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Maryland Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant

 
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    CFDA#

    None
     

    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    A - Primarily intended to fund technology

    Authority

    Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators (MAPLA)

    Summary

    The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), a federal program for libraries administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), requires a five-year plan from each state. The Maryland State Plan 2018-2022 addresses the unique community needs that libraries serve in Maryland as well as the LSTA priorities. It is produced from the contributions and participation of librarians and users of libraries and information services in Maryland. The Maryland State Plan aims to:

    • Provide a framework for establishing program goals to assist libraries in meeting the diverse needs of the citizens of Maryland;
    • Establish guidelines for the best uses of the Library Services and Technology Act funds;
    • Make widely known a plan for statewide library development;
    • Fulfill the planning requirements of the Library Services and Technology Act.

    It is imperative to ensure that Maryland's libraries have the capacity to evolve to maintain their status as 21st-century libraries capable of ensuring access to the expanding world of resources through collections of traditional and digital content, employing highly-trained and customer-oriented staff, providing cutting-edge technology infrastructure, and maintaining a physical presence in the community and a virtual presence on the Web. 

     

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Marylan's Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Five-Year Plan (2018-2022) can be seen at http://www.maplaonline.org/documents/dlds/5yearplan18.pdf.

    Contacts

    Mary Rayme

    Mary Rayme
    22 South Calhoun Street
    Baltimore, MD 21223-2412
    667-219-4804
    667-219-4798
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are Maryland public libraries.

    Deadline Details

    Interested applicants should contact their grants liaison: https://marylandlibraries.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=60064750

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary. All grants awarded by the Maryland State Library are given on a reimbursement basis

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