The Military Librarian The Military Librarian The newsletter of the Military Librarians Division of the Special Libraries Association Volume 46, 3 Summer 2001 Inside this issue: “E-Learning: Telling War Stories” Military Librarian’s Division Program at SLA Exec Board/Committees 2 “A nytime-Anywhere” was the theme that Rebecca Slin- gerland, U.S. Navy Fleet Support Greetings from the New 3 Command used when she spoke at Chair the “E-learning” program on Mo n- day, June 11 in San Antonio. Notes from the Past 3 Chair However, her theme could have applied to both other panelists, Amy From l to r: Amy Loughran, Rebecca Slingerland, BJ Fox and Loughran, U.S. Army Community Carol Emery. Sea Stories—Delivering 4 and Family Support Center and Carol E-learning to the Fleet Emery, U.S. Force Air Combat Center, as ments of the program, The “session on e- the three librarians discussed their roles in learning was the most interesting session I E-learning Downrange 4 supporting distance education for the U.S. attended at SLA… The extent to which military personnel stationed ashore and information services and e-learning op- afloat around the world. BJ Fox portunities are available to military per- Membership Report 5 moderated the panel. sonnel was just amazing to me.” Jan Sykes, from Ameritech, summed up The presentations from Rebecca Slinger- Every Day Leadership 8 the feelings of many of the program atten- land and Amy Loughran are on page 4. dees when she emailed, BJ Fox her com- Explosive International 8 Military Librarians Division Events at SLA 2001 Special Librarians’ Day By Sharon Lenius, MLD Chair, National Guard Bureau Partnerships 9 T he Military Librarians Division "Events of Interest, SLA San An- On Monday, many SLA folks gathered to tonio, 2001" directed Members and hear Armed Forces Library personnel Guests to a Reception speak about library at the Marriott River- support for soldiers, center sponsored by airmen and sailors in Sirsi Corporation. Distance Education The Reception pr o- situations. "E- vided an opportunity Learning: Telling for Members and for- War Stories" fea- mer military librari- tured Carol Emery, ans to meet and remi- (See MLD Events on page 6) nisce. Military Librairans Division Business Luncheon PAGE 2 THE MILITARY LIBRARIA N VOLUME 46, 3 Executive Board Members of the Military Librarians Division OFFICE NAME EMAIL TERM VOTE MLD Chair Sharon A. Lenius Leniussa@pmcoras-arng.ngb.army.mil 2001-2002 Yes Chair-Elect Suzanne Ryder firstname.lastname@example.org 2001-2002 Yes Secretary Vacant 2000-2002 Yes Treasurer Claudia C. Tavares email@example.com 2000-2002 Yes Director Ann M. Cashin firstname.lastname@example.org Yes Director Tanny Franco email@example.com Yes Immediate Past Chair Tracy A. Landfried Tlandfri@arl.army.mil 2001-2002 Yes Air Force MLW Rep Carol A. Emery firstname.lastname@example.org 2000-2003 Yes Army MLW Rep Lorna Dodt email@example.com 2000-2001 Yes Navy/Marine MLW Rep Ruth E. Corn firstname.lastname@example.org 1999-2002 Yes DoD MLW Rep Candace S. Parker email@example.com 2000-2003 Yes Committees of the Military Librarians Division Archivist Committee Co-Chairs Membership Committee Publications Committee Patricia Fogler & Jim Fogler Connie Wiley Lynne Tobin, Editor firstname.lastname@example.org cwiley @dtic.mil email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Faye Couture, Air Force Rep Pat Alderman Webmaster (MLD) Bylaws Committee Chair email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Irene Cordova (2000-2001) icordova@bellhelicopter. Kathleen Heincer, Army Rep James C. Dorsey, Webmaster (MLW) textron.com Heinckl@hqda.army.mil email@example.com Discussion List Moderator Janice Pepper, Navy/Marine Pat Alderman, Layout Tanny Franco Corps Rep (Current Issue) firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org MLW 2001 Host Vacant, DoD Rep Teri Newsome, Layout Edward Scott email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Vacant , Other Resources MLW 2002 Host Nominating Committee Chair Wendy Sayles Hill Carol Ramkey Tracy Landfried email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com MLW 2003 Host Strategic Planning Committee Chair Sarah Mikel Tracy Landfried firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com PAGE 3 THE MILITARY LIBRARIA N VOLUME 46, 3 Greetings MLW Host Services and more in- signed as Secretary. Her position volvement by key service represen- will be filled by an appointment by from the tatives. Board New Chair growth of this “Enlarging the Board provides for in- kind is going put from the various MLW Host Ser- against current Sharon A. Lenius, trends for fewer vices and more involvement by key ser- National Guard Bureau members on vice representatives.” boards within T the other units of the Chair from the ranks of the mem- he Military Librarians Divi- the Special Libraries Association sion (MLD) has recently ex- (SLA). bers. Thank you to both of these peo- panded the Board of Elected Offi- ple who have worked so successfully cers to include a representative for MLD. Members leaving the from the various Services who has Board in 2001 include previously served on the Military Three vital Committee Chair posi- Barbara J. "BJ" Fox tions have new leaders. Membership Librarians Workshop (MLW) who had served as Im- Board. This has been a transition mediate Past Chair of is now chaired by Connie Wiley of year. The MLD members who at- MLD. BJ has been the Defense Technical Information tended the Business Meeting on Center (DTIC). Jane Butler, who very helpful with her served for three years as Membership June 12, 2001 saw Treasurer Cla u- knowledge of the inner workings of dia Tavares cast one vote for the Chair and also as an MLD Director, SLA, MLD and organizations in gen- has taken up the duties of the uncontested slate of officers pre- eral. She definitely has the sented. Enlarging the Board pro- "consultant gene." Another Board vides for input from the various (See New Chair on page 6) Member, Vakare Valaitis has re- Notes sion. Everything you see and receive from the division is the from the work of numerous volunteers Past Chair from all branches of service and types of libraries, related defense industries, non-profit Tracy Landfried organizations, universities, and US Army Research Lab the vendors who provide our libraries with necessary access, I automation, books, equipment, enjoyed being Chair, now as serials, and other products. Tracy Landfried presents special Award of Merit to Bar- Past Chair, I may have time to bara Wrinkle, Director of Air Force Library and Informa- Division programs at annual tion Systems who served MLD as the Military Librarians reflect on the year and the division. conferences and Military Workshop Chair for three years. It was a good year professionally. Librarian Workshops (MLW) The SLA annual conference in San are the work of the division leader- Antonio is over. It was a good con- ship and the MLW host/hostess (and committee. Talk to the Chair - she is ference and I now have a small their staffs and committees and spon- looking for board and committee po- idea of the WORK that makes the sors). It will not happen without us. sitions (present and future) to fill. conference a success. Congratula- If you want it to continue, vote with There are always opportunities for a tions to Jim Mears, SLA HQ staff, your time and talents and help the Di- little help with small jobs - if you are Conference planners and fellow Di- vision grow. If you don't know what not overburdened with spare time. vision chairs! is needed, volunteer your talent. Can you make a few phone calls? Write an article for the newsletter. Forward email to a distribution list? Sharon has work for me (and anyone else who cares to volunteer.) Re- Review a conference, a book, a web- Send a pertinent article on military (See Past Chair on page 7) member volunteers "run" the div i- site for newsletter or website. Join a PAGE 4 THE MILITARY LIBRARIA N VOLUME 46, 3 Sea Stories : Tales about Delivering E-Learning Downrange— There’s E-Learning to the Fleet More than Books in the Balkans By Rebecca Slingerland, U.S. Navy Fleet By Amy Loughran, Acquisitions Librarian, Support U.S Army Community and Family Support Center T here are 295 ships and submarines in today's Navy. These ships are posi- I t was an honor to be able to speak to librarians who at- tended SLA’s 92nd annual confer- tioned all over the world. They ence. I was invited to speak on are homeported at Groton, Nor- behalf of Sherrie Floyd, who was folk, Mayport, Pascagoula, In- unable to be present, and to focus gleside, San Diego, Seattle, on e-learning with respect to sol- Pearl Harbor, and overseas in diers in deployed areas. In De- Japan, Bahrain, and Italy. Although attached to a cember 2000, Carla Pomager and I joined Sherrie homeport, these ships and submarines deploy on six Floyd in Bosnia to help establish 3 libraries at Camp month cruises every two years with shorter deploy- Eagle Base, Camp Comanche and Camp Dobol. ments in between. A typical scenario is in port for This experience proved to be a rare opportunity for two weeks, out for a week, then in port for a month me. Life for a soldier deployed to Bosnia is a series and out for two months. of 12-hour days; work weeks are 7 days in length, and any available free time is restricted to activities The constant movement of ships and subs makes pro- sponsored by the camp. Travel is very limited not to viding educational and training opportunities to today's mention the cultural and language differences a sol- Sailors a real challenge. The Chief of Naval Education dier would encounter outside the barbed wire fences. (CNET) and the Naval Education and Training Profes- sional Development and Technology Center It became apparent to the camp commanders that the (NETPDTC) commands are responsible for developing, library materials initially available were not sufficient. coordinating and providing this education and training. In 1999, Sherrie established the first library at Camp How it is done and the impact on Sailors’ lives make for McGovern. She was requested to return to help with the great “war stories.” second library at Camp Eagle Base. Ultimately, we set up 4 libraries with an opening day collection of over 350 Using the theme of ANYTIME - ANYWHERE, I told titles. In addition to the libraries, the cyber cafes have the stories of our Sailors deployed all over the world and Internet access and at these places, as well as the educa- how, while fighting for our country, they receive the tion centers, a soldier can tap into any of the five data- very best education that can be offered. bases that were purchased. This gives the soldier the ability to retrieve full text magazine articles, do basic FC3 Anthony McCloskey, attached to the USS TICON- research for a project or practice the GMAT or LSAT. DEROGA (CV 47), home ported in Pascagoula MS, is This availability of information resources anytime, any- presently taking History 1302 (1865-Present) through where is the mantra of the digital libraries. the Navy's Program for Afloat College Education (PACE). The course resides on the ship's server and Four points for future planning when developing library FC3 McCloskey goes to the ship's Library Multimedia services for deployed areas come to mind. First, ebooks Resource Center (LMRC) to access the courseware. He are a real viable alternative to sending hard cover books, likes to get away from the ship's routine and relax in the especially fiction, to remote areas. They have the LMRC even though he is studying and working on his capacity to change font size and are backlit to aid course. This is the 5th course he has taken through the soldiers reading in dim lights or in less than optimal PACE program. It's a 12-week self-paced course that is situations. Second, the online databases need continued interesting and meaningful. To quote Anthony, "I loved funding and instruction, teaching the soldiers how to ef- studying the Panama Canal Treaty as the ship was actu- fectively use this information resource. Third, there is a ally going through the Canal - WOW." (See Soldiers, on page 11) (See Sailors, on page 10) PAGE 5 THE MILITARY LIBRARIA N VOLUME 46, 3 MEMBERSHIP UPDATE Connie Wiley, Membership Committee Chair The Military Librarians division brings together members from all the U.S. military services, the Canadian Combined Armed Forces, other international military services, other DoD agencies, contractors and vendors, academic institutions and anyone with an interest in military librarianship. We welcome the following 10 new members who were not listed before or who have joined since the Spring 2001 Newsletter: Adams, Wendi Janice Pepper, NAVY/MARINE Luthern Church-Missouri Synod Polten, Kristen B. CORPS - St. Louis, MO United Defense LP firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com York, PA firstname.lastname@example.org Kathleen Heincer, ARMY - Clawson, Catherine Heinckl@hqda.army.mil Valley Force Military Academy Shiau, Mary College Northrop Grumman Corp Vacant—DoD Wayne, PA Melbourne, FL email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Remember that as a Member you: Horn, Chris E. Wallich, Julia Get the inside track on employment Jane’s Information Group NJVC-LLC opportunities at military installations Alexandria, VA Vienna, VA and DoD organizations around the email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org world Mueller, Randall L. Zebrowski, Cheryl Network with colleagues from all ser- Troy State Univerrsity The CAN Corporation vices; a small community which Columbus, GA Alexandria, VA spans the globe, through our discus- email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org sion list and at meetings Pachter, David M. If you have questions about member- Keep current with technology and Library of Congress ship in the Military Librarians Div i- trends Washington, DC sion, or you know of someone inter- email@example.com ested in joining the division, you may Develop leadership skills by partici- contact me at the above address, or pating on committees and planning Parker, Candace S. the other members of the committee: programs, moderating panels, or Defense Technical Information delivering presentations. Center Faye Couture, AIR FORCE - faye. Ft. Belvoir, VA firstname.lastname@example.org Receive a discount rate to attend the email@example.com annual Military Librarians Workshop. BOOKMARK THESE WEBSITES…… The Military Librarians Website:—http://www.sla.org/dmil/index.html The Military Librarians Workshop Website:—http://www.dtic.mil/mlw2001 PAGE 6 THE MILITARY LIBRARIA N VOLUME 46, 3 MLD Events (continued) (New Chair, continued from page 3) Membership Chair of the Solo Li- (MLD Events, Continued from page 1) brarians Division, one of the larg- listened as Chair, Tracy Landfried Air Force Librarian, Amy Loughran est of SLA Divisions. Patricia listed the year's accomplishments. Alderman of the National Defense New Awards Chair, Addie Ross, University, has undertaken the im- arranged a special Award of Merit for portant communications position Barbara Wrinkle, Director of Air Force of Web Master. She follows the Library and Information Systems who MLD's first Web person, Dolores served MLD as the Military Librarians Knight of DTIC. Dolores made a Workshop Chair for three years. clean Web Page that was very well Tracy Landfried presented MLD Coins received among the members. and Pins to the 2000-2001 Board and Addie Ross made her first appear- Committee Members present. ance as Awards Chair at the San The Military Librarians Division Open Additional SLA sessions co-sponsored Antonio meeting and even had an House provided members, sponsors, and by MLD included "Electronic Publish- award to present to Barbara Wrin- guests a chance to catch up with old ing and the Economics of Informa- friends and make new ones. kle of the Air Force. Thank you tion," and one of the SLA series outgoing chair people! "Measuring Return on Investment: As- from Army and Rebecca Slingerland, sessing the Impact of Information Se r- Let's get to work new Board Me m- Navy Fleet Librarian. Carol talked vices on the Bottom Line." bers! Several Committee Chairs about the Air Force projects to sup- will be recruiting for members at port education through electronic MLW. If you are interested, means in a variety of situations. Amy's experience was more "hands please contact Sharon Lenius, MLD Chair, and let her know your on" as she worked to provide access background, interests and talents. to databases and internet sites that MLD needs members to step for- supported education goals for the ward for future leadership. Serv- Army and Allied Forces/United Na- ing on the Board or working on a tions Troops in Bosnia and Kosovo. Committee is great preparation for Rebecca showed that the Fleet takes more responsibility both within the care of the student-sailor by provid- Claudia Tavares (l) and Sharon Lenius (r) exer- Division and in your job setting. ing electronic resources for ship- cise their First and Twenty-First Amendment Leadership is a highly valued skill. board study. Moderator for this pro- rights at the Open House. Cultivate it working with MLD gram sponsored by DIALOG and EBSCO was MLD Immediate Past Sharon Lenius Chair, Barbara J. Fox. Presentations from the" E-Learning: National Guard Bureau Telling War Stories" session 1411 Jefferson Davis Hwy Two Networking will be available on the MLD Website. Arlington, VA 22202-3231 Breakfasts allowed 703 601-2710 DSN: 329 members to begin "Can I hear 'that Frog Song' one more FAX 703 601-2715 their "Conference time?" "Ride 'em, Cowboy!" Day" with healthy Wednesday morning --- laugh 'til your continental fare. ribs ache! You tell them Dave! Hosts for the break- All these statements were signs of fasts were PTFS the way SLA Conference goers re- DONT FORGET TO Marie O’Mara enjoys a and Carroll laxed before and after long days of in- REGISTER FOR quiet moment at the Publishing. tense sessions and hours spent at the Open House. high-energy exhibits and demonstra- Military Librarians Workshop At the Annual tions. San Antonio, we'll be back! Oct 30-Nov 1, 2001 Business and Award Luncheon spon- Adios! Colorado Springs, CO sored by ISI, 55 members voted on Http://www.dtic.mil/mlw/2001 new Bylaws, elected new officers, and PAGE 7 THE MILITARY LIBRARIA N VOLUME 46, 3 (Past Chair, continued from page 3) cent mountains and GOOD BYE, TRACY. librarians (paper/electronic of a cita- vistas are invisible tion/abstract/full-text) to SLA's public and most tourist Thank you very much for all of your relations department and your divi- attractions (except hard work as Chair of the Military Li- sion chair. Help set up a business the malls) close at - brarians Division this past year. meeting at one of the planning ses- or before - dusk. sions? If you are there, ask the Chair We could not have accomplished so much without if you can help. SLA Los Angeles you. 2002 program pla n- The MLW 2001 website should be ning is already un- The Military Librarians Division up soon. There will be a link from the derway. SLA is division website (http://www.sla.org/ offering very early division/dmil). The workshop in registration ($195 Colorado Springs (at the Antlers Ad- through 1 Oct 2001 for the 2002 sum- today's danger zones. We heard ams Mark Hotel) will be hosted by mer conference.) some interesting "war" stories and Dr. Edward Scott, Director, U.S. Air saw the diverse ways that our Force Academy Library, and will be If you want to be in- colleagues are using traditional librar- held 30 October - 1 November 2001. volved in this or fu- ian skills and new technology to Army, Navy, and Air Force service ture conference pla n- support U.S. soldiers, sailors, ma- meetings will precede and follow the ning, take note of fu- rines, and airmen around the world. conference. Army, Navy, and Air ture planning meetings. These meet- Force Library meetings will be held ings will take place in Colorado Our business meeting was standing on 29 October 2001. Air Force Springs (MLW - Oct 2001); Chicago room only. It was so crowded that it librarians will continue meeting on 2 (SLA - Jan 2002); Los Angeles was difficult to move around the November 2001. A tour of Cheyenne (SLA - Jun 2002); Richmond (MLW - room. My apologies to the individ u- Mountain on Monday afternoon, 29 Dec 2002 hosted by the Marine Corps als who were turned October 2001 will be offered to the University); New Orleans (SLA - Jan away from this ticketed first 40 full-conference registrants. 2003); New York (SLA - Jun 2003) event. (So register early.) Note: We regret and Washington DC (MLW - TBA this tour is not handicapped accessi- 2003 hosted by the National Defense Thank you to our spon- ble. University). Choose any one, two, or sors at conference more and join us. events: SIRSI for the The following advice is from local networking reception; PFTS for Mon- librarians (and their spouses) to help The Division Bylaws were approved day's networking breakfast; ISI for prepare you for Colorado Springs. at the annual business meeting. the business luncheon; and Carroll Come a day early. A little time may Thank you, Irene Cordova, Division Publishing for Tuesday's networking also help acclimate you Bylaws Chair, for all your work on breakfast. We could not do it without to the 6200 foot above- the numerous revisions of the bylaws. you! sea-level altitude. The [Irene received SLA's Diversity weather is unpredict- Award in San Antonio.] Tracy Landfried able. Bring plenty of US Army Research Laboratory body lotion--the alti- Our primary program at San Antonio, AMSRL-CI-OK-TP tude dries your skin. Drink plenty of "E-learning: Telling War Stories" Bldg 4600 water--the altitude dehydrates you. was wonderful. BJ Fox introduced Technical Library Drink a glass of water before taking Amy Loughran, U.S. Army Commu- Aberdeen Proving Ground MD aspirin if you get a headache; the nity and Family Support Center; Re- 21005-5067 headache may be caused by dehydra- becca Slingerland, U.S. Navy Fleet firstname.lastname@example.org tion. Do NOT try your usual exercise Support Command; and Carol Em- (410) 306-0626 routine - the altitude prohibits it. Do ery, U.S. Air Force Air Combat Cen- FAX: (410) 306-0630 not expect a steaming hot cup of any- ter, who discussed their roles support- DSN: 458-0626 thing - the physics of altitude prohib- ing distance learning for U.S. troops DSN FAX: 458-0630 its it. Do not expect to do much overseas, especially in some of sightseeing after dark - the magnifi- PAGE 8 THE MILITARY LIBRARIA N VOLUME 46, 3 Everyday Leadership: The Tools of Influence Military Librarians Workshop, Colorado Springs, Oct 29-Nov 1, 2001 By Sharon A. Lenius, Chair, National Guard, Bureau P lans are firm for the Military Librarians Workshop (MLW) 2001 scheduled for the Ant- reach issues. Pat has over 30 years' experience in the private and non- programs a year. profit sectors. Before joining Pattern In partnership with the MLW Plan- lers Hotel in Colorado Springs, Oct Research in 1978, she worked in ning Committee, the Military Librari- 29 through Nov 1, 2001. Host for graphic arts and publishing. Pat has ans Division Board looked for a pro- this 44 th Annual MLW is the United written for a variety of regional and gram that would offer the attendees States Air Force Academy Librar- national publica- something solid they ies under the leadership of Dr. Ed- tions and has a This year’s MLW —“...a could try "back home." ward A. Scott. Lead Program liberal arts degree program that would of- Conference goers will Planner and MLD member, Cha r- in theatre and fer the attendees some- create a sample research magne (Char) Moss did much of the written communi- thing solid they could and response project early planning work. It is through cation. Because try back home.” during the Workshop her recommendation that Patricia Pattern Research that could be accom- Wagner of Pattern Research will be continually re- plished during the first speaking with us. Many interesting searches and designs new programs month back at work. Pat Wagner and unique experiences await the to improve productivity and promote promises to be available on e-mail to Conference attendee in the magnifi- better working relationships, these critique your efforts and act as your cent Colorado Springs setting . themes are incorporated into the support group. MLW presentation. Pat presents the Our prime facilitator, Patricia Wag- results of research in the areas of MLW offers the various DOD library ner of Pattern Research in Denver, leadership, customer service, commu- groups an opportunity to meet as a CO is an experienced and fascinating nications, productivity, planning, and (See MLW on page 11) presenter of management and out- marketing. She conducts about 100 Explosive International Special Librarian’s Day By Ann Cashin, Director, Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technical Library T he Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technical Li- brary staff took full advantage of searched each ordnance item, retrie v- ing relevant unclassified documents to complement the ordnance item. in identifying foods to serve. Culi- nary highlights included Chinese “Firecrackers” and Swedish International Special Librarian’s In many cases, photos and x-rays “Chocolate Bombs.” Day (ISLD) this past Spring to pro- were on display. Other library mate- mote their collection. The library rials relevant to the country, such as Visitors enjoyed the snacks and the exists to support EOD research, so foreign language dictionaries and displays, as members of the library the collection consists of a variety documents, were also out for the staff took apart portions of their ord- of documents on explosive ordnance public to peruse. nance items, shared what they had around the world. learned, and described sample SLA recommends serving food as a searches used to locate the docu- Library staff turned the ISLD theme, way to celebrate ISLD, and we ments. In short, a A World of Information Within Your believe in following the guidance of- fine time was had Reach, to their advantage by setting fered by SLA! Each member of the by all. We can’t up seven tables, each representing a library staff researched recipes for her wait to see if next different country. Country flags and or his chosen country: Austria, China, year’s theme lends maps were included in the signage, Iran, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and Yugo- itself to explosive and each exhibit included an ordnance slavia. We had decided in advance ordnance disposal! item from that country (explosives that we would only serve finger food, removed, naturally). Library staff re- which presented a bit of a challenge PAGE 9 THE MILITARY LIBRARIA N VOLUME 46, 3 Partnerships - A Way of Sharing By Sharon Lenius, Chair, National Guard Bureau T he U.S. Armed Forces has had close ties with civilian organi- zations that support the goals and I would like to see the Military Librarians Divi- “I would like to see the Mili- objectives of the military. I would sion work to get the spon- tary Librarians Division like to see a closer relationship, a sorship of one of the ma- work to get the sponsorship partnership if you would, with such jor service or veterans as- institutions and libraries of all sociations for all kinds of of one of the major service or kinds. I do not purport to know all libraries. Some libraries veterans associations for all the non-governmental organiza- are easier to "love," such tions and veterans group, however as the post, base or shore kinds of libraries.” a few prominent ones spring to libraries that have chil- mind: The Association of the drens' programs. That United States Army (AUSA), The could be a starting point for many li- Number one is probably to publicize Navy League, The Surface Navy braries. Another possible starting the association’s cooperative partner- Association, the Air Force Associa- point could be the alumni of the vari- ship projects. Write something for tion and the Marine Corps Associa- ous service academies and senior ser- the organizations newsletter. Pass on tion. There are many more local vice schools. Many "classes of...." Internet links of particular interest to and specific associations organized have given specific books, art work the group. Make it on-going without around a certain piece of equip- and collections to the service acad- being burdensome. Remember this ment, i.e., airplanes, tanks. Then emy libraries in the past. Our pur- kind of linking works both ways. there are the geographic organiza- pose here is to provide on-going part- tions, not to mention the many and nerships that Partnering can also mean working varied Veterans organizations. A could bring with other local libraries or libraries plethora come to mind! yearly support having mutual interests. We are to military probably doing that now. SLA is go- There are many you can work with to libraries. ing the route of other library and in- help military libraries. And that's dustry associations in their partnering the point of this communication. We need to get the idea of library sup- efforts. This idea of going to the ser- Some of you may know of situations port ingrained into the service organi- vices and veterans organizations is where a particular library is already zation or veterans groups. Recently, just a step beyond that program. working with outside associations or AUSA came out with a new Book Think about what you can do to fur- groups. We would like to learn how Program. Perhaps this would a place ther your library and another organi- that support is working. Success where Army libraries could step in; zation. A sort of synergy can develop stories about library partnerships are ask the local AUSA Chapter to buy that is very beneficial to both institu- good for all groups and make great and then donate the books to the local tions. public relations. Long term support is post library. The library would need harder to garner. It is easier to get a to give credit to AUSA, and let pa- Pat Wagner will group to do a trons know about the Book Program. be talking about one-time thing This is a little "down in the weeds," some of these once a year than but even this example could be a be- same ideas at the to get on-going ginning. The thought here is to insti- Military Librari- support. Those tutionalize the idea of partnering with ans Workshop of us who have libraries. 2001. Use your "Tools of Influence" worked with to gain a partner for the library. volunteers know WIIFM or “what's in it for me” for about this aspect the organizations? What can libraries of active support. do for the supportive organizations? PAGE 10 THE MILITARY LIBRARIA N VOLUME 46, 3 (Sailors Continued from page 4) ors is phenomenal. During Desert Storm, ninety in- structors were deployed in the war zone. They were SN Jackson, stationed aboard the USS BONHOMME all given the opportunity to withdraw from their con- RICHARD (LHD 6), home ported in San Diego CA, tract and return to the US. Only three of the ninety was one of two Sailors scoring at the 2nd Grade level on withdrew and went home and two of these were be- his Math and Science Assessment. He was pulled for cause they had clauses in their life insurance policies special tutoring by a PACE instructor. Now SN Jackson forbidding being in a war zone. is testing out at the 8th grade level and says a whole new world has opened up for him. LT Sandra Blade, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) and Suzanne Reynolds, was a PACE LT Betty Bostick, USS KEAR- Instructor on the USS COLE (DDG SARGE (LHD 3) are on ships in 67) in 2000. On Thursday, 5 Octo- or near the Mediterranean Sea. It ber, Suzanne finished teaching her is 6 PM Sunday on the USS English course and caught a flight GEORGE WASHINGTON and a back to the United States. One few hours difference on USS KEARSARGE. Both week later, the USS COLE was bombed and a number officers are taking one of the courses in the MBA of Suzanne's students were killed. She said some of Program from ODU in the VTT Classroom of their those killed had expressed a fear of a possible terrorist respective ship. For the next four hours, 35 students act in the port of Yemen. It is very common for English on each of the ships will interact with each other and instructors to use their PACE classes on ships as ave- their instructor who is in a VTT Classroom at ODU nues of therapy. Students may often write about their Norfolk. This happens every Sunday evening. LT feelings of loneliness, fear, isolation and unhappiness. Blade, a pilot, just returned from flight ops and, after dropping her gear, ran into the classroom. LT Bo s- RPCS Hicks, aboard the USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CV tick said she had to go back to sea to complete her 67), home ported in Mayport FL, took his first PACE Masters Degree. Both officers maintain a 3.5 GPA. college course as a Seaman 2nd Class. He took as many One of the highlights of LT Bostick's deployment courses as he could get and earned his Master's Degree was when her family "watched" her get promoted via in Biology. He is now a doctoral student at Old Domin- the ship's VTT capabilities. This service is often ion University (ODU) Norfolk VA, where he is cur- provided so that deployed family members can con- rently stationed. While aboard the JFK, he took an in- nect with their families back in the states. structor- based course that met in the classroom near the LMRC. The Executive Officer of the USS NEWPORT NEWS (SSN 750), home ported in Norfolk VA, His instructor was one of five graduated from the Navy's Nuclear Power School instructors from a worldwide pool and received 12 hours of college credit for his work. of 500 instructors who live aboard While deployed under the sea, he is taking 42 hours ship while teaching college of courses available on 6 CD-ROMs. When he fin- courses. RPCS Hicks' instructor ishes he will have a Master's Degree in Engineering taught a variety of subjects because Management with a Nuclear Power Emphasis from he had two masters degrees and a ODU. He is one of 13 submariners enrolled in this doctorate. This instructor was flown out to the ship and outstanding program. lived on board with the crew for the duration of the course. Courses were taught "around the clock" to ac- How do libraries fit into these war commodate varying schedules and to allow all an oppor- stories? Well, all ships and subma- tunity to participate. Two graduation ceremonies were rines have state of the art libraries held each year aboard the ship with over 200 graduates with computers, audiovisual equip- at each ceremony. ment and materials to support and complement any of the above edu- These highly qualified instructors or Professors were cational programs. Libraries are and are integral to the success of the PACE program. there for Sailors as they earn their (Sailors, continued on page 12) Their dedication to providing quality education to Sail- PAGE 11 THE MILITARY LIBRARIA N VOLUME 46, 3 (Soldiers, Continued from page 4) need to utilize a commercial ISP. The dot mil domain is too slow and too restrictive. Fourth, we must be able to provide reference assistance 24/7. Of course, the speech was not complete without some of our war stories. Two of my favorites are the incredible ride we had in an armored HUMVEE on a fog plagued night. And the moniker we received by one of the MWR warehouse workers - “Book Babes”. Amy “Book Babe” Loughran and Tracy Landfried (MLW, Continued from page 8) unique experiences are a Gala Ban- $125; Wednesday, $150; Thursday quet on Wednesday evening featuring $100. Service Group. The Army Library Mr. Thomas Jefferson, Humanitarian Steering Group under the leadership Scholar and special friend of books To check out the Antlers Hotel see: of the Army Librarian, Ann Parham, and libraries. There will be time http://www.antlers.com/indexenter. plans to meet on Monday, Oct 29 th. after the presentation to make inquir- html. For some interesting photos of Also on Monday, the Navy Library ies of the speaker. Another event the historic Antlers Hotel see the leadership plans a Joint CNL/ planned by the Academy hosts is a American Memory Project site at: CONSATL meeting, The Air Force tour of the Air Force Academy http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ Steering Group will gather on Mo n- Library. Time permitting, other areas award97/codhtml/hawpSubjects09. day and Friday for special programs of the Academy may be visited. The html. and discussions. buses will depart the Antlers Hotel on There has been a bit of remodeling Thursday, Nov 1, 2001 at 1:30 pm. A since 1910! A special feature of this drive through the famed Garden of the MLW is an opportunity Gods will be included. Return time Photo Nook — The Faces to tour "inside the tunnel" to the hotel is 5 pm for those who behind the Names at the Cheyenne Moun- may travel that evening. tain Facility – NORAD. The first 40 fully paid registrants who would like Hotel Reservation: Make your hotel to tour this facility will be able to join arrangements by calling the Antlers a bus tour to the Cheyenne Mountain Adam's Mark Hotel directly at 1-719- Facilities on Monday, October 29, 473-5600. Be sure to mention the 2001. If you are planning to partici- Military Librarians Workshop to get pate in the tour, be sure you time your the lowest rate which is currently $59, arrival in Colorado Springs to fit the the government per diem. This may departure time. Attendees will be increase slightly in the new Fiscal able to see the Space Command Cen- Year. All registrants are entitled to Do you think that Connie ter and SMWD. The bus for this tour this lower rate as long as the reserved Wiley enjoyed 3 Dog Night will leave the Antlers Hotel promptly rooms are available. An extra person during the SLA Conference? at 12:30 pm. and return at approxi- sharing a room is $15 per person. All mately 5 p.m. Regrettably, this tour must pay the applicable taxes. Re- is not handicapped accessible. There serve early! The next price for rooms are several flights of stairs to climb is $91 per night. and much walking - all at 6500 feet above sea level! Please consider Fees for the full workshop are $275 these possible limitations when mak- for MLD Members who register by Stopping by the Ebsco Booth. ing your reservation for this event. Oct 19, 2001. Non Members registra- Can you identify these individuals? (Hint: There is no charge for this tour. We tion fee is $325 per person. Late reg- Elizabeth Bircher, Ebsco and Phyllis are the guests of Space Command. istration for MLD Members is $325 Cassler, Ft. Belvoir are on the right.) and for non members, $375. Single Two additional opportunities for Day Registration Fees are: Tuesday Email: email@example.com Fax: 1 -301 -277 -5059 Phone: 1 -301-227-3313 Bethesda, MD 20816 4600 Sangamore Rd MS -D91 c/o NIMA Bethesda Editor OF DIVISION SLA MILITARYLIBRARIANS (Sailors, continued from page 10) degrees, hone their personal skills, or just relax and get away from a hectic work schedule. Libraries on ships are no different than those in local communities with one exception: the Sailors on ships are more apprecia- tive of library services provided to them during long de- ployments away from families and friends. Libraries are Quality of Life programs that have made a differ- ence and they will continue to support Navy distance learning initiatives in the future. See You in LA, next summer. Don’t forget your shades, suntan lo- tion, and a light jacket.
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