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Barr Memorial Library

62 W Spearhead Division Ave, Building 400
Fort Knox, KY 40121

United States

502-624-1232; usarmy.knox.imcom-atlantic.mbx.dfmwr-barr-librarymail.mil

Type: Library

Web site: http://www.knoxmwr.com/Library/tabid/98/Default.aspx

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Catalog URL: http://mylibraryus.armybiznet.com/search~S32

Description: Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Barr Memorial Library, as part of the Community Recreation Division of the Fort Knox's Directorate of Family and Morale , Welfare and Recreation, is committed to the Vision, Mission and Values of Family and MWR. Barr Memorial Library is committed to those tenets and will specifically support them as outlined below.

Vision
The Driving Force that keeps the Total Military Family Strong


Our Library service will be on par with the best Army Libraries and Public libraries throughout the United States and abroad
We will constantly evaluate the services we are offering to determine whether or not they remain viable or require modification to serve the Family and MWR mission
We will offer programs and services tuned to the battle rhythm of the Fort Knox community, remaining attuned to the constant state of readiness in which the Post exists
We will seek out feedback both in our Library and in the community
We will embed ourselves in the fabric of our community by actively engaging customers and potential customers by participating in outreach events, speaking at meetings and programs, and offering a diverse range of highly visible programs and services that will seek to attract new customers

Mission
Deliver Flexible, Innovative and Relevant Programs and Services that enable Readiness and Resiliency to the Total Military Family.


We will reinforce and expand our influence as the premiere institution of knowledge and lifelong learning on Post
We will enhance and expand our material collections, both in the areas of education and recreation
We will offer services that reach out to the community – from birth to the twilight years – offering a vast tableau of programs
We will expand the ways we serve the community, leveraging electronic resources to become a virtual library as well as a physical library
We will be a staff attentive to the needs of our customers, recognizing , respecting, and adapting to serve a constituency under enormous pressures


Values
Fort Knox Family and MWR supports Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.

We will be a community place, an anchor of our community that provides services to engage both the mind and the heart

THE LIBRARY'S NAMESAKE

David Goodwin Barr was born at Nanafalia, Alabama, on June 16, 1895. He attended Alabama Presbyterian College and was commissioned a second lieutenant, Infantry Reserve, on November 27, 1917. He was called to active duty on that same date and was promoted to first lieutenant (temporary) on May 31, 1919. He was commissioned a first lieutenant of Infantry in the Regular Army on July 1, 1920.

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