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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

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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?

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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

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"Ike and Dutch: Mentor, Protégé, and Common Sense by Dr. Gene Kopelson" presentation at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

Published on Feb 24, 2017

As Ronald Reagan traveled across the United States campaigning for the highest office in the land, the Governor of California possessed an ace in his hand unmatched by his opponents: the ear and advice of former president Dwight D. Eisenhower. Reagan was in constant contact with Ike, following his advice at every turn and going so far as to base his entire 1966 campaign on his mentor’s own successful run years before. Eisenhower’s astute view of internal Washington politics, foreign affairs, military matters, and the swirling pool of primary rivals, provided his protégé the fuel he needed to learn, and eventually win, the war of words. In his latest book, Reagan’s 1968 Dress Rehearsal: Ike, RFK, and Reagan’s Emergence as a World Statesman, Dr. Gene Kopelson outlines the story of Reagan’s first presidential bid with an in-depth look behind the scenes. On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Dr. Kopelson gave a lecture titled, “Ike and Dutch: Mentor, Protégé, and Common Sense,” to delve deeper into the relationship between Reagan and his mentor and how it not only shaped Reagan’s future campaigns, but his presidency, as well.

In his lecture at the USAHEC, Dr. Kopelson uses never-before-tapped audio clips, interviews with the original 1968 campaign staff, Eisenhower’s personal diary, and material straight from personal correspondence to show how Eisenhower influenced Reagan’s politics and eventually, his far-reaching presidential policies. From Reagan’s hawkish views on Vietnam to his perspective on the Arab-Israeli situation, his groundbreaking steps with Gorbachev and the Soviets to nuclear defense, Eisenhower and Reagan had a close and personal relationship which changed America’s future.

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