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Ed Burgess, Combined Arms Research Library, at Careers in Federal Libraries
Ed Burgess, Combined Arms Research Library, at Careers in Federal Libraries
Ed Burgess, Combined Arms Research Library, at Careers in Federal Libraries
Ed Burgess, Combined Arms Research Library, at Careers in Federal Libraries
Ed Burgess, Combined Arms Research Library, at Careers in Federal Libraries
Ed Burgess, Combined Arms Research Library, at Careers in Federal Libraries
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Ed Burgess, Combined Arms Research Library, at Careers in Federal Libraries

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Director of the Combined Arms Research Library, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Edwin "Ed" Burgess presents information at the June 24, 2011 ALA Annnual Conference.

Director of the Combined Arms Research Library, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Edwin "Ed" Burgess presents information at the June 24, 2011 ALA Annnual Conference.

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  • 1. A Military Academic Library
    Ed Burgess
  • 2. Combined Arms Research Library
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    Military science research center supporting the Army’s Command and General Staff College
    • Majority of effort to CGSC
    • 3. adult & children‘s stuff for Fort community
    • 4. 320K books, 65K documents
    • 5. e-books, databases
    • 6. archives, Digital Library
    Transitioning from:
    • all-paper to largely electronic
    • 7. holdings to access
    • 8. in-house service to worldwide users
    Also serving:
    • Deployed soldiers
    • 9. Historians & scholars
    • 10. Other military libraries
    • 11. Families
    Federal Library of the Year 2007
    Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
    Eisenhower Hall
    Command and General Staff College
  • 12. What is CGSC?
    Graduate education for professional soldiers
    Five Schools
    -CGSS (MAJs, 15 years service)
    -SAMS (follows CGSS)
    -Pre-Command Course (LTCs and COLs)
    -Non-resident
    -Civilian Education System
    Cooperative graduate programs for MA and PhD
    Federal Library of the Year 2007
    Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
    Eisenhower Hall
    Command and General Staff College
  • 13. Best Library in the Army
    Internet
    Web pages tops in DOD
    Internet connectivity
    RSS, blog, FB, Twitter
    ISP / NIPR / SIPR
    Wireless ISP
    Preservation program
    Digitization of legacy docs
    Digital Library
    Service, service
    Staff of 40
    Sophisticated users
    Ask-a-Librarian
    Faculty relationships
    Reference/Research
    • Research databases
    • 14. E-books and downloadable audio books
    • 15. Electronic resources
    • 16. Distance learning initiatives
    • 17. Satellite support
    • 18. Involvement in Army and Joint activities
    • 19. Depth of collection
    • 20. Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN)
    • 21. Post / Academic synergy
    • 22. Distribute published works from Fort
    • 23. Copyrights requests for College
    Federal Library of the Year 2007
    Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
    Eisenhower Hall
    Command and General Staff College
  • 24. Combined Arms Research Library
    Takeaways
    Comprehensive research service
    Most innovative Army library
    Aggressive digitization program
    Service to Government and scholars worldwide
    Expanding with emerging technology
    …one of the most magnificent military libraries in the Western World… Warpaths by John Keegan, p.267
    Federal Library of the Year 2007
    Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
    Eisenhower Hall
    Command and General Staff College
  • 25. Gee Whiz
    Book collection: c. 320,000
    Documents collection: c. 65,000
    Electronic books: 12,047
    Circulation of library materials FY10: 167,000
    Masters Degrees awarded June 2011: 286
    Visits to Digital Library, 2010: 1.7 M
    Website hits: 20 M per year (half the College total)
    Interlibrary loan items borrowed from other libraries: 816
    Interlibrary loan items loaned to other libraries: 1,797
    Magazines and newspapers issues annually: c. 13,000
    Federal Library of the Year 2007
    Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
    Eisenhower Hall
    Command and General Staff College
  • 26. Motivation
    The future is not actually attacking you, but you can be crushed under its wheels

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