§ 135.7. Phase I, on-the-job training.
(a) During the first year as a library trainee, the trainee shall attend as a full-time student an approved graduate library school to be selected by the library trainee. For those library trainees paid from funds received, under the Library Services and Construction Act (20 U.S.C.A. § 351 et seq.), the course of study shall be directed toward public librarianship. The course of study, in any case, shall lead to a masters degree in library service within one calendar year or within the normal duration of time required by the school to attain a masters degree except that any library trainee who must discontinue his academic courses due to sickness, pregnancy, accident, military duty, or any reason beyond his control, may upon approval of the State Librarian be continued as a library trainee on an inactive basis, and at a later time resume full-time academic work. In such a case, the library trainee shall be dropped from the State Library payroll until he resumes active status. The State Librarian will decide the length of time such person is to be continued on such an inactive basis and such time shall not be counted for purposes of computing the duration of services required to be performed by the library trainee.
(b) To remain on the State Library payroll as a library trainee, the trainee shall maintain academic standing satisfactory to the proper authorities of the graduate library school and leading to graduation within the normal duration of time required by the school to obtain a masters degree. If such satisfactory standing is not maintained, the library trainee shall be subject to the penalties described in § 135.9 (relating to penalties). If the trainee selects a school requiring more than one calendar year to attain a masters degree, he shall be reimbursed by the State only for his first calendar year as a masters degree student.
(c) No library trainee shall retain trainee status if he voluntarily drops from the State Library payroll. In such a case he shall be subject to the penalties described in § 135.9.
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