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Bylaws
Article 1 These bylaws were established in accordance with Article 8 of the Bylaws of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Kaohsiung City.
Article 2 Kaohsiung Public Library (hereinafter referred to as the Library) shall employ a director who, upon obtaining the mandate from the Director-General of Cultural Affairs Bureau, manages the Library and its employees. A deputy director shall be employed to assist the director in managing the Library. The qualifications of the director, when necessary, shall match the qualifications needed for an assistant professor in higher education institutions.
Article 3 The Library shall have the following divisions and sections to manage relevant administrative affairs:
1. Acquisition and Cataloging Division: This Division is in charge of acquiring materials for the Library through purchase, gift and exchange materials between libraries, as well as providing bibliographic access to library materials, including: bronze and stone, maps, rare books and local documents.
2. Circulation Services Division: This Division is in charge of services related to reader service, collection, reference information, service counter, inter-library loan and management of books and audio-visual materials.
3. Promotion Division: This Division is in charge of conducting surveys related to art and cultural events, organizing art and cultural events and exhibitions, organizing promotional activities, staff training and management of volunteers.
4. Information Systems Division: This Division is in charge of data analysis, data entry, planning of the information system, programming, conducting research related to applications of computing, maintenance of equipment and providing education and training.
5. General Affairs Division: This Division is in charge of research, development and evaluation, stamps, document management, filing management, general affairs, cashier, property management, repair and maintenance, mechanical and electrical maintenance, and any affairs not governed by other divisions.
Article 4 The Library shall employ secretaries, executive officers, division chiefs, chiefs of branch libraries, analysts, officers, technicians, assistants, junior technical specialists, clerks, assistant executive officers and associate clerks.
Article 5 The Library shall establish its own office of accounting with a chief accounting officer and junior officer(s) to manage budgeting, accounting and statistics according to relevant laws and regulations.
Article 6 The Library shall establish its own personnel office with a chief and assistant(s) to manage personnel and human resources according to relevant laws and regulations.
Article 7 The Library shall establish its own office of civil service ethics with a chief to manage affairs related to civil service ethics, according to relevant laws and regulations.
Article 8 The Library may set up branch libraries at appropriate locations when it deems necessary. Staff working at the branch libraries will be assigned by the Library.
Article 9 A separate chart shall be prepared to stipulate the personnel dispositions of various positions mentioned herein.
Personnel dispositions of all positions shall follow relevant regulations.
Article 10 If the director’s position is vacant, a person will be appointed by Kaohsiung City Government upon receiving the request from the Cultural Affairs Bureau to fill the casual vacancy until a new director is appointed. In the event that the Director takes leave or is unable to fulfill his/her duty as the director, the persons in the following order shall be appointed to serve as the acting director:
1. Deputy director
2. Secretary
Kaohsiung City Government may appoint appropriate personnel to serve as the acting director.
Article 11 The Library shall hold monthly meetings with the director as the convener and chairperson. Extraordinary meetings may be held when necessary. The meetings shall be attended by the following personnel:
1. Director
2. Deputy director
3. Secretary
4. Section chiefs
5. Chiefs
When necessary, the Director may invite or appoint relevant personnel to attend the meeting, who may or may not have voting rights.
Article 12 The organizational chart of the Library and duties of various divisions are divided into Charts A and B. Chart A will be formulated by the Library and will be submitted to the Cultural Affairs Bureau which, in turn, will then submit the Chart to Kaohsiung City Government for approval. Chart B will be formulated by the Library and submitted to the Cultural Affairs Bureau with a duplicate copy sent to Kaohsiung City Government for filing.
Article 13 The bylaws were enacted on December 25, 2000.
Updated:2014-12-22 PM 02:47:39