U.S. State Library Laws about the Citizen’s Role
and Rights in Public Library Matters

Title

U.S. State Library Laws about the Citizen’s Role
and Rights in Public Library Matters

Subject

U.S. State Law,
Public Library,
Local Library Establishment,
Voters,
Citizens

Description

Libraries in the U.S., especially public libraries are deeply rooted in local communities. What has made this strong relationship between libraries and their communities? The question can be answered in relation to different sources.
In this article the author explores the role that plays in tying public libraries to their communities through 25 state laws. The article also examines how state laws ensure that citizens and their diverse voices can be equally heard in establishing and managing the local library. Finally the article outlines the local government, as defined by state law in the library affairs.

Creator

Zhao, Lisa

Date

2013-04

Rights

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Relation

Journal of Library & Information Science (JLIS), April, 2013

Language

eng

Type

Text

Collection

Citation

Zhao, Lisa, “U.S. State Library Laws about the Citizen’s Role
and Rights in Public Library Matters,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed October 18, 2018, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/108.