Library Development Services Bureau
The Library Development Services (LDS) Bureau provides leadership, grants and other assistance to California's libraries and literacy communities to improve services for all Californians. The Bureau supports general consulting for development of programs; administers grants and aid for service improvements; collaborates with local, state and federal agencies to develop and implement programs; collects, compiles and disseminates library statistics and directories; and works to enhance resource-sharing.
These activities help California's libraries maintain and support existing programs and services; implement new methods for delivering cost-effective library services; extend library services; gain the greatest benefit from existing funding sources; and develop partnerships to enhance capacity. See Services to Libraries for more information about LDS services, projects and programs.