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Transitioning from the Out Date

Title: Transitioning from the Out Date: Information Seeking Behavior of Junior Enlisted Army Veterans of Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
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Name(s): Hannaford, Leah, author
Gross, Melissa, professor directing thesis
Lustria, Mia, committee member
Oh, Sanghee, committee member
School of Library and Information Studies, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis is an exploratory study of the information seeking behavior of junior enlisted United States Army veterans of Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. During this study, twenty-five qualitative interviews were conducted with veterans residing in the vicinity of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Veterans in this study discussed their experiences with the Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP), the Veterans Affairs Office, non-profit agencies, and extended families as primary sources of information during and after transition using their reported "out date" as a frame of reference. The types of information that the veterans sought prior to transition and currently seek were discussed and compared to analyze their information seeking behavior and how it changes as veterans seek to contextualize and make sense of their place in the civilian world.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-7409 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the School of Library and Information Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: May 3, 2013.
Keywords: army, junior enlisted, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, veterans, veterans affairs
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Melissa Gross, Professor Directing Thesis; Mia Lustria, Committee Member; Sanghee Oh, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Library science
Information science
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7409
Owner Institution: FSU

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Hannaford, L. (2013). Transitioning from the Out Date: Information Seeking Behavior of Junior Enlisted Army Veterans of Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7409