Section 18820. (Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 948, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Educ. Code §18820.
(a)There is hereby established in the state government the Library of California Board. The state board shall consist of 13 members.
(b)It is the intent of the Legislature that members of the state board be broadly representative of the people served by libraries statewide and that members reflect the cultural traditions of California’s people and the diverse geographic areas of the state.
(c)The Governor shall appoint nine members to the state board. The Governor shall appoint two members to represent academic libraries, two members to represent public libraries, two members to represent school libraries, and two members to represent special libraries. At the time of their appointment and throughout their tenure, these eight members must work for, or be part of, or be associated with, the governance structure of the type of library they represent, and that library must be a member of a regional library network. The Governor shall also appoint one member representing the general public.
(d)The Senate Rules Committee shall appoint two members representing the general public. The Speaker of the Assembly shall also appoint two members representing the general public.
(e)The initial members of the state board shall be those persons serving on the California Library Services Board at the time of the enactment of this chapter. As new members are appointed, the composition of the board shall reflect the provisions of this section. The terms of office of members of the state board is four years or the remainder of the term for a position filled after a vacancy. No individual shall serve for more than two consecutive four-year terms.
(f)The concurrence of seven members of the state board is necessary for the validity of any of its acts.
(g)Members of the state board shall serve without pay. They shall receive their actual and necessary traveling expenses while conducting official business.