CHAPTER 188
STATE LIBRARY

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Sec. 11-2. Powers and duties of State Librarian.
Sec. 11-4a. Submission of reports to the General Assembly and State Librarian.
Sec. 11-4d. State Librarian to establish standards for preservation and authentication of electronic documents.
Sec. 11-6a. Raymond E. Baldwin Museum of Connecticut History and Heritage. Advisory committee. Director.

      Sec. 11-2. Powers and duties of State Librarian. The State Library shall maintain programs for library development and reader services. The State Librarian shall be the administrative officer of the State Library and shall administer, coordinate and supervise the library. In order to carry out the duties of the State Librarian required by law, the State Librarian may enter into contracts, subject to the approval of the Attorney General and within any available appropriations or other funds available from the public or private sector. The State Librarian shall have the authority to sign contracts approved by the State Library Board in accordance with the policies established by the State Library Board. The State Librarian may appoint members of the staff of the State Library. Members of the staff of the State Library employed in positions requiring graduation from a library school shall be members of the unclassified service. The State Librarian may purchase books and other library resources for the State Library. The State Librarian is authorized and directed to distribute electronic copies of the files of each act favorably reported by any committee of the General Assembly to each high school and university in the state, upon request.

      (1949 Rev., S. 1632; February, 1965, P.A. 490, S. 2; P.A. 75-316, S. 4; P.A. 80-36, S. 1, 2; P.A. 82-306, S. 1; P.A. 84-109, S. 3; 84-414, S. 2, 14; P.A. 86-109, S. 2; P.A. 88-216, S. 1, 7; P.A. 91-104, S. 1, 3; P.A. 95-220, S. 3, 6; P.A. 07-227, S. 2; P.A. 11-150, S. 11.)

      History: 1965 act added provisions re divisions of reader services and of library development, designated associate librarians as members of unclassified service and required that committee, rather than state librarian, report to general assembly; P.A. 75-316 substituted state library board for state library committee; P.A. 80-36 made appointment of associate state librarians as division heads optional rather than mandatory by replacing "shall" with "may"; P.A. 82-306 eliminated requirement that state librarian locate and identify graves of veterans buried within the state; P.A. 84-109 replaced provision that the state librarian "shall have charge under the state library board" of the state library and supreme court building and grounds with provision that the state librarian "shall have administrative responsibility, in accordance with policies and procedures established by the state library board and the chief justice of the supreme court" for such building and grounds; P.A. 84-414 deleted provisions re separate divisions of reader services and of library services, deleted provisions re appointment of associate state librarians as the administrative head of said divisions and deleted provision re biennial report to the general assembly, but see Subsec. (f) of Sec. 11-1; P.A. 86-109 added provisions designating state librarian as administrative officer of library and authorizing librarian to sign contracts approved by library board; P.A. 88-216 provided for the appointment of a deputy state librarian and made technical changes; P.A. 91-104 deleted references to associate state librarians and a deputy state librarian; P.A. 95-220 removed reference to administrative responsibility of State Librarian for State Library and Supreme Court building and grounds, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 07-227 added language permitting State Librarian to enter into contracts with approval of Attorney General and removed requirement of board approvals for staff appointments and purchase of books and materials by State Librarian, effective July 1, 2007; P.A. 11-150 added requirement that copies of files distributed be electronic and deleted reference to files being printed, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 11-4a. Submission of reports to the General Assembly and State Librarian. Each commission, task force or committee appointed by the Governor or the General Assembly, or both, and required to report its findings and recommendations, and each state agency which submits a report to the General Assembly or any committee of the General Assembly, shall submit its report electronically to the clerks of the Senate and the House of Representatives and the Office of Legislative Research, and shall file one copy with the State Librarian. Any report submitted pursuant to subsection (n) of section 17b-179 may be in electronic form.

      (1959, P.A. 419; P.A. 87-64; P.A. 11-150, S. 12; 11-214, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 87-64 deleted reference to "temporary" commissions, extended reporting and filing requirements to task forces and state agencies which report to the general assembly or a committee of the general assembly, and required one copy of report to be filed with office of legislative research; P.A. 11-150 required that reports be submitted electronically to the clerks and Office of Legislative Research and that one copy be filed with State Librarian, effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 11-214 provided that any report pursuant to Sec. 17b-179(n) may be in electronic form.

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      Sec. 11-4d. State Librarian to establish standards for preservation and authentication of electronic documents. Not later than January 1, 2012, the State Librarian shall, in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Commissioner of Administrative Services, the executive director of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management and the Chief Court Administrator of the Judicial Branch, establish standards and guidelines for the preservation and authentication of electronic documents.

      (P.A. 11-150, S. 28.)

      History: P.A. 11-150 effective July 8, 2011 (Revisor's note: "Chief Information Officer of the Department of Information Technology" was deleted editorially by the Revisors to conform with changes made by P.A. 11-51, S. 76).

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      Sec. 11-6a. Raymond E. Baldwin Museum of Connecticut History and Heritage. Advisory committee. Director. (a) The State Library Board shall establish and operate the Raymond E. Baldwin Museum of Connecticut History and Heritage to acquire, preserve, and exhibit collections and artifacts that interpret the state's culture and heritage and to provide public programs and activities.

      (b) There is established an advisory committee to advise the State Library Board with respect to the policies, collections, programs, activities and operations of the Raymond E. Baldwin Museum of Connecticut History and Heritage. The advisory committee shall consist of eight members as follows: The executive director of the Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee; the executive director of the Connecticut Historical Society; the State Historian; and five persons appointed by the Governor, three of whom shall be experienced museum professionals.

      (c) The State Librarian shall, subject to the provisions of chapter 67, appoint an assistant who shall be the director of the Raymond E. Baldwin Museum of Connecticut History and Heritage. The director shall be a qualified and experienced museum professional.

      (P.A. 86-324; P.A. 87-428, S. 2, 3; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 210(e); P.A. 04-20, S. 3; 04-205, S. 5; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, S. 30; P.A. 11-48, S. 162.)

      History: P.A. 87-428 named the museum the Raymond E. Baldwin Museum of Connecticut History and Heritage, inserted new Subsec. (b) establishing an advisory committee and inserted new Subsec. (c) providing for the appointment of the museum director and designated Subsec. (a) accordingly; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-20 replaced the Connecticut Historical Commission with the Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film, effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 04-205, effective June 3, 2004, and May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, effective May 12, 2004, both replaced Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film with Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (b) to replace "Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism" with "Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee", effective July 1, 2011.

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