WVC 18 - 5 - 20
§18-5-20. School libraries; librarian.
The board may provide libraries for its schools and may
purchase books, bookcases, and other things necessary therefor,
and shall pay the cost of such libraries out of school funds of
the county. In connection with any such school library, the
board may employ a full-time librarian or may require one of the
teachers at the school to serve as a part-time librarian. Any
such full-time librarian or any such teacher-librarian, who holds
a degree in library science based upon the successful completion
of a full year of graduate work at an institution qualified and
approved to offer such degree, and who holds a collegiate
elementary, first-class high school, or other certificate of
equal rank, shall be paid the same salary as is prescribed by law
for teachers holding a master's degree.
The board shall have authority to employ during the vacation
period a librarian for any school having a library of one hundred
or more volumes, and to pay such librarian out of the school
funds of the county an amount to be determined by the board. Any
librarian so appointed shall keep the library open at least one
day a week, at which time the patrons and pupils of the school
may draw books from the library under such rules and regulations
for the care and return thereof as the board may prescribe.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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