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SLA:Nominations Sought for Leadership Positions Revised Handbook of Federal Librarianship Now Online MLTW 2015 SLA 2015 Call for Volunteers CRS Insights: Increased Department of Defense Role in U.S. Ebola Response, CRS Insights (October 1, 2014) From ACRLog: Assisting College Military Veterans in Academic Libraries Interview With Lily McGovern, DMIL Chair 09/30/2014 Share Your Research at SLA 2015
 
SLA:Nominations Sought for Leadership Positions

SLA:Nominations Sought for Leadership Positions

Posted by Bill Drew on October 15, 2014 - 2:44 pmAre you a forward thinking, good communicator with experience in SLA, or do you know someone who fits this description?  If so, the SLA Nominating Committee is looking for you and your colleagues!  We are providing an opportunity for members to take their leadership skills […]

Revised Handbook of Federal Librarianship Now Online

Revised Handbook of Federal Librarianship Now Online

Posted by Bill Drew on October 8, 2014 - 11:00 amThe newest edition of the Handbook of Federal Librarianship is now available on the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) web site.  The handbook is ongoing project of FEDLINK’s Education Working Group whose members are primarily federal librarians and others who hold positions in federal […]

MLTW 2015 – Arlington, Va. Dec 6 – 9, 2015

MLTW 2015 – Arlington, Va. Dec 6 – 9, 2015

Posted by Bill Drew on October 7, 2014 - 10:13 amThe Military Libraries Training Workshop (MLTW) 2015 will be Dec 6-9, 2015 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Arlington, VA.  The theme,   “Military Libraries…..A Capital Idea” reflects the value military libraries and their staffs bring to the DoD Community.   This variety of specialized libraries supports a […]

SLA 2015 Call for Volunteers

SLA 2015 Call for Volunteers

Posted by Bill Drew on October 7, 2014 - 9:04 amVolunteer with SLA! Help shape the future of SLA. Volunteer now! As incoming president of SLA, one of my first tasks is to appoint members to SLA’s councils and committees. This year there are vacancies to fill at a variety of levels (chairs and members) […]

CRS Insights: Increased Department of Defense Role in U.S. Ebola Response, CRS Insights (October 1, 2014)

CRS Insights: Increased Department of Defense Role in U.S. Ebola Response, CRS Insights (October 1, 2014)

Posted by Bill Drew on October 7, 2014 - 8:18 amIncreased Department of Defense Role in U.S. Ebola Response, CRS Insights (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists) On September 16, 2014, President Obama announced a major increase in the U.S. response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Department […]

From ACRLog: Assisting College Military Veterans in Academic Libraries

From ACRLog: Assisting College Military Veterans in Academic Libraries

Student retention has been a big issue here on the North Dakota State University (NDSU) campus. One specific group that the library is actively seeking to form more diverse relationships with is military veterans. Library services for military veterans provide targeted opportunities for outreach and access to information.

Interview With Lily McGovern, DMIL Chair 09/30/2014

Interview With Lily McGovern, DMIL Chair 09/30/2014

Posted by Travis Ferrell on September 30, 2014 - 6:56 pm1. How did you get involved in military librarianship? I was a military wife and knew there were libraries on all military posts so it seemed a good fit to work in a system that would give me job opportunities wherever we live. I also […]

Share Your Research at SLA 2015

Share Your Research at SLA 2015

Each year, SLA members share their research and scholarship on these and other subjects by presenting contributed papers at the SLA Annual Conference. The contributed paper sessions are among the most popular events at the conference, and with good reason—they provide in-depth knowledge about issues that are of current interest to information professionals around the globe.

Government BookTalk: Happy Birthday, U.S. Navy!

October 10, 2014

Posted by Bill Drew on October 10, 2014 - 8:12 amHappy Birthday, U.S. Navy! October 13 marks the 239th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Navy. Dating back to the early days of the revolution, the Navy was initially formed when the Continental Congress voted to “fit out” two sailing vessels. The sailing vessels […]

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Job Announcement – Congressional Research Service: Information Research Specialist

October 10, 2014

Posted by Bill Drew on October 10, 2014 - 8:05 amCRS has an opening for an Information Research Specialist in the Knowledge Services Group’s Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Section, GS-11 with promotional potential to GS-13. : https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382796200

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NIH (National Library of Medicine) — Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources

October 9, 2014

Posted by Bill Drew on October 9, 2014 - 8:20 amEbola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources Source: Disaster Information Management Research Center (National Library Medicine) Includes: U.S. Federal Organizations U.S. Organizations International Organizations National Government (non-U.S.) Web Sites Free Resources from Publishers for Medical Responders Biomedical Journal Literature and Reports Ebolavirus Information Sources Situation Reports Training […]

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MLTW 2015 Programming-It takes a Village

October 9, 2014

Posted by Bill Drew on October 9, 2014 - 8:15 amThe Program Committee for MLTW 2015 is led by Greta Marlatt and Barbara Torreon. Please send ideas for programs you would like to attend at MLTW in Dec of 2015. Also if you or a colleague have a session that you would like to present […]

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Send Your Name on NASA’s Journey to Mars, Starting with Orion’s First Flight

October 8, 2014

Posted by Bill Drew on October 8, 2014 - 12:04 pmIf only your name could collect frequent flyer miles. NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars. Your name will begin its journey on a dime-sized microchip when the agency’s Orion spacecraft launches Dec. […]

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ICE expands reach of smartphone app designed to locate child predators and rescue their victims

ICE expands reach of smartphone app designed to locate child predators and rescue their victims

October 8, 2014

Posted by Bill Drew on October 8, 2014 - 9:00 amICE expands reach of smartphone app designed to locate child predators and rescue their victims Spanish, Android versions now available En Español WASHINGTON — The first U.S. federal law enforcement app designed to seek the public’s help with fugitive and unknown suspected child predators is […]

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