Accession Number : ADA388316


Title :   Where Library History Meets the Future: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Military Librarians Workshop


Corporate Author : ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND FORTMONROE VA


Personal Author(s) : Wiley, Connie J ; Knight, Dolores L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a388316.pdf


Report Date : 04 Apr 2001


Pagination or Media Count : 372


Abstract : Where Library History Meets the Future is the theme of the 1999 Military Librarians Workshop held in Williamsburg, Virginia; it is hosted by the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. The theme is selected by the organizers of the conference and adopted by the Military Librarians Program Committee for three obvious reasons. They all deal with time. Firstly, being the end of a century and a millennium influences the topic significantly. The exciting prospect of a new century as well as the dawn of a new millennium looms ahead. The future, therefore, is utmost in the minds of the organizers. Secondly, the location of the conference, in Williamsburg, Virginia, is not far from Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. Williamsburg itself is awash in early American history and the hotel; the Williamsburg Hospitality House is within easy walking distance of most activities and buildings of historic Colonial Williamsburg. Lastly, libraries and librarianship are at a time in their evolution that propels them forward. Libraries, becoming increasingly digital, may become more than they ever were, reaching far more patrons with more diverse and specific information needs than every before in history. The library profession, therefore, is equally at a crucial time. Librarians, armed with professional information skills and abilities, are in a position to optimize their information skills in ways imagined and unimagined. Thus, it appears appropriate and admirable to select a topic that honors the profession's history and engages our imaginations to dare to be more than we thought we could be. To this end, the program of the conference included programs on history, sessions on state-of-the-art services, and workshops that emphasized what the future might bring.


Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA , *LIBRARIES , *WORKSHOPS , *LIBRARIANS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , LESSONS LEARNED , LEADERSHIP , MANAGEMENT , TRAINING , REPORTS , HISTORY


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE