Pitts Theology Library is excited to announce a renewed Pitts Scholars Program for the 2021–2022 academic year! We invite students interested in exploring theological vocation outside of traditional ecclesial and academic contexts to apply.
In this program, students will develop skills relevant to their vocational and theological education as they discern the role of libraries in communities. Each scholar will apply their experiences and knowledge to a project that combines their ongoing theological training with skills that serve ecclesial, academic, and community audiences.
Scholars will work with library mentors and program organizers on a project of their choosing that aligns with their interests. The program runs through the academic year, and in some cases may extend into the following summer or fall. Students will work with their mentors to outline project goals and create a schedule that works with their other obligations. Cohorts will meet twice a semester with the program organizers to discuss the interconnections between their projects and the role of libraries in theological education. Meeting dates will be set once the cohort is selected.
Library staff begin reviewing applications on June 1, 2021. We will begin notifying scholars of their acceptance on August 1, 2021.
Find project descriptions and the application form at pitts.emory.edu/scholars. Questions? Email Brady Beard or Caitlin Soma!
Pitts continues to highlight projects completed by the 2019–20 Pitts Scholars cohort in the areas of research, pedagogy, and community engagement. The Pitts Library Scholar program offers exceptional doctoral and masters students the opportunity to participate in the discussions that guide the future of the library, and this year marked the third iteration of the program since its launch in 2016.
This week we highlight rising third year MDiv Shelby Hall’s project, a LibGuide on Religion and Psychology to assist Emory students in Candler courses and the broader community in interdisciplinary research. The online research guide includes essential publications in psychology and religion. It also includes centers of research at Emory dedicated to the study of this intersection and related fields.
A big thanks and congratulations to Shelby on a project well done! Stay tuned for more Pitts Scholars Projects highlights from the 2019–20 cohort.
Despite interruptions to the academic year, the 2019–20 Pitts Scholars cohort continued to explore library projects in the areas of research, pedagogy, and community engagement. The Pitts Library Scholar program offers exceptional doctoral and masters students the opportunity to participate in the discussions that guide the future of the library, and this year marked the third iteration of the program since its launch in 2016.
This week we highlight rising third year MDiv Seulbin Lee’s project, an online research guide that sketches a map of ethics and health by identifying introductory resources and germane theologians in the field. Seulbin’s libguide provides various modes of pursuing the topic including feminist/womanist ethics, Catholic social ethics, philosophical ethics, and social ethics. Recommended works discuss a variety of topics from genetic technology so global health to chaplaincy. This resource comes at a critical time when scholars must navigate theological and ethical questions arising from the current health crisis. Visit the guide online to get started, and congratulations to Seulbin and her project advisor, Brady Beard, for this remarkable work on a timely subject!
Stay tuned for more Pitts Scholars Projects highlights from the 2019–20 cohort!