Each year, the Wyoming State Library receives more than $1 million in federal Library Services and Technology Act funds through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). These funds support libraries statewide through projects that include statewide electronic resources in the GoWYLD databases, resource sharing, and more — see details on our website. In addition, passage of the CARES and ARPA legislation in response to the Covid-19 public health emergency brought additional funds to Wyoming that the State Library put to work on behalf of libraries. Earlier this year, WSL Outreach Librarian Susan Mark was interviewed about the impact of federal funds in Wyoming. Susan is one of two coordinators at the WSL for LSTA funds; Jessica Otto, Research and Statistics Consultant, is the other.
Learn more about what federal funds do for the Equality State in these two brief videos.