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Saturday, June 15 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Beauty, Embodiment, and Stewardship: Theological Libraries and Theological Ecology

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Many faith traditions affirm a profound connection between physicality and spirituality. Similarly, libraries, even while facilitating sublime intellectual connections between authors and readers, have done so, and to an extent continue to do so, as physical places and through the physical medium of books. Given these connections, it is perhaps not surprising that theological libraries can serve as a nexus for exploring the relationship between the physical and the spiritual, between the largely incorporeal acts of intellectual analysis and spiritual contemplation and the physical ecology in which such acts occur and the physical (and digital) media that make them possible. As we have become increasingly aware of the fragility of our physical environment, such connections have taken on greater significance, both as a topic for intellectual analysis and a guide for faithful praxis. This session will offer further consideration of these themes and explore ways in which theological libraries, our collections and services, can both model and further good stewardship.

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David Kriegh

Library Director, St. Patrick's Seminary & University
Interested in library management, acquisitions, library systems, and information literacy instruction. I'm not a theologian, but I'm learning along the way.
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Alex Strohschein

Circulation Coordinator, John Richard Allison Library

Saturday June 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am PDT
Port McNeil