The Role of the Theological Librarianship in Formational Theological Education
Date Recorded: November 17, 2016
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Date Recorded: November 17, 2016
We will explore how the library and the librarian can, and perhaps should, play a serious, formative role in the life of the theological student. Theological higher education is changing rapidly and students continue to need the “formation of spiritual awareness” (ATS, Standard 3). How might we reimagine our classic library tasks from a formational standpoint? What is the intersection of the library and spiritual formation? How can we love God with our mind (Matthew 23:37) and guide our students to do the same and discover the depths of divine intimacy through study, research, writing, and other information skills? How can we respond to online and distance educational settings with formational sensitivity?
Wesley Custer, Information Services Librarian, Florida Dunnam Campus, Asbury Theological Seminary
Susan Ebertz, Associate Professor & Director of the Reu Memorial Library, Wartburg Theological Seminary