2017 ORS 357.026¹
Board duties
  • rules

The State Library Board shall be the policy-making body for the State Library. The State Library Board shall:

(1) Formulate general policies for the State Library to provide the framework for library operations;

(2) Adopt rules to carry out the purposes for which the State Library is established or for any other purpose authorized by law;

(3) In consultation with the Oregon Library Association, the Oregon Heritage Commission and other related organizations, adopt long-range strategic plans for the continued improvement and development of the State Library and develop key performance measures to track progress;

(4) Review and approve budget requests for the State Library that align with the board’s long-range plans;

(5) Develop, adopt and modify a technology plan, including long-range expenditures, for the purchase of subscriptions statewide, for reference-based databases, digitization of records for public libraries and integration of services provided by the State Library;

(6) Conduct certifications of state agency libraries or library services under ORS 357.029 (Certification of state agency library or library service separately maintained from State Library);

(7) Review and monitor the State Library and the State Library’s work in the State Reference Coordinating Council established under ORS 357.900 (State Reference Coordinating Council);

(8) Administer the State Library Donation Fund for the benefit of the State Library, except that every gift, devise or bequest for a specific purpose shall be administered according to its terms; and

(9) Report to the Legislative Assembly in January of each odd-numbered year on the State Library’s efforts to:

(a) Achieve the statutory mission and programmatic outcomes of the State Library;

(b) Implement initiatives and improvements to interagency coordination;

(c) Implement initiatives and improvements to the electronic delivery of government publications and services;

(d) Implement initiatives and improvements to State Library reference services to state agencies;

(e) Enter into public, nonprofit and private partnerships and report the number of the partnerships entered into by the State Library; and

(f) Reduce duplication in state agency services and costs related to the mission of the State Library. [2015 c.328 §7]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 357—Libraries; State Archivist; Poet Laureate, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors357.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.