§51-8-2. Librarian; bond; assistants; compensation.
The supreme court of appeals, or the judges thereof in
vacation, shall appoint a competent librarian to have immediate
custody of the West Virginia law library under the direction of the
court. Such librarian shall give bond in a penalty fixed by the
court of not less than two nor more than five thousand dollars,
with surety thereon, to be approved by the court, and conditioned
as provided for official bonds. Such bond shall be deposited for
safekeeping with the clerk of the court. The librarian shall be an
officer of the court and shall hold his office and be removable at
its pleasure. Vacancies in the office of librarian occurring
during vacation of the court may be filled by appointment in
writing made by the judges of the court, or any three of them.
When, in the opinion of the court, other employees are needed for
the proper protection and use of the library, it may employ such
assistants as may be necessary for that purpose. The salary of the
librarian and assistants shall be fixed by the court and shall be
payable in monthly installments.