For Libraries - Library Development Division

  • Maine Regional Library System with district consultant services and resources, continuing education opportunities and more
  • Outreach Services consisting of the talking books, large print books, books by mail programs, services for people with disabilities
  • Maine InfoNet [MIN] supported by the Maine State Library and the University of Maine System, is a partnership of Maine libraries dedicated to improving information and library service to all Mainers through online systems and technology. Information on MaineCat, Minerva, SOLAR, wireless, listservs, digital projects and more.Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

These programs above are administered by the Maine State Library and funded by partly or fully the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Responsibilities within Library Development

  • Administration of federal library-related programs
  • State and federal data collection, compilation, and dissemination. Aggregating information from the public library annual reports is an important part of this function.

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Resources

Some programs under Library Development are administered by the Maine State Library and funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).