Email: Chapter 10, Article 1, Section 21
§10-1-21. Collection and preservation of library data; surveys; employment of personnel; use of data.
The West Virginia Library Commission is hereby authorized and empowered to collect and preserve statistics and other data, concerning libraries of any sort located within this state; to make surveys relating to the needs or conditions of such libraries or the library conditions of any city, town, county, regional library area, or other subdivision of this state; and to publish the results and findings thereof in accordance with the provisions of section fourteen of this article. The commission may employ all necessary personnel for any of these purposes, such appointments to be based on merit and efficiency as determined by the commission. Such data, surveys and findings of the Library Commission shall be available to all school, public, institutional, regional and/or other libraries within this state, whether proposed or established.