Pitts Represents at Atla Annual 2022

Members of the American Theological Library Association (Atla) have met annually since 1947 to develop their skills and connect with their colleagues in religion and theology. Atla Annual has over 300 members, exhibitors, and international guests who meet in June every year and take part in over 100 programs such as workshops, panels, exhibitor showcases,…

Summer Reading No.6: Brady Beard

This week Pitts Theology Library’s Reference & Instruction Librarian, Brady Beard, takes the class outside for his reading and listening recommendations! When he’s not answering research questions at the Reference Desk or providing library instruction for Candler classes and beyond, Brady enjoys ‘playing in the dirt’ and gardening at home and in Atlanta’s green spaces….

Summer Reading No.5: Carmen Toussaint

Pitts’ Summer Reading Recommendations continue this week with Candler’s Contextual Education Senior Program Coordinator, Carmen Toussaint! Carmen recounts “my eight years with the Contextual Education at Candler have brought me great joy in helping students during their MDiv journey.” However, after her first five years in the position, Carmen took a six-year sabbatical to fulfill…

Pitts Closed for Juneteenth

Pitts Theology Library will be closed Monday, June 20th, in recognition of Juneteenth. In the meantime, check out this webinar by Candler’s own The Rev. Dr. Gregory C. Ellison II to explore the day and its significance!  Observing Juneteenth: The Long Arc of Justice A Conversation with The Rev. Dr. Gregory C. Ellison II Thursday,…

Summer Reading No. 4: Spencer Roberts

In keeping with his expertise, Pitts Theology Library’s Head of Digital Initiatives, Dr. Spencer Roberts, highlights the variety and depth of active digital projects focused on religion and theology that may be useful in teaching and/or research for the Candler community. Like most disciplines, religion and theological studies have been experimenting with digital scholarship for…

June 30 Day Display: Medieval Manuscripts Preserved in Bindings of Later Books

June’s 30 Day Display at Pitts features a two-for-one trend in the library world: medieval manuscripts preserved in bindings of later books! The collections of Pitts Theology Library include many manuscripts from the Middle Ages. Some of these are full works that have survived intact, but many are single leaves, which were separated from a…

Summer Reading No. 3: Emily Miles

This week, Pitts left the library to consult Candler Admissions Advisor, Emily Miles for her top summer reading resources! A Candler alum herself, Emily helps recruit students to Emory’s School of Theology, assisting students and families through the application process, explaining potential career paths for each concentration and degree program, and providing information about financial…

Operating an 1880’s Printing Press

Last July, Pitts was thrilled to acquire a beautiful Washington-style printing press made by the F. Wesel Manufacturing Company in New York and purchased in 1903 by the Western Methodist Book Concern in Cincinnati. The Washington-style press, invented by Samuel Rust in the 1820s, employed a toggle mechanism to lower the platen which pressed the…

Summer Reading No. 2: Brinna Michaels

As Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Brinna Michaels has a hand in making both print and digital resources discoverable for users. But what has Brinna discovered to recommend for Pitt’s Summer Reading Blog this year? Brinna starts with House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (New York: St Martin’s Press, 2021). Brinna describes Klune’s work…

Pitts Closed for Memorial Day

Pitts Theology Library will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st at 7:30am. Happy Memorial Day!