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Montana State Library Commission Slated to Meet March 29 in Billings

Conversations with the Commission will follow on March 30

Thursday, March 23, 2017/Categories: Montana State Library/Tags:

(HELENA) --- The Montana State Library Commission will meet on Wednesday, March 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Billings.

Agenda items include, but are not limited to:

  • Action to approve:
    • Inclusion of three libraries for membership in the Montana Share Catalog
    • Updates to the Montana State Library Code of Conduct;
    • Acceptance of the Library Services & Technology Act’s Five-Year Evaluation for the Institute of Museum & Library Services.
  • Presentations on:
    • The Network Advisory Council’s Report;
    • An update on the Montana State Library’s legislative agenda;
    • Additional funding opportunities.

Meeting materials can be found online here.

On Thursday, March 30, the commission will offer a Conversations with the Commission session as part of the annual Montana Library Association Conference.  That session will begin at 9 a.m. in the second-floor Babcock Room at the Northern Hotel. During the session, the commission will share information about its priorities and discuss issues and trend impacting Montana’s library community. No business will be conducted during the session.

The Montana State Library Commission meets six times per year. Commissioners include Chair, Bruce Newell of Helena; Kenning Arlitsch, appointee of the Commissioner of Higher Education; Connie Eissinger of Brockway; Elsie Arntzen, Superintendent of Public Instruction; 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 meets its mission and statutory obligations and to advocate for the State Library and the Montana library and information communities whenever possible. The commission welcomes public comment on agenda items throughout the meeting.

Members of the public who wish to join the meeting remotely can find login information here.

The Montana State Library makes an effort to ensure that our meetings are held at facilities that are fully accessible to persons with mobility disabilities. If you plan to attend our program and will need services or accommodations relating to a disability, please contact Marlys Stark at 406/444-3384 at least five (5) working days prior to the meeting.

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For more information, contact Eve Byron, MSL communications director, at 444-5357 or


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