HELENA – Jennie Stapp, the current digital
library director and chief information
officer at the Montana State
Library, was named the new montana
state librarian after an extensive national
search. Stapp replaces Darlene
Staffeldt.
Stapp has held various positions at
the state library, worked in other
libraries, and served in the Peace
Corps. She holds a Master’s of Library
Science from the University of Arizona.
With a budget of $9.7 million and
46 employees, the Montana State
Library meets information needs
of Montana government agency
management and staff and ensures
citizens have access to government
information.
The Montana Library Association, a
private nonprofit membership organization
that lobbies on behalf of all
Montana libraries and library patrons,
will hold its 2012 annual conference
in Big Sky, April 11-14. The Big Sky
Community Library is assisting in
planning efforts for the event. Hundreds
of people from around the state
attend, including Stapp.

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