Policies and Bylaws are set by the MSC Executive Board, with approval by the membership and in partnership with the State Library. Budgets are prepared by the MSC Director, submitted to the MSC Executive Board for review, and then discussed and voted on by the membership during their annual Spring membership meetings. Decisions about the system functionality is it relates to catalog content or the OPAC are made by the MSC Content Management Committee in conjunction with the MSC Admin.
FY 2020 approved budget (PDF)
A description of the MSC cost share formula is available in the Knowledge Base.
Bylaws (updated 5/03/2017)
Bylaws Appendix A - Member Libraries
Bylaws Appendix B - Content Management Committee (adopted 5/04/2018)
MSC Membership Contract (updated 10/06/2017)
MSC Members by Executive Board Seat (from FY2017)
MSC Withdrawal Checklist (updated 6/2018)
MSC Cataloging Standards Compliance Intervention Policy (adopted 10/4/2018)
The Executive Board is the representational advisory board of the Montana Shared Catalog, comprised of members from each type of library and region. The Executive sets the tone and vision of the MSC, presents proposals on costs, future projects, etc. to the full membership.
The Executive Board oversees an annual survey of the members to direct future projects and identify current gaps. The board compiles projects of member libraries and presents them alongside the Executive Board’s goals in their Work Plan.
||Large Public libraries
||Missoula Public Library
||Montana Department of Transportation Library
||James E. Shanley Tribal Library
||K-8 School libraries
||Small Public Libraries
||Sheridan County Library
||Medium Public libraries
||Bitterroot Public Library
||HS/School District libraries
||Missoula County Public Schools
Content Management Committee
The primary functions of the Content Management Committee are to promote consistent bibliographic records, cataloging and circulation practices and to maintain a functional and attractive user interface within the Montana Shared Catalog (MSC) Integrated Library System (ILS).
The Content Management Committee Procedures outline the mission and governance of the CMC.
Committee Travel Resources
State Travel Policy/Hotel Listing
Travel Voucher Worksheet
Travel Expense Voucher