Federation Notebook

Sample Press Release for Announcing a Federation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              Contact:         Name of coordinator

Insert date                                                                                          Phone number of coordinator

                                                                                                            Email address of coordinator

Name of Federation to Meet in Location of Meeting

City of meeting, MT -- The name of federation of Libraries will hold their -if regular seasonal meeting – indicate season meeting at the library and/or location of meeting in city where meeting is being held from time of meeting on day and date of meeting.  The location of meeting is located at address of location

In order to improve library services in Montana, the Montana State Library divided the state up into six regions; libraries within those regions formed federations. The name of federation Federation includes libraries in the following counties: list counties.

The Federations receive funding through the Coal Severance Tax monies that the state receives. This money is evenly divided amongst Federations using a formula based upon population. 

The Federation will meet to discuss the following business: list agenda items.

For more information about Montana’s library federations, visit the Montana State Library website at http://libraries.msl.mt.gov/library_development/consulting/federations or contact coordinator’s name at coordinator’s phone number or coordinator’s email.

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