Library Board


  • 6 p.m.
  • Fourth Wednesday of each month
  • Library Director's Office

Missoula Public Library
301 E. Main Street
Missoula, MT 59802

Agendas & Minutes

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The Library Board of Trustees:

  • Provides governance for the public library
  • Establishes policy
  • Sets goals
  • Hires and evaluates director
  • Establishes and monitors annual budget
  • Signs necessary contracts
  • Exercises such other powers not inconsistent with law, however necessary for the effective use and management of the library


  • Five members plus one alternate
  • Five-year terms (limited to two five-year consecutive terms)

Membership includes two city residents (one appointed by the mayor, subject to City Council confirmation and one appointed by the county commissioners) and three county residents appointed by the county commissioners plus one alternate appointed by the county commissioners.

Members Start of Term End of Term
Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Appointees        n/a          n/a
Forrest Boughner Oct. 30, 2019 June 30, 2023
Barbara Berens July 1, 2019 June 30, 2024
Audra Loyal July 1, 2017 June 30, 2022
Margaret Wafstet July 1, 2018 June 30, 2023
Mayoral Appointees         n/a          n/a
Becky Mosbacher July 1, 2019 June 30, 2024
Alternate         n/a          n/a
Vacant July 1, 2019 June 30, 2022


Interlocal Agreement between the City of Missoula and the County of Missoula to cooperate in the provision of library services to the residents of Missoula, Montana Municipal Code (MCA) 22.1.308.

Council Committee

Administration and Finance

For more information contact the Department Liaison - Missoula Public Library, Honore Bray, Director, 406-721-2665.


Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. Interested in serving on a board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.