US (United States) Code. Title 20. Chapter 34: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

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20 USC CHAPTER 34 - NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND

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TITLE 20 - EDUCATION

CHAPTER 34 - NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION

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CHAPTER 34 - NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION

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Sec.

1501. Congressional statement of policy.

1502. Establishment.

(a) Independent agency within executive branch.

(b) Repealed.

1503. Contributions.

1504. Functions and powers.

(a) Advice to President and Congress; studies and

surveys; plans; annual report.

(b) Advice to Director of Institute of Museum and

Library Services.

(c) Joint meeting with National Museum Services

Board.

(d) Contract authority.

(e) Hearings.

(f) Cooperation with other agencies.

1505. Membership.

(a) Appointment; terms of office; Chairman;

vacancies.

(b) Compensation; travel expenses.

(c) Professional and technical personnel.

1506. Authorization of appropriations.

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CHAPTER REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This chapter is referred to in section 3441 of this title.

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20 USC Sec. 1501 01/06/03

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Sec. 1501. Congressional statement of policy

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The Congress hereby affirms that library and information services

adequate to meet the needs of the people of the United States are

essential to achieve national goals and to utilize most effectively

the Nation's educational resources and that the Federal Government

will cooperate with State and local governments and public and

private agencies in assuring optimum provision of such services.

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(Pub. L. 91-345, Sec. 2, July 20, 1970, 84 Stat. 440.)

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SHORT TITLE OF 1991 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 102-95, Sec. 1, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 479, provided

that: ''This Act (amending sections 1502 to 1506 of this title) may

be cited as the 'National Commission on Libraries and Information

Science Act Amendments of 1991'.''

SHORT TITLE

Section 1 of Pub. L. 91-345 provided: ''That this Act (enacting

this chapter) may be cited as the 'National Commission on Libraries

and Information Science Act'.''

WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES

Pub. L. 100-382, Aug. 8, 1988, 102 Stat. 898, authorized

President to call and conduct a White House Conference on Library

and Information Services to be held not earlier than Sept. 1, 1989,

and not later than Sept. 30, 1991, to develop recommendations for

the further improvement of the library and information services of

the Nation and their use by the public, with a final report of the

Conference to be submitted to the President not later than 120 days

following the close of the Conference and to be made public and

transmitted to the Congress together with a statement of the

President containing the recommendations of the President with

respect to such report.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1504 of this title.

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Sec. 1502. Establishment

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(a) Independent agency within executive branch

There is hereby established as an independent agency within the

executive branch, a National Commission on Libraries and

Information Science (hereinafter referred to as the

''Commission'').

(b) Repealed. Pub. L. 102-95, Sec. 2, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 479

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(Pub. L. 91-345, Sec. 3, July 20, 1970, 84 Stat. 440; Pub. L.

102-95, Sec. 2, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 479.)

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AMENDMENTS

1991 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102-95 struck out subsec. (b) which

related to provision of administrative services for Commission.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 9101 of this title.

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Sec. 1503. Contributions

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The Commission is authorized to accept, hold, administer, and

utilize gifts, bequests, and devises of property, both real and

personal, for the purpose of aiding or facilitating the work of the

Commission. Gifts, bequests, and devises of money and proceeds from

sales of other property received as gifts, bequests, or devises

shall be deposited in the Treasury and shall be available for

disbursement upon the order of the Commission.

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(Pub. L. 91-345, Sec. 4, July 20, 1970, 84 Stat. 441; Pub. L.

102-95, Sec. 3, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 479.)

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AMENDMENTS

1991 - Pub. L. 102-95 amended section generally. Prior to

amendment, section read as follows: ''The Commission shall have

authority to accept in the name of the United States grants, gifts,

or bequests of money for immediate disbursement in furtherance of

the functions of the Commission. Such grants, gifts, or bequests,

after acceptance by the Commission, shall be paid by the donor or

his representative to the Treasurer of the United States whose

receipts shall be their acquittance. The Treasurer of the United

States shall enter them in a special account to the credit of the

Commission for the purposes in each case specified.''

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Sec. 1504. Functions and powers

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(a) Advice to President and Congress; studies and surveys, plans;

annual report

The Commission shall have the primary responsibility for

developing or recommending overall plans for, and advising the

appropriate governments and agencies on, the policy set forth in

section 1501 of this title. In carrying out that responsibility,

the Commission shall -

(1) advise the President and the Congress on the implementation

of national policy by such statements, presentations, and reports

as it deems appropriate;

(2) conduct studies, surveys, and analyses of the library and

informational needs of the Nation, including the special library

and informational needs of rural areas, of economically,

socially, or culturally deprived persons, and of elderly persons,

and the means by which these needs may be met through information

centers, through the libraries of elementary and secondary

schools and institutions of higher education, and through public,

research, special, and other types of libraries;

(3) appraise the adequacies and deficiencies of current library

and information resources and services and evaluate the

effectiveness of current library and information science

programs;

(4) develop overall plans for meeting national library and

informational needs and for the coordination of activities at the

Federal, State, and local levels, taking into consideration all

of the library and informational resources of the Nation to meet

those needs;

(5) be authorized to advise Federal, State, local, and private

agencies regarding library and information sciences;

(6) promote research and development activities which will

extend and improve the Nation's library and information-handling

capability as essential links in national and international

communications and cooperative networks;

(7) submit to the President and the Congress (not later than

January 31 of each year) a report on its activities during the

preceding fiscal year; and

(8) make and publish such additional reports as it deems to be

necessary, including, but not limited to, reports of consultants,

transcripts of testimony, summary reports, and reports of other

Commission findings, studies, and recommendations.

(b) Advice to Director of Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Commission shall have the responsibility to advise the

Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services on general

policies with respect to the duties, powers, and authority of the

Institute of Museum and Library Services relating to library

services, including -

(1) general policies with respect to -

(A) financial assistance awarded under the Museum and Library

Services Act (20 U.S.C. 9101 et seq.) for library services; and

(B) projects described in section 262(a)(4) of such Act (20

U.S.C. 9162(a)(4)); and

(2) measures to ensure that the policies and activities of the

Institute of Museum and Library Services are coordinated with

other activities of the Federal Government.

(c) Joint meeting with National Museum Services Board

(1) The Commission shall meet not less than 1 time each year in a

joint meeting with the National Museum Services Board, convened for

purposes of providing advice on general policy with respect to

financial assistance for projects described in section 262(a)(4) of

such Act (20 U.S.C. 9162(a)(4)).

(2) All decisions by the Commission and the National Museum

Services Board with respect to the advice on general policy

described in paragraph (1) shall be made by a 2/3 majority vote of

the total number of the members of the Commission and the National

Museum Services Board who are present.

(3) A majority of the members of the Commission and a majority of

the members of the National Museum Services Board shall constitute

a quorum for the conduct of business at official joint meetings of

the Commission and the National Museum Services Board.

(d) Contract authority

The Commission is authorized to contract with Federal agencies

and other public and private agencies to carry out any of its

functions under subsection (a) of this section and to publish and

disseminate such reports, findings, studies, and records as it

deems appropriate.

(e) Hearings

The Commission is further authorized to conduct such hearings at

such times and places as it deems appropriate for carrying out the

purposes of this chapter.

(f) Cooperation with other agencies

The heads of all Federal agencies are, to the extent not

prohibited by law, directed to cooperate with the Commission in

carrying out the purposes of this chapter.

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(Pub. L. 91-345, Sec. 5, July 20, 1970, 84 Stat. 441; Pub. L.

93-29, title VIII, Sec. 802(a), May 3, 1973, 87 Stat. 59; Pub. L.

102-95, Sec. 4, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 479; Pub. L. 104-208,

div. A, title I, Sec. 101(e) (title VII, Sec. 703(a)), Sept. 30,

1996, 110 Stat. 3009-233, 3009-306.)

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The Museum and Library Services Act, referred to in subsec.

(b)(1)(A), is title II of Pub. L. 94-462, as added by Pub. L.

104-208, title I, Sec. 101(e) (title VII, Sec. 702), Sept. 30,

1996, 110 Stat. 3009-233, 3009-294, which is classified generally

to chapter 72 (Sec. 9101 et seq.) of this title. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set

out under section 9101 of this title and Tables.

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AMENDMENTS

1996 - Subsecs. (b) to (f). Pub. L. 104-208 added subsecs. (b)

and (c) and redesignated former subsecs. (b) to (d) as (d) to (f),

respectively.

1991 - Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 102-95 substituted ''national and

international communications and cooperative networks'' for ''the

national communications networks''.

1973 - Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 93-29 required the Commission to

conduct studies, surveys, and analyses of the special library and

informational needs of elderly persons.

TERMINATION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions in subsec.

(a)(7) of this section relating to submitting annual report to

Congress, see section 3003 of Pub. L. 104-66, as amended, set out

as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance, and

page 181 of House Document No. 103-7.

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Sec. 1505. Membership

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(a) Appointment; terms of office; Chairman; vacancies

The Commission shall be composed of the Librarian of Congress,

the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (who

shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member), and fourteen

members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and

consent of the Senate. Five members of the Commission shall be

professional librarians or information specialists, and the

remainder shall be persons having special competence in or

knowledge of the needs of our society for library and information

services, at least one of whom shall be knowledgeable with respect

to the technological aspects of library and information services

and sciences, and at least one other of whom shall be knowledgeable

with respect to the library and information service and science

needs of the elderly and at least one other of whom shall be

knowledgeable with respect to the library and information service

and science needs of the elderly. (FOOTNOTE 1) One of the

appointive members of the Commission shall be designated by the

President as Chairman of the Commission. A majority of members of

the Commission shall constitute a quorum for conduct of business at

official meetings of the Commission. The terms of office of the

appointive members of the Commission shall be five years, except

that (1) the term of office of any member of the Commission shall

continue until the earlier of (A) the date on which the member's

successor has been appointed by the President; or (B) July 19 of

the year succeeding the year in which the member's appointed term

of office shall expire, and (2) a member appointed to fill a

vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his

predecessor was appointed shall be appointed only for the remainder

of such term.

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original.

(b) Compensation; travel expenses

Members of the Commission who are not in the regular full-time

employ of the United States shall, while attending meetings or

conferences of the Commission or otherwise engaged in the business

of the Commission, be entitled to receive compensation at a rate

fixed by the Chairman, but not exceeding the daily equivalent of

the maximum rate authorized for a position above grade GS-15 of the

General Schedule under section 5108 of title 5, for each day

(including traveltime) during which the members are engaged in the

business of the Commission. While so serving on the business of the

Commission away from their homes or regular places of business,

they may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of

subsistence, as authorized by section 5703 of title 5 for persons

employed intermittently in the Government service.

(c) Professional and technical personnel

(1) The Commission is authorized to appoint, without regard to

the provisions of title 5 covering appointments in the competitive

service, such professional and technical personnel as may be

necessary to enable it to carry out its function under this

chapter.

(2) The Commission may procure, without regard to the civil

service or classification laws, temporary and intermittent services

of such personnel as is necessary to the extent authorized by

section 3109 of title 5, but at rates not to exceed the rate

specified at the time of such service for grade GS-18 in section

5332 of title 5, including traveltime, and while so serving on the

business of the Commission away from their homes or regular places

of business they may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem

in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by section 5703 of title 5

for persons employed intermittently in the Government service.

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(Pub. L. 91-345, Sec. 6, July 20, 1970, 84 Stat. 442; Pub. L.

93-29, title VIII, Sec. 802(b), May 3, 1973, 87 Stat. 59; Pub. L.

102-95, Sec. 5, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 479; Pub. L. 104-208,

div. A, title I, Sec. 101(e) (title VII, Sec. 703(b)), Sept. 30,

1996, 110 Stat. 3009-233, 3009-307.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The provisions of title 5 covering appointments in the

competitive service, referred to in subsec. (c)(1), are classified

to sections 3301 et seq. of Title 5, Government Organization and

Employees.

The civil service laws, referred to in subsec. (c)(2), are set

forth in Title 5. See, particularly, section 3301 et seq. of Title

5.

The classification laws, referred to in subsec. (c)(2), are set

forth in chapter 51 (Sec. 5101 et seq.) and subchapter III (Sec.

5331 et seq.) of chapter 53 of Title 5.

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AMENDMENTS

1996 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104-208, Sec. 101(e) (title VII, Sec.

703(b)(1)(A), (B)(ii), (C)), in first sentence, substituted

''Librarian of Congress, the Director of the Institute of Museum

and Library Services (who shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting

member),'' for ''Librarian of Congress'', in second sentence,

inserted ''and at least one other of whom shall be knowledgeable

with respect to the library and information service and science

needs of the elderly'' before period at end, and in third sentence,

inserted ''appointive'' before ''members of the Commission''.

Pub. L. 104-208, Sec. 101(e) (title VII, Sec. 703(b)(1)(B)(i)),

substituted ''special competence in or knowledge of'' for ''special

competence or interest in''. The substitution was made to reflect

the probable intent of Congress, in the absence of closing

quotations designating the provisions to be inserted.

Pub. L. 104-208, Sec. 101(e) (title VII, Sec. 703(b)(1)(D)),

which directed that ''term.'' be substituted for ''term and at

least'' and all that follows in last sentence of subsec. (a), could

not be executed because the phrase ''term and at least'' did not

appear in subsec. (a).

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104-208, Sec. 101(e) (title VII, Sec.

703(b)(2)), substituted ''the daily equivalent of the maximum rate

authorized for a position above grade GS-15 of the General Schedule

under section 5108 of title 5, for each day (including traveltime)

during which the members are engaged in the business of the

Commission. While'' for ''the rate specified at the time of such

service for grade GS-18 in section 5332 of title 5, including

traveltime, and while''.

1991 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102-95 inserted after third sentence

''A majority of members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum

for conduct of business at official meetings of the Commission.''

and substituted ''(1) the term of office of any member of the

Commission shall continue until the earlier of (A) the date on

which the member's successor has been appointed by the President;

or (B) July 19 of the year succeeding the year in which the

member's appointed term of office shall expire,'' for ''(1) the

terms of office of the members first appointed shall commence on

July 20, 1970, and shall expire two at the end of one year, three

at the end of two years, three at the end of three years, three at

the end of four years, and three at the end of five years, as

designated by the President at the time of appointment'' in fourth

sentence.

1973 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93-29 required that one of the

appointees be knowledgeable with respect to the library and

information service and science needs of the elderly.

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Sec. 1506. Authorization of appropriations

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There are authorized to be appropriated $911,000 for fiscal year

1992 and such sums as may be necessary for each succeeding fiscal

year thereafter to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

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(Pub. L. 91-345, Sec. 7, July 20, 1970, 84 Stat. 442; Pub. L.

102-95, Sec. 6, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 479.)

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AMENDMENTS

1991 - Pub. L. 102-95 amended section generally. Prior to

amendment, section read as follows: ''There are hereby authorized

to be appropriated $500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30,

1970, and $750,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971, and

for each succeeding year, for the purpose of carrying out the

provisions of this chapter.''

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