1676 Laws of Maryland [Ch. 770
on July 1, 1972, one for a term expiring on July 1, 1973, one for a
term expiring on July 1, 1974, two for a term expiring on July 1, 1975,
and two for a term expiring on July 1, 1976. The successor of each
member shall be appointed by the Governor for a term of five (5)
years, but any person appointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed
only for the unexpired term. No appointed member of the Advisory
Council is eligible for more than two consecutive terms. All appointed
members shall hold office until their successors qualify.
(f) One of the members of the Advisory Council shall be de-
signated annually by the Governor to serve as chairman of the
Advisory Council. The chairman shall preside over its meetings and
perform such other duties as assigned by the Advisory Council. The
members of the Advisory Council shall annually select one of its
members as vice-chairman. In the absence of the chairman, the vice-
chairman shall act as temporary chairman, and have such other
duties as the Advisory Council assigns him. The Assistant Superin-
tendent for Libraries of the State Department of Education shall act
as Secretary to the Advisory Council, record its proceedings, and
provide for any necessary staff services.
Five SIX members of the Advisory Council are a
quorum for the transaction of business, and the affirmative vote of
five SIX members is necessary for any substantive recom-
mendation to the Division of Library Services of the State Depart-
ment of Education, State Superintendent of Schools, the State Board
of Education, or the Governor.
(h) Meetings of the Advisory Council shall be scheduled as called
by the chairman or as set forth in any bylaws adopted by the Advisory
Council, provided that at least one meeting be held each year.
(i) The Advisory Council shall gather information pertaining to
the needs of libraries throughout the State, render advice for con-
sideration by the Division of Library Development and Services, the
State Superintendent of Schools, the State Board of Education, and
the Governor and engage in other activities to promote continued
improvement of library services in the State.
(j) (1) The Advisory Council
shall MAY be funded annually as
provided by law in the budget of the Division of Library Develop-
ment and Services of the State Department of Education.
(2) The members of the Advisory Council shall receive no
salary, but their actual traveling and other necessary expenses
incurred in attending the meetings and transacting the business of
the Advisory Council shall be paid.
STATE LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTER
(A) IN ORDER TO PROVIDE CONTINUED AND EXPAND-
ING ACCESS BY THE CITIZENS OF MARYLAND TO SPECIAL-
IZED LIBRARY MATERIALS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE
ONLY AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY OF THE ENOCH PRATT
FREE LIBRARY SYSTEM, SUCH MATERIALS AND SERVICES
BEING VITAL TO EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVORS AND NECES-
SARY FOR COORDINATED, ECONOMICAL AND EFFICIENT