Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Centennial of World War I Presentation

In partnership with the U.S. Centennial Commission, the National WWI Museum offers a pair of engaging programs on July 27 following a Commission meeting at the Museum. At 11 a.m., join us for the One Century Later panel discussion with historians Dr. Mitch Yockelson, Dr. Chad Williams and Dr. Jack Tunsdall on the impact of World War I on present day society. At 1 p.m., join Dr. Michael Epkenhans for a lecture on reconsidering Germany at the outbreak of the war.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Birrer-Brookes Award for 14-01

The CGSOC Class 14-01 winner of the Birrer-Brookes Award for best MMAS thesis is, "For Man and Country: Atheist Chaplains in the U.S. Army," by CH (MAJ) Valeria Van Dress. The Birrer-Brookes Award recognizes the author of the "most outstanding thesis" from each graduating Master of Military Art and Science degree cohort of the Command and General Staff School. It is available from the CARL Digital Library at: http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p4013coll2/id/3111

Friday, June 13, 2014

CARL closing at 11:30 on Friday.

Just a reminder, the CARL will close at 11:30 on Friday, June 13th, for our Organization Day.

ProQuest database outage

ProQuest databases are scheduled to be down for maintenance from 9:00 PM, Saturday, June 14 to 10:00 AM, Sunday, June 15. This outage also includes RefWorks and AncestryLibrary.com.

Monday, June 9, 2014

"First City of Kansas"

PBS/KTWU aired a documentary last Thursday night called Wood, Brick & Stone: Leavenworth.  It explored the architecture of the "First City of Kansas" as well as a couple of Fort Leavenworth structures. If you're interested in Kansas or Leavenworth history and/or architecture, it's worth watching.

Leavenworth County Historical Society participates in Blue Star Museums program.

It is said that the more one knows about the place they live in, the more at home they become!  What better place to learn about the history of the Leavenworth area, than the Carroll Mansion Museum, home of the Leavenworth County Historical Society, at 1128 Fifth Avenue!  

The Society continues to participate in the Blue Star Museums program, which offers FREE entrance to the museum for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from May 21 through August 30, 2014.  By presenting their DD Form 1173 ID Card or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, up to five family members are eligible for a free tour of the museum.

The members and volunteers invite all to join them in learning more about the exciting history of the Leavenworth area and the beautiful Carroll House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They offer many opportunities to become involved:  membership in the Society, camaraderie in working with our energetic crew of volunteers, and  participation in the many and varied activities sponsored by the Society.  For 60 years, this is where the history of Leavenworth has been gathered, preserved, and shared. 

For more information about the work of the Society and the museum, visit their website:  http://www.leavenworthhistory.org  or call 913-682-7759.  Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Closed Sundays and Mondays and major holidays. Become a part of the community!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Summer Reading Program Starts 30 May

Mark your calendar for the library’s Summer Reading Program Open House on May 30th from 2:30-4:30! Our theme this year is “Paws to Read” – all about pets! Teams from the Human Animal Bond will join us at the Open House for reading and fun! Visit their website for more information! http://www.ftleavenworthhab.net

News Coverage of World War I

Looking for coverage of World War I and life on the British home front? Every day from now until the end of 2018, the Telegraph will republish in PDF form the full original edition of the Daily Telegraph for that day 100 years ago. Earlier editions will be available in the Archive.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Libraries and Return on Investments

The Australian Law Librarians' Association(ALLA)  and 3 other Library
organizations (The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA),
Health Libraries Inc (HLInc),Health Libraries Australia (HLA)) collaborated
on a study to measure the Return on Investment of Australian special
libraries.T  he partners commissioned award-winning firm SGS Economics and
Planning  to study special libraries across the nation. This week,  the
final report was issued " Putting a Value on Priceless"  which provides an
independent assessment of the return on investment provided to organizations
which have their own special libraries and information services in

"The indicative result from this work is that special libraries have been
found to return $5.43 for every $1 invested- and that's a conservative
estimate of their real contribution" For the full report click here.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Combat Studies Institute is proud to announce that the Society of Military History has awarded the Inaugural Society for Military History-George C. Marshall Foundation Prize for the Use of Digital Technology in Teaching Military History to the interactive iBook Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Actions in Afghanistan.  The award will be formally presented at the Society of Military History Convention, held from 3-6 April in Kansas City.

The Society for Military History in partnership with The George C. Marshall Foundation created a new prize to be awarded annually to an individual, group or institution that creates, designs and implements material for use in teaching military history utilizing evolving digital technology. This prize is intended to stimulate new thinking in how technology can be used to create new and better tools for studying military history.

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