Pitts Theology Library Inaugural Student Research Award Winner: Brianna Alexis Heath

Pitts Theology Library congratulates Candler MTS student Brianna Alexis Heath as the recipient of the inaugural Pitts Theology Library Student Research Award! This award acknowledges her submitted essay, “Frenzied H(e)avens: African American Post Exilic Realities in J’Sun Howard’s ‘aMoratorium.’” The award committee judged this essay to be the best demonstration of creativity in research, maturity…

Don’t Find a Book by its Cover

In specialized collections like that of Pitts Theology Library, we often recognize resources from their place on the shelf, size, or color. Titles, however, frequently get lost in the mix of the technical vocabulary, special characters, and foreign languages making the recollection of specific resources a challenge during a semester or years’ worth of reading. It can be tough to remember the title and author of a book…

Pitts Scholars Program 2021-22

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…

National Student Employment Week: Recognizing Student Workers at Pitts

This week colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of student employees! National Student Employment Week is April 12 – April 18, 2021, and Pitts Theology Library employs over thirty graduate and undergraduate students during the school year in various positions. Student assistants learn a wide range of skills, such as cataloging new…

Illustrated Bible Donated to Pitts as a Memorial

In a year marked by loss, whether due to COVID-19 or any other number of tragedies, finding a way to honor love ones who have passed has been painfully difficult for many. One way that Karen Kasan chose to commemorate the life of her beloved brother, Kenneth Andrew Kasan, was to give.   Among Kenneth’s personal…

Easter Holiday Library Hours

Pitts Theology Library will be closed on Good Friday, April 2nd. Pitts’ operations and services will resume on Monday, April 5th, at 9am. In the meantime, check out the library’s Worship for Easter Resources Research Guide, and have a safe and happy Easter season!  

Pitts Haggadot & Interfaith Passover Seder

Pitts has recently made its way into the news after having the opportunity to contribute to the Yiddishkayt Initiative’s Interfaith Seder. This interfaith Passover Seder will take place on March 28, 2021 with the goal of celebrating peace and freedom for all different faiths and religions. The Passover Interfaith Seder will be co-produced by Temple…

Delayed Opening Thursday, March 18

In line with Emory University’s delayed opening today (March 18), Pitts Theology Library will be closed until 11am EST. Stay safe everyone! 

The Pilgrimage of a Pamphlet

I am ready to fly. I am ready to check a bag, cram my carry-on someplace inconvenient, squeeze into an Economy Minus™ seat, sleep through a movie, and reach my destination with a heart full of anticipation and mild anxiety. While that is not a possibility for me nor for most of the world these…

Celebrating Black History Month at Pitts: Otis Turner

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. As Pitts Theology Library observes this month of recognition, we draw attention to a significant figure’s legacy in its archives. Candler School of Theology’s Otis Turner (1940-), a Georgia native, is…