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Local public libraries to get free access to Kentucky Virtual Library; CPE partners with KDLA to fund effort

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) announced a partnership Thursday that will provide all state residents with free access to the Kentucky Virtual Library during the upcoming school year. “My administration is education first and this pandemic is demonstrating how we need to further our efforts to provide educational...

CPE makes Kentucky Virtual Library available to all Kentucky students, educators for at-home learning

Amid the challenges of COVID-19, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) announced today that all K-12 students and teachers in Kentucky now have free access to an online portal of educational resources that can support learning and lessons at home. The materials are available through the Kentucky Virtual Library, a consortium of nearly 300 institutions from across the state. Content...

Kentucky Virtual Library honors JCTC librarian with inaugural service award that shares her name

The Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) has launched an award for outstanding service and has named it for its first recipient. Sheree Williams Sheree Williams, director of the Learning Commons and professor at Jefferson Community and Technical College, received the inaugural Sheree Award at a recent KYVL meeting in Frankfort. The award honors Williams’ continued dedication to the KYVL through her contributions...

Former St. Catharine College library director named new head of Kentucky Virtual Library

Ilona N. Burdette has been named the new director of the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL), a program of the Council on Postsecondary Education. Burdette comes to the Council from St. Catharine College, where she served 17 years as director of library services. Prior to this role, she spent three years as director of the Marion County Public Library in Lebanon, Ky. Ilona N. Burdette has been named the...

Banjos, Bourbon and Bluegrass: They’re all
in first digitized Bert T. Combs collection

Staff report   Besides the letter ‘B,’ what do banjos, bourbon barrels and Bluegrass have in common? They’re all in the first digitized and posted entry of the Coal, Camps and Railroads collection in the University of Kentucky Libraries.   The National Endowment for the Humanities gave UK a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant to digitize 132 cubic feet,...