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A broadening conversation : classic readings in theological librarianship

Author: Melody Layton McMahon; David R Stewart
Publisher: Lanham, MD : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2006.
Series: ATLA reference and professional series, no. 1 .
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) celebrates the important milestone of its 60th anniversary this year, the editors have brought together in a single-volume anthology some of the best contributions to this field. Essays and papers from the past sixty years are grouped into six topical chapters (theological librarianship's characteristics, dimensions, educational role, settings, development  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melody Layton McMahon; David R Stewart
ISBN: 0810858533 9780810858534 9780810858534
OCLC Number: 65400278
Description: xv, 358 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1: The distinctive character of theological librarianship. Introduction / Anne Richardson Womack --
Theological librarianship as a ministry / Raymond P. Morris --
The theological librarian: his commitment and strategy / James J. Kortendick --
Developing professionally on the job / David W. Faupel --
That they all may be one / Simeon Daly --
Some values in theological librarianship / James Dunkly --
On spiritual reading and religious reading in peril: president's address / Milton J. (Joe) Coalter --
Power and responsibility: reflections on theological librarianship / Sharon Taylor --
Part 2: Theological librarians at work. Introduction / Monica Corcoran --
The cataloger and instruction / Helen B. Uhrich --
Problems in manuscript cataloging / Julia H. Macleod --
Archival good works for theologians / Lester J. Cappon --
Changing a pile of books into a library / John J. Shellem --
Collection development in a theological research library / Caroline Whipple --
Circulation in theological libraries: seeking and saving the lost / Thomas F. Gilbert --
Parchment, paper, PDF: the literature of theological librarianship / David R. Stewart --
Part 3: The theological librarian as educator. Introduction / Roger L. Loyd --
Seminary libraries and theological education / L.R. Elliott --
The community of learning / Helen B. Uhrich --
Professors and librarians: Partners in the oikumené / Paul A. Crow Jr. --
Theological libraries revisited / Leon Pacala --
The structures of religious literature: conceptual frameworks for improving bibliographic instruction / Andrew D. Scrimgeour --
Theological libraries and theological librarians in theological education / James Dunkly --
Part 4: Theological libraries: contexts and constituencies. Introduction / Michael Bramah --
Joint panel discussion: the library in the life of the seminary / Robert F. Beach (moderator) --
Some thoughts on the joint theological school-liberal arts college library / Arthur E. Jones Jr. --
The theological library: servant or --
Partner? / Claude Welch --
Religious studies and theology / John E. Wilson --
Serving the religion information needs of the public / Mary A. Dempsey --
Part 5: The American Theological Library Association: reflections and reminiscences. Introduction / John A. Bollier --
Seminary librarians (greetings and challenges from ATS) / Lewis J. Sherrill --
Six years of ATLA: a historical sketch / L.R. Elliott --
Building on our strengths for the future / Elmer J. O'Brien --
A look at the past / G. Paul Hamm --
A combined greeting to ATLA 40 and reflection on ATLA 1 / Ernest G. White --
Part 6: Changes and challenges. Introduction / Eileen K. Crawford --
On the Union Classification / Julia Pettee --
When Catholic and Protestant theologies meet / Gustave Weigel --
Contemporary challenges to theological librarianship / Connoly C. Gamble Jr. --
The Index to Religious Periodical Literature: past, present, and future / G. Fay Dickerson and John A. Peltz --
Revolution, evolutions, and syndromes / Decherd Turner --
Can serious academic religious book publishing survive in an age of pop culture? / Clayton E. Carlson --
Globalization and theological libraries / Robert J. Schreiter --
Shadow and substance / Roy Stokes.
Series Title: ATLA reference and professional series, no. 1 .
Responsibility: edited by Melody Layton McMahon, David R. Stewart.
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The American Theological Library Association has served libraries, librarians, and academic institutions with distinction for sixty years. A Broadening Conversation offers a means of listening in on  Read more...

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