WI Div. for Libraries and Community Learning

Log Number: LS-250245-OLS-21

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction- Division for Libraries and Technology 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 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.