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In Memoriam: Donald E. Keeney

Submitted by Duane Carter, Electronic Resources Librarian, Booher Library, Seminary of the Southwest The Rev. Dr. Donald E. Keeney passed on Saturday, February 4, 2017, after a long illness. He was blessed with a quick wit and the willingness to deliver an ever-ready pun at every occasion. The ATLA community…

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Retiree Spotlight: Roger Williams

The ATLA Endowment Committee presented an update on the ATLA Retirees and Lifetime Members at the 2016 ATLA Annual Conference. This Newsletter series will recap what they shared. Roger Williams joined ATLA in 1974 and has been a Lifetime Member since 1996. During his career, he served as a librarian…

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In Memoriam: Lorraine Olley Eustis

Submitted by Melody Layton McMahon, Director of the Library, Catholic Theological Union Dr. Lorraine Olley Eustis, the director of the Feehan Memorial Library and McEssy Theological Resource Center at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, died November 19 after battling pancreatic cancer. Lorraine had been in good…

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Retiree Spotlight: Betty O’Brien

The ATLA Endowment Committee presented an update on the ATLA Retirees and Lifetime Members at the 2016 ATLA Annual Conference. This Newsletter series will recap what they shared. Betty O'Brien may have retired in May 1996, but that has not stopped her from working in librarianship. She is currently the…

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In Memoriam: Neil Gerdes

Submitted by Christine Wenderoth, Director of the JKM Library Neil Wayne Gerdes, librarian and professor at Meadville Lombard Theological School from 1973 to 2013, and at Chicago Theological School from 1980 to 2013, passed away after a brief illness at the age of 73 on November 6, 2016. Neil was a…

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Marsha J. Blake Announces Retirement

Marsha J. Blake is retiring from Westminster Theological Seminary, effective December 23, 2016. Marsha served as Reference and Instructional Librarian at New Brunswick Theological Seminary from 1995 to 2006 and as the Interim Library Director from July to December 2005. Since 2006, she has served as Reference and Instructional Services…

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