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."

KGS Strategic Plan

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.

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