Library of Rhode Island Standards and Regulations (220-RICR-60-15-03)


Title 220 Department of Administration
Chapter 60 Enterprise Technology Strategy and Service
Subchapter 15 Library and Information Services
Part 3 Library of Rhode Island Standards and Regulations (220-RICR-60-15-03)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Proposed View Active Rule
Filing Notice Date 10/01/2019
Filing Hearing Date(s) 10/16/2019
Public Comment Dates 10/01/2019 to 10/31/2019

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 29-3.1-4.1, 29-3.1-7 and 29-6-9

Purpose and Reason :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 29-6-9 charges the Office of Library and Information Services to administer and develop a program of statewide resource sharing and interlibrary cooperation. The regulatory change will clarify and more clearly articulate requirements for libraries to participate in the Library of Rhode Island (LORI), a network that provides qualified libraries with a system to share materials with other LORI libraries for the benefit of Rhode Island residents.

List of Changes to Regulatory Status Quo

•                    Added definitions for librarian, library types, and library director that specify criteria for these terms.

•                    3.3A. Clarifies legal requirements, adding specific statutory requirements.

•                    3.3 B. Clarifies by quantifying how libraries must be staffed.

•                    3.3 D. Clarifies by quantifying the minimum number of hours that libraries must be staffed and open to their clientele.

•                    3.3 I. Simplifies the assignment of LORI responsibilities that must be carried out by library staff.

•                    3.5 B. Specifies the procedure for a library to report another library’s alleged failure to comply with the Regulations.


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