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Montana State Library Commission to Meet

Thursday, April 23, 2020/Categories: Montana State Library/Tags: Montana State Library , libraries , MLIA Grant Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Contact: Jennie Stapp          

April 23, 2020                                                                                    (406) 444-3116


Montana State Library Commission to Meet Online


(HELENA)--- The Montana State Library Commission will meet via webinar on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 3:00. 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 Anne Kish of Twin Bridges, Aaron LaFromboise of Browning; Jamie Doggett of White Sulphur Springs; Bruce Newell of Helena; Ken Wall of Missoula, Kenning Arlitsch, appointee of the commissioner of Higher Education; and Elsie Arntzen, Superintendent of Public Instruction.

At this meeting, the Commission will discuss a recommendation from the Montana Land Information Advisory Council to award fiscal year 2021 Montana Land Information Act grants and a recommendation from the Network Advisory Council with regard to how the Montana State Library should invest monies, including federal CARE Act funds, to support libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members of the public who wish to share written comment or pertinent visual materials to the Commission must submit written public comment to the State Librarian, Jennie Stapp, no later than 24 hours before the start of the public meetings.

The Montana State Library makes reasonable accommodations for persons with known disabilities that may interfere with a person’s ability to participate in the meeting.  Persons needing accommodations must notify the State Library prior to the meeting.  To make your request known, call (406) 444.3384, TDD 444.3005. 

The Montana State Library helps all organizations, communities, and Montanans thrive through excellent library resources and services.  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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