§10-1-21. Collection and preservation of library data; surveys;
employment of personnel; use of data.
The West Virginia library commission is hereby authorized and
empowered to collect and preserve statistics and other data,
concerning libraries of any sort located within this state; to make
surveys relating to the needs or conditions of such libraries or
the library conditions of any city, town, county, regional library
area, or other subdivision of this state; and to publish the
results and findings thereof in accordance with the provisions of
section fourteen of this article. The commission may employ all
necessary personnel for any of these purposes, such appointments to
be based on merit and efficiency as determined by the commission.
Such data, surveys and findings of the library commission shall be
available to all school, public, institutional, regional and/or
other libraries within this state, whether proposed or established.