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Montana State Library Commission to meet

Wednesday, February 7, 2018/Categories: Montana State Library/Tags: libraries , State Library Commission , Montana State Library Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              Contact:           Jennie Stapp   

February 7, 2018                                                                          (406) 444-3116


Montana State Library Commission to Meet

in Helena and Online


(HELENA)--- The Montana State Library Commission will meet in Helena at the Montana State Library and also via webinar on Wednesday, February 14 at 9:30 a.m.  The Montana State Library is located at 1515 E. Sixth Avenue in Helena.  The public is invited to attend.  For an agenda, meeting materials, and information about how to join the online meeting, visit:

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; 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.

At this meeting, the Commission will review the Fiscal Year 2018 2nd quarter financial report, they will hear an update from Dr. Charlene Porsild, President & CEO of the Montana History Foundation about an initiative to support Carnegie libraries in Montana, they will review proposed changes to Commission bylaws and they will meet in a work session to continue to evaluate current Montana State Library funding sources ahead of budget planning.

The Montana State Library makes an effort to ensure that we hold our meetings in facilities that are fully accessible to persons with mobility disabilities.  If you plan to attend the commission meeting in person and will need services or accommodations relating to a disability, please contact Marlys Stark at 406-444-3384 at least two (2) working days prior to the meeting.

Through its statewide programs, the Montana State Library empowers Montanans; enhances learning in families and communities; builds 21st Century skills; and provides opportunities for civic participation. For more information about the Montana State Library, visit   For more information about the Commission meeting, contact Jennie Stapp, State Librarian, at (406) 444-3116 or via e-mail at:   




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