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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Library Support for Online and Distance Education: SEPTLA Continuing Education Event (ATLA Newsletter)

On Friday, April 21, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Theological Library Association (SEPTLA) met at New Brunswick Theological Seminary for our biannual meeting. The program consisted of speakers addressing the theme of library support for online and distance education. Many of our institutions… more

Karla Grafton, “Library Support for Online and Distance Education: SEPTLA Continuing Education Event,” ATLA Newsletter, May 8, 2017,

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

An Invitation to the SEPTLA Spring Meeting

New Brunswick Theological Seminary
35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Please join us for the Spring SEPTLA meeting on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Topics include:

  • Embedded e-librarianship
  • Copyright and online education
  • Perspectives on the library from the distance learner, faculty, and librarian


  • Margaret Montet and Bill Hemmig (Bucks Community College)
  • Stephen Marvin (West Chester University)
  • Dana Kerrigan (Valley Forge Military Academy and College)

Preparatory Reading:

*Thank you to ATLA for sponsoring this event!*

Special guest:  Roger Morales (our new ATLA Member Programs Librarian)

Important Information:

*Questions: Contact Ondrea Murphy,

*RSVP by Friday, April 7th to Bethany O’Shea at or fill out an online RSVP.

*Lunch will be $10 per person (cash only please).

*Please indicate in your response your choice of sandwich and if you have any special dietary restrictions.

  • Roast Beef
  • Tuna Salad w/mayo and celery
  • Chicken Caesar wrap
  • Rio Grande wrap w/hummus, guacamole, shredded cheddar, salad greens & tomatoes

Directions to the NBTS campus:

Parking: The NBTS parking lot is located on the right side of Bishop Place. For a parking pass, follow the sidewalk to the Academic Building and sign in at the Reception Desk.

We are looking forward to seeing you!