You are a SPECIAL Librarian! You are a Military Librarian!

Tag Archive | "FEDLINK"

Posts for Teach Me Technology Day

Posts for Teach Me Technology Day

Posts are now available on New Technologies for Federal Libraries blog for the Teach Me Technology Day (12 April 2016) .  More will be added as I receive them from those who did presentations and demonstrations.  It was a great success.  Thank you to all who participated.

Members of the working group:

  • Co-Chair: Nancy Faget (Army Research Laboratory <>  )
  • Co-chair: Lila Faulkner (Department of Justice libraries <> )
  • Web chair: Bill Drew (Air Force Research Laboratory, <> )
  • Data chair: Chris Belter (NIH library, <> )
  • Programming chair:  Lee Lipscomb (Federal Judicial Center <>  )


Bill Drew

Web Chair – FEDLINK Libraries and Emerging Technologies Working Group

Posted in NewTech4FedLib, Web/TechComments Off on Posts for Teach Me Technology Day

Keeping Current: FEDLINK Expos


The opportunities that Federal librarians have to network at and attend conferences have been curtailed of late. What remains for us are the FEDLINK Expos that are completely free, open meetings with a webcast component so the community can collaborate.

When are they held? Spring and Fall every year

Where are they held?  Library of Congress and online via iCohere

(subscribe to the FEDLIB list for details about the next Expo)

 At prior year events, I learned these things.

  • The Library of Congress is making a concerted effort to aggregate and publish information about Federal libraries. This is a no-brainer because “If we don’t do it, who else will? “.
  • Other Federal libraries, such as the Marshall Center Research Library in Garmisch, Germany are using WorldShare, a hosted solution for libraries. Staff in the library catalog items in many different languages.
  • Federal librarians are working to formulate Open Access solutions in multiple Federal agencies including DTIC which is acting on behalf of the Department of Defense.

 Who knows what you’ll learn and who you’ll meet at an Expo?

Posted in Keeping CurrentComments Off on Keeping Current: FEDLINK Expos

Revised Handbook of Federal Librarianship Now Online

Revised Handbook of Federal Librarianship Now Online

The 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 libraries and information centers.  More than 40 federal librarians volunteered and contributed to the latest edition.


This third edition is a complete revision and update of the previous edition and features sections on

  • Personnel and Hiring
  • Reference and Referral
  • Collections
  • Federal Depository Library Programs
  • Library Management
  • FEDLINK, and

The updated Resources Section features links to federal resources on a variety of topics including

  • Accessibility
  • Digitization and Preservation
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Maps & Plans
  • Medical Resources
  • Military Resources
  • Professional Reading
  • Standards and Best Practices
  • Statistics and Datasets, and
  • Technology

To avoid duplicating information already available elsewhere, the FEDLINK working group identified a large body of existing resources and an extensive existing collection on this topic.  Therefore, this handbook only brief treatment of the main points of a topic with hypertext links to web sites for detailed coverage and references to print publications.  The final selection of the handbook has a comprehensive listing with hypertext links and bibliographic citations in the Resources chapter.


To suggest additions or changes to this handbook, please send an email to

Posted in LinksComments Off on Revised Handbook of Federal Librarianship Now Online


DMIL on Facebook

Military Libraries Division of the Special Libraries Association shared NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Wed August 16th  ·  

View on Facebook

Gravityscan Badge

Follow Us On:


Blog Archives