§10-1-6. Board of library directors -- Powers and duties.
The board of directors of each public library established or
maintained under this article shall: (a) Immediately after
appointment, meet and organize by electing one member as president
and one as secretary, and such other officers as may be necessary.
All officers shall hold office for one year and shall be eligible
for re-election. (b) Adopt such bylaws, rules and regulations as
are necessary for its own guidance and for the administration,
supervision and protection of the library and all property
belonging thereto as may not be inconsistent with the provisions of
this article. (c) Supervise the expenditure of all money credited
to the library fund. All money appropriated or collected for
public library purposes shall be deposited in the treasury of the
governing authority to the credit of the library fund, to be paid
out on the certified requisition of the library board, in the
manner provided by law for the disbursement of other funds of such
governing authority, or shall be deposited as the library's board
of directors shall direct and be disbursed by the officer
designated by that board, such officer before entering upon his
duties to give bond payable to and in an amount fixed by the board
of directors of the library, conditioned for the faithful discharge
of his official fiscal duties. The cost of such bond shall be paid
from the library fund. The books, records and accounts of the
library board shall be subject to audit and examination by the
office of the state tax commissioner of West Virginia. (d) Lease or
purchase and occupy suitable quarters, or erect upon ground secured
through gift or purchase, an appropriate building for the use of such library; and have supervision, care, and custody of the
grounds, rooms or buildings constructed, leased, or set apart for
library purposes. (e) Employ a head librarian, and upon his
recommendation employ such other assistants as may be necessary for
the efficient operation of the library.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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