MLTW 2019

Military Libraries Training Workshop 2019

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What is MLTW?

MLTW is DMIL's biennial conference. It features nationally known keynote speakers and high-quality programs addressing issues pertinent to the military library community. MLTW is the place to meet, network, and exchange ideas with colleagues from all branches of the military and from different types of libraries (academic, technical, MWR, and medical). More information will be shared as available.

When: Dec. 10th through Dec. 12th
(with pre-conference training Dec. 9th and a tour of the Library of the Marine Corps Dec. 13th)

Registration Fees (unchanged from MLTW 2017):

DMIL Member, up to Nov. 30th, 2019


Non-DMIL Member, up to Nov. 30th, 2019


Student / Retired DMIL Member / Job-Seeking Member of DMIL


One Day Registration Onsite


FEDLINK Training Funds, till Nov. 30th, 2019. Additional information forthcoming.


Full Workshop Registration Onsite


Conference Hotel:
DoubleTree Hotel, Arlington (Crystal City), VA

Conference Hotel Rate:

Monday, Dec. 9th
– Pre-conference training (currently being developed)

Tuesday, Dec. 10th – Theme: Active

Wednesday, Dec. 11th – Theme: Engaged

MLTW Banquet
DoubleTree Hotel (conference hotel)
Reception: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Banquet: approximately 7:15 pm

Banquet Speaker: Dr. Breanne Robertson, Ph.D., Marine Corps History Division

Topic: “Unraveling the Flag Raising: Iwo Jima and the Struggle for Historical Truth”

The World War II photograph of the American flag being raised atop Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima was almost instantaneously iconic. In the years since, its place in American history and popular culture became cemented. However, it turned out that the stories and identities of some of the flag raisers were less concrete. In 2016, after extensive research by impartial panels, the Marine Corps revised its official line-up of the Iwo Jima flag raisers.

Dr. Robertson worked on the panels reviewing this image. She will discuss her work on these panels, which had to contend with the complex ways that history is captured and gets reconstructed, and also how remembrance and meaning forms—and reforms—over time. Dr. Robertson’s presentation aims to shed light on the particular challenges facing scholars before, during, and after the official Marine Corps decision to revise its official line-up of Iwo Jima flag raisers.

Note about meals: The Banquet is included in the cost of MLTW 2019 registration. Guests may join us for the MLTW Banquet, but they must pay in advance. Attendees may register guests for the MLTW Banquet when registering for the conference. The cost for guests is $45.00.

Thursday, Dec. 12th – Theme: Evolving

Friday, Dec. 13th – A tour of the Library of the Marine Corps.

Visitors will receive a site tour of the Library of the Marine Corps, learning about its mission, organizational structure, holdings, and history.

There will also be an orientation briefing of the Archives and References Branches of the Marine Corps History Division (sister organizations to the Library). Personnel from these branches will discuss their roles and responsibilities in acquiring, preserving, describing, and utilizing primary source material to support the research of Marine Corps history. Visitors will also get to see a specially assembled display of rare and one-of-a-kind Marine Corps historical items from the Archives’ holdings.

No charge for MLTW 2019 attendees, but registration for the tour is required at the time of registering for the conference. A bus will take registrants to the Library of the Marine Corps. It will leave from the DoubleTree Hotel. On the way back, it will stop at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the DoubleTree Hotel.

Depart the DoubleTree Hotel 8:00 am
Arrive Quantico 9:00 am
Depart Quantico 1:00 pm
Arrive Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport 2:00 pm
Arrive DoubleTree Hotel 2:30 pm