by Greg Morrison and Lugene Schemper
Wheaton College, with roots in the American Protestant evangelical tradition, and Calvin College, with roots in the Dutch Reformed tradition, have worked hard to encourage distinctively Christian higher education and scholarship. This co-authored paper provides a comparative history of the integration of faith and learning at Wheaton and Calvin, identifying the key figures and their contributions to the design and content of their respective programs, and providing annotated bibliographic background. The authors will also offer comments on the current life and trajectory of faith and learning in Christian [evangelical] higher education and its impact on their respective libraries.
by Armin Siedlecki
The role of women in the the production of early printed books is often overlooked, but many printing presses in the sixteenth century were owned and operated by women and it was fairly common for a woman to continue the operation of a press after the death of her husband. The development of printing arguably had a greater impact on social and cultural change than any other industry during the Renaissance and Reformation and women played an important role in this central aspect of the sixteenth-century economy.
by Laura C. Wood
As we imagine the libraries of tomorrow, we must listen to the library users of today. How can we do that effectively? And what might the users of today tell us about our future? This paper will explore how recent trends in studying library users help us listen in new ways. Are there times when we should ignore our current constituents in order to pursue more bold visions? Do we really need surveys and focus groups? We'll talk about engaging our stakeholders in new ideas for our shared future.
by Diane Napert
This presentation will concentrate on a rare record label titled Christschall. This was a German label which focused on sacred music. The recordings are very rare; however Yale’s Historical Sound Recording Collection is “blessed” with 32 78 rpm recordings on this label. These are the only holdings outside of New Zealand, Germany, and Catalunya listed on OCLC. Yale’s holdings are the largest grouping on OCLC and therefore possibly the largest collection in the world. Estimated to be recorded between 1927 and 1931 composers include Palestrina, Obrecht, Praetorius, Schubert, and Mozart. Gregorian chant and Epiphany music are among the types of music recorded on Christschall. Featured performers include the choirs of the Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach, as well as Stephansdom in Vienna. The presentation would focus on the rarest pieces on these recordings.
17th–22nd June 2014