Board of Trustees

Meetings


The Billings Public Library Board of Trustees meets monthly throughout the year, with a planning retreat taking the place of the January meeting each year. The monthly meetings usually take place on the second Thursday of each month in Billings Public Library's second floor Yellowstone Board Room.

The Board annual retreat will take place in January 2017 in the Yellowstone Board Room on the 2nd floor of Billings Public Library.

The next regular Library Board meeting will be held on Thursday, September 8th, at 12 noon, in the Yellowstone Board Room on the 2nd floor of Billings Public Library.

Billings Public Library operates as a joint city-county library, providing services to the residents of the City of Billings and Yellowstone County under an Interlocal Agreement. An amendment to the interlocal agreement was approved on April 23, 2013 changing the name of the library to the "Billings Public Library."

Structure


The Library Board consists of:

  • Six City members who serve four year terms
  • Three County members who serve five year terms
City members are appointed by the Billings City Council.
County members are appointed by the Yellowstone County Commission
Library Board Bylaws are available online

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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Board Members

Stella Fong, Chair
City
806 Poly Drive
Billings, MT 59102

Bernard Rose, Vice Chair
City
3221 Green Terrace Dr.
Billings, MT 59102

David Darby
City (Unexpired term of Jeana Lervick)
3120 W. MacDonald Drive
Billings MT  59102

Sue Bach
City
1125 Custer #3
Billings, MT  59102

Cheryle Fisher
County
6615 Killdeer Ln
Shepherd, MT 59079 


William Lamdin
City
3031 Lyons Lane
Billings MT  59102

Jennifer Quinn
City
851 Shiloh Crossing Blvd #5
Billings, MT 59102

Shanna Singleton-Deitsch
County
3605 Homer Davis Road
Shepherd, MT  59079

Roger Young
County
1122 Governors Blvd
Billings, MT 59105

Overview

Section 16-201-204


The primary role of the Library Board is to advocate for the Library. The Library Board shall prepare a three-year plan for Library services and programs by January 1 of each year, to serve as direction for Library staff for preparation of the Library budget for the following and future fiscal years.

The Library Board shall be responsible for annual review, revision and approval of all Library policies relating to public services, programs and use of Library, subject to submission no later than March 1 of each year to the City Attorney’s office for legal review, for implementation by July 1, the beginning of each fiscal year.The City Administrator shall consult with the Library Board, and the Library Board shall provide input, on all matters relating to the hiring and evaluation of the Library Director.