Terms Used In Florida Statutes 257.02

  • Division: means the Division of Library and Information Services of the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 257.015
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of State. See Florida Statutes 257.015
  • State Librarian: means the person appointed by the secretary as the director of the Division of Library and Information Services pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 257.015

(1) There shall be a State Library Council to advise and assist the division with planning, policy, and priorities related to the development of statewide information services. The council shall consist of nine members who shall be appointed by the Secretary of State. Of the nine members, three members must represent Florida public libraries, two members must represent the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative, one member must represent a multitype library cooperative, one member must represent a school library media center, one member must represent the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, and one member must represent a Florida library professional association. Members shall be appointed for 4-year terms. A vacancy on the council shall be filled for the period of the unexpired term. A person may not be appointed to serve more than two consecutive terms as a member of the council. The secretary may remove from office any council member for malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, incompetence, permanent inability to perform official duties, or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to, or being found guilty of, a felony.
(2) Members of the council shall serve without compensation or honorarium but are entitled to receive reimbursement for per diem and travel expenses as provided in s. 112.061. The council shall meet at the call of its chair, at the request of a majority of its membership, at the request of the division, or at such times as may be prescribed by its rules.
(3) The officers of the State Library Council shall be a chair, elected from the members thereof, and the State Librarian, who shall serve without voting rights as secretary of the council.