LSTA Five Year Plan 2008-2012, 2007

(2007) LSTA Five Year Plan 2008-2012, 2007. Library of Iowa, State


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The 2008-2012 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Plan represents a blueprint for the State Library of Iowa’s federally funded activities over the next five years. We feel we have been successful in striking a balance between challenging ourselves to achieve more and being realistic about what we can actually accomplish with current human and financial resources. We have incorporated “Lessons Learned” from the previous five year plan. These include: • Continue to use LSTA funding primarily for projects of statewide impact, an emphasis based on input from the Iowa library community. • Consider carefully the ramifications of taking on additional projects. We have carefully selected a few, new projects. • Leverage staff resources and non-federal funding to carry out our LSTA plan. A number of programs and services identified in the plan also use state funding, including the State Data Center, Iowa Publications Online, Direct State Aid, Open Access and Access Plus. • Measure progress regularly and frequently. We plan to review our progress in implementing the plan at least quarterly and will ask the Iowa Commission of Libraries to review progress annually. • Write objectives that come closer to identifying impact. We believe our target outcomes are do-able and come closer to measuring impact.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: LSTA, Library, Libraries, Five Year Plan, State Library of Iowa
Subjects: Education > Libraries and archives
Education > Libraries and archives > Special libraries
ID Code: 5188
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2007