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Contact Name: 
Mr. Raynold Mechol
Contact Title: 
Chief of School Management
State Library Address: 
Palau Ministry of Education
P.O. Box 7080
Koror, PW 96940
+1 680 488 2570
+1 680 488 1003
Contact Email Address: 

The Grants to States Program

The Grants to States Program is the largest grant program run by IMLS; it provides funds to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs) using a population-based formula set by the law. SLAAs determine goals and objectives for the funds in their statutorily required five-year plan (see below). For more information, see the Grants to States program overview.


Raynold Mechol, Chief of School Management, Palau Ministry of Education
Raynold Mechol

"The IMLS grant supports the Palau public and school libraries develop and promote access to information with emphasis on life-long learning through print media and use of technology.”

-- Raynold Mechol, Chief of School Management, Palau Ministry of Education

Project Examples

Review recent Grants to States projects from this state library in the State Program Report database.

Search the Awarded Grants Database for additional details about awards in this state.

2018-2022 Plan Highlights

Goal 1: Update and expand library collection development.

  • Projects include:
    • Input from stakeholders on new materials
    • Book acquisitions and cataloging

Goal 2: Acquire and upgrade Palau libraries technology infrastructure.

  • Projects include:
    • Hardware upgrades
    • Training for patrons
    • Digital literacy programming
    • Research training

Goal 3: Provide trainings and professional development for librarians to enhance skills in library workforce.

  • Projects include:
    • Professional development conferences

Goal 4: Maintain, enhance, and promote the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC).

  • Projects include:
    • Software renewal and upgrade
    • Training opportunities for all library personnel territory-wide
    • New users recruitment

IMLS Data Collection

State Library Administrative Agency Survey
The State Library Administrative Agency Survey (SLAA) provides descriptive data about state library agencies for all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

Public Libraries Survey
The Public Libraries Survey (PLS) provides national descriptive data on the status of public libraries in the United States and its territories. Explore state profiles representing more than 9,000 public library systems and over 17,000 public library outlets.

Content last reviewed on
September 14, 2020