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Welcoming new staff to the library team

Oct 3, 2017

This fall, we are pleased to welcome Kenneth Cleary (Processing Archivist, Special Collections), Donald Craig (part-time Circulation Assistant, Circulation Services) and Ronald Flewellen (part-time Cataloging Assistant, Collection Services) to the Library.

Ken holds a M.L.I.S. and M.A. in History, both from Rutgers University, and is a Certified Archivist by the Academy of Certified Archivists. Ken has considerable archival experience, most recently at Temple University where he was Project Archivist for the Philadelphia Jewish Archives. He has also worked in the archives at the Hagley Museum and Library, New Jersey State Archives, Historical Society of Haddonfield, Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick Free Public Library, and the New York Historical Society. Ken is active in key regional archives professional associations, including MARAC (Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference) and the Delaware Valley Archivists Group, where he is the current vice chair-chair elect.

Donald recently finished a one-year contract teaching ESL classes to 7th and 8th grade students in Shenzhen, China.  Prior to that, he worked at George Washington University’s Gelman Library, City College of New York, and Marquand Library at Princeton University. He speaks Spanish and has studied Portuguese, Italian, French and beginning Mandarin.

Ron holds a M.L.I.S. from Drexel University and a New Jersey State Professional Librarian Certificate. He has done advanced graduate work in political theology, political economy, and international relations. He brings a wealth of experience to the position, having worked in technical services positions in two distinguished libraries over the past 13 years. Ron has worked at Princeton University Library since 2006, serving as Senior Bibliographic Specialist and as Supervisor of Monographs Acquisitions. Previously, he served as Supervisor of Serials & Electronic Resource Acquisitions at New York University. Ron is a member of the American Library Association.

Please join us in welcoming, Ken, Donald and Ron.

Celebrate Theological Libraries Month

Oct 1, 2017

It’s impossible to do research in a vacuum.

This October, celebrate Theological Libraries Month with us! We'll spotlight some creative collaboration in support of research.

How do theological libraries help YOU creatively collaborate?

Upgrading remote database access service, 9/28 (Thurs)

Sep 27, 2017

The proxy service that enables remote access to library databases for authorized users needs to be upgraded to ensure continued, secure remote access to library resources. The process will involve some interruption in off campus service, though on campus access will not be affected.

Updates will be posted at http://systemstatus.ptsem.edu/ where you may also subscribe to receive updates automatically.

New Faculty Book: ​Philosophy, art, and religion

Sep 20, 2017

Prof. Gordon Graham's new book, Philosophy, art, and religion: understanding faith and creativity, is now available in the library.

Call Number: NX180.R4 G73 2017
ISBN: 9781107132221
Publication Date: 2017-09-07 

Seminary Fest 2017!

Sep 14, 2017

Raffle Winners, the New York Times and the Washington Post

Thanks to everyone who visited the Library’s Seminary Fest table last week, and especially to all of you who participated in the raffle! It was great to see/meet you all.

Our five raffle winners were: Jan Ammon, Maiia Avelino, Shawn Oliver, Joaquina Perez and Alexis Silvoy. Congratulations!

If you didn’t get a chance to stop by and pick up one of the cards with info about the New York Times Academic Pass, you can find everything you need to know here: http://ptsem.libguides.com/nytimes

And if you missed Kate’s message from Jeremy about the Washington Post, here it is :-)

Students and educators with a valid .edu email address are eligible for free online access to The Washington Post. To start your free digital subscription, please click on the link below:

https://subscribe.washingtonpost.com/specialoffer/#/gov-mil-edu

Once you have verified your email address, you will be able to access Washington Post content from anywhere on any device. Please make sure that you are properly signed in with your .edu email address.

Academic Technology News

Aug 29, 2017

Are you as excited about the start of a new year as we are? Be sure to check out the workshops that Academic Technology Librarian, Patrick Milas, is offering this fall. He also has some very useful information up about citation management tools, Zotero and EndNote.

Research Guides (LibGuides) Upgrade

Aug 22, 2017

The online platform that hosts the A-Z list of research databases and all of the research guides got a refresh today. Take a look!

New book review: Jewish Liturgy: A Guide to Research, by Ruth Langer

Aug 16, 2017

Academic Technology Librarian Patrick Milas' book review of Ruth Langer's Jewish Liturgy : A Guide to Research was recently published by Taylor & Francis.

Milas, T. Patrick. Jewish Liturgy: A Guide to Research, by Ruth Langer, Journal of Religious and Theological Information 16(3) July 2017: 117-118. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1047...

New Books Search

Aug 11, 2017

Use the new New Books tab in the library catalog to see which titles have been added in the last week, two weeks, three weeks or four weeks. Results are sorted by call number by default but may be sorted by author or title using a drop down menu.

NEW Related articles feature

Jul 27, 2017

This week’s release of updates to the Summon search tool included several accessibility and usability improvements, but we wanted to make sure you knew about another new feature that came online earlier this summer, the bX Recommender.

The integration of the bX Recommender with Summon means that in some search results, you’ll see a "Related Articles" link. These links, and the results they return, are based on global usage data (from more than 450 institutions) and give you one more avenue for exploring and discovering library material.