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Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
The Library of Michigan (LM) supports statewide initiatives and competitive grant programs for libraries with federal funds received under the Museum and Library Services Act of 2018. LM uses these and other funds to provide a range of services and programs to public, academic and school libraries and librarians as well as Michigan residents .
The Institute for Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency, provides funds under this legislation to State Library Administrative Agencies to improve and support library, museum and information services. The legislation outlines the following broad priorities, excerpted below:
- expanding services for learning and access to information ... ;
- establishing or enhancing electronic and other linkages and improved coordination among and between libraries ... ;
- providing training and professional development, including continuing education, to enhance the skills of the current library workforce ... ;
- 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 ...
The Library of Michigan's Five-Year Plan for Michigan, October 2017 - September 2022 describes the current goals for LSTA funded services to Michigan libraries. The LSTA Advisory Council, made up of library staff and users from a range of library types and areas in Michigan provide advise to LM on LSTA funded programs.
For any questions or concerns about LSTA and LSTA funded programs, contact Karren Reish at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 241-0021.
The Library of Michigan provides a range of services and programs to public, academic and school libraries and librarians as well as Michigan residents through LSTA and other federal funding.
LM is evaluating our LSTA Five-Year Plan this fall with surveys and focus groups with the Michigan library community. In 2022, we will submit a new Five-Year Plan to IMLS for approval, based on the evaluation responses and the federal guidelines. Please consider participating in the evaluation by responding to a fall survey or joining a virtual focus group with Growth Management Consultants.
For more information, our annual report and fact sheet detail LM's federally funded programs and activities in the last year. For 2020, only the fact sheet is available.
2021 LSTA Program Report
UEI Numbers for Libraries
All libraries applying for 2022 grants or continuing education stipends from the Library of Michigan must submit a valid UEI number with their application. All libraries currently receiving grant funds must submit a valid UEI number to the Library of Michigan to receive grant funds by April 2022. A UEI is a Unique Entity Identifier, which is replacing DUNS numbers for all entities receiving federal funds by April 2022. If your municipality holds the DUNS number for your library, the municipality is responsible for applying for or confirming the UEI number. If your library holds their own DUNS number, then your library is responsible for applying for or confirming the UEI number. To ensure you have the UEI number when grant applications are due, please complete this process as soon as possible. The overview below has more information on to apply for a UEI at SAM.gov.
LSTA Grants - 2022 Programs
LM is pleased to announce the 2022 Public Library Services grant program and the 2022/2023 Improving Access to Information grants.
The 2022 Public Library Services grants have been awarded. 131 grants were awarded for a total of $223,631 that will support a wide range of summer programming in Michigan Libraries. Please see the 2022 Public Library Services Grant Awards list for a list of the libraries receiving grants.
The 2022/2023 Improving Access to Information grant program is open and applications are due May 31st. Awards will be announced in August.
Application information and forms, as well as the grant administration manual and grant management forms are posted on the Public Library Services grant page and the Improving Access to Information grant page.
TECH BAN for Federally Funded Grants
Grantees may not purchase telecommunications or video surveillance equipment or services from companies with an Exclusion in their SAM.gov record. Please check SAM.gov when purchasing technology equipment to confirm the manufacturer of the equipment is not a banned company! This applies to ALL federal funding regardless of the agency or department the funds are received from.
Library Grant Programs