Thursday, January 19, 2012

LSTA Focus Group Meetings

The Library Commission is encouraging libraries to participate in the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Focus Group Meetings conducted by Himmel & Wilson as part of the LSTA Five-Year Plan required evaluation covering the period between 2008 and 2012.  The evaluation is due in the Spring of 2012.

West Virginia, along with a number of other states in the Northeast, has engaged the services of Himmel & Wilson, Library Consultants to conduct the required evaluation. The following meetings are scheduled for Himmel & Wilson to gather information from the broader library community.
  • January 26 – 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Raleigh County Public Library - 221 North Kanawha Street Beckley, WV 25801 
  • January 27 – 1:00 PM -2:30 PM – Martinsburg Public Library - 101 West King St. Martinsburg, WV 25401 – (Martinsburg Room)
  • January 30 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Parkersburg Public Library - 3100 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, WV26104
  • January 30 – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM - South Charleston Public Library - 312 Fourth Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25303
Please email Jennifer Johnson at the West Virginia Library Commission to confirm whether or not you will be able to attend. Attendance is encouraged but is not mandatory. Thank you for considering participation in this important event.

The Library Services and Technology Act’s (LSTA) Grants to States program provides funding to each state on an annual basis. In order to qualify for the funds, each state is required to submit a plan every five years that outlines how this funding will be used within the state to fulfill specific purposes outlined in the Museum and Library Services Act. Under the Act, each state is also required to conduct an evaluation of its implementation of the Grants to States program every five years.

Contact Information

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