Small Theological Libraries as Place

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Susan Ebertz
Kris Veldheer
Vance Thomas


The idea of “library as place” has become challenged/problematized because of two concurrent realities—the pandemic and the growing popularity of online instructional delivery. These two realities have aggravated longstanding questions about the status of small theological libraries already struggling with limited personnel and resources. How can we envision the “theological library as place” in such a way that we can revalue physical space while also orienting and guiding development of virtual spaces? After speakers have shared concepts and resources, participants will be broken up into small groups to discuss experiences including challenges and successes and may focus on either physical place or virtual place.

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Susan Ebertz, Wartburg Theological Seminary

Director for the Library

Associate Professor of Bibliography & Academic Research