Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds are provided through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Their grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. The use of LSTA funds in Connecticut is administered according to the Five-Year Plan (2018-2022) submitted to IMLS in June 2017.
If your library has received LSTA funding through the Connecticut State Library, you must follow the guidelines below to acknowledge the funders, as noted in the grant contract.
Use these acknowledgements for all spoken, online, and printed promotional materials, including program introductions, interviews, websites, emails, discussion list posts, flyers, program signage, advertisements, presentations, slideshows, evaluation forms, newsletters, and press releases.
Use the following wording:
"This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library."
Include the CSL logo and IMLS logo, which are available for download in the box to the right. For online materials, please link the logos to www.ctstatelibrary.org and www.imls.gov.
When to use acknowledgements:
For items purchased with grant funds, create bookplates or labels acknowledging the funders: "Purchased with grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the CT State Library." No logos are necessary.
All equipment purchased with grant funds must be identified on the library's inventory as purchased with LSTA funds and must be marked “Purchased with LSTA funds” in a visible location, as per the grant contract. "Equipment" includes Assistive Technology, 3D printers, computers, and similar non-circulating library materials.
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