Survey on Collection Care

The American Theological Library Association, the Association of Jewish Libraries, and the Catholic Library Association conducted a web-based survey (available from March 13th through April 12th) to assess current preservation activities and future needs for small theological and religious studies libraries and organizations.  The project partners will use the survey results to inform plans for potential future grant funding and to expand and enhance educational services for theological and religious studies libraries and organizations.

For the purposes of this survey, participants should work in what they consider a  small library, archive, or research collection and: 

  • be part of a formal or established institution (i.e., not a personal collection)

  • have a library, archive, or other research collection that includes religious and/or theological materials

  • have religious or theological historical or rare materials as part of the library, archive, or research collection

  • have at least one contact person (volunteer or salaried; full-time or part-time) responsible for the care/management of the research collection 

A PDF version of the survey​ is available for download.  

By completing the survey, participants will be entered into a random drawing for one of 25 $100 Amazon gift certificates. Certificate recipients will be randomly selected from all those who complete the survey. Selection of recipients of the certificates will take place at the conclusion of the survey.​

Each institution was asked to submit only one response to the survey so that the voice of every institution is heard equally. To protect the confidentiality of responses, all questionnaires will be tabulated by an independent research firm, and findings will only be reported in the aggregate.

If you have any questions, please Tom Clareson at tom.clareson@lyrasis.org or Liz Bishoff at liz.bishoff@gmail.com.  Thank you to those who participated in this survey​.​

Survey Winners

​​​By completing the survey, participants were entered into a random drawing for one of 25 $100 Amazon gift certificates.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you for taking the survey on Collection Care.

  • Andrew G. Kadel, General Theological Seminary, The Christoph Keller, Jr. Library
  • Jerice Barrios, Cenacle Sisters, Archives of N.A. Province of the Cenacle
  • Lee Jaffe, Temple Beth El, Aptos (CA), Library
  • Dennis Moses, Province of Our Lady of Consolation, Province Archives
  • Robert J. Mayer, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, GCTS Libraries
  • Donna Dahl, Alexian Brothers of America, Alexian Brothers Provincial Archives
  • Kate Feighery, Archdiocese of NY, Archives
  • Jackie Ben-Efraim, American Jewish University, Ostrow Academic Library
  • Anne Molloy, Rodef Shalom Congregation, Lippman Library
  • Sally F. Cutler, Temple Concord, Syracuse NY, Lois Arnold Gale Memorial Library
  • Marie Andree Chorempa , Sisters of St. Francis of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sylvania, OH, Congregational Archives
  • Martha Berg, Rodef Shalom Congregation, Archives
  • Sandy Ayer, Ambrose University College and Seminary, Ambrose Library
  • Ken Gunselman, Mid-Atlantic Christian University,, Watson-Griffith Library
  • Michelle Sandler, Temple Beth David, Wendy Sheckman Library
  • James Pakala, Covenant Theological Seminary, Buswell Library
  • Connie Song, Athenaeum of Ohio, Eugene H. Maly Memorial Library
  • Jane Chang, Christian Witness Theological Seminary, Dr. Andrew Hsieh Library
  • Barbara Addison, Swarthmore College, Friends Historical Library
  • Angela Morris, Louisville Seminary, E. M. White Library
  • Jane Muldoon, Our Lady of Victory-Baker Victory Services, Our Lady of Victory Archives
  • Tova Friedman, Touro College, Lander College for Women
  • Paula Diann Marlin, Sisters of Mercy, South Central Community Archives
  • Sergei Arhipov, St Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary, St. Tikhon's Seminary Library
  • Sarah Cantor, Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Archives Department