Category Archives: Member News

Pitts Theology Library Announces Interim Library Director

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On September 1, Richard Manly “Bo” Adams, Jr., Head of Public Services at Pitts Theology Library, will become the interim library director for the Pitts Library.

Bo came to the Pitts Library in 2013 to serve as reference and systems librarian and was later promoted to Head of Public Services. He holds the PhD in New Testament from Emory University and has recently completed his MLIS from the University of Alabama.

SWBTS Librarians Recognized for Achievements

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Two librarians from Institutional Member Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary recently were recognized for their achievements in the areas of indexing and cataloging.

Robert Burgess, Digital Resources Librarian, received the 2017 Barbara K. Nelson Indexer of the Year Award from the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL). This award was given to Robert for his work with the Christian Periodical Index® (CPI®).

Christopher J. Anderson Appointed New Special Collections Librarian at Yale Divinity Library

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We are excited to announce that Christopher J. Anderson has been named the Special Collections Librarian and Curator of the Day Missions Collection at Yale Divinity Library at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Chris was formerly the Associate Dean of Libraries at Drew University, preceded by his time as Head of Special Collections, Archives, and Methodist Librarian. He also hosted a college radio show and served as the baseball coach at Drew University. He received his PhD and MPhil in Religion from Drew, MSLIS from Syracuse University, MDiv from Asbury Seminary, and BS from Houghton College.

Kristine Veldheer Appointed Library Director of Paul Bechtold Library

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Kristine Veldheer has been appointed as the Library Director of the Paul Bechtold Library at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois.

Kris previously served at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, as Instructor for Interactive Teaching, and at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, as Head of Public Services and as an Instruction and Technology Librarian.

Evan Boyd Appointed Library Director at United Lutheran Seminary

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We are excited to announce that Evan Boyd has been named Library Director at United Lutheran Seminary (ULS).

ULS formed from the unification of two historic Lutheran seminaries in Gettysburg and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Boyd will serve as the first Library Director for the consolidated seminary and will be responsible for both the Krauth branch (Philadelphia) and the Wentz branch (Gettysburg).

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Establishes Dr. William L. Wallace Collection

Institutional Member Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) has established the Dr. William L. Wallace collection, which will be displayed in the seminary’s new Mathena Hall. The most notable item in the collection is a portrait of Wallace that was originally housed at the Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee; however, thanks to the work of Craig Kubic, Dean of Libraries, SWBTS now has a permanent loan of Wallace’s papers and portrait for display.

Welcome New Members: Coe College and St. Mary’s Seminary and University

Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined in late May and early June 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Institutional Member, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

Coe College was founded in 1851 by the name of the School for Prophets. During a fundraising campaign, a Catskills farmer named Daniel Coe pledged $1,500 with the stipulation that the frontier town college be “made available for the education of females as well as males.” Since Coe’s early coeducational beginnings, the college has grown in size and reputation.

Welcome New Members: Colby College and Orbis Books

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Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined in March and early April 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Melody Layton McMahon Announces Retirement from Catholic Theological Union

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Submitted by Melody Layton McMahon, Director of the Paul Bechtold Library, Catholic Theological Union

Most of you know that I have been so blessed to not just have a career, but a vocation, a calling from God to do the work that I have done now for many years (as I say this constantly and wrote about in my article in Theological Librarianship, “An Unapologetic Apology”). And for most of this vocational life, I have been so blessed to be among you, my ATLA colleagues, though for quite a few years the demands of young children kept me from attending conferences. But once I attended a conference, I knew I had found my spiritual home. So it is with much sadness, that I must report that I am going on medical leave and will not be returning to my position at Catholic Theological Union as Library Director.

Welcome New Members: Faulkner University, St. Jerome’s University, and Wilson University

Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined in February 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Institutional Member, Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL

In 1942, Montgomery Bible College, today known as Faulkner University, was established to provide preacher training and education in the Christian tradition. The Kearley Graduate School of Theology within Faulkner University offers master’s and doctoral degree programs in Biblical Studies, both of which may be completed fully online. Faulkner also hosts the F. Furman Kearley Conference for Biblical Scholarship to promote scholarly research in biblical studies among scholars within the Church of Christ.

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