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Dates and Deadlines

ARPA Grants to Libraries

ARPA Grant Award Announcement: Friday, October 8

Find out more about the ARPA grants for public libraries

Emercency Connectivity Fund

The second 15-Day ECF filing window opens September 28, 2021 and closes October 13, 2021.

You can ask for ECF funds for eligible equipment and services received or delivered between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022

Find out more about ECF

OUSF and eRate Training

October 20 Webinar

8:30 am to 12 pm

Will help you get a grip on OUSF and eRate. Also learn what's new. Find out more about OUSF training.

More about eRate

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USAC Webinars


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

Ebsco Training

June 22, 2021

If you missed any ebsco training, take a minute and get up to speed on ebsco in general, searching, reporting and admin. Tied to that is something on our to do list: get public libraries set up with an ebsco admin account. We want the libraries to have custom links direct to each database. The…

Library Farms and Gardens

March 17, 2021

More and more now, libraries are getting into community gardening. People can “check out” plots or raised bed spaces. It’s great because they usually work with local extensions or experts, so that even people new to growing veggies and fruit can get off to a good start and get help along the way. Plus, not…

Libraries and the Pandemic

June 16, 2020

Another great article from NPR on how libraries are adapting to the pandemic, how people are using the library, and how what libraries do and offer have changed. Libraries Are Dealing With New Demand For Books And Services During The Pandemic The Atlantic’s The Post-pandemic Future of Libraries Internet is a big problem. And Covid…

2019 Library Design Showcase

September 23, 2019

Sometimes we get caught up in eRate and annual reporting and forget to see what’s going in the library world. It’s fun to see what’s happening in design, in particular. American Libraries Magazine features library building, renovation and design projects each year. The slideshows have a range of projects. Everything Old is New Again shows…

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Staff in Library Development

Jackie Kropp

Head of Library Development

Cathy VanHoy

Consultant, State Data Coordinator

Sadie Bruce

Consultant, Continuing Education Coordinator

Samuel Karns

Consultant, Computer Lab Coordinator

Melissa Askew

Consultant, Website Coordinator

Adrienne Butler

Consultant, Youth Services Coordinator

Doris Dixon

Administrative Assistant