Collection Development for Theological Education


Collection Development for Theological Education

Little, Geoffrey (2012) Collection Development for Theological Education. In: Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices. Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 112-127. ISBN 978-1-4666-1897-8

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Students in graduate theological programs working toward ordination and a career in ministry in the Christian church require library collections that support their study of scripture, doctrine, ancient languages, and Biblical history and interpretation, as well as the practice of pastoral ministry, leadership,and administration. This chapter will discuss how to build collections at theological libraries measured against standards set by the Association of Theological Schools, the accrediting organization for theological schools in Canada and the United States; the importance of print and online reference works such as language dictionaries, atlases, and encyclopedias in theological library collections; indexes
and databases for theological studies; important journals; the different categories of theological monographs; collection development policies; special collections in theological libraries; dealing with gifts and donors; and professional development resources for theological librarians.

Divisions:Concordia University > Libraries
Item Type:Book Section
Authors:Little, Geoffrey
ID Code:974110
Deposited On:06 Jun 2012 17:21
Last Modified:06 Jun 2012 17:21
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