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LSTA Advisory Council Member Handbook

Ready reference for the State Library of Oregon's Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council members.

Administrative Structure

Two committees, the Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee and the Answerland Advisory Committee, help support (and make recommendations about those two statewide LSTA programs) to the LSTA Advisory Council.

The LSTA Advisory Council in turn works with State Library staff makes recommendations to State Library Board.

State Library Board – general information & member roster

LSTA Advisory Council – general information & member roster

Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee (SDLAC) – general information, annual report, & member roster

Answerland Advisory Committee (AAC) – general information, annual report, & member roster

Bylaws, Rules, and other guidelines

Bylaws for LSTA Advisory Council

(Approved June 2019)

Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) Division 60, Chapter 543

(from Oregon Secretary of State, as it pertains to SDLAC, Statewide Reference Services, and determination of public libraries’ service populations)

U.S. Code Title 20, chapter 72 - Museum and Library Services Act 2018

(full text, via Cornell Legal Information Institute)

Federal legislative timeline for Museum and Library Services Act

(synopsis from IMLS website)

Allowable Costs for LSTA-funded Projects:

LSTA Competitive Grants Program

One of the most important contributions of the LSTA Advisory Council is to review, evaluate, and make recommendations to the State Library Board about annual LSTA Competitive Grants applications. ‚Äč

Miscellaneous & Travel forms