The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) supports libraries in Utah through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered by the Utah State Library.
LSTA funds are intended to help libraries develop their central roles as community builders. LSTA funds are used to promote improvements in services to all types of libraries; to facilitate access to, and sharing of, resources; and to achieve economical and effective delivery of service for the purpose of cultivating an educated and informed citizenry.
In addition, LSTA funds are targeted for statewide library services and support a wide array of programs from literacy to providing broad access to databases. This program develops the role of libraries as "information brokers," helping to make resources and services, which are often prohibitively expensive, more readily available. LSTA also supports efforts to educate the current and future library workforce in Utah.
LSTA priorities as defined in 20 USC Chapter 72, § 9141 are:
The State Library staff with input from focus groups and library staff and with the assistance of outside consultants developed the LSTA Five Year Plan 2013-2017. Grant proposals should address the goals and needs outlined in the plan.
In 2012-2013, the Utah State Library will be awarding grants tied to three library service areas:
Technology, Collections, and Digitization. For details, click LSTA Project Areas and Information.
|August 1, 2012||LSTA grant application posted|
|August 24, 2012, 5:00 pm||LSTA grant applications due|
|September 7, 2012||Funded projects announced|
|September 14, 2012||Signed Memorandum of Agreements due to Utah State Library|
|September 24, 2012||Grant projects start; grant funding available|
|August 31, 2013||Last day to spend 2012-13 LSTA project funds|
|September 20, 2013||Final Report for 2013 LSTA projects due|
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Due: September 20, 2013
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