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Calendar

July

Network Advisory Council – 2nd Tuesday
Library Standards due at end of month – enter information via Library Directory, state aid checks will be issued in October.
E-rate form 470 window opens – Form 470 opens a competitive process for the services desired – completed 470 form must be available online for 28 days prior to filing Form 471.
Statistics open – enter information via Library Directory

August 

Commission meeting- 2nd Wednesday
Federation agreements due at mid-month – agree via Library Directory

September 

Golden Plains Federation – 3rd Thursday
Federation annual reports due at end of month – enter information via Library Directory

October

Commission meeting – 2nd Wednesday
Montana Shared Catalog Fall membership meeting – First Friday
Broad Valleys and Tamarack teleconference meetings
Pathfinder meeting – 4th Thursday
OCLC annual enrollment closes – enter information via Library Directory, libraries will be invoiced by OCLC.

November

Network Advisory Council – 2nd Tuesday
Statistics due at end of month – enter information via Library Directory

December

Commission meeting – 2nd Wednesday

January 

Montana Shared Catalog new library application process opens
E-rate form 471 seeks funding for eligible telecom services competitively bid – – filing window for 471 is announced by SLD each year in the fall.   Libraries must have bids/contracts with service providers in writing before filing Form 471.
ELSA (Excellent Library Service Award) applications open in Library Directory

February 

Commission meeting, 2nd Wednesday

March 

ELSA (Excellent Library Service Award) applications are due in Library Directory
Network Advisory Council meeting-Second Tuesday
Broad Valleys Federation retreat – 1st Friday-Saturday
South Central Federation meeting – 4th Saturday
Sagebrush Federation meeting – 4th Saturday
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April 

Commission meeting at MLA conference
Montana Library2Go Membership meeting
Golden Plains Federation meeting – 4th Thursday
E-rate form 486 states that delivery of telecom services has begun, form 472 (optional) files for reimbursement.  Forms 486 and 472 may be filed anytime after receipt of funding commitment decision letter.
Updated Public Library Annual Statistics are available on MSL website

May  

Network Advisory Council meeting – Second Tuesday
Montana Shared Catalog spring membership meeting – first Friday
Pathfinder Federation meeting – 3rd Thursday
Tamarack Federation retreat – 3rd Fri-Sat
Federation dollar amounts determined by MSL.  Federation Plans of Service due (before Commission meeting) – enter information via Library Directory
OCLC annual enrollment opens – enter information via Library Directory, libraries will be invoiced by OCLC in August or later.
Library Standards open – enter information via Library Directory, state aid checks will be issued in October.

June 

Commission meeting – 2nd Wednesday