As promised we will again respond to your feedback given in the Library Survey 2017. As in the Library Survey 2016, people have mentioned that they are not happy with the classification of the library, as it doesn't allow for browsing, and as finding books is difficult. Your comments in 2017 were: Ordering material on … Continue reading Library Survey 2017: classification re-visited
One of our 3 wooden bookrests, for loan in library @ DivLib It might seem a bit early to declare the "winner" of the "most borrowed item" at the Divinity Library for 2016-17, but our wooden bookrests are way out of reach for the next items in the list. However, because our bookrests were so … Continue reading Most borrowed at DivLib in 2016-17
Source: Trial access to online resources for LGBT+ studies We know that some students and staff at the Divinity Faculty are interested in LGBT+ studies, and hope that this reblogging of a post from Ejournals and eresources blog at the UL will be deemed useful.
The 2017 Yerushah Lecture will be given by Dr Diana Lipton at 5pm on Wednesday, 17 May, in the Runcie room at the Divinity Faculty. She will be speaking on ‘Legacy, Prognostication and Jews: How the Torah's emphasis on inheritance and descendants helped create a culture that prizes plans, visions and dreams’. In anticipation of this … Continue reading Be Prepared: 2017 Yerushah Lecture
This is not about the low turnout at the local elections (even though I find this somewhat disappointing too; don't ask!), but about our annual Library Survey. The Library conducted surveys in 2009, 2011, 2016; and this year we asked our readers between Fri 10 February and Fri 17 March what they think about our … Continue reading Disappointed about low turnout
Trial access has been enabled from 7 April – 7 May 2017 to the Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization.
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The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization is a 90-volume digital library with over 30,000 pages of leading research in Jewish studies. It includes international perspectives on Jewish civilization from the USA, Israel, Germany, Poland and the UK. The variety of texts provides a comprehensive overview of subject areas including history, cultural studies, literature, the Holocaust, biography, religious studies, philosophy and women’s studies.
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Scene from the 1945 production of H. Leivick’s Miracle of the Warsaw … From the Collection of the YIVO Institute
21 Theology titles published by Bloomsbury in 2015 are newly-available to members of the University as ebooks, in addition to those already available from the publisher. Among the highlights from the collection are: Useful introductions to Pneumatology and Atonement: Daniel Castelo / Pneumatology: a guide for the perplexed Adam J. Johnson / Atonement: a guide … Continue reading New Theology ebooks from Bloomsbury (March 2017)
Professor Carol Newsom will deliver the 2017 Tyrwhitt Lecture, on 8th March 2017, 14:30, in the Runcie Room. She will be speaking on 'Sin Consciousness, Self-Alienation, and the Origins of the Introspective Self'. To prepare for this lecture you might want to look at some of Professor Newsom's publication: "Plural Versions and the Challenge of … Continue reading Be prepared: 2017 Tyrwhitt Lecture
I apologise for this negative post title, but I'm sure that you will forgive me once you have read this post. Nearly 2 weeks ago, it was a frosty but pleasant Tuesday (just as I hear you wonder), I received our daily email with circulation statistics, and thought, Wow! Our borrowers are bad! So many … Continue reading Charting how bad DivLib borrowers are
This year’s Henry Martyn Lectures will be given by Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Katongole of the Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame on the theme of “Who Are My People: Christianity, Violence, and Belonging in Post-Colonial Africa”, and are due to take place on February 20, 21, and 22 at 5.30pm … Continue reading Be prepared: the Henry Martyn Lectures 2017