Missouri State Library

Log Number: LS-250221-OLS-21

The Missouri State Library will use funds under the American Rescue Plan Act to help communities respond directly and immediately to the pandemic, as well as to related economic and community needs through equitable approaches in digital inclusion and library services. They will continue to support the goals of their Five-Year Plan for FY 2018-2022. In Missouri, specific goals address 1) Expanding services for learning and equity of access to quality library resources, services and technology to support individuals' needs for education, lifelong learning, and digital literacy skills; 2) Strengthening and expanding both quality and availability of library services to meet the educational, cultural, intellectual, workforce, personal and social development needs of Missourians, particularly persons with difficulty using the library; and 3) Current library workforce and leadership possessing enhanced skills to advance the effective delivery of library and information services.