Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Fun

Looking for some fun this weekend? Saturday, May 1st is Free Comic Book Day! Your friendly neighborhood comic shop will have free samplers available, and your favorite webcomics will be doing something special in celebration of this yearly event.

Looking for more information, or a store near you? Check out 

This year's free selections include everything from Archie, DC Kids and Fractured Fables to Love and Capes, Superman and Iron Man.

And remember, every day is Free Comic Book Day at your library! The CARL's Graphic Novel collection can be found on the second floor, near the circulation desk. We have graphic novels from Batman to Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel.

Our children's library has an assortment of age-appropriate graphic novels for the younger set, and as with other materials, if another library has it, we can InterLibrary Loan (ILL) it from another library for you!

And when you come to the library, check out our Graphic Novel display in the first floor lobby!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

CARL volunteer recognized for her work

Fort Leavenworth volunteers provide the post with over $300,000 worth of work every year. This year, CARL volunteer Carriann Forbis was recognized for her efforts to help the post community.

A full article on those honored can be found on the Lamp's website at

Army Modernization Strategy 2010

From the G8 website:
The Army G-8 is the Army’s lead for matching available resources to the defense strategy and the Army plan. We accomplish this through participation in OSD–led defense reviews and assessments, the programming of resources, materiel integration, analytical and modeling capabilities, and the management of the Department of the Army studies and analyses.  The G-8 team is made up of one field operating agency—the Center for Army Analysis (CAA), three directorates—the Army Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) Office, Program Analysis & Evaluation (PAED), and Force Development (FD),—and the Army Study Program Management Office (ASPMO).  The G-8 team works to plan, develop, and resource programs supporting Soldiers by balancing Current Force needs with Future Force capabilities.

High quality and low quality PDFs of the Modernization Strategy can be found at

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

FDR Blog

The Franklin D.Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has put together a blog that shares an entry that corresponds to a date in the history of the Roosevelts. Some are photographs with details of historical events, others are letters and personal writings.

A great site for biography/history/WWII buffs! Check it out!

The main website for the Franlin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, located in Hyde Park, NY can be found at:

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ever wonder what Fiscal Year 7T is?

If you've ever come across Fiscal Year 7T in an old document and were wondering what it was:

The government used to run its fiscal year from 1 July-30 June. In 1976, the government transitioned its fiscal year to begin on 1 October. So, the time period from 1 July 1976 to 30 September 1976 was called fiscal year 7T.

 Thanks to the member of our reference staff who provided the information!

Have questions? Need help with research? Contact CARL reference! (913) 758-3053 or

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Fun

Remember back in the 1970s when Disney World was shiny and new, and EPCOT wasn't even built yet?

The Progress City, USA blog has a glimpse back at those early planning stages and all the magic that did, and didn't make it into the final park,  including a hub where patrons could plan their vacations, then see a preview of what their trips would be like, a video library and a paperless office.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Documentary prize winner

Restrepo, winner of the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary, is a documentary focusing on a battalion of U.S. combat soldiers stationed in the Korengal valley of Afghanistan in the summer of 2007.

Release Date: July 2, 2010
Studio: National Geographic Entertainment

Co-directors Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

3rd floor closure

As of today at 1630, the 3rd floor of the CARL will be closed for renovation.

The renovation will last for approximately one year. Third floor resources such as the archive, special collections, curriculum and documents will be unavailable during this time.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but anticipate the renovation to assist us in safeguarding and preserving the many historical and informational assets with which we have been entrusted.

During the renovation, please visit the first floor reference desk for assistance in locating other sources in our digital library or at other institutions that may be of value to your research.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Remaining Brownbags

During the academic year the CARL organizes monthly classes for CGSC faculty, staff, SAMS students, and members of the community who are interested in learning library services and library databases. Don't forget to bring your lunch!

All Brown Bag Classes (unless otherwise noted) are held on Wednesdays from 1230 - 1330 in the Combined Arms Research Library, 1st Floor, Room 112, Eisenhower Hall. Call 758-3053 for further information.

Remaining topics for the spring semester include Copyright and Social Networking. Is there a topic you would like us to cover in a Brownbag session? Feel free to let us know! 

Copyright -Every year at least one student does not obtain copyright permission to use something in their thesis, or an instructor doesn’t realize they need permission for some article or book excerpt. At the last moment, that figure must be removed, or that course material can't be used. Learn how to avoid these pitfalls. 14 APR 1230-1330
Digital Library / ResourcesLearn how to search the CARL’s digital library and the treasures it contains. Also learn about Military History Institute’s digital collection, the Open Archives Initiative and others. Get primary sources from your recliner at home! 28 APR 1230-1330
SOCIAL NETWORKING - Do you know how to tweet, flick or add to the wall? Learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and how to have a wiki. 12 MAY 1230-1330
NetLibrary/OverDrive Audio-booksGet ready for road trips by learning how to download audio books from the library. 26 MAY 1230-1330

Monday, April 12, 2010

Looking for issues of Army History Magazine?

The U.S. Center of Army Military History has made all issues available on its website, HERE.

Clicking on the cover of each issue will allow you to download the PDF file for viewing. The most recent issue discusses the ordeal of the Tiger survivors, the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest, and George Marshall's speech to the American Historical association in December, 1939.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Language-learning resources

CARL is pleased to announce that we now have Mango for Libraries to assist with learning new or brushing up on languages. Mango is a self-paced language learning system that focuses on simplicity of use.

For more information, or to log in and use Mango, click  HERE (this will take you to our databases page--click MANGO LANGUAGES from the non-gov Library Databases list in order to access Mango)

Also, we continue to have Rosetta Stone available through your AKO account!

 It was brought to our attention by a kind reader that our link did not work. The link is fixed now and should work properly.  Now the link will take you to our databases page, where you can click on Mango Languages. It is necessary to  log in this way in order to authenticate to the Mango service. We're sorry for any confusion or inconvenience.


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