Born on November 7, 1918, Billy Graham has spent his life serving the Lord all around the globe. Some have called him “Evangelist to the World.” He has also been a friend of CBN and Regent University for many years. The University Library has more than 200 books by and about Billy Graham. The current tribute in the Library features memorabilia from Rev. Graham’s journeys spreading the Gospel to all nations… “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations” (Matthew 24:14). Special thanks to CBN for the loan of pictures from the grand opening of CBN Center in 1979 and for a picture of Billy Graham and Pat Robertson seated in front of the Brandenburg Gate following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
In May 2013, Head of Technical Services Georgi Bordner, along with her colleagues Dennis Tucker and Douglas Butler, completed a revision and translation into Spanish of The Librarian’s Manual. The book has just been published by the Association of Christian Librarians under the title, El manual del bibliotecario.
The Librarian’s Manual is a textbook used to train librarians around the world. According to the publisher, the goal of The Librarian’s Manual is to teach a high level of library practice to non-professionals working in less than ideal conditions. It has been used successfully in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Georgi and her colleagues translated much of the English edition and also added new material to bring it up to date and make it more relevant for Latin American readers. They hope that it will be used in developing and improving libraries throughout the Spanish-speaking world for many years to come.
Two members of the Library faculty received plaques at the Association of Christian Librarians annual conference in June, recognizing their service to the Association. Sandra Yaegle was recognized for seventeen years of service on the editorial team of The Christian Librarian, where she had a number of leadership roles, including advertising editor, news editor, and team liaison to conference. Georgi Bordner was recognized for ten years of service to the Commission for International Library Advancement (CILA), eight of which were as Team Coordinator.
At its annual convention in Houston, the Catholic Library Association inducted Dean Sara Baron as the organization’s 45th president. Dr. Baron, who credits the CLA with being a formative influence on her conception of library service, told the members that the Scripture guiding her two-year tenure would be Matthew 5:16 (Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven) and encouraged her fellow librarians to “let their light shine.”
The Library faculty and staff congratulate Dr. Baron as she begins this new ministry.
For more information, see Brett Wilson’s report for Regent News and Events.
Searching for images on the Web for projects can be a conscience-challenging exercise. Although “borrowing” photos for projects and presentations may feel harmless, it may actually be a violation of copyright law unless the author of the site permits re-use.
The Library now has a subscription to Britannica Image Quest, a database of three million rights-cleared photos from the very best photographic collections in the world, such as the British Library, Getty Images, the National Geographic Society, and the Royal Geographic Society. The database even provides citations for each image in APA, Chicago, Harvard, and MLA styles, so there’s simply no need to be getting images for class projects from Google anymore!
To begin searching Image Quest, click here. See also Britannica’s overview on YouTube: