Army Library Services Paper, 1946
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Brief Description: The Paper of the Armed Services and Adult Education, a paper for the Commission on the Implications of the Armed Services Education Programs, American Council of Education by an advisory Committee consisting of librarians and educators, includes Chapter VIII, Library Services was written by using a study prepared by the Army Special Services Division, The Army Library Services: A Short History and includes purpose and organization of library services, expansion, hospital and overseas library service, unit magazine sets and post-hostilities program.
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Record Series Number: 29/10/2
Created by: Armed Forces Librarians Section (1962-1972), Public Library Association (PLA)
Volume: 0.2 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 04/26/1974.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by date
Biographical Note for Armed Forces Librarians Section (1962-1972) :

As one of the original sections of the Division of Public Libraries (DPL), the Armed Forces Librarians Section (AFLS) was created in 1944 as the Service Librarians Section (SLS) (1).

The purpose of the AFLS has been "to promote quality library service to the Armed Forces community; to promote armed forces libraries in the military services, within ALA, and to nonmilitary libraries and library organizations; and to promote professional growth by providing continuing education and information to personnel who staff armed forces libraries" (2).

By 1950, the section had been renamed the Armed Forces Librarians Section which it remained through changes in the name and structure of the DPL into the Public Library Division (PLD) and finally the Public Library Association (PLA). Proposed Bylaws of the Armed Forces Librarians Section were approved at the ALA conference in New York City in 1952 (3). Until 1990, the AFLS was the only section to continually exist through the history of the PLA (4).

In 1990 after a request for a change in status while retaining the same purpose, the AFLS became the Armed Forces Library Round Table. The change was approved first by the ALA Committee on Organization and subsequently by the ALA Council at the Annual Conference (5).

The Section (and now the Round Table) present three annual awards: the Armed Forces Library Certificate of Merit and the Armed Forces Library Newsbank Scholarship Award (6).

Subject Index
Adult Education
Armed forces Library Section
Army Library Service
Hospital Library Service
Languages of Materials
English [eng]