A Military Academic Library<br />Ed Burgess<br />
Combined Arms Research Library<br />2<br />Military science research center supporting the Army’s Command and General Staf...
 adult & children‘s stuff for Fort community
 320K books, 65K documents
 e-books, databases
 archives, Digital Library</li></ul>Transitioning from:<br /><ul><li> all-paper to largely electronic
 holdings to access
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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.

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

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

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