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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 11. LIBRARIES [18010 - 20092]

  ( Part 11 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 7. State Library [19300 - 19336]

  ( Chapter 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 1. Division of Libraries in Department of Education [19300 - 19307]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

19300.
  

The Legislature hereby declares that it is in the interest of the people and of the state that there be a general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence through the establishment and operation of public libraries. Such diffusion is a matter of general concern inasmuch as it is the duty of the state to provide encouragement to the voluntary lifelong learning of the people of the state.

The Legislature further declares that the public library is a supplement to the formal system of free public education, and a source of information and inspiration to persons of all ages, and a resource for continuing education and reeducation beyond the years of formal education, and as such deserves adequate financial support from government at all levels.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

19301.
  

There is in the State Department of Education a division known as the California State Library.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1452, Sec. 115.)

19302.
  

The division shall be in charge of a chief who shall be a technically trained librarian and shall be known as the “State Librarian.”

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

19303.
  

The State Librarian shall be appointed by and hold office at the pleasure of the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

19306.
  

The State Librarian may appoint an assistant who shall be a civil executive officer.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

19307.
  

As used in this chapter, “public library” means any public library as defined in this code, or any county law library established pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6300) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 318, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2016.)

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