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By Melody McMahon,David R. Stewart,Melody Layton McMahon

ISBN-10: 0810858533

ISBN-13: 9780810858534

because the American Theological Library organization (ATLA) celebrates the $64000 milestone of its sixtieth anniversary this 12 months, the editors have introduced jointly in a single-volume anthology the very best contributions to this box. Essays and papers from the previous sixty years are grouped into six topical chapters (theological librarianship's features, dimensions, academic function, settings, improvement inside ATLA's sixty years, and so much noteworthy changes), every one of that's brought through a present-day theological librarian.

This assortment might be useful in lots of methods: as a compendium of knowledge and "best practices" over a number of generations, as a way of securing a seize of the way ATLA's value and impact as an organization has grown through the years, or even for how it brings again to mild the lifestyles and paintings of such a lot of effective librarians, Raymond Morris (Yale Divinity Library) and Julia Pettee (Union Theological Seminary) between them. much more vital, A Broadening Conversation affirms vividly that (instead of the ethos of culture and continuity that one may well consider) a mixture of depended on exercises with perpetual swap is what has consistently been at the menu for theological librarians of their day-by-day paintings. this is often on the middle of what keeps to make theological librarianship this sort of demanding and profitable vocation.

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