Category Archives: Books

Summer Reading, vol. 4: Brinna Michel

This week, we spoke to a librarian at Pitts whose work behind the scenes ensures that you can find the books and resources you need in our online catalog! Brinna Michael specializes in metadata, which describes and makes discoverable objects in the Digital Image Archive, church conference minutes, databases, online exhibitions, and more. This work […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 3: Susan Hylen

This week we visit the library of Dr. Susan E. Hylen for summer reading recommendations! Dr. Hylen teaches courses in New Testament at Candler and in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion, equipping students to become responsible interpreters of the biblical texts. She has authored books on the history of women in the New Testament and […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 2: Myron McGhee

This week, we spoke with Circulation Specialist Myron McGhee (’95T)! Myron has been a vital part of the Pitts staff for many years managing patron accounts, overseeing item loans, and more. As a Candler MDiv graduate himself, Myron has been a source of inspiration and support for generations of Candler students.  Outside of the library, […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 1: Ann McShane

This week, Pitts launches its Summer Reading Series for 2020, bringing you recommendations for books, podcasts, videos, and more from library and Candler staff and faculty during the intercession. We begin this year’s series with suggestions from Ann McShane, Project Digital Asset Librarian. Ann plays an important part in preparing the library’s collections for digital […]

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Returning Library Materials

Effective immediately, all due dates for materials currently on loan from any Emory library will be extended through September 1, 2020. Patrons are asked to keep any items now in their possession until further notice. All fines and late fees incurred between March 11th and September 1st will be waived.   In the event you need […]

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Faculty Acquisitions for 2020

Pitts Theology Library is celebrating the careers of retiring Candler professors Steve Kraftchick and Karen Scheib with two new rare book acquisitions. For the past several years, Pitts has acquired rare books on the occasion of faculty retirements, books related to the careers and contributions of these incredible scholars. This year, both acquisitions fall within […]

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Library Loan Policy Updates

Effective immediately, all due dates for materials currently on loan from any Emory library will be extended through May 11, 2020.   Patrons are asked to keep any items now in their possession until further notice. All fines and late fees incurred between March 11th and May 11th will be waived. Please contact Pitts Theology […]

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Library Book Sale Next Week!

Join us for the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Pitts Lecture Hall (CST 360). Thousands of books will be for sale for $1 – $10 on a range of topics including biblical studies, church history, ethics, ministry, and more. This […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 11: Sarah Bogue

For our second to last Summer Reading blog post, we consulted a familiar face from the Pitts Reference and Circulation desks, and occasionally in your classroom! Sarah Bogue, Head of Research and Access Services, coordinates the busy service points of the library, conducts research consultations for both students and faculty, delivers instructional sessions in a […]

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Luther Handwriting Discovery!

A three line inscription on the title page of a 1520 pamphlet from the Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection (pictured above) was recently identified by the German Church Historian Ulrich Bubenheimer as being in the hand of Martin Luther himself! The author of the pamphlet–a fictitious dialogue critical of Pope Leo X’s bull that threatened […]

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