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LSTA Policies and Procedures Manual: Statewide Projects

Policies and procedures related to LSTA subgrants and LSTA funding from IMLS

Statewide Projects Funded by LSTA

In Connecticut, LSTA pays for these projects in part or in whole:

1. Instructors for continuing education classes in locations around the state

2. Critical portions of researchIT CT and findIT CT, the statewide library catalog

3. Library service for 5,000+ patrons of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

  • Over 180,000 talking books delivered
  • Almost 10,000 playback machines distributed

4. deliverIT CT vans and drivers that deliver over 3 million library items per year

5. The Collaborative Summer Reading Program with 58,000 participants

6. Service Center collections that help serve over 450,000 state residents through local libraries

  • 25,000 audio, large print, and professional materials circulated each year
  • 37,000 children's materials circulated each year
  • 4,400 items added to these collections

7. Over $360,000 in grants to libraries over the past 5 grant cycles

8. The Connecticut Public Library Annual Report and statistics, which the State Library Data Coordinator reports to the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Crediting IMLS

For any LSTA funded project, IMLS must be credited on promotional or training items, websites, etc. with a statement such as “This project is funded 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." Where possible, credits should also include the IMLS logo with a link to IMLS's website.

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