New Library Directors Handbook

Library Board Overview

For more information about the library board, please see the Montana State Library's Trustee Handbook. Trustees for most Montana libraries are appointed by city or county government officials, usually a mayor or county commissioner. Typically trustees serve for five years with the possibility of a second five-year term. Although public library district trustees are initially appointed by the local governing body they are elected by the public after the first year of the district's existence. This next section briefly breaks down the duties of a library board.

Montana Trustee Handbook