Vee Miller Herrington 

Graduation Year: 1966
Induction Year: 2010
Library of Congress Federal Librarian of the Year
Modernized the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Library

Dr. Herrington took a neglected, underfunded, library (housed in an old warehouse) with few customers, no computers and no shelving and transformed it into a state-of-the-art facility. She obtained program funding, assisted in the design, and oversaw the million dollar renovation project of the U. S. Army Military Intelligence Library. Due to her innovative, non-traditional and enthusiastic approach to library services, the new state-of-the-art library averages 700 onsite visitors daily. She spearheaded the expansion of additional library services by inviting the Foreign Language Center to relocate in the heart of the campus. Within two years, the library at Fort Huachuca won the Library of Congress Information Center of the Year Award. In 2009, Dr. Herrington was awarded the Library of Congress Federal Librarian of Year Award. The library, which had an 1800% increase since opening in 2003, has a non-traditional model of library services for the young soldiers attending the US Army Intelligence Center School. With 75 computers, Wi-Fi, a CyberCafe, Smart boards, VTC equipment, and a Scola Dish with foreign language broadcasts from around the world. “Serving customers and meeting their needs is what being a good librarian is all about”, Herington said.
Vee attended Ball State University and received her B.S. in Psychology. She earned a Masters in Information Science from the University of Tennessee, a Masters in School Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, and her Ph.D. in Education from the Arizona State University.
During her career, she has authored numerous publications: "The Virtual Footlocker", Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, Jan-Mar 2008; "Intelligence Reform Brings New Opportunities for Info Pros", Information Outlook (March, 2008); "Value of Open Source Intelligence in the Reformation of National Intelligence" Presentation at the Intelligence Warfighting Seminar, 11-15 December 2006, Fort Huachuca; “The US Military Intelligence Library: Always Out Front”, guest speaker at the Army Library Training Institute, St. Louis, April 27, 2006; “Open Source and the Military Intelligence Library”, Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, October - December, 2005); Contribution to new Army Open Source Field Manual, FMI 2-22.9; "Way Beyond BI: A Look to the Future," Journal of Academic Librarianship 24 (September 1998): 381-386; “Toward a New Paradigm of Library Instruction in the Digital Library”, In: Nikolaou, C. and Stephanidis, C. (eds.), 2nd European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries - ECDL 1998. 19-23 September 1998. Heraklion, Crete, Greece. LNCS 1513, Berlin: Springer, pp. 661-662.

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