SEPTLA Fall 2017 Meeting Schedule and Agenda

“Shine Locally, Share Regionally”

Location: Lancaster Bible College
Date: October 4, 2017

9:30-10:00am – Registration & Light Refreshments

10:00-11:45am – Morning Program

SEPTLA: Strengths, Passions & Needs of Our Libraries
Facilitators: Ondrea Murphy, Chair, Continuing Education Committee
Virginia Dearborn, Chair, Communications Committee

11:55am – Greeting

Dr. Philip Dearborn, Provost of Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School

12:00-1:00pm – Lunch

1:15-2:00pm – Afternoon Program

Using the Internet Archive and Theological Commons as an On-Ramp to Digitization and Access for Local Collections
Presenter: Greg Murray, Princeton Theological Seminary

2:00-2:15pm – Interest Group Meetings

2:30-3:00pm – Business Meeting

3:00pm – Tour of the Teague Learning Commons

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OCTOBER 4, 2017


  1. Welcome and Thanks
  2. Approval of Minutes from April 21, 2017
  3. Reports
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Continuing Education Committee Report
    • Communications Committee Report
    • Cataloging and Metadata Interest Group Report
    • Research Services Interest Group Report
  4. Affirmation of Membership Change
    • United Lutheran Seminary (formerly Lutheran Theological Seminary Philadelphia and Lutheran Theological Seminary Gettysburg)
  5. Confirmation of Position
    • Treasurer – Patrick Milas, Princeton Theological Seminary
  6. Volunteers for Open Positions
    • Continuing Education Committee – committee member (one position)
    • Membership Task Force – task force member (two positions)
    • Archivist
  7. Institutional News
  8. Other Business
  9. Adjourn

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Spring 2017 Presentations

Take Your e-Learners to the Library

Bill Hemmig, Dean of Learning Resources & Online Learning
Margaret Montet, Information Literacy Librarian
Bucks County Community College

Embedding Rights in Distance Education

Stephen Marvin, Subject Liaison & Campus Copyright Coordinator
Francis Harvey Green Library, West Chester University of PA

Distance Libraries from Three Perspectives

Dana Kerrigan, Director of Library Services
May H. Baker Memorial Library, Valley Forge Military Academy & College

Become a SEPTLA Member Library

SEPTLA membership is available to eligible institutions engaged in theological education, primarily at the graduate level, and accredited or formally seeking accreditation by a recognized accrediting agency. To apply for membership, please complete this application and submit it to the current SEPTLA president. Upon receipt of your application, a site visit will be arranged.

SEPTLA membership application 2017