[library-media] LSTA SPRING 2007 GRANT AWARDS

Rose Frost rfrost@utah.gov
Thu, 29 Mar 2007 09:37:21 -0600


Spring 2007 LSTA grant awards were announced yesterday (March 28) at the
State Library Board meeting. A total of fourteen grant applications in
the following categories have been approved for full funding. The total
grant budget (available dollars) for this Round was $375,000. The total
amount of all grants awarded is $269,729.
 
Mini-grants:

	Box Elder School District, Adele Young Intermediate School
Library, $6,412, Technology Funding
	Emery County Library, $7,500, Wireless Access
	Grand County Library, $7,500, Computers for young adults and
children*s area
	Gunnison Civic Library, $7,290, All in one network color copier,
scanner, fax
	Jordan School District, Joel P. Jensen Middle School, $4,729,
presentation cart
	North Sanpete School District, North Sanpete Middle School
Library, $7,500, Technology Funding
	North Summit School District, North Summit Elementary Media
Center, $4,746, Computers for OPAC
	Salina Public Library, $4,715, All in one network copier,
scanner, fax
	Utah State Archives and Records Service, Utah History Research
Center, $7,500, Utah Legislative Floor Debate Recordings Preservation
	Utah State Prison Libraries, $7,500, Books for education

Three libraries submitted applications for Regular Grants requiring
matching funds equal to 25% of the total project cost. The budget for
Regular Grants is $150,000 and the total dollar amount of the four
applications was $102,464. Regular Grants to be funded are described
below.

Davis County School District. Layton High School Library. $8,836

Goal: To improve student skills in accessing, evaluating, reading, and
effectively using information.
LSTA funds will be used to purchase a presentation cart to teach
library media/information literacy skills and to purchase reading
materials for ESL and low-level readers in book and audio format.
The target audience will benefit because there will be a better
selection of materials and the quality of instruction will improve.

Duchesne County Library system. $55,399
Goal: To provide library patrons with up to date computer technology
and integrate our library system. LSTA funds will be used to replace
outdated computer equipment in the Roosevelt Library and to purchase
computers for the recently remodeled branch in Duchesne. Funds will also
provide an upgrade to the Follett Destiny integrated library system. The
target audience will benefit from enhanced, up to date services.

Washington County School District. Hurricane Middle School Library.
$38,229
Goal: To improve student achievement by providing current technology
for students, teachers, and administrators. LSTA funds will be used to
purchase new computers, software, and networking technology. The target
audience (students) will improve and achieve greater success in
completing research and required assignments with access to current
technology.

Both the LSTA Council and State Library Board recommended that the one
major grant application from the Utah Manuscript Association by fully
funded at $101,873. The fiscal agent for this grant will be Utah State
University. The following institutions will collaborate on this project
to digitize finding aids describing the special collections in their
respective archives:

	Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library
	University of Utah Marriott Library
	Weber State University Stewart Library
	Brigham Young University Lee Library
	Utah Division of State History
	Utah State Archives


Rose Frost
Grants Coordinator/Library Consultant
Utah State Library Division
250 N. 1950 W, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901

phone: 801.715.6742   fax: 801.715.6767
1.800.662-9150 ext. 742  (in-Utah-WATS)

Email: rfrost@utah.gov