Services to Those Who Serve: Library Programs for Veterans and Active Duty Military Families
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 109/111/113
There are 21.8 million veterans and more than 1.3 million active duty service members. Many service members face challenges unnoticed by civilians. Veterans must cope with separation from the military and the lingering impact of combat. Active duty members and families must adapt to deployment cycles. Learn how libraries are responding with services for veterans and their families. This session will help you understand your audience’s needs, identify collaborators, and take steps toward planning successful services.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Identify issues that military families and veterans face. 2: Know the range of resources and military-serving organizations available to support the military community. 3: Create a plan to engage with the military community to determine its priorities and interests.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.
This session will have: Low interaction: single speaker/panel with Q&A at the end of the program
Tags: Serving Adults, Adult Services, Collaboration, Outreach Services, Programming/Services, Special Needs Populations
Loriene Roy, Professor
School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Dr. Loriene Roy is Professor in the School of Information, the University of Texas at Austin. She has given over 600 presentations and has published widely. Her teaching areas are public librarianship, reference, library instruction, and reader's advisory. She served as the 2007-2008 President of the American Library Association and the 1997-1998 President of the American Indian Library Association. She is Anishinabe, enrolled on the White Earth Reservation, a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.
Kristen Mulvihill, Librarian
San Diego Public Library, San Diego, CA
Kristen Mulvihill, army veteran and professional librarian, has consulted public libraries about the needs/interests of military and veteran communities since she began researching the topic as part of her MLIS studies in 2010. Since then, she has completed her MLIS, taught workshops and webinars on the topic, and contracted to write a book (available in early 2017) with co-writer, Sarah LeMire. Kristen also works for the San Diego Public Library.
Frances Rickard, Graduate student
, Austin, TX
Frances Rickard is a recent MSIS graduate from the University of Texas at Austin School of Information and currently works as the Information Manager for a small consulting firm in Austin. While in school, she served as a graduate research assistant on an MLIS grant to study library services to military veterans.
Jennifer Taft, Reference Librarian
Harnett County Library, Lillington, NC
Jennifer Taft is the Reference Librarian for Harnett County Public Library in Lillington, North Carolina. She is responsible for the Adult Programming at her library and enjoys teaching computer classes, especially to the Senior population.
Cynthia Olney, Acting Assistant Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Outreach Evaluation Resource Center, Health Sciences Libr, Seattle, WA
Cynthia Olney is Acting Assistant Director of the NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center, University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries and Information Center, Seattle. Cindy joined the NN/LM OERC in 2006 as an evaluation specialist to develop training and consultation to NN/LM. She became Acting Assistant Director in July 2014. Cindy has worked in the evaluation field for more than 20 years, specializing in projects related to libraries, health information outreach, consumer and public health.