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By Melody McMahon,David R. Stewart,Melody Layton McMahon

because the American Theological Library organization (ATLA) celebrates the real milestone of its sixtieth anniversary this 12 months, the editors have introduced jointly in a single-volume anthology the very best contributions to this box. Essays and papers from the previous sixty years are grouped into six topical chapters (theological librarianship's features, dimensions, academic position, settings, improvement inside of ATLA's sixty years, and so much noteworthy changes), each one of that's brought via a present-day theological librarian.

This assortment could be precious in lots of methods: as a compendium of knowledge and "best practices" over numerous generations, as a way of securing a take hold of of ways ATLA's significance and effect as an organization has grown over the years, or even for how it brings again to mild the existence and paintings of such a lot of high-quality librarians, Raymond Morris (Yale Divinity Library) and Julia Pettee (Union Theological Seminary) between them. much more vital, A Broadening Conversation affirms vividly that (instead of the ethos of culture and continuity that one may well feel) a mixture of relied on exercises with perpetual swap is what has continually been at the menu for theological librarians of their day-by-day paintings. this can be on the middle of what maintains to make theological librarianship any such hard and worthwhile vocation.

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