Volume No. 218
Date May 20, 1980
'nl SI'eo!,y 2 '7 1980 ,hlQ 4~151
At its May 13 meeting the State Library Board approved
a reques t for l ibrary district boundary adjustment,
reviewed the State Library budget for the 1980-1981
biennium, and approved, for the f irst time, Libra~y
Services and Construction Act Title I grants to Major
Urban Resource Libr ari es (MURL's).
The Board acted on a joint request from the Caldwell Public Library and the
Washington County Public Library, Marietta to r eadjust the boundary of the two
library districts. Board action set s the service area of the respective districts
at county lines.
State Librarian Richard M. Cheak! r eported to the Board on Amended Sub .
H.B. 847, which was passed by the Ohio Senate on April 25, 1980 and now await s
the Governor's signature. Mr. Cheski reviewed three sections of H.B. 847 that
are of special concern to the State Library Board: Section 3375 .01 provides
authority for the State Library Board to adjust libra ry boundaries after appl ication
by one library board. Section 3375.03 permit s referendum petition for t he
affected district, and Section 5704. 23 permits el ectors within boundaries as defined
by the St ate Library Board to vote on issues. St a t e Library s:aff are now
reviewing what changes will be needed in revised Board rules of procedure to discharge
the Board' s responsibili ty under Amended Sub. H. B. 847. Mr. Cheski al so
reported on Sub. H.B. 757, concerning legislative publications , which has been
voted out of the House Finance Committee and is curr ently being held in the House
Rules Committee pending action on the House floor . The Board also r eceived a
report of the budget restrictions that may be forthcoming if r~venues to the
State are less than expected.
In other business, Mr. A. Chapman Parsons, Executive Director of the Ohio
Library Association/Ohio "Library Trustees Association, reviewed for the Board
what he referred to as "a productive and active time" in the executive office of
the library associations. He also reported on plans for the 1980 OLA/OLTA
Annual Conference in October and provided the Board with copies of recent publ i cations
of the library associations .
In This Issue
Young Authors in Ohio: a creative writing project .........•• ... . . 69
Toll Free Hotlines . .. ... .. ....... .. ............... .. ..... ..... ... 73
An Equal Opportunity Employer - 65-