The Library Programs and Development (LPD) department at the State Library of Ohio is charged with providing leadership and partnership in the development of library services throughout Ohio. The three main areas in the department are: Consultant Services, Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administration, and Data Coordination.

The LPD staff coordinates statewide projects and programs such as the Summer Reading Program, Choose to Read Ohio, the Ohio eBook Project, and Connecting to Collections.

In addition to the programs featured in this section, you will find valuable resources and information prepared by the LPD staff in the Resources andTopics section of WebJunction Ohio.

Pictured above, L to R –top row: Associate State Librarian for Library Development Missy Lodge, Youth Services Library Consultant Janet Ingraham Dwyer, and Library Development Consultant Evan Struble

L to R – bottom row: Grants Coordinator Julia Ward, State Data Coordinator Lisa Hickle, and Technology Library Consultant Mandy Knapp