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Montana State Library Commission to meet

Monday, July 30, 2018/Categories: Montana State Library/Tags: Montana State Library , libraries , Montana State Library Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            Contact: Jennie Stapp          

July 30, 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 via webinar on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 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; Jamie Doggett of White Sulphur Springs; Anne Kish of Twin Bridges; Aaron LaFromboise of Browning; and Ken Wall of Missoula.

At this meeting, the Commission will discuss their fiscal year 2019 work plan, they will take action on the FY 19 agency opening budget and the agency broadband pay plan policy, they will initiate an administrative rules process to adopt rules to govern the state publications depository program, and they will elect Commission officers.

Commission members will also attend a dinner celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the Montana Talking Book Library.  The dinner will take place on Tuesday, August 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Montana Club in Helena.  The Talking Book Library provides audio recordings and library services for Montanans who cannot read traditional printer materials.

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.

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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