Proclamation in Support of the Montana State Library Strategic Framework  

WHEREAS, a stated goal of the Montana State Library is to help all organizations, communities, and Montanans thrive through excellent library resources and services;

WHEREAS; the Montana State Library adopted a strategic framework which formalizes the intention to achieve the stated goal through strategically fostering partnerships, securing sufficient and sustainable funding, and creating a useful information infrastructure;

WHEREAS, the Montana Library Association and the Montana State Library share values such as user-centric services, promoting diverse worldviews of library patrons, and data-driven planning;

WHEREAS, the Montana Library Association and the Montana State Library share the visions of promoting and supporting progressive library services and collections;

WHEREAS, the goals and strategies of the Montana Library Association closely align with the goals and strategies of the Montana State Library Strategic Framework;

WHEREAS, the Montana Library Association is in a unique position to support the goals of the Montana State Library Strategic Framework by means of conference and workshop programming, public programming, library advocacy, etc.;

THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Montana Library Association sees fit to formally partner with the Montana State Library, whenever possible, in advancing the Montana State Library Strategic Framework, which was adopted on December 14, 2016.