Supporting Our Troops: Library Services and Support for Veterans Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2017, Published with license by Taylor & Francis © 2017, © Sarah LeMire. Veterans are a unique population that can be found in libraries across the United States. Libraries of all types are developing new approaches to the veterans in their patron populations in the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This study identifies several common strategies that libraries, especially public and academic libraries, are employing to support their patrons who are veterans, as well as distinctions in strategy according to library type. It further explores whether libraries are relying upon library staff who are veterans when developing services and programming for patrons who are veterans.

altmetric score

  • 2.7

author list (cited authors)

  • LeMire, S.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • July 2017