Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo's Communications Office
Lieutenant Governor Mongiardo helps bring national collection to Kentucky

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, August 05, 2009  
Contact Information:  Sarah Baird

Lt. Governor Mongiardo joined with leaders from the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) this weekend to help bring a landmark, nationally prominent collection of lieutenant governor records and archives to Kentucky.

The Kenton County Public Library will become the new home of the first-ever National Collection on the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. This collection will work to collect and disseminate information on the office of lieutenant governor, as well as serve as a valuable asset for researchers and students studying the office historically, those seeking to further explore the office from a national scope and media covering the office.

“I am proud to have helped lead the resolution to bring the only National Collection on the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to the Kenton County Public Library. Among Kentucky’s nationally recognized library system, the Kenton County Public Library is an ideal home for this important and valuable collection, as well as a wonderful opportunity to showcase one of the Commonwealth’s finest libraries and librarians,” said Lt. Governor Mongiardo.

The Kenton County Public Library received the highest score of any Kentucky library ranked by Hennen's American Public Library Ratings in 2008. Additionally, the library’s executive director was selected by the Library of Congress in April 2009 as one of only three librarians nationwide to design a national historical exhibit.

“Lt. Governor Mongiardo helped Kentucky gain a notable national collection through his support of the collaborative agreement to make the Kenton County Library home of the nation’s only Collection on the Office of Lieutenant Governor,” said Julia Hurst, executive director of the NLGA.