Library Director


Essential Standards

6. The director is or will be certified by the Montana State Library within the required timeframe mandated by the certification program adopted by the Montana State Library Commission

Library directors are required to do a little bit of everything. Like most fields continuous training is important. Consult the Certification Program for more information.

7. Directors of libraries that serve over 25,000 people have a Master of Library Science or equivalent degree.

As libraries increase in size the complexity of issues that directors manage also increases. A director with an MLS has often been trained in library management and hopefully can bring a big picture vision to the library staff and board.


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

Guide to Essential Public Library Standards