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May 14 – Book & Author Dinner: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War

It is not often that the Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA sponsors a Book and Author Dinner, however the topic of this event is too important not to share with the greater DC Library Community.

Book and Author Dinner

Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War

Join the Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA for a Book and Author Dinner on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Hear Kayla Williams , former U.S. Army Sergeant and Arabic Linguist, speak about her most recent book , “Plenty of Time When We Get Home, “ the story of a journey from trauma to healing after her husband Brian McGough sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in Iraq and subsequently developed post-traumatic stress disorder. Kayla is also the author of “Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U. S. Army” with Michael Staub.

WHO’S INVITED: Friends and Colleagues of DC/SLA and other Interested Parties

WHAT: Book and Author Dinner, featuring Kayla Williams….MLG’s first in a long time. Bring your copies of either of Kayla’s books for signing. Sorry none available at this Dinner.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Networking/Registration; Dinner 6:45 p.m.

WHERE: Vaso’s Mediterranean Bistro, 1118 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314 , 703-566-2760

DIRECTIONS: METRO, King St on Blue/Yellow lines, 5 blocks walk or take FREE Old Town Trolley

REGISTRATION: Please RSVP below by Monday, May 12 NOON

COST: $32.00 per person

MENU SELECTION: Choice of -

  1. Chicken Francois with lemon/butter/wine sauce with pasta
  2. Eggplant Parmesan with pasta

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p>All meals served with salad, bread/butter, coffee or iced tea and baklava for dessert.

POINT OF CONTACT: Jill Lynch – jill.a.lynch

CLICK here to Register: http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=292

** Attendance is limited so reserve & pay early.**

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Several DMIL Authors in 2011 Government Info Pro Best Practices

The 2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries:  e-Initiatives and e-Efforts:  Expanding Our Horizons is now available:  2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries in PDF.  Here is the link to the article on the Government Info Pro:  2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries Now Available. Best Practices for Government Libraries for 2011 is also available from the right sidebar of the Government Info Pro at http://www.governmentinfopro.com where it will continue to reside.

 

Authors include Ed Burgess, Lily McGovern, Dawn Joines, Rachel Kingcade, tammy Garrison, Pat Alderman.  Did I miss anyone?

The 2011 edition of Best Practices includes over 70 articles and other submissions provided by more than 60 contributors including librarians in government agencies, courts, and the military, as well as from professional association leaders, LexisNexis Consultants, and more. As the editor of Best Practices for Government Libraries,

The 2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries:  e-Initiatives and e-Efforts:  Expanding Our Horizons is broken into six sections:

  • EMBRACING NEW AVENUES OF COMMUNICATION
  • ADAPTING TO NEW AND EVOLVNG TECHNOLOGIES
  • ALTERING OUR PLACES AND SPACES
  • TACKLING CHANGING EXPECTATIONS, RESOURCES, AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS
  • PRESERVING WHAT WE HAVE AND PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
  • EXPANDING HORIZONS

Thank for sharing your knowledge, experience, and thoughtful perspectives in this year’s Best Practices. Please don’t wait until next year’s Best Practices to write again. I invite you to be a guest author on the Government Info Pro anytime you like. I really would like to have some conference take-away posts this summer so please share some of what you learn in local programs and the big summer conferences with your peers via a short blog post for the Government Info Pro. Just send it to me in an email or as a Word doc and I’ll take care of the rest. Remember – it doesn’t have to be fancy. It could just be a couple paragraphs or five things you learned.

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Society for Military HIstory Book Awards 2011

Society for Military History is the home for military historians world wide.  Each year it identifies a short list of distingushed books

From the website

The Distinguished Book Awards recognize the best book-length publications in English on military history, whether monograph, bibliography, guide, or other project copyrighted in the previous three calendar years. Awards are given out at the Society's annual meeting the spring following the competition.

2011 Distinguished Book Awards:

  • Chad L. Williams, Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era
  • Peter H. Wilson, The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy
  • John MacFarlane, Triquet’s Cross: A Study of Military Heroism
  • Clifford J. Rogers, ed. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

 

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2010 Pritzker Military Library LIterature Award WinnerAnnounced

Historian Rick Atkinson will receive the award at a gala at the Pritzker Military library Gala on October 22, 2010.  The award includes a $100,000 honorarium, citation and medallion.  Rick Atkinson "is at work on volume 3 of his trilogy about the American role in the liberation of Europe in World War II. The first volume, An Army at Dawn, won acclaim for its brilliantly researched, deeply felt narrative of the Allied campaign in North Africa. It was followed by The Day of Battle, which interwove portraits of Eisenhower, Patton, Roosevelt, and Churchill with unforgettable images of soldiers confronted with the transformative effect of fear and violence. He is also the author of In the Company of Soldiers, which followed the 101st Airborne Division and Gen. David Petraeus in Iraq; Crusade, a narrative history of the Persian Gulf War; and The Long Gray Line, a narrative account of West Point’s class of 1966."

http://www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org/events/2010/06-21-literature-award.jsp

 

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