ERIC Number: ED445683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Montana Library Laws, Rules, and Public Library Standards.
Montana State Library, Helena.
Chapter 1 of this handbook of Montana library laws, rules, and public library standards contains excerpts from the Constitution of Montana, including articles on property tax exemptions, educational goals and duties, and code of ethics. Montana library laws covering the following areas are presented in Chapter 2: publication and updating of the code; code of ethics; open meetings; adoption and publication of rules; public records; government structure and administration; education; communication systems; form and reporting of Supreme Court decisions; dissemination of laws and proceedings; legislative council and publication of laws; local government; municipal commission government; municipal commission-manager government; county budget law; municipal budget law; municipal taxation; interlocal agreements; consolidation and transfer of services; multijurisdictional service districts; tax-exempt property; coal severance taxes; board of public education; superintendent of public instruction; district superintendent and principal; accreditation and curriculum; school instruction and special programs libraries; university units; Montana educational telecommunications network; State Library Commission; State Library; free public libraries; library systems; law library; Interstate Library Compact; Library Records Confidentiality Act; cultural and aesthetic projects; historical society; price discrimination; offensive, indecent, and inhumane conduct; Montana Clean Indoor Air Act; smoking in public places, government offices, and work areas; fire safety in public buildings; universal access and service; natural resource information systems; advisory committee; and information system. Chapter 3 provides organizational, procedural, and substantive administrative rules of Montana. Chapter 4 contains the Montana Public Library Standards, including sections on governance and finance, human resources, access, materials and collection, and facilities and public relations. Includes an index of Montana library laws. (MES)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Library, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana