Extended Hours for Finals, Lecture Hall Open, but…Shhhh!

The Pitts Theology Library is pleased to extend our hours for reading days and finals. Starting Friday, April 22, and running through exams (May 4), the Library will remain open an extra 2 hours each day, until 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 11pm Sundays-Thursdays. For full details, visit http://pitts.emory.edu/hours. We will also be opening the Lecture Hall (360) as an open study space. During this time, though, we will be a completely silent library, so please take all conversations and phone calls outside of the library, or in the study rooms. Good luck with finals, and Congratulations graduates!

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Alumni Services at Pitts

Congratulations to the class of 2016! Pitts Theology Library is here for you now, and will continue to be here for you after you graduate.

Did you know that, as a Candler alum, you can:

All are welcome to join us for coffee and tea at the library entrance this Thursday, April 21 from 2-3 pm to find out more. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Digital Resources at Pitts

Did you know that the Pitts collections extend far beyond the books you see on the shelves? Even though we love seeing you here in the library, we work hard to make materials available to you, wherever you are in the world. For a small sample, check out our digital collections site (http://digitalpitts.emory.edu), the Digital Image Archive of over 55,000 images from our rare book collection (http://pitts.emory.edu/dia), our online exhibits page (http://pitts.emory.edu/exhibits), and our digital teaching tools site (http://pitts.emory.edu/research/teachingtools/). You can also access our research guides (http://pitts.emory.edu/guides), including the online guide that helps you find online resources (how Meta- is that?: http://guides.theology.library.emory.edu/onlineresources). And if you’re ever interested in the digital humanities or the process of digital curation, we’d love to talk to you about how we go about creating and curating digital content. As always, if you have questions about this material (or anything else), please Contact a Reference Librarian.

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Save time, ask a librarian!

Do you need help finding sources? Organizing a research paper? Formatting citations? Pitts Reference Librarians are here to help mitigate the flood of finals-related stress! No question is too large or too small– we would love to put our nerdiness to work for you. Stop by the reference desk anytime from 8:30-5 (M-F), or contact us via email at theologyref [at] emory [dot] edu,

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Exhibit on Passover Haggadah

Each year at the Passover Seder, Jewish families read from the Haggadah (“telling”), a book that tells the story of deliverance from slavery in Egypt. In 2007, a Jewish rabbi and Emory College alum named Rabbi David Geffen offered his collection of Haggadot to the Pitts Theology Library. We were surprised and delighted at this generous offer, which would lay the foundation for a new direction of collecting for the library. To build a collection of Haggadot at Emory would enable faculty and students from across the university to explore this religious observance and how it has been adapted for and nourished faith communities across the globe. Rabbi Geffen donated his 99 Haggadot to the Pitts Library, forming “The David Geffen Haggadot Collection.” As word spread in the Jewish community, Lauren Azoulai contacted the Pitts Library about her father’s collection. Richard K. Goldstein was a Jewish social worker, who for 30 years had been collecting Haggadot, enlisting family and friends in his efforts. He decided to donate 579 Haggadot to Pitts, forming “The Richard K. Goldstein Haggadah Collection.” Since these two gifts, several others have donated Haggadot to the Pitts Theology Library, and so the library continues to be blessed.

To commemorate the beginning of Emory’s Haggadot collections, the Pitts Theology Library has found an ally in the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, and the two will mount an exhibit on March 7 – June 30, 2016 in the new exhibition gallery of the Pitts Library. Curated by Adam T. Strater, the exhibit, “Reading the Telling: The Passover Haggadah Across Time and Place,” is open to the public at no charge, during regular library hours. Free tours will be offered on select Friday afternoons. Register for a tour at: http://pitts.emory.edu/exhibits/tours.cfm.

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Pitts Theology Library Good Friday/Easter Hours

In celebration of Good Friday and Easter Sunday, the Pitts Theology Library will be closed on Friday, March 25 – Sunday, March 27. The library will resume its normal business hours at 7:30am on Monday, March 28. For questions about Pitts hours, visit http://pitts.emory.edu/hours or contact a Reference Librarian at theologyref [at] emory [dot] edu or 404.727.0645.

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Book Sale on Tuesday, March 22

The Friends of the Library Book Sale is coming up on Tuesday, March 22 from 9 AM – 4 PM, on the Theology Plaza or in the Pitts lecture hall in case of rain. We are selling thousands of great books for $1 – $5. You will find excellent titles in biblical studies, theology, church history, arts of ministry, ethics, literature, and more. Emory ID required until noon. We look forward to seeing you there!

Book Sale Graphic


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Spring Break Hours

Spring Break is just around the corner! As a result, Pitts will be closed for the weekends of March 5-6 and March 12-13. Fear not, Pitts will be open during the week (March 7-11), from 7:30 AM until 5 PM. If you have any questions about these hours, please contact a reference librarian at theologyref [at] emory [dot] edu.

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Reference Assistance

Would you like to save yourself some time and find the right resources for your assignments? Reference librarians are here to help with questions and projects of every kind, ranging from a short exegesis worksheet to a full-scale research paper.

Contact a reference librarian, either by visiting the desk from 8:30-5:00 (weekdays), by emailing theologyref [at] emory [dot] edu, or by calling 404-727-0645. You can even chat with a librarian by following this link, and clicking on the “Live Chat” button.

Please let us know how we can help you do your best work!

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Workshop Materials Online

Did you miss one of our Weekly Workshops? Curious about the material we covered, related to research strategies, digital tools, or citation? Materials from our weekly workshops (held Wednesdays at 12pm and Tuesdays at 3pm), including slides and handouts, are available online. Visit http://pitts.emory.edu/ww for the current semester’s materials and http://pitts.emory.edu/pastworkshops for archived materials from past semesters. If you would prefer to go over this material with a librarian, please contact us!

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