(HELENA) --- A special work session will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, prior to the Montana State Library Commission’s 2 p.m. online-only meeting, to discuss an early draft of the state library’s budget reduction plan.
The work session will be held at the home of Commission Chair Bruce Newell, 2570 Mayrowan Court in Helena. While the work session is open to the public, the commission may need to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters if any should arise as part of the budget reduction plan.
No action will be taken at either the work session or the meeting. However, public comments on this or any other matter will be taken. All comments received, including those received through the online meeting platform, become part of the official State Library Commission’s public record in accordance with MCA 2-3-212.
Members of the public who wish to join the virtual meeting should contact Marlys Stark at 406-444-3384 by noon on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
The Montana State Library Commissioners include Newell of Helena; Kenning Arlitsch, appointee of the commissioner of Higher Education; Elsie Arntzen of Helena, Superintendent of Public Instruction; Connie Eissinger of Brockway; Anne Kish of Twin Bridges; Aaron LaFromboise of Browning; and Ken Wall of Missoula.
The State Library Commission sets forth policies and funding priorities that empower the State Library to meet its mission and statutory obligations and to advocate for the State Library and the Montana library and information communities whenever possible.
Members of the public who wish to join the meeting remotely can login at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/714202933 You also can dial in using your phone in the United States at: +1 (872) 240-3212. The Access Code is: 714-202-933
The State Library Commission has scheduled a public comment meeting on June 6 at 2 p.m. in the Montana State Library Grizzly Conference room to take additional public comments on the draft budget reduction plans.
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