"The Derby's On!"
Celebrate Kentucky Derby weekend with a newly relaunched section of the Governor's Office website archives.
This section highlights Derby activities of the Governor's Office. Highlights include photos of events, images of the Governor's Commemorative Derby posters, links to the Governor's Derby Breakfast, and an audio clip from Governor Patton in 2003.
Protecting our collections is one of our fundamental responsibilities as archivists. The Heritage Health Index, released in 2005, reported that few institutions have disaster plans and for those that do, often the plan is out of date. It’s easy to put off emergency response planning as we devote our attentions to tasks with more immediate “payback.”
But on May 1, you can do something that will make a difference when and if an emergency occurs. That’s the purpose of MayDay – a grassroots effort whose goal is to save our archives. For additional information, please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/initiatives/mayday-saving-our-archives
Preservation Week 2015
KDLA is joining with the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, the Society of American Archivists, and many other cultural heritage organizations to launch Preservation Week - a national campaign to help raise awareness about collecting and preservation, to connect the general public to preservation information and expertise, and to emphasize the close relationships among personal, family, community, and public collections and their preservation.
For more information about KDLA preservation services visit the Document Preservation Laboratory Page.
May is Get Caught Reading Month
Get Caught Reading is a national campaign to promote the joys of reading for the fun of it - for readers of all ages. Find your next title in the KDLA Catalog.
Children's Book Week -- May 4-10, 2015
This year marks the 96th annual celebration of Children's Book Week, the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!
The Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards are the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens. Last year, over 1,200,000 votes were cast by young readers! Encourage your kids and teens to vote for their favorite books, authors, and illustrators! The voting deadline is May 3.
National Stand Down to Prevent Falls – May 4-15, 2015
Hundreds of workers die each year and thousands more face debilitating injuries due to falls in the workplace. To bring greater attention to this problem, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is sponsoring the Fall Safety Stand-Down May 4-15, 2015. During this week, agencies are encouraged to talk directly to employees about "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention".
Consider using a safety training DVD from the State Library’s Safety Training Resource Lists. The Falls Prevention list has a number of title options, including some in Spanish. If you need assistance with the resource lists, the KDLA Catalog or requesting a DVD, contact the Reference desk at 502.564.8306 or use the Ask a Librarian service.