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October is Theological Libraries Month. We celebrate to increase awareness of the importance and value of libraries serving theology and religious studies programs through communications and activities for faculty, administrators, staff, and students.
Want to know more about Theological Libraries Month or TLM for short? Read our recent blog!
This year, our theme for TLM is “Creating Constellations: Connecting the World Through Scholarly Communication & the Digital Humanities.” It came out of hearing so many of our members voice the same worries and topics: the changing landscape of librarianship, the shift towards online resources rather than print, and how to do our jobs well when so many students and faculty are learning and teaching virtually. As we continue into the 2020s, it’s clear to all that we are doing more and more of our work online.
While there are plenty of things we love about in-person libraries and research, there’s a lot of benefit to this shift. Through the internet, we are able to connect with librarians, students, faculty, and scholars thousands of miles away, in other schools, states, and even countries. This globalization has the potential to even out inequalities in access to information and education.
If every piece of information we put online, every digital collection, online repository, or open access journal, is a tiny star, our community is doing the work of connecting those dots and turning them into constellations. By working together and participating in something bigger than just our individual institutions, we are creating a more equitable and beautiful world for us all.
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