New Library Directors Handbook
Timeline of Required Paperwork
Like any job, paperwork is present in libraries. Briefly we will talk about what is expected of you. This section focuses on the State Library's requirements. Each city and county is unique, and you may be required to fill out paperwork specifically for your area. If you have any questions about this next section and what's required of you, please don't hesitate to call the Montana State Library at 1-800-338-5087. Basic budget items required locally are indicated in parentheses.
Updated Library Directory and Public Library Annual Statistics information available on MSL website. Includes prior years.
(Complete preliminary budget.)
(Adopt preliminary budget.)
Collection Management Honor Roll announced. (Submit preliminary budget to funding body.)
Federation Plans of Service due.
(Close out budget for current year. Adopt and submit final budget for upcoming year.)
Montana Public Library Standards and Federation Grants Agreements due.
(Approve and submit final annual report to governing body.)
Public Library Annual Statistics due. State aid checks distributed.
Library Directory information due.
Federation annual reports due
Collection management policy revisions/updates due for Collection Management Honor Roll
Quick Guide to Records Retention for Public Librarians