The following Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) and Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) guide library media programs in Kentucky. Click hyperlinks to access the full KRS or KAR.
requires the employment of a certified school media librarian to be assigned to each school to organize, equip, and manage the operations of the school library. With school council consent, the librarian may be assigned to two or more schools.
requires that a non-instructional teacher’s aide assisting the school librarian work under the direct supervision of the teaching staff in performing non-instructional duties.
requires a teacher’s aide assisting the school librarian work under the direction of the certified staff and can include the following: assisting with classroom instruction as directed by the teacher, aiding the school librarian, and preparing and organizing instructional materials and equipment.
requires the school council consult the certified school media librarian regarding the maintenance of the library.
16 KAR 2:130
provides state requirements in a situation where a certified school librarian is not available to fill a position. These state regulations include the pursuance of a library certificate by the certified teacher employed in the position.