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Does your church have a library?

“In pessimistic moments (usually after watching television), I wonder if Western civilization has moved into a new Dark Age in which we sit around all day in recliner chairs listening to rap music, watching game shows and Survivor reruns, and … Continue reading

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Love books! – with wisdom

Around 2000 B.C. an Egyptian priest counseled his son: “Behold, nothing surpasses books. Would that I might make you love books more than your mother. Would that I might make their beauty enter before your face, for it is greater … Continue reading

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The student’s dilemma

“Learn everything. Afterward you will discover that nothing has been superfluous.” Hugh of St. Victor, 12th century

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Old friends

“The familiar faces of my books welcomed me. I threw myself into my reading chair and gazed around me with pleasure. All my old friends present—there in spirit, ready to talk with me any moment when I was in the … Continue reading

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Kempis on rest

“I have sought after rest in everything; and found it nowhere except in a corner with a book.” Thomas à Kempis

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A graduate student’s motto

“Never lend books; people never return them. The only books I have in my library are books I have borrowed from others.” Anatole France.

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Thoreau on reading

“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!” Henry David Thoreau

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Interview with Marilyn B. Ogilvie

Marilyn Ogilvie (portrait by Mike Wimmer) Interview:  Marilyn B. Ogilvie, 2nd Curator of the OU History of Science Collections Location:  Marilyn B. Ogilvie Exploration Room Date:  January 26, 2017; prior to the public unveiling of Marilyn’s portrait in the Ogilvie … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinarity in the library

The following is a series of questions posed to me by a student in the Masters of Library Science program about interdisciplinary curators and library professionals. ———— 1) Can you describe your career path? What have been the changes and … Continue reading

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Easter theological reading

How quickly 2018 is passing! Now that Easter is here, I want to make a list of the books I’ve read or at least explored in recent years, in order to turn back to them when Lent and Easter roll … Continue reading

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