Fort Benning celebrates National Library Week, April 9-15
Submitted by Ericka Loze-Hudson, MLIS, Director, MCoE Libraries /
FORT BENNING, Ga. – This week the Fort Benning Libraries join other military, special, school and public libraries worldwide to celebrate the dynamic changes that are happening in libraries today.
This is a week to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.”
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
The Fort Benning Libraries are using this year’s theme, “Libraries Transform”, to ensure that the Maneuver Center of Excellence lines of effort are accessible and available for all ages at the libraries.
Customers can check out each library on post to find what LOE is best suited for them in each library.
Future Maneuver: Once registered as a customer you may maneuver the online catalogue for MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library and the Family and MWR (Sayers) Library at http://mylibraryus.armybiznet.com/search~S69. You will be able to avail yourself of the myriad of online resources that are available; from Academic Search elite, where you can find full text peer reviewed scholarly articles in journals to articles from popular magazines. You can get homework help from Tutor.com or learn a new language using Rosetta Stone Language Zinio.com has a great selection of digital journals and magazines. All these and more will make the future brighter for registered library customers.
Master the Fundamentals and Develop Leaders: Future leaders can drop by the MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library and staff will be glad to show them how to access current mission/POI required information including online reference, historical documents, IHS Jane’s database, JSTOR resources, battle bibliographies, and student papers. The virtual branch is open 24/7 at http://www.benning.army.mil/library. You are able to access our online information or take a virtual tour at: http://www.benning.army.mil/library/content/virtualTour.html. Libraries promote Distant Learning (DL) by ensuring that eBooks and eAudio materials required for training or recreational enjoyment are one click away from the online catalogue or available through eResources. Martin Army Community Hospital Medical Library has access to medical eBooks, eJournals and databases. Check out the resources that are available from home on the Family and MWR Library website http://www.benningmwr.com/library/
Soldiers, Civilians and Family Readiness: The collections at the three Fort Benning Libraries are developed
specifically with their customers in mind. The collections support leadership development, Soldier training and recreational reading for Soldiers and their families during none duty times. The library has you, the customer, in mind when ordering materials, planning programs or organizing major events.
Community: The Fort Benning Libraries embrace our post community as well as our neighboring communities, offering unlimited opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning. We provide the expertise of Professional Librarians and trained support staff at all the Fort Benning Libraries who are ready and eager to support Soldiers and their families with the best, most accurate information in the fastest turnaround time. This is especially crucial when access to reliable and trustworthy data is more important than ever. Staff actively engages with all customers to ensure that they are aware of the many resources that are available and accessible at all libraries.
For more information, contact:
Martin Army Community Hospital Medical Library
Monday –Friday 0800-1630
MCOE HQ Donovan Research Library
Monday –Thursday 0800-1600
Building 70, Suite 1025
Sayers (Family & MWR Library)
Monday – Thursday 1000-2000, Friday-Sunday 1000-1800
Building 2784, 7611 Sightseeing Road