The Unique Contributions of the Theological Librarian in Campus-Wide Programs of Faith Integration

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Liz Leahy


Many Christian colleges and universities have academic programs that emphasize “faith and learning” or “faith integration.” The religious or theological studies librarian can have a unique role in assisting faculty across the disciplines to develop a better awareness of theological writings and resources that might reflect spiritual themes within their discipline. This paper will suggest ways for theological librarians to collaborate with colleagues, highlighting integrative work at Azusa Pacific University—including one-on-one and classroom resource instruction, the development and use of faith integration and special collections, integrative coursework, reading groups—and concluding with a few suggested resources.

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Liz Leahy, Azusa Pacific University

Professor, Theological Bibliography and Research and Special Asst to the Dean