials and governmental units. (JB)
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Sponsor: Ohio State Library Board, Columbus.
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Note: Report prepared as a part of the Study of Ohio Public Libraries and State Library Services (LI000568).