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Theological Libraries: With a focus on Oahu


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Theological Libraries: With a focus on Oahu

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  2. 2. Overview Theological Librarianship History Professional Organizations Largest Institutions Local Institutions
  3. 3. Theological LibrarianshipRole in Society - Faith joins professionClientele - Spiritual or scholarly pursuitManagement/Governing AuthorityAmbiance - Sacred aweSpecial Aspects - Research and Technology
  4. 4. History Ecclesiastical to Theological American Library Association (ALA) - 1884 ALA Religious Documents Round Table - 1916 World War II spurs international collaboration
  5. 5. Professional Organizations 1946 1947 1954-1961Comité International de Coordination des Associations 195de Bibliothèques de Théologie Catholique 6
  6. 6. Largest Institutions“Theological libraries supportinstitutions of higher education thatfocus primarily on training candidatesfor the ministry. Their collectionsinclude scholarly resources across thespectrum of the theological curriculumand allied disciplines.”
  7. 7. Local Institutions The New Hope Christian College – Hawaii Library Levinson-Krupp Memorial Library, Temple Emanu-El Chaminade University Benedictine Monastery of Hawaii Carmelite Monastery
  8. 8. New Hope Christian College – Hawaii Libraryis dedicated to providing informationresources to enrich the studies of allmembers of the college’s community. Ourprimary goal is to increase theinformation literacy of emergingChristian leaders and provide resourcessupportive of a biblical higher educationcurriculum.
  9. 9. Library Worldhas a user-friendly app forstudents tobrowse throughthe collection. Academic databases are harder for students to navigate.
  10. 10. Levinson-Krupp Memorial Library “A library is a living thing. Otherwise it’s a museum.” ~Deborah Washofsky “A library is like a garden. You have to weed it and let it grow.” ~Sally Morgan•Source:
  11. 11. Temple Emanu-El“The church is credited with being the earliest repository oflearning in Western Europe.” Roger W. Phillips
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  13. 13. Nodel Judaica Special Collection
  14. 14. Chaminade University Sullivan Library Benedict’s Ruleinstructs the reader to “listen… with the ear of your heart.”
  15. 15. Benedictine Monastery
  16. 16. Carmelite Monastery•Source:
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