Friday, December 11, 2015

Library Division Seeking LSTA Advisory Committee Nominations

The LSTA Advisory Committee advises the State Superintendent of Public Instruction on matters pertaining to the administration of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program. The primary responsibilities of the committee are to advise the State Superintendent and the Division for Libraries and Technology on the development of the 2018-2022 Wisconsin Long-Range Plan for LSTA; establishment of the annual grant criteria, priorities, and categories; grant applications and grant awards; and Evaluation of the 2013-2017 LSTA program.

Members of the Advisory Committee are appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to serve staggered three-year terms. Membership includes representatives from libraries and library systems of various types and sizes and from different geographic areas of the state. Committee members are appointed to serve a three-year term with the committee usually meeting twice a year. Meetings in 2016 will take place Thursday, June 2nd and Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Terms of four committee members end on December 31, 2015; suggestions or self-nomination forms are now being accepted (until January 20, 2016) for new members to replace those persons whose terms end December 2015. Please complete an Advisory Committee form that can be completed online until Section IV - labeled Signature. Please print the form and sign. Scan the signed form to your email and send the form as an attachment to Terrie Howe or faxed to Terrie's attention at (608) 267-9207.

The LSTA Advisory Committee website is currently in flux but the address will soon be:

Written by:
Terrie Howe, Public Library Development Team