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Additionally, there will be a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. as part of the meeting for anyone interested in attending to make suggestions about the LSTA program and to comment upon or propose new LSTA categories for 2016. If unable to attend the public hearing, you are encouraged to submit comments and support documents to be distributed to the committee. Testimony for the meeting must be submitted by 12:00 noon, Monday, April 5, 2015, to Terrie Howe by email for inclusion in the hearing.
2016 Proposed Project CategoriesAll project categories must meet federal LSTA program purposes, goals, and priorities established in the LSTA Five Year Plan for Wisconsin – 2013-2017:
GOAL 1: Utilization of technology to improve library services
GOAL 2: Convenient access and quality library services for all residents
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GOAL 3: Support the equalization of access to information and lifelong learning resources
To that end, the following categories are some that the LSTA Advisory Committee and DLT staff may consider during the meeting:
Coding; delivery hubs; EDGE Assessment access; digital literacy training for librarians to instruct the public; regional public library system studies; youth and special services continuing education bundle. Following the meeting, the 2016 LSTA Information and Guidelines grant categories will be developed similar to the 2015 LSTA Information and Guidelines and posted online in June 2015. There will be further information posted about the application process in June with applications due in September 2016.
Terrie Howe, Public Library Development Team