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Montana State Library Commission to Meet Dec. 14 in Helena

Budget Reduction Plan, Legislative Issues and Strategic Framework Among Agenda Items

Tuesday, December 6, 2016/Categories: Montana State Library/Tags: budget , MSL , Montana State Library , libraries

(HELENA) --- The Montana State Library Commission will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Montana State Library Grizzly Conference Room in Helena.

Agenda items include, but are not limited to:

  • Action to approve:
    •  a plan to implement the proposed 2019 Governor’s Executive Budget reductions;
    • The FY 18/19 Montana Land Information Plan;
    • The FY 16/17 Montana Land Information Act Legislative Report; and
    • The Montana State Library Strategic Framework;
  • Presentations on:
    • The Governor’s legislative agenda;
    • The Montana Library Association’s legislative agenda; and
    • A guide to looking up proposed legislation;
  • Review of proposed revisions of the telework and drug and alcohol free workplace policies;
  • Discussion of funding and reporting strategies to related to the proposed strategic framework.

The regular meeting will be followed by a commission work session. Meeting materials can be found online here.

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; Colet Bartow, designee of the Superintendent of Public Instruction; Connie Eissinger of Brockway; Denise Juneau of Helena, 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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