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having submitted, and having had approved, a basic State plan under section 6, submit such projects as the State may approve and are consistent with its long-range program.

Such projects shall be submitted at such time and contain such information as the Commissioner may require by regulation and shall

(1) for the year submitted under which funds are paid to the State from appropriations pursuant to paragraph (2) of section 4(a) for that year, be used, consistent with the State's longrange program, for the construction of public libraries in areas of the State which are without the library facilities necessary to provide adequate library services;

(2) follow the criteria, policies, and procedures for the approval of applications for the construction of public library facilities under the long-range program;

(3) follow policies and procedures which will insure that every local or other public agency whose application for funds under the plan with respect to a project for construction of public library facilities is denied will be given an opportunity for a hearing before the State library administrative agency;

(4) include an extension of the long-range program taking into consideration the results of evaluations. (20 U.S.C. 3550) Enacted Dec. 30, 1970, P.L. 91-600, sec. 2(b), 84 Stat. 1668.

TITLE III-INTERLIBRARY COOPERATION

GRANTS TO STATES FOR INTERLIBRARY COOPERATION PROGRAMS

Sec. 301. The Commissioner shall carry out a program of making grants to States which have an approved basic State plan under section 6 and have submitted a long-range program and an annual program under section 303 for interlibrary cooperation programs.

(20 U.S.C. 355e) Enacted Dec. 30, 1970, P.L. 91-600, sec. 2(b), 84 Stat. 1668.

USES OF FEDERAL FUNDS

SEC. 302. (a) Funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph (3) of section 4(a) shall be available for grants to States from allotments under paragraphs (1) and (3) of section 5(a) for the purpose of carrying out the Federal share of the cost of carrying out State plans submitted and approved under section 303. Such grants shall be used (1) for planning for, and taking other steps leading to the development of, cooperative library networks; and (2) establishing, expanding, and operating local, regional, and interstate cooperative networks of libraries, which provide for the systematic and effective coordination of the resources of school, public, academic, and special libraries and information centers for improved supplementary services for the special clientele served by each type of library or center.

(b) For the purposes of this title, the Federal share shall be 100 per centum of the cost of carrying out the State plan.

(20 U.S.C. 355e-1) Enacted Dec. 30, 1970, P.L. 91-600, sec. 2(b), 84 Stat. 1669.

STATE ANNUAL PROGRAM FOR INTERLIBRARY COOPERATION

SEC. 303. Any State desiring to receive a grant from its allotment for the purposes of this title for any fiscal year shall, in addition to having submitted, and having had approved, a basic State plan under section 6, submit for that fiscal year an annual program for interlibrary cooperation. Such program shall be submitted at such time, in such form, and contain such information as the Commissioner may require by regulation and shall

(1) set forth a program for the year submitted under which funds paid to the State from appropriations pursuant to paragraph (3) of section 4(a) will be used, consistent with its longrange program for the purposes set forth in section 302,

(2) include an extension of the long-range program taking into consideration the results of evaluations. (c)(1) The amendment made by subsection (b) shall be effective after June 30, 1971.

(2) In the case of funds appropriated to carry out programs under the Library Services and Construction Act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971, each State is authorized, in accordance with regulations of the Commissioner of Education, to use a portion of its allotment for the development of such plans as may be required by such Act, as amended by subsection (b).

(20 U.S.C. 355e-2) Enacted Dec. 30, 1970, P.L. 91-600, sec. 2(b), 84 Stat. 1669.

TITLE IV-OLDER READERS SERVICES

GRANTS TO STATES FOR OLDER READERS SERVICES

SEC. 401. The Commissioner shall carry out a program of making grants to States which have an approved basic State plan under section 6 and have submitted a long-range program and an annual program under section 403 for library services for older persons.

(20 U.S.C. 361) Enacted May 3, 1973, P.L. 93–29, sec. 801(a), 87 Stat. 57.

USES OF FEDERAL FUNDS

SEC. 402. (a) Funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph (4) of section 4(a) shall be available for grants to States from allotments under section 5(a) for the purpose of carrying out the Federal share of the cost of carrying out State plans submitted and approved under section 403. Such grants shall be used for (1) the training of librarians to work with the elderly; (2) the conduct of special library programs for the elderly; (3) the purchase of special library materials for use by the elderly; (4) the payment of salaries for elderly persons who wish to work in libraries as assistants on programs for the elderly; (5) the provision of in-home visits by librarians and other library personnel to the elderly; (6) the establishment of outreach programs to notify the elderly of library services available to them; and (7) the furnishing of transportation to enable the elderly to have access to library services.

(b) For the purposes of this title, the Federal share shall be 100 per centum of the cost of carrying out the State plan.

(20 U.S.C. 362) Enacted May 3, 1973, P.L. 93–29, sec. 801(a), 87 Stat. 57.

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STATE ANNUAL PROGRAM FOR LIBRARY SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY

SEC. 403. Any State desiring to receive a grant from its allotment for the purposes of this title for any fiscal year shall, in addition to having submitted, and having had approved, a basic State plan under section 6, submit for that fiscal year an annual program for library services for older persons. Such program shall be submitted at such time, in such form, and contain such information as the Commissioner may require by regulation and shall

(1) set forth a program for the year submitted under which funds paid to the State from appropriations pursuant to paragraph (4) of section 4(a) will be used, consistent with its longrange program for the purposes set forth in section 402, and

(2) include an extension of the long-range program taking into consideration the results of evaluations. (20 U.S.C. 363) Enacted May 3, 1973, P.L. 93–29, sec. 801(a), 87 Stat. 58.

COORDINATION WITH PROGRAMS FOR OLDER AMERICANS

Sec. 404. In carrying out the program authorized by this title, the Commissioner shall consult with the Commissioner of the Administration on Aging and the Director of ACTION for the purpose of coordinating where practicable, the programs assisted under this title with the programs assisted under the Older Americans Act of 1965.

(20 U.S.C. 364) Enacted May 3, 1973, P.L. 93–29, sec. 801(a), 87 Stat 58.

National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Act

(Public Law 91-345)

AN ACT To establish a National Commission on Libraries and Information Science,

and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Act".

STATEMENT OF POLICY

SEC. 2. 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.

(20 U.S.C. 1501) Enacted July 20, 1970, P.L. 91-345, sec. 2, 84 Stat. 440.

COMMISSION ESTABLISHED SEC. 3. (a) 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) The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare shall provide the Commission with necessary administrative services (including those related to budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, personnel, and procurement) for which payment shall be made in advance, or by reimbursement, from funds of the Commission and such amounts as may be agreed upon by the Commission and the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

(20 U.S.C. 1502) Enacted July 20, 1970, P.L. 91-345, sec. 3, 84 Stat. 440.

CONTRIBUTIONS

SEC. 4. 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.

(20 U.S.C. 1503) Enacted July 20, 1970, P.L. 91-345, sec. 4, 84 Stat. 441.

FUNCTIONS

Sec. 5. (a) The Commission shall have the primary responsibility for developing or recommending overall plans for, and advising the

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appropriate governments and agencies on, the policy set forth in section 2. 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 nd 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 the national communications 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 recommendatons. (b) 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) and to publish and disseminate such reports, findings, studies, and records as it deems appropriate.

(c) 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 Act.

(d) 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 Act.

(20 U.S.C. 1504) Enacted July 20, 1970, P.L. 91-345, sec. 5, 84 Stat. 441; amended May 3, 1973, sec. 802 (a), P.L. 93–29, 87 Stat. 59.

MEMBERSHIP

SEC. 6. (a) The Commission shall be composed of the Librarian of Congress 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 special

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