2018 Arkansas Code
Title 13 - Libraries, Archives, and Cultural Resources
Chapter 2 - Libraries
Subchapter 5 - Municipal Libraries and Reading Rooms
§ 13-2-503. Powers of trustees -- Librarian and staff

Universal Citation: AR Code § 13-2-503 (2018)
  • (a)

    • (1) All moneys received for library purposes, whether by taxation or otherwise, shall belong to and be designated as the library fund.

    • (2) The moneys shall be kept separate and apart from other funds of the city and drawn upon by the proper officers of the library upon the properly authenticated invoices of the library board of trustees.

  • (b)

    • (1) The board shall have exclusive control of the expenditures of all moneys collected to the credit of the library fund and of the construction of any library building.

    • (2) The board shall have the supervision, care, and custody of the grounds, rooms, or buildings constructed, leased, or set apart for library purposes.

  • (c) (1) (A) The board shall have the power to purchase or lease grounds or to purchase, lease, erect, and occupy appropriate buildings for the use of the library.

    • (B) When a building erected or purchased by the board is not adapted to its purpose or needs, the board may remodel or reconstruct the building.

      • (2) The board may also sell or otherwise dispose of any real or personal property that it deems no longer necessary or useful for library purposes.

  • (d)

    • (1) The board shall have the power to appoint a librarian qualified by education, training, experience, and personality, who shall serve at the will of the board.

    • (2) The board shall have the power to appoint necessary assistants and other members of the staff, basing their appointment on the recommendation of the librarian.

  • (e) The board shall have the power to make necessary rules and regulations for administering the library and shall make provisions for representation at library conventions.

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