Fall 2006

Euclid and WorldCat
September 13, Bishops Hall 304

Description:
Learn the "top ten" techniques for finding books for reading and research, including how to use both Emory�s library catalog (Euclid), and another important online catalog, WorldCat. Skills taught will include how to: 1) find books on a particular book of the Bible, 2) browse the library shelves at home, and 3) find books not held by Emory. The workshop will also evaluate the new online tool, Open WorldCat, which will be available to you after graduation. These techniques will enhance the quality of your research at Emory, and enrich your reading life both at Emory and beyond.

Facilitators:
Rebecca Andrews is Acquisitions Specialist at Pitts Theology Library
John Weaver is Head of Public Services and Reference Librarian at Pitts Theology Library

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Religion Databases
September 20, Bishops Hall 311

Description:
This database exploration session will explore several religion databases with a special focus on the ATLA Religion Database. You will learn how to find articles using expert searching techniques for Biblical Studies articles and theological literature from various religious traditions. We will also discuss ways of saving and printing full-text articles, how to create a "MY EBSCOhost" account, and how to use search limits for better search results.

Facilitators:
Danielle Theiss-White is Periodicals and Reference Librarian at Pitts Theology Library
Pat Ziebart is Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian at Pitts Theology Library

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Citing Sources with Endnote 9
September 27, Bishops Hall 304

Description:
Come to this information session to learn how to enter and organize your citations using Endnote 9, connect and import citations from online resources, and create specific citation style bibliographies for class. We will specifically address how to format SBL (Society of Biblical Literature), Chicago, and MLA bibliographies using Endnote 9.

Facilitators:
Danielle Theiss-White is Periodicals and Reference Librarian at Pitts Theology Library
Pat Ziebart is Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian at Pitts Theology Library

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Digital Resources for Art in Ministry & Teaching
October 4, Bishops Hall 304

Description:
Where can I find images to illustrate church bulletins, worship programs, or Bible class materials? How about images for digital projection to illustrate my presentations? This workshop will introduce you to online resources to support your use of visual art in teaching and ministry. It will identify key Internet sites for images and information about artists and their works, as well as offering basic guidance on copyright issues.

Faciliators:
Kim Collins is Art History Librarian at Woodruff Library
Pat Graham is Margaret A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography and Director of the Pitts Theology Library.

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Women in the Archives
October 11, Bishops Hall 304

Description:
The manuscript collections at Emory have lots of great primary source material for anyone interested in women�s history. Come hear more about the women in our archives, and learn how their diaries, letters, and other writings can become sources for your own original research.

Faciliators:
Aimee Morgan is Curator of Archives at Pitts Theology Library
Naomi Nelson is Assistant Director of Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

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Planning an Effective Website
October 18, Bishops Hall 304

Description:
There is no doubt that a good website is an important communication tool for any form of ministry, but an ineffective website can turn people away before you ever even meet them. Come and learn the first steps to take when building an effective website. Part II, Building an Effective Website, will be offered in the spring.

Facilitator:
David Lakly is Web Developer for Pitts Theology Library and the Candler School of Theology

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Poetic Resources for Ministry
October 25, Bishops Hall 304

Description:
Poetry in a worship service can speak deeply, even theologically, to universal themes like love, doubt, faith, and hope; further illuminate Biblical texts; and enhance occasions in the life of the church like weddings, funerals, christenings, and holidays. Where can you find poetry appropriate for Advent or Lent? Which finding aids will help you locate poetry to accompany your lectionary texts? What copyright laws should you be aware of if you want to reproduce an author�s poetry for a church bulletin? In this workshop, we�ll explore some outstanding print and electronic poetry resources which will help you to enrich the art of your ministry with what poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg has called "the language of spiritual experience."

Faciliators:
Melissa Range is Cataloging Specialist at Pitts Theology Library. Ms. Range was awarded a 2006 Rona Jaffe Writers' Foundation Award for emerging women writers.

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Books that Changed our Faculty: A Panel Discussion among Candler Professors
November 1, Bishops Hall 311

Description:
The power of books to inform and even transform life will be the topic of a panel conversation among three faculty members from the Candler School of Theology: Luke Timothy Johnson, Mary Elizabeth Moore, and Bishop Woodie W. White. In addition to discussing books and authors that have significantly impacted their lives and work, the professors will share reflections on their own reading habits, and suggest reading choices and practices for students at Candler.

Panel Members:
Luke T. Johnson is R.W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins
Mary Elizabeth Moore is Director of the Program for Women in Theology and Ministry and Professor of Religion and Education
Woodie White is a Bishop in the United Methodist Church and Bishop in Residence at Candler


Bibleworks 7.0
November 8, Bishops Hall 106

Description:
An official trainer from BibleWorks Inc. will introduce new features of the recently updated version of the software, BibleWorks 7.0, focusing on the new and improved user-interface. Participants will also receive updated information on using Bibleworks 7.0 for basic biblical exegesis. Prior experience with BibleWorks not required. Additional, more in-depth training sessions with Bibleworks 7.0 will be offered in the morning and afternoon. For additional information on these sessions, click here.

Facilitators:
Charlie Gibson is a Software Trainer for BibleWorks.
John Weaver is Head of Public Services and Reference Librarian at Pitts Theology Library


Reading Guaranteed to Keep a Preacher Alive
November 15, Bishops Hall 311

Description:
Most preachers know what they are supposed to be reading, but that may not be the reading that keeps them alive. During this conversational lunch hour, Barbara will talk about what she reads and why, with special attention to the kinds of literature that feed the human imagination. Participants are encouraged to bring a favorite poem, short story, mystery, novel or graphic novel, as well as any other text that wakes them up to the world.

Facilitator:
Barbara Brown Taylor teaches at Piedmont College and Columbia Theological Seminary.
For additional information on Reverend Taylor, see her website at www.barbarabrowntaylor.com


Reference Tools for Biblical Studies
November 29, Bishops Hall 304

Description:
How can one make an informed judgment on the biblical text without knowing Hebrew or Greek? This presentation will survey some of the major reference tools for biblical studies. Special attention will be given to the effective use of commentaries, concordances (analytical and non-analytical), interlinear Bibles, lexicons and dictionaries, as well as indexes and abstracts.

Facilitator:
Armin Siedlecki is a Catalog Librarian at Pitts Theology Library and holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible from Emory.

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