THE MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT LAW LIBRARY IS THE RECIPIENT OF A LIBRARY SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY ACT GRANT
The Institute of Museum and Library Services supports Arizona libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program which is administered by the Arizona State Library. LSTA funds are used to promote improvements in services to all types of libraries. Libraries apply for funds through LSTA’s grant process.
Earlier this year the Arizona State Library received close to $3.3 million under the Act (LSTA). One million dollars of the total amount was awarded to libraries in Arizona on a competitive basis to support programs like family literacy and reading programs, electronic databases, digital government initiatives, and continuing education classes.
The Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library applied for and received a grant to assist with planning an integrative legal learning center within the Law Library. The goal of this grant is to plan a space for library users to explore resources alongside technologies for teaching, learning, and research. It is the library’s belief that access to a planned, professionally maintained environment that incorporates technology, ensures free or low-cost access to legal resources in a variety of formats and benefits the community.
The Law Library is very excited to begin work on this grant and will ensure user comments and/or suggestions are incorporated into the planning process.