Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nov. 15 Webinar: "Religion and Libraries

At 10am CT, November 15, 2011, the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF) and the IFLA Committee on Freedom of Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) will present a webinar on Intellectual Freedom Across the Globe: Religion, Free Expression and Libraries. It explore the challenge of blasphemy laws to freedom of expression, issues concerning donation with proselytizing objectives, and the place of prayer at public libraries. Read more about it on the OIF blog.

Monday, June 20, 2011

PRT Agenda for ALA Annual 2011 in New Orleans

ACRL Philosophical, Religious & Theological Studies Discussion Group
ALA Annual 2011 / New Orleans, LA
Sunday, June 26, 2011 / 4:00-5:30 PM
New Orleans Marriott, Balconies I-K

The PRT Discussion Group invites all who are interested in library support to philosophy, religious studies, theology and related disciplines to our discussion at ALA Annual in New Orleans. Recent discussion group meetings have focused on implications of e-book packages and digital publication for philosophy, theology and religion. These and any other relevant topics are welcome. Please join us!

Colin McCaffrey:
Joshua Barton:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Peer Reviewers Sought for Resources for College Libraries

Resources for College Libraries (RCL), a publication of ACRL’s Choice magazine and R.R. Bowker, is currently seeking academic librarians and faculty with specific subject expertise to participate in our peer review process. The RCL bibliography provides a list of titles that are essential for undergraduate study.

We seek peer referees in the following areas:

- Classics

- Philosophy

- Religion

….and additional arts + humanities disciplines

Referees will be responsible for evaluating the RCL subject’s bibliographic content, both qualitatively and quantitatively, and its taxonomic structure. All referee work is scheduled for completion by August 15, 2011. This is a one-time peer review commitment and the review should only require 2-3 days time in total. Referees will receive temporary access to the online RCLweb database during July and August to complete the review.

Please consider submitting your name to participate in this important professional service opportunity. Preference will be given to those with experience in teaching and/or collection development in the subject area. To volunteer as a reviewer, send an email to with your contact information, CV/resume, and a brief description of your qualifications, particularly any experience maintaining or assessing core bibliographies in the subject area.

RCL is the premier list of core print and electronic resources for academic libraries, featuring over 75,000 titles in 117 subjects that are vital for teaching and study at the undergraduate level. For more information, visit:


Anne Doherty

Project Editor, Resources for College Libraries


860.347.6933 x140

Saturday, May 28, 2011

ALA Annual 2011 - Call for discussion topics

ACRL Philosophical, Religious & Theological Studies Discussion Group
ALA Annual 2011 / New Orleans, LA
Sunday, June 26, 2011 / 4:00-5:30 PM
New Orleans Marriott, Balconies I-K


The PRT Discussion Group is seeking suggestions for discussion topics at our meeting for ALA Annual in New Orleans. Topics can be on any aspect of library support for philosophy, religion, theology and related fields.

Please send suggestions by June 11 to either of:

Colin McCaffrey:
Joshua Barton:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Position available: Theology, Religious Studies, and Philosophy Librarian at San Diego

The University of San Diego is looking for a Theology, Religious Studies, and Philosophy Librarian. Review of applications begin April 11th.  Details