The Earth Analysis Research Library (EARL)
Kentucky Geological Survey Vision: To be the primary source of geologic information about and for Kentucky.
"Our focus will be on issues relevant to the economic prosperity, environmental quality, and practical well-being of the Commonwealth and its people: the things that can make Kentucky a compelling place to live, work, and do business."
EARL supports the KGS Strategic Plan by:
- facilitating and participating in publishable research.
- pursuing fundable projects.
- continuing and expanding development of relationships with industry, academia, and government.
- pursuing integrated management and continuous feedback, mentoring, professional development.
- expanding the scope of discoverable research collections at the EARL.
- integrating EARL collections, data, and catalogs with each other and with other KGS efforts, including the 3D database and applied research projects.
- utilizing available technology to improve facility and inventory management and expand research capabilities.
- supporting healthy work-life options for facility staff.
- fostering an active community-driven safety culture.