By Joyce Waybright
Special to GUIDON
The Bruce C. Clarke Library will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy in January and Black History Month in February with a variety of displays of books and media items.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday. The holiday celebrates the work of King (Jan. 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) who devoted his life to the equal treatment and rights of all people. His “I have a dream” speech was one of the most inspirational oratory performances of the 20th century.
To learn more about him, there are more than 300 books, DVDs and audiobooks in the Clarke Library on Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.
Also available for students and researchers are a large number of online databases and digital resources on King and the Civil Rights Movement provided free to our users by the Clarke Library and Department of the Army/Department of Defense.
For access to the above mentioned electronic resources, you will need a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation GLIS My Library Account, which is available to all service members, retirees and family members, and can be used without a common access card.
The library will soon transition to a new integrated library system.
This will eventually mean changes to the library’s catalog, patron accounts and web access.
During the transition there may also be some limits on checkout amounts.
Library staff will try to announce changes to operating hours as they become available. It may also cause some limits to checkout amounts. The library apologizes for any inconvenience during this major change.
(Editor’s note: Waybright is the Bruce C. Clarke Library chief of community services.)