CRRA Update January 2012

CRRA UPDATE January 2012

Happy New Year! We wish you a most blessed, peaceful, healthy, and prosperous 2012. This month’s update includes:

  • Reflections on The Duquesne Symposium
    Over seventy scholars, librarians, archivists, graduate students, library staff and university leaders came together to learn about trends in American Catholic research and to network with colleagues on how archives, libraries and member organizations support scholars in Catholic Studies …
  • Lives of Women Saints at Georgetown, by John Buchtel
    The collection consists of over 1,000 volumes printed in vernacular languages (primarily Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French) between 1521 and the mid-20th century. The collection preserves a fascinating window into women’s spirituality in each of the eras it cover …
  • Results from the CRRA Five year Strategic Planning Survey
    The CRRA Five Year Strategic Planning Task Force distributed a Survey on Strategic Directions for CRRA
  • Many Rare Catholic Materials Yet to be Digitized
    A recent survey of Catholic college and university libraries indicates that many rare and unique Catholic scholarly materials are held by the institutions, and a small percentage (30%) of the surveyed institutions has digitized their rare Catholic resources.
  • CLIR Accepting Proposals for Hidden Collections Grants
    The CLIR Hidden Grants are for describing collections of currently “hidden” collections. In 2009, three CRRA members authored a successful collaborative grant. CRRA encourages and will provide assistance to members seeking grants, individually or collaboratively …
  • Call for Papers & Posters by Jan. 31: Conference on Information & Religion, Kent State
  • CRRA Meetings 2012-2014, please save the dates

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