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KDLA announces 25 recipients for grant funds of $575,000 to preserve local government records

The Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has announced 25 recipients of more than $575,000 of the Local Records Grant Program funds to preserve and manage local government records. The Local Records Program helps to preserve, protect and make available records with continuing archival value and assist local agencies with records...

Kentucky public libraries break E-rate record with more than $2.1 million in funding commitments

Kentucky public libraries set a new record for funding commitments from education rate (E-rate), a federal program that provides discounts on Internet, telecommunications, and networking equipment for schools and public libraries. For the July 2019–June 2020 funding year, Kentucky public libraries have a record commitment of $2,195,532 in E-rate funding to be disbursed as they are invoiced for eligible...

Ten Kentucky public libraries receive 20-year construction grants worth over $20 million

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) has awarded 10 Public Library Facilities Construction Fund grants totaling $20 million over 20 years. Each library will receive an allotted dollar amount annually for the next 20 years to assist with debt retirement. The total amount KDLA is distributing among the libraries per year is $1 million. Yearly allotments range from $18,200 to $207,390,...

Veteran state employee Terry Manuel appointed new state librarian, commissioner of KDLA

Terry Manuel, a 24-year employee with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), has been appointed the new State Librarian and Commissioner of KDLA. Manuel has served as the Acting State Librarian/Commissioner since February 2016. “I am delighted that Terry Manuel is heading the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Terry’s expertise as both a librarian and historian...