West Virginia, along with a number of other states in the Northeast, has engaged the services of Himmel & Wilson, Library Consultants to conduct the required evaluation. The following meetings are scheduled for Himmel & Wilson to gather information from the broader library community.
- January 26 – 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Raleigh County Public Library - 221 North Kanawha Street Beckley, WV 25801
- January 27 – 1:00 PM -2:30 PM – Martinsburg Public Library - 101 West King St. Martinsburg, WV 25401 – (Martinsburg Room)
- January 30 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Parkersburg Public Library - 3100 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, WV26104
- January 30 – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM - South Charleston Public Library - 312 Fourth Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25303
The Library Services and Technology Act’s (LSTA) Grants to States program provides funding to each state on an annual basis. In order to qualify for the funds, each state is required to submit a plan every five years that outlines how this funding will be used within the state to fulfill specific purposes outlined in the Museum and Library Services Act. Under the Act, each state is also required to conduct an evaluation of its implementation of the Grants to States program every five years.