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                         Laws of Minnesota 1986 

                        CHAPTER 471-H.F.No. 1677 
           An act relating to libraries; changing the way the 
          department of education provides certain information 
          and other services; allowing mayors to appoint 
          nonresidents to city library board under certain 
          circumstances; updating maintenance of effort 
          exceptions; requiring the commissioner of education to 
          cooperatively develop a plan for automation of state 
          agency libraries;  amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, 
          sections 121.496; 134.09, subdivision 1; 134.31, 
          subdivisions 2 and 3; and 134.34, subdivision 5. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 121.496, is 
amended to read: 
    121.496 [STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO FURNISH LIST OF 
BOOKS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES DUTIES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [BOOKLISTS.] The state department of 
education shall from time to time prepare and amend a list of 
books suitable for school libraries, including dictionaries and 
other books of reference, histories and works of biography, 
literature, political economy, agriculture, travel, and science. 
    Subd. 2.  [PROVIDING OTHER INFORMATION.] The department may 
provide library information services it considers appropriate 
and necessary to any state agency, governmental unit, nonprofit 
organization, or private entity.  The department may collect 
reasonable fees not to exceed its actual costs for providing the 
information services.  The department may also accept money from 
any public or private source to defray the cost of providing the 
information services.  
    Subd. 3.  [OPEN APPROPRIATION.] The fees charged and money 
accepted by the department under subdivision 2 shall be 
deposited in the state treasury and credited to a special 
account.  Money in the account is appropriated to the department 
to defray the costs of providing the information services. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 134.09, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPOINTMENT.] When public library service 
is established, except in any city of the first class operating 
under a home rule charter, the mayor of the city with the 
approval of the council for a city library or the board of 
commissioners for a county library, shall appoint a board of 
five, seven or nine members from among the residents of the city 
or county.  If the city library is a branch or a member of a 
regional public library system, as defined in section 134.001, 
the mayor, with the approval of the city council, may appoint to 
the city library board, residents of the county, provided that 
the county is participating in the regional public library 
system and that the majority of the members of the city library 
board are residents of the city.  The number of members on the 
board shall be determined by resolution or ordinance adopted by 
the council or the board of commissioners.  Not more than one 
council member or county commissioner shall at any time be a 
member of the library board.  The appointments shall be made 
before the first meeting of the library board after the end of 
the fiscal year.  
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 134.31, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  The department of education shall give advice and 
instruction to the managers of any public library or to any 
governing body maintaining a library or empowered to do so by 
law upon any matter pertaining to the organization, maintenance, 
or administration of libraries.  The department may also give 
advice and instruction, as requested, to the managers of any 
library in a post-secondary educational institution 
institutions, state agencies, governmental units, nonprofit 
organizations, or private entities.  It shall assist, to the 
extent possible, in the establishment and organization of 
library service in those areas where adequate services do not 
exist, and may aid in improving previously established library 
services. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 134.31, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  The department may provide, for any library in 
the state, books, journals, audiovisual items, reference 
information services or resource materials it deems appropriate 
and necessary and shall encourage the sharing of library 
resources and the development of interlibrary cooperation. 
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 134.34, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 5.  [MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT; EXCEPTION.] 
Notwithstanding subdivision 4, a regional library system support 
grant may be made in fiscal year 1983 1987 to a regional public 
library system for a participating city or county which 
decreases the dollar amount provided by it for operating 
purposes of public library service below the amount provided by 
it for 1981 1985 if the amount provided by the city or county in 
1982 1986 is not less than the amount provided by it in 1980 
1984.  A regional library system support grant may be made in 
fiscal year 1984 1988 to a regional public library system for a 
participating city or county which decreases the dollar amount 
provided by it for operating purposes of public library service 
below the amount provided by it for 1982 1986, if the amount 
provided by the city or county in 1983 1987 is not less than the 
amount provided by it in 1981 1985.  This subdivision shall not 
affect the eligibility of cities or counties to declare all or 
part of their library levies as special levies under the 
provisions of section 275.50, subdivision 5, clause (c). 
     Sec. 6.  [PLAN FOR AUTOMATION OF STATE LIBRARIES.] 
    The commissioner of education shall develop a plan to 
address automation needs of state agency libraries.  The plan 
shall include methods to: 
    (1) strengthen government information services available to 
agencies and the public; 
    (2) improve coordination and cooperation among state agency 
libraries; and 
    (3) eliminate unnecessary duplication. 
    Other state agencies and the legislative reference library 
shall cooperate with the commissioner in developing this plan.  
The state law library may also cooperate.  By August 15, 1986, 
the plan shall be reported to the governor, education committees 
of the legislature, and senate finance and house appropriations 
committees. 
    Approved April 1, 1986