Statewide Cooperative Reference Service Program
(1)Eligibility: Any public, school, academic, tribal library or resource sharing system as defined above is eligible to participate in the program.
(2)Partial Support by Public and Academic Libraries:
(a)The State Library Board shall, in the last quarter of every calendar year, determine the total amount of partial support that will be billed to public and academic libraries in the following calendar year. They shall also determine the proportion of the total amount that will be billed to public libraries and to academic libraries.
(b)Participating public and academic libraries and resource sharing systems shall be billed annually, in July, for partial support for the upcoming service year.
(3)Formula for allocating partial support to public and academic libraries: Once the Board has determined the proportional allocation of partial support among public and academic libraries, the costs will be further allocated to participants in the following manner:
(a)The public library or resource sharing system cost is based on the population served during the previous year, as determined by the State Library.
(b)The academic library cost is based on the student enrollment during the previous academic year, as determined by official sources, such as the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and the Oregon Community College Unified Reporting System (OCCURS). Community college FTE will be adjusted for terms to arrive at an average annual full time enrollment.
(c)Any public library with a service population of less than 20,000 and any academic library with an enrollment of less than 1,000 will be exempt from partial support payments for the Statewide Cooperative Reference Services Program.
(4)Statewide Cooperative Reference Services expenditure plan: An annual budget for the Statewide Cooperative Reference Services Program shall be recommended by the Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Council to the State Library Board and shall be adopted by the Board.
Rule 543-060-0070 — Statewide Cooperative Reference Service Program,