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Military librarianship


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Military librarianship

  1. 1. LSU SLA/ASIS&T Student Chapter, Spring 2013
  2. 2. “A library maintained by a unit of government responsible for national defense, maintaining collections for the use of military staff, but that may have a broader mandate, including accessibility to the general public (example: Nimitz Library at the U.S. Naval Academy). Military librarians are organized in the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table of the American Library Association.” -Joan Reitz, Dictionary for Library and Information Science (2004)
  3. 3. “The Nimitz Library offers comprehensive library services to midshipmen and faculty. Service is also provided to USNA military and civilian staff and their family members, to personnel attached to the other activities of the Annapolis Area Naval Complex, and to local retired faculty members and retired military personnel. Other residents of the Annapolis community and authorized researchers may make use of the Library's resources under specific circumstances.”
  4. 4.  General  Special  Academic  Medical Similar to their equivalent civilian libraries
  5. 5.  Installation: Also known as a base, this is a place where servicemen are stationed.  Communities with family housing, commissaries, schools, libraries, and other establishments  Libraries reflect this population and have a scope of materials similar to a public library.
  6. 6. “Federal and Armed Forces Libraries represent a wide variety of library types: research, law, school, and public. Librarians working for the Federal government have opportunities that span the library field: from direct services to the public to in-depth research support for America’s military and civilian services.”
  7. 7. “The Military Libraries Division brings together those interested in the betterment of military library service. It is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on military librarianship. It conceives and carries out projects that assist members in improving services to their constituencies. It works to promote the professional advancement of its members. It works to enhance understanding of the importance of libraries to a successful national defense.”
  8. 8. Special appreciations to Sandra Brown of the Army Corps of Engineers for her assistance.