Mission: To foster and further the establishment and proper maintenance of superior libraries and literacy programs. To promote the acquisition of resources, facilities, professional staffs and auxiliary personnel fully to support library and literacy services.
The Council’s purview under the Nevada Revised Statutes allows for the overview and study of existing library facilities, literacy services, resources and services and for the formulation of recommendations to strengthen and expand these components.
In order to address the mission, the Council advises the State Library Administrator on the following: development of the long-range plan; program administration policies; annual grant criteria, priorities, and categories; the process and calendar for each year; and grant applications and recommendations for grant awards.
The Council may:
Examine and overview the whole state of libraries, librarianship, library education, library resources, and all allied and cognate activities and prepare a record of its findings.
Require public libraries to provide necessary library statistics and reports and to make recommendations for the advancement of libraries.
Report biennially to the Governor and Legislature. The report must be filed on or before January 1 of each odd-numbered year.
Publish material pertaining to its work that it may order issued.
Review plans and applications submitted by libraries and political subdivisions for state grants-in-aid and make recommendations to the State Library and Archives Administrator concerning approval.
Examine and evaluate the programs for literacy in this State.
Establish a plan for coordinating programs and activities for promoting and increasing literacy in this State.