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WVU Libraries to host open forum on serving veterans

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
November 8th, 2017

As part of its service to student veterans, West Virginia University Libraries will host an open forum titled “Serving those who Served” on Monday (Nov. 13) from 10 a.m.-noon in the Downtown Campus Library, Room 104.

The speaker is Sarah LeMire, the First-Year Experience librarian at Texas A&M University and the co-author of Serving Those Who Served: Librarian’s Guide to Working with Veteran and Military Families. Before becoming a librarian, LeMire served in the U.S. Army as an Arabic linguist including a deployment to Iraq in 2005-2006.

The America Library Association’s recognized LeMire as a member of its 2015 Class of Emerging Leaders. She is the spouse of a current Army service member and a parent to two young girls.

In addition, Carroll Wilkinson, coordinator of Veterans Outreach for the Libraries, will present a brief progress report on the program’s accomplishments over the past two years and share plans and expectations for the future.

The forum will include time for questions and comments from the audience and campus and community veteran advocates. For more information, contact Wilkinson at cwilkins@wvu.edu or 304-293-0308.

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