This document presents the LSTA Five-Year State Plan for Kansas that will be implemented during the 2013-2017 period (October 1, 2013—September 30, 2017). The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program promotes access to information resources provided by all types of libraries and is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The IMLS Grants for States Program under which state library administrative agencies (SLAAs) receive LSTA allotments requires each SLAA to submit a five-year plan that identifies the state’s library needs and the goals and activities that will be employed to address these needs.
Goals for 2013-2017
The needs identified and incorporated into this plan including the following LSTA goals in Kansas.
1. Improve and enhance the high-speed and reliable infrastructure for delivery of library services to all Kansas libraries and residents (LSTA goals 1-2, 4-7).
2. Provide user-centric library services that facilitate lifelong learning for all Kansas residents (LSTA goals 1-2, 4-7).
3. Plan and implement projects that will identify technologies and collaborations that have impact on library services ensuring that libraries remain relevant to Kansas users.