Section 18821. (Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 948, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Educ. Code §18821.
The state board shall adopt rules, regulations, and general policies for the implementation of this chapter and, consistent with this chapter, shall have the following powers and duties:
(a)To direct the State Librarian in the administration of this chapter.
(b)To review for its approval all proposals submitted under this chapter.
(c)To submit budget proposals as part of the annual budget of the State Library.
(d)To expend the funds appropriated for the purpose of implementing this chapter.
(e)To establish regional library networks.
(f)To require participating libraries, member institutions, public library jurisdictions, and regional library networks to prepare and submit any reports and information necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter, and to prescribe the form and manner for providing the reports and information.
(g)To develop formulas for the equitable allocation of reimbursements.
(h)To administer an appeals process for membership eligibility in a regional library network.
(i)To work with and support the work of the regional library networks and the statewide resource libraries group.
(j)To administer the California Library Services Act, California Literacy Campaign, and Families for Literacy program.
(k)To serve as the State Advisory Council on Libraries on matters related to the federal Library Services and Technology Act.