Library & Development Services supports all aspects of library operations through consulting, professional development, resources, and administration of LSTA funds for statewide library services. The department functions as a library for state agencies, the legislature, and libraries. It also is home to the West Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.
Network Services designs, evaluates, and maintains the state library network that provides public libraries with software/hardware installation, internet access, e-mail, FTP and website hosting, firewall support and consortia-based, shared catalogs and patron databases. Network Services provides daily technical support to public libraries throughout the state.
Special Services is the regional library of the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and is part of the Library of Congress national network. Special Services connects West Virginians that cannot utilize standard print with resources for everyday living including braille materials, audiobooks, digital talking book machines, and more.
Monitors the agency’s budget to ensure that all programs enhance and expand library information services in West Virginia and that they are implemented in accordance with state and federal regulations. Administrative Services includes Human Resources, Purchasing, Building Services, Public Information, State Library E-Rate Services, and Television Services.