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Specialized Reference and Information Provision.   

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This program of the Act enables libraries to draw upon the specialized information resources of other libraries statewide to answer questions beyond the capacity and capability of the regional library network and its members.

(a) The state board may designate libraries, regional library networks, and information agencies to respond to queries in specific subject areas and reimburse them for their services.

(b) The state board may allocate funds to libraries and regional library networks to make available or develop and assemble information resources especially relevant to culturally diverse populations and people with disabilities, converting those resources to electronic format in information modules and making them accessible statewide.

(c) The state board shall identify priorities, criteria, procedures, and eligible costs for specialized reference and information services projects through subsequent rulemaking conducted under the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, commencing at Section 11340).

Authority cited:

Education Code 18821


Education Code 18853(a)

(Added by Register 2000, No. 19)