2015 Tennessee Code
Title 10 - Public Libraries, Archives And Records
Chapter 3 - Libraries in Counties, Cities and Towns
§ 10-3-104 - Powers and duties of library board.
The members of the library board shall organize by electing officers and adopting bylaws and regulations. The board has the power to direct all the affairs of the library, including appointment of a librarian who shall direct the internal affairs of the library, and such assistants or employees as may be necessary. It may make and enforce rules and regulations and establish branches of travel service at its discretion. It may expend funds for the special training and formal education of library personnel; provided, that such personnel shall agree to work in the library for at least two (2) years after completion of such training and education. It may receive donations, devises and bequests to be used by it directly for library purposes. It may hold and convey realty and personal property and negotiate leases for and on behalf of such library. The library board shall furnish to the state library agency such statistics and information as may be required, and shall make annual reports to the county legislative body and/or city governing body.
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