QualityMetrics, LLC successfully completed 27 State Library Agency Evaluations for the period covering 2018-2022. The reports are now available on the IMLS website. This year’s five year evaluations incorporate valuable lessons about libraries pivoting during the pandemic and dramatically shifting their service paradigm to more support for electronic resources, virtual programming, and new ways of engagement. Yet, as we come out on the other end, needs for maintaining and upgrading the physical infrastructure with technology that is updated and staff skills and aptitudes that align with new service models are even more paramount than ever before. Libraries have been leading innovations, technology transformations, and enable communities and individuals to thrive! They are helping people and communities keep up with technological innovations and are critical to ensuring we are literate throughout our life spans!
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