Reminder: Fall Break Library Hours

Please note that Pitts Theology Library will be closed Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th for Fall Break. Pitts will also be on shortened hours (7:30am-5:00pm) on Monday, October 14th and Tuesday October 15th. For all Pitts hours, visit http://pitts.emory.edu/hours.

During your time off, check out this 18th-century emblem depicting the Autumn harvest from Johann Christoph Weigel’s 1700 Ethica Naturalis in Pitts’ Digital Image Archive!

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Exhibition Tours: A Book More Precious Than Gold

Learn the stories hidden behind a book’s pages at Pitts Theology Library’s fall exhibition, A Book More Precious than Gold Reading the Printed Book Alongside Its Previous Owners and Readers!

All are invited to view the exhibition any time the library is open. We are also pleased to offer tours. Tour groups meet at the library entrance.

Upcoming Tours

If you’d like to arrange a tour outside of the scheduled listings, please call or email Anne Marie McLean (amclea3 [at] emory [dot] edu, 404.727.5094). Can’t make it to campus? Take a virtual tour online to see the gallery in 3D!

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Workshop: Digital Tools for Practical Ministry

Knowing the reality of the current ministerial landscape, you will likely have to wear many hats in your future career! This workshop gives an overview of the many tools that are available to help with communication (email systems like MailChimp), data management (not just excel, but also Tablau and Google Sheets), and Web Presence (WordPress and Omeka). Investing some time in tools like these will save you headaches in the future!

Be one of the first 10 to register and enjoy a free lunch on us! All workshops take place from 12-1pm in RARB 250. 

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Workshop: Buying Books on a Budget

Books are expensive—especially theology textbooks! This workshop will introduce you to strategies for deciding what to buy, where to buy it, and how to find free/cheap alternatives to buying books. Construct a theology library on a $200 budget? Challenge accepted!

Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are held in RARB 250, right next to the large lecture hall in the main Candler building. Lunch is available to the first ten people who register, but you are always welcome to attend without registering. Students, faculty, staff, and even community members are welcome to register at pitts.emory.edu/ww.

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Sponsor a Pitts Thursday Honors

Pitts kicked off its first Thursday Honors last week and welcomed over 100 Emory students with coffee, cookies, tea, and community. A special thanks to Candler Creation Keepers for their sponsorship and innovative theme (#BYOM). 

Interested in sponsoring a Thursday Honors? Email Anne Marie McLean for details about making this important community event possible!

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Digital Scholarship Drop-In Hours

Digital scholarship can take many forms, but is generally defined as the use of computers or digital methods to produce scholarship or enhance engagement with traditional scholarly works through digital platforms.

Spencer Roberts, Systems and Digital Scholarship Librarian at Pitts, provides support for students and faculty who are interested in exploring and experimenting with digital tools and methods in their research, learning, and teaching.

Come by Pitts Theology Library to learn about digital tools and methods, get advice about digital projects, or just see some cool projects in action!

Time and Location
Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm
2nd Floor, Pitts Theology Library

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Fall Semester Weekly Workshops

As the academic year begins, Pitts’ Weekly Workshops are back to enhance your career at Candler! Join us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:00–12:50 pm in RARB 250 for interactive instructional sessions and a free lunch for the first 10 registered! We will be exploring a range of topics this term – everything from research at Pitts to the citation management software Zotero to buying books on a budget! Learn more and sign up at pitts.emory.edu/ww.

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Pitts Closed for Labor Day

Please note that Pitts Theology Library will be closed Saturday, August 31st through Monday, September 2nd in observance of the Labor Day holiday. For all Pitts hours, visit http://pitts.emory.edu/hours. Happy Labor Day!

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Fall Semester Hours

Please note that as the Summer Session comes to a close, Pitts Theology Library’s hours will change to the Fall Semester schedule. Starting Wednesday August 28, open hours will transition to the following:

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For information on holiday closures and other exceptions, please visit pitts.emory.edu/hours.
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Exhibition Opening: A Book More Precious Than Gold

Books often tell stories that go far beyond their printed text. Explore these stories at Pitts’ new exhibition A Book More Precious than Gold: Reading the Printed Book Alongside Its Previous Owners and Readers curated by Dr. Armin Siedlecki and Dr. Ulrich Bubenheimer with Dr. Eric Moore. This exhibition will run until November 30, 2019 and be featured at Pitts’ 32nd annual Reformation Day

Located on Level 3 of the library, exhibitions at Pitts are free and open to the public during library hours. Click here for information about curator-led and virtual tours.

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