Important Dates

eRate deadlines are now longer. Since schools are closing because of the pandemic, USAC has pushed back the deadlines to post a 470 and do a 471.


April 1, 2020 is the last day to file a 470. Please contact your consultant if you need help with your FCC Form 470. REMINDER: If you have voluntary extensions and want to continue that service, you DO NOT file an FCC Form 470.


April 29, 2020 is that last day to file your FCC Form 471. Contact your consultant if you need help with this form.


Trends, technology and other things going on in the library world.

Get Inspired by Design

It’s fun to see what’s happening in library design. American Libraries Magazine features library building, renovation and design projects each year. Take a look and get inspired. 

Library Design slideshows

Libraries and Social Work

It’s a new way to think about libraries connecting to people in the community. Libraries are hiring or embedding a social worker in the library. Listen to a story from NPR. Then find out more in the book.

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New Books to Help You in the Library

Ready for new ideas or need a road map for how to run a library? Here are two new books that you’ll want on your list. Don’t buy your own copy. Try borrowing from ODL!

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Library Development Staff

Vicki Mohr

Director of Library Development

Cathy VanHoy

Consultant, State Data Coordinator

Adrienne Butler

Consultant, Youth Services Coordinator

Melissa Askew

Consultant, Website Coordinator

Wendy J Noerdlinger

Consultant, Continuing Education Coordinator

Doris Dixon

Administrative Assistant