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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 real milestone of its sixtieth anniversary this 12 months, the editors have introduced jointly in a single-volume anthology the superior contributions to this box. Essays and papers from the earlier 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 is brought through a present-day theological librarian.

This assortment is perhaps priceless in lots of methods: as a compendium of knowledge and "best practices" over numerous generations, as a way of securing a seize of ways ATLA's value and effect as an organization has grown over the years, or even for a way it brings again to gentle the lifestyles and paintings of such a lot of tremendous 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 think) a mixture of relied on workouts with perpetual swap is what has constantly been at the menu for theological librarians of their day-by-day paintings. this can be on the center of what maintains to make theological librarianship this type of hard and worthwhile vocation.

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