Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Religion Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

PDF

Higher Education

The Christian Librarian

Publication Year

Articles 1 - 19 of 19

Full-Text Articles in Religion

Barcoding And Ils Migration From Start To Finish: A Case Study, Beth Arjona May 2018

Barcoding And Ils Migration From Start To Finish: A Case Study, Beth Arjona

The Christian Librarian

This practice-oriented article outlines one institution’s process of implementing both electronic checkout and a new integrated library system (ILS) for an academic library of 187,000 physical items. Special attention is given to the need for background research, administrative buy-in, and project management. Lessons learned and recommendations conclude the article.


A New Library Career, Susan J. Casstevens Dr. May 2018

A New Library Career, Susan J. Casstevens Dr.

The Christian Librarian

After working as a public and school library director for two decades, the challenge of reference and research work in an academic library is exciting and daunting for a mid-career librarian. She quickly realizes that constantly comparing fondly remembered library experiences with new professional challenges must transition into embracing what lays ahead and learning new skills. To successfully serve an academic library patron population, the variety of knowledge and information expertise is different and expanded, but the time-honored aptitude of treating library visitors well and carefully ascertaining their information needs remains the same.


Acl 2017 Conference Unconference Session On Information Literacy, Kathleen Kempa May 2018

Acl 2017 Conference Unconference Session On Information Literacy, Kathleen Kempa

The Christian Librarian

This article describes an unconference session at the most recent Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference 2017. The session attendees worked together to produce sample lesson plans, using the “backwards design planning structure” introduced by Wiggins & McTighe in Understanding by Design. Conference attendees produced information literacy lesson plans to introduce freshman college students to five of the ACRL Framework concepts


Christian Academics Need To Increase Their Publishing: A Study Of Cccu Teaching Faculty And Librarians, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Garrett Trott May 2018

Christian Academics Need To Increase Their Publishing: A Study Of Cccu Teaching Faculty And Librarians, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Garrett Trott

The Christian Librarian

This is the second of two articles that explains the results of an in-depth research study of teaching faculty and librarian scholarship within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). The first article examined the nature and extent of that scholarship and this article examines its necessity.


Letter From The Editor, Amy James Dec 2017

Letter From The Editor, Amy James

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Current State Of Scholarship In Christian Liberal Arts Schools A Study Of Cccu Teaching Faculty And Librarians, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Garrett Trott Dec 2017

Current State Of Scholarship In Christian Liberal Arts Schools A Study Of Cccu Teaching Faculty And Librarians, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Garrett Trott

The Christian Librarian

This is the first of two articles that explains the results of an in-depth research study of teaching faculty and librarian scholarship within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). This article examines the nature and extent of that scholarship and the article examines its necessity


Maximizing Institutional Archives With Limited Resources: A Case Study, Beth Arjona Dec 2017

Maximizing Institutional Archives With Limited Resources: A Case Study, Beth Arjona

The Christian Librarian

This practice-oriented article shares how one small institution on a tight budget without a fulltime archivist leveraged existing resources (human, technological, and physical) to maximize 75 years of institutional archives for a recent milestone alumni reunion. Projects included drafting an institutional history, interviewing long-time members of the institution, organizing photos for display, and providing alumni with access to yearbooks. Special attention is given to the process of creating a 20-minute institutional history video, which premiered at an alumni banquet and was shared with other constituents electronically. There is also a focus on project management and collaborating with coworkers in other ...


Same Titles, Different Formats: Does Print Or Electronic Get More Use?, Alex Rolfe, Merrill Johnson Dec 2017

Same Titles, Different Formats: Does Print Or Electronic Get More Use?, Alex Rolfe, Merrill Johnson

The Christian Librarian

This article examines the use of both print and electronic monographs at George Fox University libraries over a period of thirty-three months for 8,500 titles that were held in both formats. Results indicate that print is more likely to be used than electronic. The implications of the findings, as well as related factors determining future decision making relative to format, are discussed.


Academic Libraries And Remedial Students: A Four-Pronged Approach, Lindsay Hallam Dec 2017

Academic Libraries And Remedial Students: A Four-Pronged Approach, Lindsay Hallam

The Christian Librarian

This article provides one possible solution to the question: How can academic libraries contribute to remedial student success? A four-pronged approach is suggested: appropriate collection development, involvement in support services, collaboration with faculty, and embedding librarian/information literacy in courses.


Librarians As Disciples And Disciple-Makers, Nancy Warwick Dec 2017

Librarians As Disciples And Disciple-Makers, Nancy Warwick

The Christian Librarian

Librarians as Disciples and Disciple-Makers was a workshop at the 2016 Conference for the Association of Christian Librarians. This session focused on exploring the concept of being led by God, sharing round-table ideas on big-picture vision questions, and writing a personal sixty-month action plan for balanced discipleship living. This article is a summation of the workshop.


Everything Counts Toward Book Collection Development, Terry Kennedy Dec 2017

Everything Counts Toward Book Collection Development, Terry Kennedy

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Frontmatter (The Christian Librarian 60:2) Dec 2017

Frontmatter (The Christian Librarian 60:2)

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Creating A Father-Friendly Library: An Examination Of The Importance Of Fatherhood Support In Today's Library Service Model, Michael D. Wells Dec 2017

Creating A Father-Friendly Library: An Examination Of The Importance Of Fatherhood Support In Today's Library Service Model, Michael D. Wells

The Christian Librarian

Research shows the importance of fathers being present in the lives of children.The absence of support for fathers, perpetuates a long standing generational decline in the viability of men as a whole. This work seeks to introduce librarians to the possibilities of libraries offering support for dads. With library use among males being very low, this is also an opportunity for libraries to serve those who are often forgotten. This paper illustrates how the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) offers a path to help dads and explains how the NFI and libraries can partner through the creation of programs.


Annotated Bibliography: Clean Graphic Novels, Robert Burgess Dec 2017

Annotated Bibliography: Clean Graphic Novels, Robert Burgess

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor, Garrett Trott Apr 2017

Letter From The Editor, Garrett Trott

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Struggling Libraries Survey, The Tcl Editorial Team Jan 2016

Struggling Libraries Survey, The Tcl Editorial Team

The Christian Librarian

In January of 2016, the editorial team of The Christian Librarian (TCL)asked ACL members to participate in a survey entitled, “Survey on Struggling Libraries.” The intention of this survey was twofold: first, to provide an opportunity for members to share wisdom and insight with their colleagues regarding how they have made it through the challenges, and secondly, to know how we can pray for our colleagues.


Jeffrey And Evans' "The Bible And The University" (Book Review), Armand T. Ternak Jan 2016

Jeffrey And Evans' "The Bible And The University" (Book Review), Armand T. Ternak

The Christian Librarian

A review of Jeffrey, D. L., & Evans, C. S. (Eds.) (2007). The Bible and the university. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 328 pp. ISBN 9780310234180


Bradley And Muller's " Church History: An Introduction To Research Methods And Resources, Second Edition" (Book Review), Rebecca A. Givens Jan 2016

Bradley And Muller's " Church History: An Introduction To Research Methods And Resources, Second Edition" (Book Review), Rebecca A. Givens

The Christian Librarian

A review of Bradley, J. A., & Muller, R.A. (2016). Church history: An introduction to research methods and resources, second edition. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing. 214 pp. $30.00. ISBN 9780802874054


Annotated Bibliography: Faith, Learning And Christian Higher Education In The Twenty-First Century, Joshua M. Avery Jan 2014

Annotated Bibliography: Faith, Learning And Christian Higher Education In The Twenty-First Century, Joshua M. Avery

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.