Dept of Planning & Natural Resources

Log Number: LS-246575-OLS-20

The Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums of the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources will use funds under the CARES Act to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus; to expand digital network access, purchase internet accessible devices, and provide technical support services.  They will continue to support the goals of their Five-Year Plan for FY 2018-2022. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, specific goals address 1) expanding basic library services to address the needs of the community due to the effects after Hurricanes Irma and Maria; 2) identifying and establishing quantitative and qualitative data gathering protocols, outcome measurement strategies and reporting criteria for monitoring, evaluating and improving public library services, programs and projects; 3) providing educational opportunities for library personnel; and 4) continuing to expand on the scope of the Virgin Islands Automated Library System (VIALS).