Kentucky’s Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) has received recognition for its strategic planning, mission and vision in a updated version of a national publication, Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories, by Michael J. Kurtz.
“At a time when the archival profession is in the midst of extraordinary change, it is rewarding that this prestigious manual has selected our efforts in Kentucky as being worthy of note,” said James A. Nelson, state librarian and commissioner, KDLA. “Our strategic plan represents the work of both paid staff and volunteers. Their partnerships with citizens and public agencies are the foundation for our strong service orientation in Kentucky.”
“Kentucky is blessed with a professional and service-driven atmosphere in our Department for Libraries and Archives,” said Virginia G. Fox, secretary, Kentucky Education Cabinet. “For decades, they have operated with a deep sense of purpose and mission. This recognition is both deserved, and long overdue.”
The original version of Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories was published in 1992 by Thomas Wilsted and William Notle. Changes in organizational theory, communications, information technology, and the increasingly complicated and sophisticated projects performed in the archival setting are reflected in the new 2004 edition. The new book’s fifth chapter deals with mission, vision, values, goals, strategies and operational planning. KDLA’s strategic plan, specifically its mission statement and vision statement, is highlighted by the author as being thoughtful and comprehensive.
The 249-page, 13-chapter book was published by The Society of American Archivists. The society was established in 1936, and is headquartered in Chicago, Ill.
The Kentucky Education Cabinet coordinates learning programs from P-16, and manages and supports training and employment functions in the Department for Workforce Investment. For more information about our programs, visit www.educationcabinet.ky.gov or www.workforce.ky.gov, or call 502-564-6606.