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Rule # 15-83 Public Library Standards

This rule simplifies and streamlines the standards for Indiana’s libraries. This rule will repeal  590 IAC 6-1-4 (existing standards) and replace it with 590 IAC 6-1-5 (revised standards). The definition of evening hours is also being revised in 590 IAC 6-1-2. This rule (the revised standards) will take effect January 1, 2017.

Proposed Rule

Changes to Public Library Standards

Public Hearing: 

December 4, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 401 of the Indiana State Library (140 N. Senate Ave.; Indianapolis, IN  46204)

Notices

Public Comments

Comments will be entertained at the public hearing. Additionally, comments may be submitted to sywatson@library.in.gov . Comments may also be mailed to Indiana State Library; 140 N. Senate Ave.; Indianapolis, IN  46204-2296. Comments will be accepted until the anticipated date of adoption of the rule. Public comments and the State Library’s written response thereto may be inspected at the Senate Avenue address noted above.

Description of Scientific and Technical Findings: N/A

Anticipated Timeline: (Subject to change throughout the process)

  • File Notice of Intent with the Indiana Register  4/7/15
  • File Proposed Rule and Economic Impact Statement with the Indiana Register 10/13/15
  • Anticipated date of public hearing 12/4/15
  • Anticipated date of adoption 12/4/15
  • Anticipated date of Attorney General approval 1/1/16
  • Anticipated date of Governor approval 2/22/16
  • Anticipated effective date 1/1/17

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Rule # 15-446 Librarian Certification

The proposed changes to the librarian certification rule (590 IAC 5) will update the rule to remove obsolete language, clarify the rule, reduce the regulatory impact on librarians serving libraries with smaller populations, and provide for greater certification opportunities for librarians educated in other countries. This rule (the revised standards) will take effect January 1, 2017.

Proposed Rule

Summary Changes 

Public Hearing June 10, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the State Library; 140 N. Senate Ave.; Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Room 401)

Notices

Public Comments

Comments will be entertained at the public hearing. Additionally, comments may be submitted to sywatson@library.in.gov . Comments may also be mailed to Indiana State Library; 140 N. Senate Ave.; Indianapolis, IN  46204-2296. Comments will be accepted until the anticipated date of adoption of the rule. Public comments and the State Library’s written response thereto may be inspected at the Senate Avenue address noted above.

Description of Scientific and Technical Findings: N/A

Anticipated Timeline: (Subject to change throughout the process)

  • File Notice of Intent with the Indiana Register - 12/16/15
  • File Proposed Rule and Economic Impact Statement with the Indiana Register -  3/15/16  
  • Anticipated date of public hearing  6/10/16
  • Anticipated date of adoption 6/10/16 
  • Anticipated date of Attorney General approval   8/15/16
  • Anticipated date of Governor approval   10/15/16
  • Anticipated effective date  1/1/2017

LAW SW 6-14-2016