ERIC Number: ED477771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois State Library Evaluation of Library Services and Technology Act Funds, FY 1998-FY 2002.
Johnson, Debra Wilcox
This report evaluates whether the Illinois State Library LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant offerings reflect the priorities established in the 5-year plan and help to meet the needs of local libraries. The first section provides a picture of LSTA in Illinois, including LSTA offerings in several categories, the distribution of grants to various types of libraries, and grant awards under each of the goals for the 5-year period of LSTA. The second section reviews the major grants funded in the areas of technology, young adult, and collection. The third section discusses the impact of youth services and training grants. The fourth section outlines the Educate and Automate grant program to illustrate why the Illinois State Library may have used a smaller percentage of LSTA funds for technology than other states. The fifth section describes "Lighting the Fire," a new program to enhance the creativity of grants developed from the field and to explore new ways to improve the grant-making process in Illinois. Several recommendations are offered. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Federal Aid, Grants, Information Technology, Library Funding, Library Planning, Library Services, State Libraries, Statewide Planning
For full text: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/library/isl/LSTAEvaluation.doc/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Library, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Technology Act 1996