Bureau of Library Development – Staff Update | STAGING Compendium

Good morning, colleagues.

I am pleased to share the news that Lisette Ruiz has been hired as the Contracts and LSTA Coordinator in the Administration and Data Unit of the Bureau of Library Development. Lisette joins us from the Department of Labor & Industry’s Workforce Development Unit where she worked as a Grant Analyst.

In this role, Lisette will manage the planning, contracting, reviewing, monitoring, and analyzation of multi-faceted statewide library grant programs including the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program as well as other state initiatives that support libraries.

Lisette earned a BA in Psychology from West Chester University and an M.Ed in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Kutztown University. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, going to the gym, window shopping, watching Netflix documentaries, and spending time with her teenagers.

Lisette is thrilled to join BLD and looks forward to meeting and working with you!


Heather Sharpe, MLIS | Director, Bureau of Library Development
Office of Commonwealth Libraries | Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street | 11th Floor | Harrisburg PA  17126
Office: 717.783.0565 | Mobile: 717.903.1819 | www.statelibrary.pa.gov

The Bureau of Library Development (BLD) in the Office of Commonwealth Libraries supports libraries and library services for Pennsylvanians through the administration of state and federally funded programs and grant opportunities including LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), Library AccessLAMP (Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians), the Public Library Subsidy, and Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities. BLD also provides advisory services, professional development, and continuing education for library staff and volunteer leadership at public, school, academic, and special libraries.

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