Palau Ministry of Education
P.O. Box 7080
Koror, PW 96940
The Grants to States Program
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5 Year Plan
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Library Program and Collection Development
The Palau Ministry of Education purchased locally published children's books in both English and Palauan, as well as educational supplies, such as notebooks and pencils. These materials allowed students and other children to better connect with their native language, as well as to help boost literacy rates in schools. Project leads distributed copies of the books to over 20 libraries, including preschools and Head Starts. They conducted a back-to-school library program for K-12 students to instill a love of reading and to promote early literacy.
IMLS funds: $18,146
Library Technology Upgrade
The Palau Ministry of Education upgraded technology in public elementary school libraries as well as the Palau Public Library. The libraries needed an update to their existing technological equipment that would be accessible to both the public and library staff, so funds were used to purchase 38 computers, software, and accompanying supplies. The technology infrastructure upgrades will better meet the needs of the community, support student learning outcomes, and increase internet access.
IMLS funds: $50,109
Prevention and Preparedness
The Palau Ministry of Education purchased supplies for libraries in Palau to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. These included hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, disinfecting wipes and sprays, masks and gloves, and paper towels. Project leads distributed the health and safety supplies to all libraries in Palau, which allowed them to continue serving patrons and remain open during the pandemic.
IMLS funds: $1,959
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Five-Year Plan Highlights
Goal 1: Update library collection development and support programs and outreach activities.
- Projects include:
- Expansion of print and virtual collections for libraries and schools
- Creative programs for young people
- Reading programs for children and the public
- Programs to improve digital literacy skills.
Goal 2: Improve Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)and technology upgrade.
- Projects include:
- Maintenance, expansion, and training related to the online Union Catalog
- Technology training for the public
Goal 3: Provide trainings and professional development for librarians to enhance skills in library workforce.
- Projects include:
- Continuing education or library staff
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