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Title 4 . Education and Early Development
Chapter 57 . (Repealed)
Section 990. Definitions

4 AAC 57.990. Definitions

As used in AS 14.56.300 - AS 14.56.340 and in this chapter

(1) "director" means the director of the division of libraries, archives & museums in the Department of Education;

(2) "division" means the division of libraries, archives & museums in the Department of Education;

(3) "library" means an institution that acquires, organizes, maintains, and provides public access to library materials for reference, research, and circulation;

(4) "library materials" includes books, periodicals, newspapers, documents, pamphlets, photographs, microforms, maps, sound recordings, audio-visual materials, and other materials of a similar nature;

(5) "operations" means personal services, communications, library materials, supplies, equipment, and other services necessary to provide library services; "operations" does not include construction;

(6) "public library" means a library operated by a municipality under AS 29.35.125 or by a public library nonprofit corporation for the purpose of providing general library services to all residents in the library's legal service area free of charge and without discrimination;

(7) "public library nonprofit corporation" means an organization that

(A) has filed articles of incorporation with the state under AS 10.20.005 - 10.20.452 for the purpose of establishing and operating a public library;

(B) filed a current annual report with the state, established bylaws, and elected officers; and

(C) holds meetings of its board of directors in public at least quarterly;

(8) "public library outlet" means the headquarters, branch, bookmobile, or other facility of a public library that provides library services to the general public.

History: Eff. 5/25/79, Register 70; am 3/27/82, Register 81; am 2/24/88, Register 105; am 2/11/89, Register 109; am 4/2/99, Register 149

Authority: AS 14.07.060

AS 14.56.230

AS 14.56.340

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