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TITLE 13CULTURAL RESOURCES
PART 1TEXAS STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 1LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT
SUBCHAPTER CMINIMUM STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION OF LIBRARIES IN THE STATE LIBRARY SYSTEM
RULE §1.81Quantitative Standards for Accreditation of Library

(a) The definition of "local fiscal year" is the fiscal year in which January 1 of that year falls.

(b) The following are the minimum requirements for membership in the state library system:

  (1) A library serving a population of at least 500,001 persons must:

    (A) have local expenditures amounting to at least $13.00 per capita in local fiscal years 2007, 2008, 2009; $13.40 per capita in local fiscal years 2010, 2011, 2012; $13.82 per capita in local fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015.

    (B) have at least one item of library materials per capita or expend at least 25% of the local expenditures on the purchase of library materials;

    (C) be open for service not less than 64 hours per week;

    (D) employ a library director for at least 40 hours per week in library duties; and

    (E) employ twelve full-time professional librarians, with one additional full-time professional librarian for every 50,000 persons above 500,000; an additional professional librarian must be assigned full time to system duties if the library is a major resource center.

  (2) A library serving a population of 200,001 - 500,000 persons must:

    (A) have local expenditures amounting to at least $11.25 per capita in local fiscal years 2007, 2008, 2009; $11.60 per capita in local fiscal years 2010, 2011, 2012; $11.95 per capita in local fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015;

    (B) have at least one item of library materials per capita or expend at least 25% of the local expenditures on the purchase of library materials;

    (C) be open for service not less than 64 hours per week;

    (D) employ a library director for at least 40 hours per week in library duties; and

    (E) employ six full-time professional librarians, with one additional full-time professional librarian for every 50,000 persons above 200,000; an additional professional librarian must be assigned full time to system duties if the library is a major resource center.

  (3) A library serving a population of 100,001 - 200,000 persons must:

    (A) have local expenditures amounting to at least $9.00 per capita in local fiscal years 2007, 2008, 2009; $9.30 per capita in local fiscal years 2010, 2011, 2012; $9.60 per capita in local fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015;

    (B) have at least one item of library materials per capita or expend at least 25% of the local expenditures on the purchase of library materials;

    (C) be open for service not less than 54 hours per week;

    (D) employ a library director for at least 40 hours per week in library duties; and

    (E) employ four full-time professional librarians, with one additional full-time professional librarian for each 50,000 persons above 100,000; an additional professional librarian must be assigned full time to system duties if the library is a major resource center.

  (4) A library serving a population of 50,001 - 100,000 persons must:

    (A) have local expenditures amounting to at least $7.50 per capita in local fiscal years 2007, 2008, 2009; $7.75 per capita in local fiscal years 2010, 2011, 2012; $8.00 per capita in local fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015;

    (B) have at least one item of library materials per capita or expend at least 25% of the local expenditures on the purchase of library materials;

    (C) be open for service not less than 48 hours per week;

    (D) employ a library director for at least 40 hours per week in library duties; and

    (E) employ at least two full-time professional librarians.

  (5) A library serving a population of 25,001 - 50,000 persons must:

    (A) have local expenditures of at least $5.00 per capita in local fiscal years 2007, 2008, 2009; $5.15 in local fiscal years 2010, 2011, 2012; $5.31 per capita in local fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015;

    (B) have at least one item of library materials per capita or expend at least 25% of the local expenditures on the purchase of library materials;

    (C) be open for service not less than 40 hours per week;

    (D) employ a library director for at least 40 hours per week in library duties; and

    (E) employ at least one full-time professional librarian.

  (6) A library serving a population of 10,001 - 25,000 persons must:

    (A) have local expenditures of at least $4.00 per capita in local fiscal years 2007, 2008, 2009; $4.12 per capita in local fiscal years 2010, 2011, 2012; $4.25 per capita in local fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015;

    (B) have at least one item of library materials per capita or expend at least 25% of the local expenditures on the purchase of library materials, provided that in either case a minimum of 7,500 items are held;

    (C) be open for service not less than 30 hours per week; and

    (D) employ a library director for at least 30 hours per week in library duties.

  (7) A library serving a population of 5,001 - 10,000 must:

    (A) have local expenditures of at least $3.75 per capita in local fiscal years 2007, 2008, 2009; $3.85 per capita in local fiscal years 2010, 2011, 2012; $3.97 per capita in local fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015;

    (B) have at least one item of library materials per capita or expend at least 25% of the local expenditures on the purchase of library materials; provided that in either case a minimum of 7,500 items are held.

    (C) be open for service not less than 20 hours per week; and

    (D) employ a library director for at least 20 hours per week in library duties.

  (8) A library serving a population of 5,000 or fewer persons must:

    (A) have local per capita expenditures or minimum total local expenditures, whichever is greater, of $3.50 per capita or $10,000 total in local fiscal years 2007, 2008, 2009; $3.60 per capita or $10,300 total in local fiscal years 2010, 2011, 2012; $3.70 per capita or $10,650 in local fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015;

    (B) have at least one item of library materials per capita or expend at least 25% of the local expenditures on the purchase of library materials, provided that in either case a minimum of 7,500 items are held;

    (C) be open for service not less than 20 hours per week; and

    (D) employ a library director for at least 20 hours per week in library duties.


Source Note: The provisions of this §1.81 adopted to be effective September 1, 1977, 2 TexReg 1925; amended to be effective September 1, 1979, 4 TexReg 2675; amended to be effective May 1, 1981, 6 TexReg 1438; amended to be effective July 22, 1983, 8 TexReg 2607; amended to be effective June 27, 1995, 20 TexReg 4343; amended to be effective March 31, 2005, 30 TexReg 1765; amended to be effective September 2, 2007, 32 TexReg 5365

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