New Library Directors Handbook

Montana State Librarian

The Montana State Librarian provides leadership and articulates a vision for statewide library services, recognizes divergent library objectives, and develops statewide consensus among Montana's libraries. The State Librarian directs the Montana State Library, serves as executive officer of the State Library Commission, conducts strategic long-range planning and evaluation of library services, and is responsible for statewide library development and assistance to libraries. The State Librarian also advises the Governor and the Montana Legislature on the present status of library and information services and on new programs or legislation necessary for effective library service to the people of Montana.