Book Reception for Ernie Rubinstein, Oct. 2

You are invited to a book reception to celebrate the publication of theological librarian emeritus Ernie Rubinstein’s book, “From Ecclesiastes to Simone Weil: Varieties of Philosophical Spirituality”, on Thursday, October 2 from 4 to 6 pm in the Library lobby. Hosted by FDU Press and the Drew University Library.

Library Graffiti: For D.Mins on the Fly

Research in Ministry Has someone already written my DMin thesis?  Check this index to DMin theses, produced by the American Theological Library Association. http://rim.atla.com/star/rimonline_login.htm Dissertations and Theses And what about all the Drew DMin dissertations?  Many of them are fulltext online in this database.  Limit your search by Drew=School, D.Min.=Degree, to find them. http://www.drew.edu/library/er/dissertations-and-theses Ministry […]

Library Graffiti: Parting Recommendations

Dr. Ernie Rubinstein, Theological Librarian, retires June 30. His last reference picks:   Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Kaleidoscopic in approach—topical, geographical, biographical—this 6-volume work is still in process. Note especially the articles, “Gender” in v. 4, and “Feminism,” v. 5. Ref BL1105 .B75 Defending Same-Sex Marriage The 2nd volume of this collection of essays is […]

Library Graffiti: For DMin Students on the Fly

Research in Ministry Has someone already written my DMin thesis?  Check this index to DMin theses, produced by the American Theological Library Association. http://rim.atla.com/star/rimonline_login.htm Dissertations and Theses And what about all the Drew DMin dissertations?  Many of them are fulltext online in this database.  Limit your search by Drew=School, D.Min.=Degree, to find them. http://www.drew.edu/library/er/dissertations-and-theses Ministry […]

Methodist Center Digitization Project Tops 3,000 Images

Methodist Center Digitization Project Tops 3,000 Images What do 3,000 old-time Methodists look like in one place? The Drew Library’s Flickr feed! The staff of the Drew University Methodist Library has been digitizing several thousand folders of archived images to Flickr. The images date from the 18th century to the present and include a variety […]

A Sabbatical Summer

–Ernie Rubinstein, Theological Librarian Sabbaticals are partly a misnomer, since they are not for absolute rest, but merely for rest from the accustomed rounds.  This past summer I enjoyed a 14-week sabbatical from my library work that allowed me to finish writing a book long in process, and to begin another that will also likely […]

Library Graffiti: For DMins on the Fly

Research in Ministry Has someone already written my DMin thesis?  Check this index to DMin theses, produced by the American Theological Library Association. http://rim.atla.com/star/rimonline_login.htm Dissertations and Theses And what about all the Drew DMin dissertations?  Many of them are fulltext online in this database.  Limit your search by Drew=School, D.Min.=Degree, to find them. http://www.drew.edu/library/er/dissertations-and-theses Hartford […]

A Librarian in Hell

By Ernest Rubinstein, Ph.D., Theological Librarian I have in common with the medieval poet, Dante Alighieri, that I spent a span of three days in Hell. To be sure, I speak allegorically. During January Term 2011, I was one of three discussion leaders, or mentors, in the Theo School class, “Ministry and the Imagination,” taught […]

Library Catalogs

Library catalogs are islands of socialist sensibility in a capitalist world. They are freely available to all, and more or less constructed according to the principle: from each according to his ability, to each according to his need. A remarkable uniformity governs online library catalogs in the U.S.: the information they contain about books, journals, […]

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