2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses. As a prelude this year, Pitts Theology Library joins hands with four museums from the land of Luther in the exhibit, “Law and Grace: Martin Luther, Lucas Cranach, and the Promise of Salvation.” Building on the famous Cranach motif “Law and Grace,” this exhibit explores Luther’s call to repentance and links it to the lives and legacies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King Jr. The exhibit is open from October 11, 2016, through January 16, 2017. View the exhibit at any time, or sign up for a tour:
We can arrange exhibit tours for adults or K-12 groups at other times as well. To arrange a tour, contact Rebekah Bedard at rebekah [dot] bedard [at] emory [dot] edu.
Do you have a paper due at the end of the semester? Do you want to find the best sources for your topic? Schedule a research consultation! Our reference librarians will work with you individually or in a small group to help you find the best strategies and sources for your research project. Let us help you save time and energy, so that you can focus on writing an excellent paper!
To book an appointment, stop by the reference desk, call us at 404-727-0645, or contact us online at http://pitts.emory.libanswers.com/. We look forward to meeting with you!
For almost thirty years the Pitts Theology Library has worked to build America’s finest German Reformation Collection, and this year it joins hands with four museums from the land of Luther in the exhibit, “Law and Grace: Martin Luther, Lucas Cranach, and the Promise of Salvation.” Building on the famous Cranach motif “Law and Grace,” which captured the essence of Luther’s message, this exhibit explores Luther’s call to repentance and links it to the lives and legacies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King Jr. Such an exhibit that bridges centuries and continents provides a fitting prelude to the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses in 2017.
The exhibit is open in the third floor gallery until January 16, 2017. Drop by at any time or sign up for a tour:
The Pitts Theology Library will be closed on Saturday, October 8th, and Sunday, October 9th, due to the Fall Break of the Candler School of Theology. The library will be open regular hours on Monday, October 10th, and Tuesday, October 11th. You can see a list of all library hours, including special closings, at http://pitts.emory.edu/hours. Happy Fall Break!
Would you like to manage your research and create bibliographies with ease? Pitts is offering two workshops on Zotero, a citation management software, on Wed. Sept. 28 at 12, and Tues. Oct. 4 at 3.
Zotero is a great, free online tool for gathering, organizing, and citing sources. Zotero enables you to create a personal library of journal articles, books, websites, and more, and to cite your sources in a variety of styles. Come learn about how Zotero can make your life easier!
For more information, and to sign up, visit http://www.pitts.emory.edu/ww.
Would you like to strengthen your knowledge of citation and copyright? Come to our Weekly Workshop this Wednesday, September 21 from 12 – 12:50 pm or next Tuesday, September 27 from 3:00 – 3:50 pm. In each workshop, we will learn about copyright law and how it affects research and writing at Emory. We will then look at why, when, and how to cite in Chicago style, and will end with a citation race with prizes! Find out more and register at http://pitts.emory.edu/ww
Did you know that Pitts Theology Library creates guides to save you time and help you with your research? These “guides” are web pages that contain suggested resources for researching a particular topic. Each guide includes general resources and a more focused bibliography, so they are useful for beginners as well as more advanced researchers.
The most popular research guides include Biblical Greek and Theological Research for Beginners. You can search for guides on topics of interest by clicking on the Research Guides link on the left hand side of the Pitts homepage.
Other popular guides include:
Thursday afternoon has become a highly anticipated time of the week at Candler. From 2:00 – 3:00 pm on Thursdays from September 15 – November 17, the library will be holding the Thursday Honors event: a coffee and refreshment break for all library patrons. Funding for the event is provided each week by donors, who choose to honor individuals or groups from the community. Past honorees have included Candler staff members, student groups, and alumni. Honorees’ photos are featured on the welcome screen at the library entrance throughout the week.
The response to the event has been overwhelmingly positive, and the Pitts staff is excited about continuing to provide and develop this weekly opportunity for recognition, conversation, and refreshment. To sponsor a Thursday Honors event, please contact Rebekah Bedard at rebekah [dot] bedard [at] emory [dot] edu.
The Pitts Theology Library will be closed from Saturday, September 3, through Monday, September 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The library will re-open on Tuesday, September 6, at 7:30am. All information about library hours, including holiday closings, can be found by visiting http://pitts.emory.edu/hours. If you have any questions, please contact a Pitts reference librarian. Happy Labor Day!
Welcome back to campus for what we hope is a superb Fall 2016 semester! As you are looking at your calendars, consider attending one of the Pitts Weekly Workshops on Wednesday (12-12:50) and Tuesday (3-3:30). These workshops are the perfect way to get oriented to the process of research and writing at Candler.
The current workshop schedule represents a wide array of topics, including introductions to research, searching best practices, citation, and digital humanities. We also offer workshops on how to use the citation management software Zotero, as well as sessions on creating amazing presentations and on Advent resources.
The first 12 students to sign up for the Wednesday sessions will receive lunch from Panera, and coffee will be served on Tuesdays. To read more about these offerings, and to sign up for individual sessions, visit: www.pitts.emory.edu/ww