FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennie Stapp
August 11, 2017 (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, August 16, 2017 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: https://mslservices.mt.gov/About_the_Library/Commission_Councils/Commission/comm_MeetingMaterials.aspx.
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 consider a fiscal year 2018 budget that includes budget reductions as appropriated in House Bill 2 and Senate Bill 261. These budget cuts total more than $990,000 for the year and will result in the loss of 12 positions at the State Library.
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 http://msl.mt.gov. For more information about the Commission meeting, contact Jennie Stapp, State Librarian, at (406) 444-3116 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.