Spring break is rapidly approaching, and we hope it provides you with time for rest and relaxation as well as productive work toward your goals for the semester. During spring break, Pitts Theology Library will be closed during the weekends (March 8-9 and March 15-16) and open 7:30 AM – 5 PM Monday-Friday, March 10-14. If we can help you locate resources for your projects, please be in touch!
By Tracy Powell on March 4, 2014
By mbhammo on February 24, 2014
Join us on Thursday, February 27 for an engaging and informative evening focused on a collaborative project by Garth Tissol, Emory Professor of Classics, and Emory senior Ted Parker.
Our speakers, Garth Tissol, Emory University Professor of Classics, and Ted Parker, Emory University Senior , will give a talk entitled, “Hieronymus Wolf in Pitts Theology Library: A Sixteenth-Century Editor’s Marginal Annotations on Isocrates.” Under Tissol’s direction, Parker studied the marginal notes in Pitts Theology Library’s 1540s edition of Isocrates’ Orations, once owned by sixteenth-century scholar Hieronymous Wolf. Using this work, Parker and Tissol discovered that Wolf’s marginal notes in the Greek volume contributed much to his subsequent editions and translations of the Orations.
The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm in the Durham Reading Room. Light refreshments will be served prior to the lecture, beginning at 6:30pm.
This event is free and open to the public. Please click here for more information and to register.
By rmadams on February 15, 2014
Are you interested in using advanced software to help you read, translate, or search the Biblical text? Do you find yourself doing word study after word study, searching through concordances and lexicons wondering if there is an easier way? The Pitts Theology Library has invited Oak Tree Software, makers of Accordance, to conduct a free, full-day seminar on the use of Accordance, Biblical exegesis software used by students, pastors, and scholars, available for Mac and Windows. The session will be held on Monday, February 24th, from 9am to 6pm in the Rita Ann Rollins Building of the Candler School of Theology, Room 322. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. For information about Accordance and the seminar, and to register, visit http://www.accordancebible.com/Seminars-And-Shows or contact Bo Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Pitts Theology Library at Emory.
By rmadams on February 8, 2014
In 2014, Easter is on the same date in the Eastern and Western Churches (April 20th), and it is not far off. That means Ash Wednesday (March 5th), beginning the 40 days of Lent leading to Easter, is coming very soon. So, it is time to prepare Lenten services and gather Easter resources. Pitts Theology Library maintains a collection of such materials, including print and online resources focused on the history of and theology behind Lenten practices in various denominations. You can access these materials on the Pitts Seasonal Resources Research Guide. We are also holding a Wednesday Workshop on Lenten Resources on February 19th, for which you can register here.
By mbhammo on January 29, 2014
Fifteen years ago, Pitts Theology Library’s created the Digital Image Archive to make images contained within our Special Collections available to a wider audience. At the end of 2013, the archive reached the milestone of 50,000 images scanned. These images include biblical illustrations, portraits of religious leaders, printers’ devices, engravings of church buildings, and other theological topics. All of these images are available free for use in church bulletins, or other printed material not offered for sale.
The DIA is a great source for images related to lectionary readings on a week to week basis. Check out the DIA’s Revised Common Lectionary page for historic woodcuts and engravings linked to the readings for Year A.
We are adding approximately 5,000 items a year from our Special Collections to the DIA. The archive is searchable by keyword and call number, as well as by Scripture reference. 200 unique visitors worldwide view the site daily.
By rmadams on January 22, 2014
Have you ever considered why your Biblical text looks the way it does? On exhibit now in the Durham Reading Room of the Pitts Theology Library is the exhibit “The Printer’s Device,” displaying some of the most important and rare items in the library’s Special Collections. These items document the changing form of the Biblical text in the 16th century. The exhibit is focused on the introduction of verse numbers, a development generally credited to Robert Estienne (1509-1559) and his 1551 Greek New Testament. On display are Bibles published before and after Estienne’s 1551 New Testament, documenting the complex relationship between the Biblical text’s form and its function. To see the exhibit, stop by the Durham Reading Room at any time the library is open. To learn more, and to download a digital Reader’s Guide to the exhibit, go here.
By mbhammo on January 13, 2014
If you want to expand your research skills or learn more about the resources that Pitts Theology Library has to offer, we invite you to explore the Spring 2014 Wednesday Workshops! Topics this semester include, among others:
- time and information management
- finding and annotating both owned and borrowed eBooks
- using BibleWorks
- creating bibliographies quickly and easily with programs like EndNote and Zotero
- copyright for religious organizations
All workshops are free and open to anyone interested. Workshops will be held in RARB 401 from 12-12:50 PM on Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted). We will provide a free lunch to the first 12 registrants for each workshop. To see a full list of topics and to register, please click here.
By Tracy Powell on January 10, 2014
Pitts Theology Library welcomes back all Emory students and faculty! Check out our Wednesday Workshops, peruse the list of laptops and peripherals available for your study needs, and come view our new special collections exhibit on the versification of scripture. As you prepare for your spring semesters, please let us know how we can assist you; reference librarians are available by phone (404.727.4166), email (email@example.com), chat, and in person; please come by and say hello!
By Tracy Powell on December 16, 2013
As the semester winds to a close, Pitts Theology Library moves into a slower-paced winter schedule until the spring semester fully begins. Winter hours will begin with a 5 PM closing on Wednesday, December 18 and will continue until Monday, January 13, 2014. During this time, the library will be open Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM and closed weekends. We will also be closed on the following university holidays: Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25, as well as Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1. The full list of library hours is available online.
By mbhammo on December 9, 2013
Pitts Theology Library’s Digital Image Archive contains almost 50,000 images scanned from materials in our Special Collections. These images include biblical illustrations, portraits of religious leaders, printers’ devices, engravings of church buildings, and other theological topics.
The DIA is a great source for images related to lectionary readings on a week to week basis and we have made it easier to identify those images. Check out the DIA’s Revised Common Lectionary page for historic woodcuts and engravings linked to the readings for Year A.
We are adding approximately 5,000 items a year from our Special Collections to the DIA. The archive is searchable by keyword and call number, as well as by Scripture reference.
All of these images are available free for use in church bulletins, or other printed material not offered for sale.