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Library Services and Technology Act - LSTA

Introduction to LSTA -
IMLSThe Library of Michigan distributes federal funds received under the Museum and Library Services Act of 2010, to support statewide initiatives and competitive grant programs.
Through the legislation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency, provides grants to State Library Administrative Agencies to improve and support library, museum and information services. The Act outlines the following broad priorities for funding:
  • expanding services for learning and access to information and educational resources in a variety of formats, in all types of libraries, for individuals of all ages in order to support such individuals' needs for education, life-long learning, workforce development, and digital literacy skills;
  • establishing or enhancing electronic and other linkages and improved coordination among and between libraries and entities, as described in 9134(b)(6), for the purpose of improving the quality of and access to library and information services;
  • providing training and professional development, including continuing education, to enhance the skills of the current library workforce and leadership, and advance the delivery of library and information services; and enhancing efforts to recruit future professionals to the field of library and information services;
  • developing public and private partnerships with other agencies and community-based organizations;
  • targeting library services to individuals of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, to individuals with disabilities, and to individuals with limited functional literacy or information skills;
  • developing library services that provide all users access to information through local, State, regional, national, and international collaborations and networks; and
  • carrying out other activities consistent with the purposes set forth in section 9121, as described in the State library administrative agency's plan.
If you have questions regarding LSTA, please contact Karren Reish at or (517) 241-0021.
LSTA Listserv The LSTA contact list is for announcements relating to the Library Services and Technology Act, from grant program and funding announcements by the Library of Michigan staff to questions about the competitive grant program and comments on the five-year state plan.


LSTA 2014

• What's New for the LSTA Program
The Library Services & Technology Act Michigan Report for 2013 and the 2013 LSTA Fact Sheet are available below. Please take a look at what the Michigan library community and the Library of Michigan were able to accomplish in the last year. You can also see the goals, programs and activities the Michigan library community is working to achieve in the next five years in the Five-Year Plan for 2012-2017.

• Museum and Library Services Act of 2010 PDF icon Unofficial working copy of SB 3984. This is the reauthorization of the LSTA Act.

• Creating a Nation of Learners: The IMLS Strategic Plan 2012-2016

LSTA in Michigan

• LSTA Fact Sheet for Federal FY 2012/State FY 2013 PDF icon

• Library Services & Technology Act Michigan Report for 2013 PDF icon

• LSTA Five-Year Plan for Michigan, October 2012 through September 2017 PDF icon

• LSTA Advisory Council PDF icon

LSTA Surveys

• 2011 LSTA Services and MeL Survey PDF icon

• 2009-2010 MeL Study Introduction PDF icon

• 2009-2010 MeL Study Final Report PDF icon


• Outcome Based Evaluation Resources from IMLS Check links to detailed content on the left and right sides of the page.

• LSTA Toolkit An outcome based evaluation wizard with tools for data collection and analysis from the Florida Department of State.

• Shaping Outcomes Online Course A moderated online course on outcome based evaluation from Indiana University. Sessions are offered at regular intervals.

• Outcome Based Training Manual An online manual and presentation from the New York State Library on outcome based evaluation.

• Primary Source IMLS Monthly E-mail Newsletter

• Tips for Writing an LSTA Grant Proposal

• Community Analysis Resources

• Michigan Library Statistics

• Michigan Statistics: Sources for statistics about the State of Michigan from MSU

• A Focus on Evaluation: A Stakeholder Evaluation Handbook

Previous LSTA Fiscal Years

• Previous LSTA Fiscal Years LSTA information for fiscal years 1997-2012

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