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Name: Terry
Title: State Librarian and Commissioner
Organization: Commonwealth of Kentucky
Address: Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
PO Box 537
City: Frankfort
State: KY
Zip Code: 40602
Phone: (502) 564-1730 n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: Matt Bevin
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association:
Trustee Association:
Other State Library Links:
      School Media Association:
      l Library Links from KDLA:


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released:
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 4,043,697
Number of Public Libraries: 118 county public libraries
Total Circulation: 22,746,221
Circulation Per Capita: 5.56
Total Library Operating Income: $94,522,024
Total Expenditures: $84,778,419
Expenditures per capita:$20.71
State Support:$3,968,456
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 28,339


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released:
Governance Structure: State Librarian and Commissioner is the "Appointing Authority" (legal authority) for the agency - serves at the pleasure of the Governor. The agency is assigned to the Education, Arts and Humanities Cabinet for administrative purposes.
Library Legislation:
KRS 171 governing the agency; KRS 173 governing local libraries and 00/CHAPTER.HTM
Library Standards:
Public Library Facilities: rds.pdf Kentucky Public Library Standards: Direction and Service for the 21st Century - benchmarks for differnt levels of local library operation and service. Not yet posted.
Allied and Other Special Operations:
State Archives -; Public Records Management for state and local government -
Number of Service Outlets: One primary facility; two records centers; and, twelve regional offices
Collections: Library holdings - 85,049 Archival holdings - 90,290 cu ft (about 225,725,000 pages) Records Center holdings - 139,463 cu ft (about 348,657,500 pages)
Staff: 148 - 145 permament, 1 part-time, 2 coop
Income: $16,445,675
Expenditures: $16,470,253
Employment Opportunities:


Newsletter: no agency newsletter
LSTA Five Year Plan:
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

Directory of Kentucky Libraries and Archives
f LSTA Five Year Evaluation
n.pdf Publications for Public Libraries
Trustee Handbook
eemanual.pdf Public Library Directory
Managing Government Records
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