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How IMLS Serves Wisconsin

 

The President’s budget proposal includes eliminating the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) which administers federal funding through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). IMLS provides Wisconsin with vital services to schools and public libraries. IMLS meets the needs of Wisconsin citizens in the following ways:

  • Statewide Technology and Resource Sharing
  • BadgerLink database resources and management (including job skills, training, and test prep)
  • Interlibrary loan (required by state statute) software, management, delivery 
  • Wisconsin digital archives system
  • Wisconsin job seeker support
  • WISELearn educational digital repository
  • Legal consultation for libraries
  • Literacy support
  • Inclusive services
  • Public library broadband and technology services
  • Data collection including annual reports (required by state statute)
  • Continuing education for library staff
  • Grant management of LSTA library program (including outreach services)
  • Coordination and support of high level library policy

For details view "IMLS Funding Supports Vital School and Public Library Services to Wisconsin Citizens" posted March 17, 2017 by Kurt Kiefer, Assistant State Superintendent.