December 21, 2011 Posted by admin in Montana, News
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New Montana State Librarian named

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.