Each public library applying for membership in the Texas Library
System must meet the following requirements:
(1) The library must have a website and a telephone
with a published number.
(2) The library must have available both a photocopier
and a computer with Internet access for use by the library staff and
at least one computer with Internet access and printing/copying capabilities
for the general public.
(3) The library must offer to borrow materials via
the interlibrary loan resource sharing service for persons residing
in the library's designated service area. A library must also participate
in the interlibrary loan resource sharing service by lending its materials
to other libraries, as requested. The library governing board may
adopt policies regarding materials available for loan and the length
of the loan, the good standing of the borrower, and other relevant
issues; these policies must be available for the public.
(4) The library director must have a minimum of ten
hours of continuing education credits annually. Continuing education
activities must be instructional and may include workshops, appropriate
sessions at library association conferences, instructional webinars,
and distance education courses. Board meetings, public hearings, other
business meetings, author luncheons, and other non-instructional sessions
are not considered continuing education activities. The director must
maintain appropriate documentation of participation, duration, and
relevance to the operation of a library.
(5) The library must have a catalog of its holdings
available to the public that is electronically searchable at a minimum
by author, title, and subject.
(6) The library must have a long-range plan that is
approved by its governing board. This plan must be reviewed and updated
at least every five years and must include a collection development
element and a technology element.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §1.83 adopted to be effective March 31, 2005, 30 TexReg 1765; amended to be effective September 2, 2007, 32 TexReg 5365; amended to be effective November 30, 2014, 39 TexReg 9200