Poster Sessions

​CSIR: Center for the Study of Information and Religion



Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM - 04:30PM“Love What You’ve Done With the Place!” Carving Out a Specialty Study Center from the Reference SectionPoster session
Kathy Harty, Reference & Education Services Librarian, Sacred Heart School of Theology
The Lux Center for Catholic/Jewish Studies was established in 2010 upon the retirement of a long-time professor at SHST. The library was asked to house the physical collection that would be associated with this Center. I will present before-and-after views of what was an under-used portion of the reference area, and its transformation into a well-used, attractive, and physical location for the Center's programs.
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM-04:30PMA Model for Multicultural Leadership: An Ideological Texture Analysis of Acts 8:26-40CSIR Poster Session
Jane Caulton, Regent University School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship
As leaders become more globally engaged, they find themselves with subordinates from different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and cultures. An examination of the ideological texture of Acts 8:26-40 may provide insight to meeting the challenges that differences sometime bring. The story of the encounter between a Christian evangelist and a Jewish Ethiopian demonstrates that people can work together and achieve successful outcomes. Considerations of the ideological sub-textures individual location, relation to groups, modes of intellectual discourse and spheres of ideology in examining the text reveal the power of spirituality, humility and compassion in conquering boundaries of separation. These elements fuel the theory and practice of multicultural leadership.
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM-04:30PMA Proposal for a Topical Classification of Hymns Based on Emotion and FeelingCSIR Poster Session
Denise Bedford, Kent State University
Hymns are most commonly performed or sung in association with formal religious services, but they also reflect rich emotions that are part of everyday spiritual life for many Christians. Knowledge of and access to hymns appears to be highly dependent upon firsthand knowledge. How can we learn new hymns or hymns from other denominations? What sources and forms of access are available? There are two primary sources for discovering hymns, and within those sources are several basic ways that hymns may be classified. This research focuses on developing a distinct classification scheme of topics related to emotions and feelings addressed in Christian hymns, taking Plutchik’s three-dimensional circumplex model as its framework.
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM - 04:30PMA Wall Comes Tumbling Down and a Pit Becomes a Commons:  Renovations and Rearrangements at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary LibraryPoster session
Alexandra (Sandy) Leach, Associate Director, Lineberger Memorial Library, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary; Debbie Lineberger, Library Specialist for Library Services and Administrative Support, Lineberger Memorial Library, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Students noticed a difference as soon as they walked into the Lineberger Library of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) in fall 2012. A narrow entryway had become an expansive 24/7 study area with a coffee bar and keypad security. The basement computers now occupied first floor real estate that had formerly housed an extensive print periodicals collection. A fully-staffed Service Desk welcomed library users where tall index shelves had once towered. This poster session describes the physical changes, technological improvements, and large and small rearrangements that created a more open and inviting atmosphere in the LTSS Lineberger Memorial Library. Built in 1975 and recipient of an Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects, the library building has long combined its striking modern beauty with challenges in space use and arrangement, acoustics, and lighting. This session chronicles the larger changes that were made in the summer of 2012, but also pays attention to small improvements and unexpected outcomes. It also appraises the results of the renovations, and suggests additional concerns for the future.
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM - 04:30PMAsk the Expert -- Library Service Meets the Apple StorePoster session
Bruce L. Keisling, Assoc. VP for Academic Resources and Seminary Librarian, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Academic librarians continue to discuss how library services should change to respond to evolving student populations, trends in higher education, library content, and technology. This poster session will describe a new service model that we implemented at the Boyce Centennial Library in the summer of 2012 to respond to those changes. It will give a brief overview of the changing “environments” affecting academic libraries. It will also summarize particular dynamics for Boyce Library that led to a reassessment of our service model, staffing, and facility. The primary focus of the poster will be describing the Apple Store-like service model (specifically the Genius Bar) that we implemented and the structural modifications we made to provide a retail-oriented service experience.
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM - 04:30PMCelebrating MilestonesPoster session
Terry Robertson, Seminary Librarian, Andrews University; Cynthia Mae Helms, Head, Dept. of Information Services, Andrews University; Lauren R. Matacio, Instruction Librarian, Andrews University
This year, James White Library is celebrating its 75th anniversary since the first library on campus with that name was built; fifty years in the current facility; twenty years since the library catalog went on line; and this year, the millionth item recorded. The poster will provide highlights of the year's events.
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM - 04:30PMDigital Tools for Investigating IntertextualityPoster session
Desirae Sweet, MLIS student, University of Pittsburgh
Exciting collaborative projects have developed among computer scientists, classicists, and other humanists to digitally detect meaningful relationships between different literary works. These projects employ algorithms for the automated recognition of certain types of similarities, like patterns in linguistic borrowing or allusion, and in doing so, complement more traditional ways of reading texts by facilitating distant rather than close readings. Such projects offer a new means of seeing and articulating significant connections between texts. This poster will focus on exposing viewers to the range of projects underway and possibilities for their fruitful application to and interaction with biblical and theological studies. Finally, the presentation will point to existing tools that theological librarians may suggest to interested users.
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM - 04:30PMHosting History:  Librarians Reaching Campus & Community through Historic ArtPoster session
Melody Diehl, Librarian for Religious Studies & Theology, Regent University
This presentation will describe how librarian involvement with art and history exhibits on campus can promote unification, unravel prejudices, and reach out to local communities. The exhibits were presented at Regent University with the help of the librarians over the course of several years: The Saint John’s Bible: Illuminating the Word (September 2-26, 2008); The Auschwitz Album Revisited (January 23-February 6, 2011); The Light of the World (September 30-November 30, 2011); and Sacra Pagina: Sacred Pages from Biblical History (March 19-23, 2013). The presenter will display and discuss information about the four artistic, religious, and historic exhibits, including exhibit promotional materials, their effects on and off campus, and visitor responses. This aesthetically engaging poster presentation will challenge librarians to increase their involvement in campus and community activities in “out of the box,” meaningful ways. These concepts are especially important for theological librarians who operate in the context of a university or wider community.
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM - 04:30PMImplementing Shelf-Ready ProcessingPoster session
Leslie Engelson, Technical Services Librarian, Murray State University
Viewers of this poster will learn from my experience how to implement a shelf-ready model into the acquisitions and cataloging processes.
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM - 04:30PMInstructional Video Creation for Information LiteracyPoster session
Chris Rosser, Theological Librarian, Oklahoma Christian University
For online information literacy instruction the Beam Library at Oklahoma Christian University is teaching “virtually” through the creation of brief instructional videos. Video brings important face-to-face elements to online instruction; instructors often find creating videos an overwhelming task. Beam librarians have developed a method for creating simple, compelling videos that provide targeted instruction for a specific topic or skill. For example, our 90-second video on “Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Sources” has nearly 5,000 hits on YouTube. Students in other states and countries have expressed appreciation for the videos listed below, indicating that these videos have been instructive beyond our campus to a broader community. At the 2013 ATLA Conference, I would like to provide attendants with information about the videos we have created, explain how we have been using them for information literacy instruction, and describe a method for easily creating videos for their own libraries or classes. Example videos are linked below. “Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Sources” “ATLA Scripture Search Tab” “How to Write a Book Review, Beam Library” “Critical Questioning, IGBS”
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM - 04:30PMLibraries Serving Interfaith Dialog: A Project of PublicationPoster session
Dupont, Executive manager for the promotion and the libraries networks, Institut Catholique de Paris
De Gruyter has accepted to publish a book on libraries serving interfaith dialog, in the green collection of IFLA. The ongoing articles will be presented and if people want to join the publication, they are welcome!
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM - 04:30PMMapping ATLA LibrariesPoster session
Karl Stutzman, Access & Digital Services Librarian, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Presenter will create a custom Google map of ATLA libraries. Interested persons will be able to add locations of former ATLA libraries and other points of interest to ATLA members.
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM - 04:30PMRedesigning the Library Website: Collaboration, Challenge and AssessmentPoster session
Virginia Dearborn, Information Services Librarian, Princeton Theological Seminary
In order to address user needs and to improve the visibility and accessibility of library resources and services, Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) Library recently undertook a website redesign project. The process required a few years to complete as the Library worked – in partnership with staff from both the Office Information Technology and the Office of Communications/Publications at PTS – to meet user and trustee expectations amid fiscal, staffing and technological constraints. Mobile access to Seminary and Library resources has also been in development, as have social media participation and a new library building. Website redesign work began based upon both a PTS student’s analysis of the website (May 2010) and upon responses given in a LibQual survey (November 2011). User experience testing was conducted in the fall of 2012 following the launching of the new website, and additional improvements were made in light of the feedback received from that testing.
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM - 04:30PMThe Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection: Content, Audience, and PresentationPoster session
Shanee Murrain, Project Coordinator, Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection, Duke Divinity School Library; Hannah Rozear, Project Manager Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection/Reference Librarian, Duke Divinity School Library
The subject of the proposed session is the coordination of the Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection is a collaborative project of Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest University that seeks to bring together, preserve, and provide digital access to the primary materials of religious bodies in North Carolina. The 8,000 volumes of materials representing every county of the state include the histories of local religious bodies, as well as the publications of larger North Carolina associations that describe the history of religious bodies and their leaders. Materials are digitized primarily from the collections of project partners but are also to be enriched by unique materials from over 200 public, university, and college libraries and archives in North Carolina and beyond. Topics to be discussed in the session include content, copyright analysis, workflow, creating communication channels between partners, and outreach initiatives.
Location: Grand CD
Thursday, Jun 20, 201303:30PM - 04:30PMTools to TryPoster session
Jennifer Ulrich, Technical Services Librrian, Eastern Mennonite University
See how one library is using a number of tools to provide reference, instruction, and information for student workers.
Location: Grand CD