Summary as introduced:
State Library Board; certification of library directors. Requires the State Library Board to establish criteria for the certification of library directors to head local and regional public libraries. Such criteria shall consist of the following combination of training, education or experience credentials: (i) a masters degree in library science or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university, (ii) a masters degree in History, English, Information Services or any equivalent field relevant to library or archival science combined with a minimum of one year of work experience as an employee or volunteer in a library or archival institution in a position requiring knowledge of books and library sciences, or (iii) a minimum of seven years of work experience as an employee or volunteer in a library or archival institution in a position requiring knowledge of books and library sciences. The bill also provides for the State Library Board to issue provisional certifications under certain circumstance and to establish continuing education requirements for periodic renewal of certification of library directors. The bill contains technical amendments.
01/14/04 House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 041706452 pdf
01/14/04 House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 041706452
01/14/04 House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/04 House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 2
02/05/04 House: Stricken from docket by General Laws (22-Y 0-N)