Serving Those Who Served
Librarian's Guide to Working With Veteran and Military CommunitiesBook - 2017
Practical advice on how best to serve veterans, service members, and their families in your community, including effective ways to develop new outreach partnerships and collaborations.
• The first guidebook of its kind, intended to support librarians, administrators, and library employees of all types better serve the veteran and military communities
• Presents insights from authors who are both Army veterans as well as professional librarians engaged in working with the veteran and military communities in libraries
• Explains how to estimate the number of veterans, service members, and their families in your library community and provides an overview of the types of issues and questions they may have
• Provides recommendations to help librarians coordinate their efforts with existing military and veterans' organizations in order to provide the best, most efficient programs and services for veterans, service members, and their families
• Offers concrete ideas and suggestions related to outreach, programming, services, and collection development for the veteran and military communities
Practical advice on how best to serve veterans and military families in your community, including effective ways to develop new outreach partnerships and collaborations.
LeMire and Mulvihill present a guidebook meant to help librarians better serve veterans, their families, and the veteran community. They begin with a chapter discussing veterans in general: who comprises the population, popular misconceptions, and special populations like servicewomen and LGBT service people. The text then devotes full chapters to particular libraries such as college libraries, school libraries, and public libraries. Each have a somewhat different population and can offer different services. The chapters are detailed in their advice and offer comprehensive strategies. Of special note is the section covering unique library settings, such as prisons and health sciences centers. The guide concludes with a glossary of common military terms. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)