About Us

Library Development Division

The Library Development Division provides continuing education, consulting, programming, and consortial services to libraries across Montana.  The Division receives funding each year from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency. These monies enable the State Library to fund the services and staff of the Talking Book Library and Library Development.

Network Advisory Council

The State Library Network Advisory Council (NAC), representing all types of libraries, assists in recommending LSTA funding for Library Development statewide pilots, projects and programs. These efforts focus on expanding resources and access, demonstrating innovative ways to advance libraries and librarianship, and fulfilling the information needs of all Montana’s citizens.