Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Feedback Requested on Library Book Grant and Lecture

We would welcome your feedback on the Spanish Book Grant Library Lecture that took place on October 21st. If you attended the lecture, you can access the survey here. If you did not attend the lecture, but would still like to provide some suggestions for Spanish language book purchases, please fill out the last question on the survey. Thank you!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Database Trials Through TryIt Illinois Available Until November 30th

The TryIt Illinois database trials are ongoing until the end of November. Many databases with full text and streaming video are available for searching, and can be accessed at the TryIt Illinois website. Please stop by or contact the library for login information.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BibleWorks Workshop on October 8th

CTU will host a BibleWorks Workshop on October 8th from 10am to 11:30am in Room 304. The presenter is Jim Barr from BibleWorks. You can see an introduction to many features of BibleWorks at http://youtu.be/w3SHKdLLrlk. For more information and to register, contact Jim Barr at jbarr@bibleworks.com.

Library Lecture by Neomi DeAnda on October 21st

In keeping with the theme for the grant awarded to the library to purchase books on religion and theology in Latin America, the library is sponsoring a lecture to discuss the question of how to access appropriate materials to conduct research related to religion in Latin America.

Neomi DeAnda, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton and former director of the Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union, will speak on the challenge of researching women and their writings, focusing on her work with 17th and 18th century Mexican archival resources.

Refreshments will be served, and books purchased with the grant funds will be on display and available for examination. This event is made possible by the State of Illinois Back to Books Grant.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

October 1st SBL Handbook of Style Workshop

This workshop will cover the basics of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Handbook of Style, which is used in Biblical Studies courses at CTU. We will review the Student Supplement to the SBL Handbook of Style, the basic outline of key topics in the SBL Handbook of Style, and online tools for working with the SBL Style. You may bring your lunch, and bring your laptop if you wish.

When: Wednesday, October 1st, noon - 1pm
Where: Room 504

October is Theological Libraries Month!

In honor of Theological Libraries Month, come and enjoy a break in the library with treats and coffee anytime on Wednesday, October 1st.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pilot Project for DMin Theses Online

The library has launched a pilot project for hosting electronic theses written by DMin students at CTU. The library will be using this pilot to assess the possibility of accepting future DMin thesis projects as electronic files.

Beyond this pilot, the library plans on building this institutional repository as a hosting service for other scholarly work produced by the CTU community in the future. The purpose of the institutional repository is to gather, document, preserve and disseminate the academic work of the CTU community. Examples of the types of work commonly deposited in institutional repositories can be viewed at the OpenDOAR project.