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Sec. 24. (a) The library board shall select a librarian who holds a certificate under IC 36-12-11 to serve as the director of the library. The selection shall be made solely upon the basis of the candidate's training and proficiency in the science of library administration. The board shall fix the compensation of the director. The director, as the administrative head of the library, is responsible to the board for the operation and management of the library.
(b) The library board shall employ and discharge librarians and other individuals that are necessary in the administration of the affairs of the library. The board shall:
(1) fix and pay the compensation;
(2) classify and adopt schedules of salaries; and
(3) determine the number and prescribe the duties;
of the librarians and other individuals, with the advice and recommendations of the library director.
(c) In exercising the powers of the library board under this section, the library board may reimburse:
(1) candidates for employment for expenses reasonably incurred while interviewing; and
(2) new employees for the reasonable moving expenses of the employees.
If the library board exercises authority under this subsection, the board shall establish reasonable levels of reimbursement for the purposes of this subsection.
(d) A library board may provide severance pay to a library employee who is involuntarily separated from employment with the library.
(e) A library board may provide severance pay to a library employee who is voluntarily separated from employment with the library if the library board makes the following findings in a public meeting:
(1) The library is subject to financial difficulties and revenue shortfall.
(2) The library:
(A) will not hire an individual to perform the duties of the employee separating from employment at the same or comparable compensation and benefits for at least one (1) year after the date the employee separates from employment with the library;
(B) will hire a permanent or temporary employee for less compensation and benefits to perform the duties of the employee separating from employment; or
(C) will satisfy both the conditions in clauses (A) and (B).
(3) The library will pay the separating employee a stated amount of severance pay.
(4) The library will reduce its expenditures by:
(A) paying the severance pay stated under subdivision (3) to the employee separating from employment; and
(B) fulfilling one (1) or more of the conditions set forth in subdivision (2).
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 36. Local Government § 36-12-2-24 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-36-local-government/in-code-sect-36-12-2-24/
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