I Have a Treasure in a Clay Pot… Daniel Aleshire on the Future of Theological Libraries


… as digitally stored information becomes increasingly accessible, libraries will need to provide more spaces for people to study. John Wilkin, the librarian at the University of Michigan has noted that “… we have more than just about any institution in terms of electronic resources available to our users. … And yet, at the same time, people are coming to the library in greater numbers. Our gate count goes up, our circulation stays high … people come together to use resources.” Libraries will increasingly be places of interaction and study, and students and faculty will require more help indentifying reliable and trustworthy information, accessing that information, and using it.

From Daniel O. Aleshire, Earthen Vessels: Hopeful Reflections on the Work and Future of Theological Schools (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008) 88.

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