Theological Librarianship: An Unapologetic Apology

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Melody Layton McMahon


This essay is revised from an address given to the Fellowship of Christian Librarians and Information Scientists at the 2009 ALA conference (July 13, 2009). What does it mean to be a Christian librarian? Do Christian librarians have a particular vocation; if so, how would affect one's work? Is there a way to involve librarians who might be interested in a conversation? What various associations and groups would have a stake? How have these questions influenced my life and work, and how do they continue to do so?

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