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, Archives and Public Records 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.