WI Div. for Libraries and Community Learning

Log Number: LS-246567-OLS-20

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction- Division for Libraries and Technology will use funds under the CARES Act to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus; to expand digital network access, purchase internet accessible devices, and provide technical support services.  They will continue to support the goals of their Five-Year Plan for FY 2018-2022. In Wisconsin, specific goals address 1) Robust and equitable access to technology through statewide infrastructure and consulting services; 2) Statewide sharing of information resources and collaboration among libraries to provide equitable and efficient library services for all Wisconsin residents; 3) Increased leadership capacity of public libraries through law, finance and data support including governance and service standards; 4) Stronger engagement of public libraries with their communities and utilization of data to actively adapt to community needs; and 5) Increased involvement of youth and under-represented populations in library programs and services through staff training and shelf-ready resources.