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Thanksgiving Library Hours

Nov 21, 2017

The Library will close at 4pm Wednesday for the Thanksgiving break and reopen at 2pm Sunday.

  • 11/22 - Early closing for Thanksgiving, 4pm Wednesday
  • 11/23-11/25 - Closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday-Saturday

The Library website is open 24/7!

New faculty books - Evans, Hunsinger, Sakenfeld

Nov 14, 2017

Two new faculty books are now available at the library: Faith of our mothers, living still : Princeton Seminary women redefining ministry / Abigail Rian Evans and Katharine Doob Sakenfeld; and Karl Barth and radical politics, 2nd edition / edited and translated by George Hunsinger

Notice about building exterior work

Nov 13, 2017

Beginning Tuesday, November 14 between 6:30 am – 4:30 pm, some necessary work will be done on the exterior of the library building.

One more raffle! $25 digital Amazon gift card

Nov 8, 2017

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library won a $25 digital Amazon gift card in this year's Theological Libraries Month contest. Now we're giving you a chance to win it from the Library! (So nice, right? :-))

THE RULES: To be entered into the raffle, please send us your feedback and suggestions before 11:59pm Wednesday, November 15 using the form below. Be sure to include your name and @ptsem.edu email address.

While the form is open to all, you must have an active @ptsem.edu email account and must not have won one of the faculty books raffled off during Theological Libraries Month this year in order to be entered into this raffle. The winner will be selected on Thursday, November 16.

Not sure what to say? Here's a question to get you started: What has been the most helpful to you this fall that has involved the library in some way?


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Postscript

Many thanks to all of you who submitted feedback forms in the last week to enter the raffle. The raffle winner has been selected at random and notified. We hope you'll keep using the form to let us know what you love about the library and also what we can do better. Thank you! 

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Mark your calendars

Nov 4, 2017

  • 11/5 - Daylight Saving Time ends, 2am Sunday
  • 11/8 - Library catalog server maintenance, 8:30am Wednesday
  • 11/22 - Early closing for Thanksgiving, 4pm Wednesday
  • 11/23-11/25 - Closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday-Saturday

Thanks for celebrating #TLM2017 with us!

Oct 31, 2017

We hope you enjoyed the faculty book raffle (Congrats again to our winners!) and the chance to share your stories in the American Theological Library Association #TLM2017 contest and hear some of our stories, too.

Follow the link below to the Theological Libraries Month guide and then be sure to check out the other research guides (LibGuides).

The Protestant Reformation at 500, 1517-2017

Oct 30, 2017

A selection of books about the Protestant Reformation and Martin Luther are on open display near the New Books area on the first floor or the library. We invite you to come browse and borrow them, if you haven't already!

On display: The Numismatic Luther

Oct 29, 2017

Alumnus Frederick J. Schumacher (Class of 1978) has put together an outstanding collection of Luther-related medals and coins that represents Luther commemoration over many centuries. In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a special physical exhibition of this collection is currently on display in Special Collections (North Wing Room 2173) and open to the public during Special Collections hours through the end of the year.

Rutgers library intern Kaitlin Montague created a digital exhibit from the collection. Kaitlin worked with Rev. Schumacher to ensure the content and images were accurate and effectively displayed. Princeton Theological Seminary Web Systems Specialist Reginald McLeod collaborated with Kaitlin to bring the dynamic exhibit online.

Student workers and the academic library

Oct 27, 2017

Research doesn't materialize in a vacuum and neither do the libraries that support it. Student workers play a vital role in the life of an academic library.

We're grateful for their creative collaboration with us and each other, and for their willingness to contribute to our mission as we seek to serve them, their classmates and instructors.

THANK YOU!

Studying the research needs of scholars in religion and theology

Oct 26, 2017

In 2016, the Princeton Theological Seminary Library joined 17 other institutions in Ithaka S+R's new study on the research needs of scholars in religion and theology. PTS librarians Kate Skrebutenas, Jenifer Gundry and Virginia Dearborn interviewed senior faculty members and wrote a report based on local findings. Alongside many similarities between national and local findings, a notable difference was the high value placed on browsing physical collections for serendipitous discovery at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Ithaka S+R is a not-for-profit research and consulting service that helps academic, cultural, and publishing communities. Support and guidance for the project was provided by the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Theological Library Association, working jointly with Ithaka S+R.