KPL Wins State History Award

Oct 5/, 2011 08:59:26 AM

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Kalamazoo, MI –

Kalamazoo Public Library recently won a State History Award for the All About Kalamazoo section of KPL’s Local History website in the Communications: Newsletters and Websites category.

The section features nearly 600 interconnected web pages and covers more than 20 categories. The pages include information about people and places from Kalamazoo’s past, researched and written by members of the Kalamazoo Public Library staff. The award citation proclaimed KPL’s Local History website “an invaluable resource for researchers ranging from middle school students competing in History Day to genealogists.”

The Historical Society of Michigan presented its 2011 State History Awards at the 137th Annual Meeting and State History Conference held September 23-25, 2011, in Traverse City. The awards were presented at the annual awards reception and banquet. KPL’s webmaster Keith Howard accepted the award on behalf of Kalamazoo Public Library from Sharon Carlson, member of the Historical Society of Michigan board of trustees.

Each year the Historical Society of Michigan presents a State History Award to those individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the appreciation and understanding of Michigan history. Judging criteria include excellence of achievement by an individual or organization in the collection, preservation and promotion of state and local history.

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Congratulations to all who made this possible! Always new KPL was the best!
Congratulations!
Well done & very much deserved!
Wow...congratulations KPL! Praying for a year full of favor and health in 2012..God bless!
Congratulations!