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Friday, June 14 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Small and Thriving: A Follow-Up to "The Future of the Small Theological Library"

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Being small does not have to be a liability for theological libraries. This is the argument Myka Kennedy Stephens makes in her essay published in the April 2016 issue of Theological Librarianship (https://doi.org/10.31046/tl.v9i1.411). Instead, being small is something to take seriously and, in many cases, celebrate. As distance learning, hybrid pedagogy, and flipped classrooms continue to make inroads in theological education, how do we now envision the future of small theological libraries? This panel will explore and discuss habits that make theological librarians in smaller contexts successful. Staying attuned to needs, optimizing resources, and acting boldly are the habits Stephens names in her essay. This panel will discuss, expand, and share how these habits are applied in three small theological library contexts.

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Susan Ebertz

Associate Professor & Director for the Library, Wartburg Theological Seminary
I'm a member of the Atla Board of Directors and would love to hear your thoughts. Talk to me about the Small Libraries Interest Group and racial/ethnic diversity. As you can probably guess I miss large expanses of water (i.e. ocean).
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Elizabeth Young Miller

Information Literacy and Seminary Liaison Librarian, Moravian University and Moravian Theological Seminary
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Myka Kennedy Stephens

Seminary Librarian, Lancaster Theological Seminary

Friday June 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Junior Ballroom A/B