Library Board, Governance and Working with the Director

Essential Standards

1. The library is established per Title 7, Title 22, or through the legal process practiced by a Tribal Council.

Public libraries in Montana must be legally established in order to receive state aid.

2. The Board meets at least 6 times a year and complies with Montana's Open Meeting Laws when meeting.

3. Board members learn about the services the library provides to users, the role of the Board in providing administrative and financial oversight, and the role of the Board in planning for new services for users.

4. The Board receives at least 3 hours of continuing education each year.

This standard can be met when a quorum of the board attends the same training or conference.


Numbers refer to standards in the corresponding section of the Complete Library Standards document

Guide to Essential Public Library Standards