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Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian YouTube Channel


This is the YouTube channel for the North Carolina Library Association’s Government Resources Section.

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Library and Information Science: Blogs and Podcasts

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The University of Alabama Libraries has compiled this diverse and delightful list of podcasts, blogs, and Wikis that will be of interest to librarians and library science students. This resource list contains professional resources – including a Wiki that highlights best practices in the field and links to Twitter feeds that librarians may want to follow to keep abreast of developments in the library world. Many podcasts and blogs featured here – such as Adventures in Library Instruction and the official podcast of the Young Adult Library Service Association – provide specialized information and advice for specific members of the library profession. On the lighter side, the University of Alabama Libraries also highlights a number of personal and group blogs that provide humor and wry commentary about the library world.

Brought to my attention by:  The Scout Report (ISSN 1092-3861)  published every Friday of the year except for the last two Fridays of December by the Internet Scout Research Group, based in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Computer Sciences. Oct 14 2016. Volume 22, Number 20

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Military Force Structure + DOD Collection Link

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A ‘primer’ on U.S. military force structure

by Trudy Hawkins

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is the world’s largest organization. So, examining the defense budget has got to be pretty daunting. The enormity and complexity of the U.S. military makes it difficult to crunch the numbers needed to organize, train, and equip a ready military.

Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution confers Congress with broad powers over the armed forces. As a part of that authority, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is mandated to provide objective, impartial analysis of government-wide spending, including that of the DoD. To that end, the CBO’s The U.S. Military’s Force Structure: A Primer  is now available through GPO.

Each year, Congress passes the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This report looks at how the DoD allocates nearly $400 billion of that spending bill on day-to-day “operation and support” of military units—pretty much anything that “produces, sustains, and supports combat units.” In other words, the “force structure.”

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