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About ASDAL ASDAL is an organization for individuals interested in Seventh-day Adventist librarianship. The Association was formed to enhance communication between Seventhday Adventist librarians, and to promote librarianship and library services to Seventhday Adventist institutions. The association holds an Annual Conference, publishes ASDAL Action, awards the D. Glenn Hilts Scholarship, and is a sponsor of the Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index. The Adventist Library Information Cooperative (ALICE), is a service provided by the Association to provide Member Libraries with enhanced database access opportunities at reduced costs through collective efforts and resource sharing within the Cooperative. Letters to the Editor We welcome your comments and questions. Please submit letters to the editor to ASDAL Membership Membership is open to those who support the goals of the Association. Members receive a one year subscription to ASDAL Action and discounted conference registration.

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Librarain Life Rules


Human Library

by Bruce McClay

by Michelle Down


Little Free Library


Pirates in the Library

by Deyse Bravo-Rivera

by Melissa Hortemiller

Get Involved with ASDAL All members are invited to get involved in ASDAL. On the ASDAL website, select "Get Involved" on the quick links. ASDAL Executive Committee President: Per Lisle President-elect: Kieren Bailey Past President: Terry Robertson Secretary: Heather Rodriguez-James Treasurer: Xiaoming Xu ASDAL Action Editor: Jessica Spears 2

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Book Notes


Conference Minutes


Bytes & Bits

From the President When people I meet work out that I am a librarian, they often volunteer interesting information. The classic is of course "I love books, I always wanted to become a librarian." Or, "I’ve done some research. In the US there is a university that does not have a library." Or, "Haven’t you heard of Google Books?" Or, "I get all my books digitally (and I never pay for them – I don’t believe in intellectual property …)." A piece of writing with this introduction can go in a variety of directions, several of them predictable and well worn. I am with Yale historian Timothy Snyder when he says "Make an effort to separate yourself from the internet. Read books." I live my life online as much as anybody else these days, although you will not find me in the typical social media spaces. There are approaches to the digital world that suit the older male better. But I was at the forefront of technology once. As a graduate student at University of London in the early 1990s, I remember a lecturer saying "an English computer scientist has come up with something exciting. It’s called the World Wide Web. I think it might catch on." Snyder continues: "Staring at screens is perhaps unavoidable, but the two-dimensional world makes little sense unless we can draw upon a mental armory we have developed somewhere else. ... To have such a framework requires reading."

At this point Snyder gets controversial and says: "So get screens out of your room and surround yourself with books." In my room there are both screens and books. And it is possible to build mental armory from well edited and well produced eBooks. I tend to sign off from library instruction sessions or one-to-one interaction with students by saying "and now you have to read the stuff." But there is resistance to reading. A much more popular approach is to do a Google style keyword search in Academic Search Premier, an eBooks library or at best in a specific eBook. My suspicion is that this yields information, but it ignores context and does not build a mental armory within a useful intellectual framework. An example close to home is the Ellen G. White writings. I am yet to be persuaded that access to the various digital versions has done much for reflective reading of the material, but it has made it very easy to find a passage or two that support a particular point of view. Separate yourself from the internet. Read books. In print if you can. And when you read an eBook, read – don’t search. It was good to see many of you at ASDAL 2017 in June and I am looking forward to next year’s conference at Burman University. Per Lisle ASDAL President

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Librarian Life Rules Condition & survival rules in seven words or less by Bruce McClay Librarian Life Rules: Spying a book that attempted to condense life, love, friendship, family, work, and more down to a series of six-word advice statements set me to wondering if my profession, the library profession, could be condensed to a few succinct sayings or rules. I started jotting down ideas enlisting briefly the aid of two other librarians. Each rule had to fit two criteria: 1. Seven Words of Less. Simple, condensed, succinct was the rule for each rule. 2. Multi-Library Fit. The test for this was “Does the rule fit with the two libraries I have worked in?” The first was the library at the University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) - a fourstory library with 18 professional librarians and 50 support staff serving the needs of 14,000 students and about 1,000 faculty and staff. The second was the Walla Walla University Portland 4

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Nursing Library – in a corner of the nursing building, with one librarian and eight part-time student assistants serving the needs of 90-140 students and 16 faculty and staff. I figured that any rule that would fit these two libraries would most likely fit any library anywhere. As I jotted down ideas, they began to flow naturally into two categories: Condition Rules and Survival Rules. So here they are: Librarian Life Rules in Seven Words or Less – some with an explanation or story and some simply stated. CONDITION RULES 1. You will never have enough money. In his ASDAL presentation at Newbold, Merlin Burt referred to government money and church money. I have experienced both. Texas is the second or third wealthiest state (depending on how you count), and the university library system

has deep financial pockets. On the other hand, there are many hands reaching into those pockets. We enjoyed a wealth of resources in both people and materials, but do you think we got everything we wanted? Nope. Did we struggle with which journals to keep and which to discard, which databases to keep and which to discard? You betcha! Once we had an open position. We interviewed, selected our number 1 candidate, and then university administration decided to sit on the position for six months. Our choice went elsewhere. Sound familiar? Government money or church money – you will never have enough. 2. You will never have enough time. 3. You will never have enough energy.

4. The work day never is as planned: I was chatting via email with Per Lisle about my idea for a presentation. He was smack in the midst of putting together the program for the ASDAL conference, answering questions about the conference, and trying to keep his library running smoothly at the same time. Per shot me this rule for his day. Might fit with yours too. 5. Perception is more important than reality: Or to say it another way: How they feel is more important than what they get. Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., Stanford Professor of Psychiatry, in his book Love’s Executioner (p. 185) says, “Years ago I conducted an experiment in which a patient and I each wrote our own view of each of our therapy hours. Later

when we compared them, it was at times difficulty to believe that we described the same hour. Even our views of what was helpful varied. My elegant interpretations? She never even heard them! Instead she remembered and treasured, casual, personal, supportive comments I had made.” I taught on the academy and junior academy level for 25 years. I occasionally see students from the past. Not once has one said, “I remember how you taught me the causes of the Civil War” or “I really learned how to diagram a complex sentence – thanks.” No. They always recount some casual, personal, supportive moments. This leads to two vital questions: What do you do in your library to create a casual, personal,

supportive environment? What in your library or university mutes your desire to create a casual, personal, supportive environment? 6. The unimportant is often most important. Scientists and librarians have much in common: We love to count things. Scientists in my part of the world count the number of salmon swimming up the Columbia River, the number of wolves in Washington, the grizzles in Glacier National Park. We count the number of people in the library, the reference questions answered, the databases accessed. William Bruce Cameron, a social scientist, said, “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”

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(note: this saying has often been attributed incorrectly to Einstein). 7. Small changes can make a huge difference. Carolyn Gaskell reported on Peterson Memorial Library’s refresh and renew project. Main student study areas received attention: furniture and décor were updated, electrical outlets and wired connections were added, stacks were removed, windows replaced, Wi-Fi connectivity was enhanced, white boards and write-on walls were provided. Carolyn said, “We weren’t sure how much impact such a small project would have on the use of the library, so we chose a fairly low indicator of success. We thought that at least a 15% increase in use would indicate a successful project and that an increase of 20% would indicate a very successful project.” Results: use of the Reference Room increased by 94%; use of the periodicals area by 58%, and overall use of the library increased by 44%. SURVIVAL RULES 1. Take care of yourself first. Recently when traveling to Walla Walla, I fell in behind at semitruck on I 84. Emblazoned on the back in bold letters was, “Our Most Valuable Resource 6

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3. Students and faculty are not an interruption.

5. If you don’t ask, you’ll never get. The University of Texas – Pan Am added a new library addition with two instructional classrooms. As the instructional librarian, I was tasked with selecting the technology for the classrooms. I was shopping for a projector by looking through catalogs (we did that in the old days). I found one I really liked. It had all the best “bells & whistles.” Then I looked at the price and almost fell off my chair. I turned the catalog page to look for another. At that moment Ward Price, a member of the instructional team walked in. “What ya doing?” He asked. “Look at this for the new classroom,” I replied, “but look at the price. They will never approve it.” Then Ward asked a profound question, “How do you know if you don’t ask?” I did and they approved it, no questions asked.

4. When you fight, fight for others. There are many battles to fight in higher education. For a brief time at the University of Texas the focus of the librarians was to be recognized as professionals on an equal standing with other full-time faculty. We bent our energy that direction. Not surprisingly, we did not achieve our desired results. Bend your energy, your focus, to serving others. You will win that way.

Years later at the Portland nursing library, I wanted to replace the bookcases in the reserve area. They were in deplorable shape and clearly visible to everyone entering the library. One of my student workers, Amber, suggested “There are some really nice bookcases in the nursing conference room that are hardly being used. Why not ask for them?” “Amber, you don’t understand. You don’t go

Sits 63’ Ahead.” At Walla Walla University, human resources account for 66% of the gross operating expense; however, as a percent of tuition and fees, it is 87%. In dollars and cents alone, you are the most valuable resource at your college or university. You spent time, energy, and money taking care of other resources. Take care of yourself – and by extension, the other members of your library team. 2. Prioritize based on direct benefit to students. See the 87% above - The college or university may write your check, but remember who is actually paying you. You juggle a million things. What of all the things you have “up-in-the-air” will most benefit your students?

to another department and ask for their equipment that they have purchased out of their budget.” Then Amber uttered those profound words, “How do you know if you don’t ask?” I did and the library and nursing department exchanged bookcases. I have to admit that asking has not always worked, but the rule is profoundly true: If you don’t ask, you’ll never get. 6. Focus on what you can provide. It is so easy to slide into the negative; to think of what you can’t do because of limited money, resources, energy, time, and sometimes support. Some are willing to remind you of what you don’t have too. When I moved from the University of Texas, I was surprised and amazed at the service and resource wealth that WWU provided. I remember thinking at the time that on a perstudent basis, WWU was doing as well as UTPA. 7. Don’t take yourself too seriously. 8. Don’t take your library too seriously. 9. You are human, let it show. True story: A library director was covering the library for the evening – slow evening with

few students. Her husband was a theater teacher at the same college, and teaching an evening class nearby. In midlecture, he got short of breath, experienced chest pains, and partly collapsed. Several students raced to the library. “Ma’am, we think your husband is having a heart attack.” “I can’t leave the library now. Would you take him to the emergency room?” Some students at that campus wondered if the library director is a robot. Students and faculty need to see you outside the library being you. You are human, let it show (but not too much). 10. You employees can perform magic – Let them! I do not recall the specifics, but Rose-lee Power in her ASDAL presentation told about a challenge she was working on, and going nowhere. She said, “I hit the wall, but my employees came up with an amazing solution.” Kattie Van Arsdale talked of the amazing biology-bird exhibit that one of her students created for the PUC library. Hire the best runners you can get – then let them run! 11. Great expectations can arise from unexpected surprises. In her presentation, Lynda Baildam spoke of an “annoying reference inquiry” that dropped right in the


middle of something important she was doing, but how that led to an exciting journey with an amazing discovery. I saw a bumper sticker: “Happy is the Man Who Enjoys the Scenery on a Detour.” In this business, you will have lots of detours. Enjoy the journey. Look for the adventure.

12. Relationships trump everything else. With apologies to Paul, my translation of I Corinthians 13:1-3: “I may have my Ph.D. in Library Science; I may have the full support of my administration and faculty; I may have unlimited resources (Bill Gates is my benefactor); I may be an expert in cataloging, acquisitions, reference services, instruction, outreach, marketing, and administration, but if I have not love, I am nothing.” APPEAL I have shared my Librarian Life Rules: Condition Rules and Survival Rules. I invite you to add to the list. Create your own: 7 words or less, and multi-library fit. Email your thoughts to bruce.

Bruce McClay is Librarian Emeritus at Walla Walla University. This feature was presented originally at the 2017 ASDAL Conference at Newbold College.

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Human Library Avondale College of Advanced Education hosts human library by Michelle Down Never judge a book by its cover. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a cop on the streets, or a homeless person? Avondale Libraries (Cooranbong, NSW) hosted a Human Library in October 2017, and it was a huge success. The idea had been there for some time, but we eventually formed a committee and got to work. On the committee we had one of the college’s marketing personnel who was invaluable in guiding us through the advertising process. Another member was an events coordinator who helped us plan the actual running of the program, and thought of all the little details we would have missed such as clear signage, thank you gifts for the "books," and getting a photographer. At our first meeting we established our aim – to encourage tolerance and promote 8

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respect for human rights and dignity - and then set about finding "books" who would be willing to tell their story. We were extremely fortunate to have seven-time Paralympian Liesl Tesch agree to come and share her story. We also had a

young policeman, a refugee, a bikie enthusiast, a chemist who fundraises for Eyes for India, and a lion cuddler who rode with the Hells Angels before clowning in the Amazon. Altogether we had 14 "books" that patrons could choose from.

We made up a catalogue with a brief description of each person and the story they had to tell. Other Human Libraries plan for 50 minutes per "book," but we decided to allow 20-25 minutes and this worked well. There were five sessions during the morning and at the end no one wanted to leave! We had an MC who kept things moving by ringing a bell when time was up. The "books" stayed in one place and it was the patrons who moved around. We had planned a booking system, but in actual fact people just went to the book they wanted or visited another if the person they wanted to see was already taken. Most of the "books" were on the main floor, but we placed a few upstairs as we were afraid the noise level might be too high. It wasn’t, and we found that people flocked to the "books" they could see and we had to encourage patrons to go upstairs. We will keep everyone in the same location next time. We provided morning tea, and our events coordinator did a fabulous job decorating the tables. She had 40 Barbie size dolls of different occupations which she arranged artistically among books and food. Matt Tompson stayed longer than he had intended because “my kids

begged to hear "just one more story." I left all the more richer. There is something almost sacred about hearing and interacting with the life story of a stranger,” he says. The "books" themselves enjoyed the experience and thanked us for asking them.

Will we hold another one? The vote was definitely "yes!"

Michelle Down is the Director of Library Services at Avondale College of Advanced Education.

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Little Free Library McKee Library sponsors Little Free Library on the campus of Southern Adventist University by Deyse Bravo-Rivera A Little Free Library (LFL) now lives on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Sponsored by McKee Library, this little library provides the campus community with access to free books. Users are encouraged to take a book and leave a book for another individual to enjoy. Any books are allowed to be donated as long as they are appropriate for campus. The only thing we ask people to remember is that these books are a gift and part of a community book exchange. We purchased our little free library from the Little Free Library organization at https:// It is now registered in this organization’s world map, along with over 50,000 others located in over 70 countries worldwide. McKee Library is committed to replenishing LFL’s book collection every so often, but ideally, it will continue to work as a book exchange and will remain self-sufficient. Through

monitoring the LFL, we’ve seen books return as well as new books show up. Southern’s administration was excited about this project and collaborated with us in selecting the perfect location on campus. The little library sits on the university’s promenade across from the prayer garden. The promenade gets plenty of foot traffic, so the location is ideal. McKee Library had several goals when thinking of adding a LFL to campus. First and foremost, we wanted to promote reading for pleasure. Reading for pleasure is very important in all phases of life, including the college years. Research has shown that reading improves your mental health, helps you connect with people, improves language skills, reduces stress, and increases relaxation (http://knowledge.e.southern. edu/facworks_lib/2/).

have a presence on the opposite side of campus. Sometimes it’s hard for students to make time to visit the library, and the librarians felt it was important to reach out to them in a non-intrusive way. Finally, Little Free Libraries build communities through book exchange. The library wanted to promote community growth and Southern’s global reach by being part of the Little Free Library community. The campus community has enjoyed having a LFL and we encourage you to consider adding one on your campus. If you have any questions about how to get started, please contact Deyse Bravo-Rivera at dbravo@

Deyse Bravo-Rivera is the Library Director at McKee Library, on the campus of Southern Adventist University.

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Pirates in the Library Union College Library Fair 2017 by Melissa Hortemiller On September 14, 2017, at 4 p.m., six pirates invaded the Union College Library. Four of them barged right through the front doors, peg legs hobbling, handless hooks waving, and Jolly Roger hoisted high. One of them had on his person a guitar, ready to be strummed. Yet another buccaneer emerged from the Public Services Librarian’s office clad in a captain’s coat and maroon bandanna, quickly joining her friends at the Circulation Deck. The final pirate, the most formidable of them all, sauntered out of the Library Director’s office, feathered captain’s hat firmly on her head and sword in hand. It was time for the adventure to begin. Okay, okay... There were no peg legs or handless hooks. But there were six “pirates” and a guitar ready for three hours of swashbuckling adventure known as the Union College Library Fair.


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The Union College Library Fair is an annual event put on by the library team in order to promote learning and library use. This year, the main goal was to attract the population of Union College students who may have anxiety about or disinterest in visiting the library and utilizing the many resources available to them. In order to encourage this group’s participation, the library team decided to choose a theme with popular appeal—pirates! The event kicked off with the “Circulation Deck” as a starting point for students to begin their library scavenger hunt, which was designed to walk students through finding resources in the library and using the library website. Scavenger hunt questions required students to find specific piratethemed materials in the library’s reference and periodicals sections, search the library catalog for books, articles, and DVDs relating to pirates, and check out the

“Treasure Trove” of “plunder” brought back by Union College missionaries in the Heritage Room. The scavenger hunt was timed, and the three fastest students with all correct answers were awarded prizes: a Keurig, an Amazon Fire TV Stick, and a $25 Amazon gift card. Through advertising of the event, students, faculty, and staff at Union College were encouraged beforehand to come dressed in pirate garb to enter in a costume contest. The library team awarded two prizes to the best dressed contestants—an Amazon Fire Tablet and an Amazon Fire TV Stick. In addition to the scavenger hunt and costume contest, students could enjoy other library fair stations as they got comfortable with the library. A pirate-themed movie played for the duration of the event in the downstairs library classroom. A volunteer

taught students how to play Liar’s Dice and The Captain’s Mistress, two games that historical pirates played, at designated game tables. “Galley Grub” was available downstairs in front of the Technical Services department, with fun pirate variations of snack foods such as fish and chips (goldfish crackers and potato chips), pieces of eight (chocolate coins), hardtack and bilge (crackers and hummus), and blimey limey (limeade). A photographer stood by throughout the evening, ready to snap silly photos of participants holding pirate photo booth props in front of a tropical beach

backdrop. The aforementioned activities and stations seemed to be a hit, but the highlight of the evening was the festive music provided by the live entertainment. The Mighty Magic Pants, a local band specializing in children’s music, stole the show with upbeat music and witty lyrics, mostly about pirates. The band was featured front and center during the event in a location easily seen by individuals walking in the front doors. Jovial band members spoke in pirate lingo and contributed to the welcoming atmosphere by encouraging participation in their

songs and taking special requests. They even serenaded a student couple with a romantic song. In retrospect, the 2017 Union College Library Fair seemed to be successful in engaging students, faculty, and staff with the library and promoting the library as friendly and fun place. The Union College library team will meet to discuss lessons learned from this year’s event and brainstorm ideas of how to make next year’s Library Fair even better!

Melissa Hortemiller is the Public Services Librarian at Union College's Library.

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Invitation to Burman by AdorĂŠe K. Hatton

Per Lisle is the Librarian and Lynda Baildam is the Associate Librarian at Newbold College of Higher Education in Binfield, England.


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The Burman University campus looks beautiful from the air - and in person! ASDAL Action | Fall 2017



Then & Now A historical look at Burman University In 1906, Charles Burman was appointed president of the Alberta Conference. He encouraged the development of a school to train colporteurs. On January 1, 1907, just 16 months after Alberta became

a province, just five and a half months after the Alberta SDA Conference was born, the doors of the Canvassers’ School opened in Leduc, Alberta. Students at the Canvassers’ School learned effective methods of 1913 Assembly Hall

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door-to-door evangelism and salesmanship. In 1909, the school, now called the Alberta Industrial Academy, moved to its current location in Lacombe, Alberta. The school went through many

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changes between its move to Lacombe and its current status; beginning as an industrial academy, it soon became a junior college, then a college, a university college, and finally in 2015, its new role as Burman University (named after Charles and Leona Burman). The university currently enrolls 400-500 undergraduate students in 34 degree programs across 12 departments. Parkview Adventist Academy, with an average enrollment of 75 high school students, is also located on campus. Fundraising is ongoing for a library expansion and renovation. Expanding southward will give students spectacular views of trees and a lake. Inside, we will have five study rooms, open study space, and an information literacy classroom. The city of Lacombe is a small, rural community of 13,000 in

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central Alberta located just off the Queen Elizabeth II Highway between Calgary and Edmonton. Several lakes with walking trails are in the immediate vicinity of the campus. Nearby attractions include Ellis Bird Farm, a working farm with a carefully maintained high concentration of bluebirds, Stephanson House, the preserved house of Stephan Stephanson, Iceland’s best known poet, and Fort Normandeau. Further to the west are the Canadian Rockies. Banff and Jasper attract visitors from around the globe. You may want to vacation here with your family. If so, plan to make reservations several months in advance! Burman University and the Burman University librarians are so excited to welcome you to our campus for the 38th ASDAL Conference, June 18-21, 2018.

spectacular views awaiting you in the Rocky Mountains will be at the center of the 2018 ASDAL Conference Tour. The tour will start at Lakeview Hall at Burman University. We will drive to Peyto Lake, which will include a short walk and a brilliant view. After taking in the sights there, we will go to the Lake Louise Gondola for lunch and an exciting Gondola ride, with many options for tours and experiences during the three hours we will spend there (specific details will be published in the next ASDAL Action, so keep watching!). Since no trip to the Lake Louise area is complete without actually visiting Lake Louise, we will take a short time after the gondola to walk around the curiously-coloured lake and ornate hotel. Finally, before taking the drive back to Burman University, we will take a few hours to enjoy the town of Banff, where we will be able to shop and enjoy dinner.

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conference We look forward to hosting you here at Burman University and taking you on the tour that we hope will be an exciting and cherished experience. Please keep in mind that although the conference is in June, it’s not always very warm in central Alberta, and sometimes downright chilly. The high

temperatures in June average between 10-21 Co (50-70 Fo). It is recommended that you bring a sleep mask, as we are quite far north. Sunset is around 10 pm and sunrise is at 5:15 am. The Archives and Records Management Section is excited to offer a hands-on workshop to

The gondola has spectacular views, too -- it's on the mountain behind the hotel! Peyto Lake -- It is better in person!


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those who are interested. This will be held on June 17, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. If you would like to attend, keep this earlier date in mind! More information will be available in the Winter 2018 ASDAL Action. See you soon!

Have dinner in the shadow of mountains.

Call for Papers Show the bang for your book: Demonstrating the value of an academic library by Kieren Bailey How much of your time do you spend on issues relating to the value of your academic library to the institution? Much of my current workload as a librarian focuses on assessment, budget, services, and student learning. Many of us are faced with the tasks of providing services and staffing needs on a tight budget, which requires a little creativity. We also are required to make a case showing the value behind what we offer in our academic libraries. According to Meagan Oakleaf (2010) there are two ways that library stakeholders define value of an academic library: financial value and impact value. With enrollment issues in academic libraries, budgets are tight and librarians are focusing on how to get the most out of the services and staff that they have. The major way that libraries contribute to higher education is through the contribution of learning, research, and service (Oakleaf, 2010).

In order to remain the “heart of the college/university� academic libraries are looking at ways to support student learning. This conference will explore how we can demonstrate the value of an academic library to our stakeholders. The 2018 Conference Committee is now accepting papers, presentations, or posters on but not limited to the following: 1. Library Promotion 2. Student Learning 3. Budgeting 4. Technology 5. Services 6. Collaboration 7. Research 8. Assessment Submit all proposals by February 28, 2018 to Kieren Bailey at

Keynote Address Tim Janewski will present "Building on the All in Small" keynote address at the 38th Annual ASDAL Conference at Burman University. Trying to provide excellent library service on a small (or shrinking) budget can give you headaches, dyspepsia, and sleepless nights. Tim Janewski has experienced all of those symptoms in 25 years of working in school, public, regional and academic libraries, both large and small. In this session, Tim will reflect on successful strategies such as leveraging the power of networks and consortia, searching for scalable solutions, and organic planning. The key to each of these strategies is building and supporting a strong team.

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Minutes of the th ASDAL Conference 37 Newbold College of Higher Education Bracknell, United Kingdom Millennials - Generation X, Y, or Z: How Well Do We Know Our Customers? June 25-29, 2016 by Lauren Matacio, ASDAL Secretary

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017 1. Registration, Meet & Greet 1.1 Registration was held in the Library. 1.2 Welcome supper in the Blue Room, Moor Close MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017 1. Devotional: Abigail Wright, Newbold College of Higher Education. God’s word is transformational and life-giving. Our words impact others. 2. Keynote: Tom de Bruin, Newbold College of Higher Education, God Must Feel That Way. Each generation advances knowledge. In our accelerated 20

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culture students have constant access to information, but librarians still have the functions of selecting materials and guiding students to the best resources. The world is changing, but we can provide spaces which allow students opportunities and inspiration to be creative. 3. Carolyn Gaskell, co-authored with Richard Scott, Walla Walla University, Digital Natives in a Strange Land: What Library Assessment Tells Us. Library satisfaction surveys were completed by undergraduate students at Walla Walla University with regard to library space, resource format,

and service satisfaction. Results showed that remodeling led to a 44% increase in library use, with freshmen and sophomores using the library more than juniors and seniors. Millennials preferred quiet areas and computer workstations and print books over e-books. 4. ASDAL Business Session I. Carolyn Gaskell, Larry Onsager, Katy Van Arsdale, Jason St. Clair, and Gillian Connors were elected to the Resolutions Committee. 5. Jason St. Clair, Andrews University, Adulting in the Library: Experiences of Millennials as Library Staff. SDA college and university libraries reported that 49%

of their librarians are baby boomers, 33% are from generation X and 15% are millennials. Millennials expressed concerns about budgets and job shortages, work-life balance, and changes in libraries. Characteristics of millennials found in literature such as uniqueness and hopefulness were observed in interviews with SDA millennial librarians. 6. Rose-lee Power, South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church & Adventist Heritage Centre and South Sea Island Museum, Australia, The Yuk Wow Employee. Millennials’ recent entry into the job market has made them the subject of current focus in the business environment. They are inventive, highly educated, informed, and entrepreneurial and must be fully engaged in the workplace. They need job satisfaction, appreciation, feedback, opportunities for promotion, and to work in their area of passion. 7. David Trim, General Conference Archives, Statistics & Research, Archives and Records Center Accreditation [read by Roy Kline]. The General Conference Archives and Records Center supports and coordinates archives and records centers

around the world. Training is often needed as personnel may be inexperienced in archives management. Accreditation will insure excellence and standardization. 8. Necy Tabelisma, South Asia-Pacific Division, Records Management in the Southern AsiaPacific Division. Archives have increased fourfold since 2015 with the efforts of 2 ½ fulltime personnel. Administrative and historical documents, both published and unpublished, minutes, photographs, and audio visuals are archived. Goals are to promote the culture of records, and provide workshops in records management. 9. Ashlee Chism, General Conference Archives, Statistics & Research, and Katharine Van Arsdale, Pacific Union College, Selling Yourself: Outreach and Promotion in Two Adventist Archives. It is important to find new and

creative ways to make archival material available to patrons and bridge the gap from pop culture to archives. The General Conference Archives, Statistics and Research has initiated a video program, This Week in Adventist History, on a YouTube channel. They have a social media presence with a Facebook page, daily Twitter feeds and Instagram. The Pacific Union College Heritage Room is endeavoring to process a backlog and build more outreach through online finding aids, social media posts, posters, informal talks, displays, and collaboration with different entities on campus. 10. ARMS Business Session 10.1. Alan Hecht and Roy Kline replace Rose-lee Power and Heather Rodriguez-James on the ARMS Steering Committee. Approved. 10.2. Web pages devoted to ARMS issues will be added to

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the ASDAL web site. Members should send useful information, reference questions, and materials for the Adventist Digital Library to that site. 10.3. Discussion of archives accreditation ensued. 10.4. Promotion of the archives is needed. The following suggestions were made: hold a “career day” at local institutions, make marketing the theme of the section at a future ASDAL conference. 10.5. Would archives workshops be helpful at the beginning or ending of a future ASDAL conference? 11. Kenrie Hylton, General Conference Archives, Statistics & Research, Processing and Making Available Photographic Records. Digital assets should be analyzed according to four categories: select, store, digitize, or discard. When choosing a software system, determine needs and look at management, embedding, tools, searching, social media sharing, security, etc. Plan for user training. 12. Katharine Van Arsdale, Pacific Union Collage; Adorée Hatton, Burman University; Lori Curtis, Loma Linda University, Processing Archives: A Conversational Induction for the Non-archivist. Document all gifts with a name and number and acknowledge the donor. Assess each item 22

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for condition and note if you remove anything. Keep a list of collections, adding notes as needed. Establish rules for use of materials. 13. Ashlee Chism, General Conference Archives, Statistics & Research, Scanning and Sleuthing: Archives and Adventist Daily Life in the 1880s. Diaries and an autograph book of Jenny Thayer were scanned and transcribed then analyzed to give a window into the life of an SDA woman of this period. TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017 1. Devotional: Audrey Andersson, Trans-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. God’s power calms the storm, heals the brokenhearted, and brings 2. Merlin Burt, Andrews University, Adventist Digital Library. The Adventist Digital Library is now fully functioning, supported by the General Conference, White Estate, ASTR, North American Division, ASDAL, and Andrews University. Promotion will begin this year. Burt invited Terry Robertson and Per Lisle to speak briefly about how ADL can impact researchers in their respective libraries. 3. Benjamin Baker, General Conference Archives, Statistics

& Research, A Librarians’ Encyclopedia. The new Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists (ESDA) is being designed to appeal to librarians and those they serve which will make it useful and easy to use. ASDAL members are encouraged to contribute to ESDA by helping those tasked with writing articles for the Encyclopedia. The Encyclopedia will be comprehensive and thoroughly researched with the help of division, regional, and thematic editors. 4. Rowena J. Moore, General Conference Archives, Statistics & Research, A Moment in Time: A History of the SDA Yearbook. The SDA yearbook is the best place for information on the growth and development of the SDA church. Through its pages one can trace the developing work in each country and each institution as it changes and grows. It began in 1883 as a 72 page pamphlet which included statistics and business proceedings. Later a list of ministers was added, only to be removed in recent years due to space and privacy concerns. 5. Per Lisle, Newbold College of Higher Education, Aspects of Adventist Publishing in Scandinavia: The First 50 Years.

Items were published for some years in Scandinavia. There was a market in the U.S. around 1900 due to emigration of Scandinavians to America. Presently only Finland still has an SDA publishing house. 6. ARS Business Session. 6.1. Jim Ford and Alan Hecht were voted as members of the ARS planning committee. 6.2. Jim Ford reported on the focus of digitization at Andrews University: (1) Ellen G. White’s pre-1916 writings and her personal library available at Andrews University; (2) English SDA periodicals prior to 1901; (3) Non English periodicals prior to 1946. 6.3. Lori Curtis reported that Loma Linda University received the Peck collection of 60 boxes of photos, diaries, etc. in October. 6.4. Benjamin Baker reported that the GC ASTR has added new periodicals, updated its web site, and is planning to digitize photos, audiovisuals, GC minutes, and books. 6.5. Merlin Burt reported this year celebrates 125 years of Steps to Christ. The Ellen G. White Estate’s visitor’s center at the General Conference is being finished and a new website is planned. The Bates’ home is also being renovated.

Audio recordings are being improved. 6.6. Program suggestions for next year include having a presentation on the history of Canadian conscientious objectors and to keeping the program integrated with the rest of the ASDAL conference. 7. Robin Anthony, Newbold College of Higher Education, The Boy that Driveth the Plough and the Geneva Bible. The Geneva Bible was the heartbeat of the Reformation. Many expressions we use today

are from the Geneva Bible. Shakespeare used it. The King James version took about 90% of its text from the Geneva Bible. It was the version taken to America by the pilgrims. 8. Silas M. Oliveira, Andrews University, Aligning Academic Library Space with Millennials’ Learning Styles. Learning styles and technology have influenced academic library space. Kinesthetic learning styles now predominate, but a variety of spaces that are flexible and ASDAL Action | Fall 2017


moveable with communal as well as solitary, quiet areas are needed. 9. Breakout Sessions 10. Campus Tour 11. Patrick Hilt, Swiss Academic Software GmbH, Citavi: The Reference Manager that Accompanies the Whole Workflow of Academic Writing. The Citavi program helps to facilitate reference management and academic writing. It enables a person to analyze and extract information, write comments, recover information, structure knowledge, and recover quotes, comments and ideas. It has a plug-in to Microsoft Word. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017 1. Tour Day. Tour of Windsor Castle and the Royal Library. THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017 1. Devotional: Kärt Lazić, Newbold College of Higher Education. Meaning takes place in the space between pictures or


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words. Libraries and educators make information available, but need to leave safe spaces for God to touch students. 2. Victor Hulbert, TransEuropean Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Conscientious Objectors in World War I. British conscientious objectors did hard labor and were incarcerated in Dartmoor and other prisons during World War I. They endured many hardships. Some lived short lives as a result of their treatment and some became church leaders. By World War II, conditions had changed for conscientious objectors. For more information see http:// A peace garden was created in Stanborough Park. 3. Norah Osebe Mauti, Adventist University of Africa, Transforming and Nurturing Better Customer Service for Millennials at the Adventist University of Africa Library in Kenya. Students were surveyed about

their satisfaction with the library at Adventist University of Africa. Results showed that 82% felt that online tutorials were “very” to “strongly” important and 68% rated social media as very important. Students use the library for relaxation as well as study, so games and hot drinks have been added. 4. Lawrence Onsager and Terry Robertson, Andrew University, The Wurker-Gibson Bible Collection: An Adventist Connection to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The Wurker-Gibson collection consists of 65 bibles and other rare books and with a couple of exceptions is housed at Walla Walla University. One exception, found at Andrews University, is Luther’s 1534 Bible which was the first German translation from Greek and Hebrew and includes fine woodcut illustrations which relate to Luther’s theology. 5. Sheila Clark and Darel

Bennedbaek, Burman University, Perception: Seeing Further. Libraries are institutional commodities which can affect student outcomes. A study at Burman University with data from 2015 showed that a group of students with improved GPA’s had 50% more library use than other students. Regardless of GPA movement, students rated librarians as readily available and knowledgeable and perceived information literacy as a valuable resource. 6. Rosemary Maturure and Josiline Chigwada, Solusi University [read by Lynda Baildam], How Libraries in Zimbabwe are Serving the Millennium. Undergraduate students at Solusi were studied to determine their needs and difficulties. The students valued the helpful and friendly library staff and space to study. Difficulties identified were slow internet, shortage of computers, and lack of recently published books. Millennials would like more online resources. 7. Lynda Baildam and Per Lisle, Newbold College of Higher Education, A Few of Our Favourite Things: Items from the Roy Graham Library. Baildam showed a light fixture from Stanborough Park

Sanitarium, old pictures and artifacts. Lisle displayed rare books in Norwegian published in Battle Creek and the first volume of Review and Herald. Accompanies the Whole Workflow of Academic Writing. The Citavi program helps to facilitate reference management and academic writing. It enables a person to analyze and extract information, write comments, recover information, structure knowledge, and recover quotes, comments and ideas. It has a plug-in to Microsoft Word. 8. Lauren Matacio and Lawrence Onsager, Andrews University, Is SDA History Relevant to Millennials? Minnie Day Sype, Licensed Minister 1903-1956. A Library survey showed that millennials are interested in SDA history and value women’s participation in SDA ministry. Males rated the value of SDA history higher than females, but females supported women ministers more than males across age groups. Minnie Day Sype, a lesser known SDA minister in the early twentieth century, was unknown to most. Constructive and creative ideas were suggested for Library promotion of SDA history topics. 9. Bruce McClay, Walla Walla University, Librarian Life Rules in

Seven Words or Less. Application of The Best Advice in Six Words to librarianship. You will never have enough money, time, or energy. The most important resource is people. We need to take care of ourselves and prioritize activities according to their direct benefit to students and faculty. 10. Business Session II 10.1 Election results were announced. Those elected are: President-elect: Kieren Bailey; Secretary: Heather RodriguezJames; Treasurer: Xiaoming Xu; Archives and Records Management: Roy Kline & Alan Hecht; Constitution and Bylaws: Donald Martin; Scholarship & Awards: Rebecca Brothers; SDA Periodical Index: Carolyn Gaskell; Site Planning: Pamela Jansen; Chapter Coordinators: Keisha Brown-Dixon (Inter-America) & Clara Okoro (Africa). 10.2. Nominating Committee. As past-president, Terry Robertson will chair the 2018 Nominating Committee. Other members elected are Paulette Johnson, Darel Bennedbaek, and Larry Onsager. 10.3. ESDA. The following partnership proposal by the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists was approved. • ASDAL members will ASDAL Action | Fall 2017


assist ESDA authors and contributors with materials, information and guidance. • As they are able, ASDAL members will write and peerreview articles. • When appropriate, ASDAL members will receive original materials from ESDA contributors into their archives and heritage centers. • When needed, ESDA-related items will be discussed at ASDAL conferences. • The ESDA website and print edition will list as partners ASDAL, and the libraries 26

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and centers represented by ASDAL members. • ASDAL members who assist ESDA writers and researchers will be listed in the contributors’ section. • ASDAL libraries will link to ESDA online from their websites. • ASDAL members and their libraries will receive a discount on print volumes of the Encyclopedia. 10.4. ALICE report, Carolyn Gaskell, accepted. ALICE currently has 19 active members and subscribes to

13 databases. The retained earnings for FY 2017 were $37,263.25. 10.5. SDAPI report, Jim Ford, accepted. The Advisory Committee met on Monday evening for a short meeting. Agenda items included: • Merlin Burt presented the same report on ADL as presented to the ADL Board earlier this month. In summary, the focus for the next year is to grow available content and to expand the list of contributors to ADL.

The suggestion was made for ADL to work with reference librarians to help them know how to help those on their campus better use and profit from ADL content. • There was little to report on the future direction of the Index as the SDAPI Futures Working Group, a group set up at the winter meeting of this Advisory Committee, has just begun work. They hope to have a report in September. 10.6. JALA report, Terry Robertson. Two articles have been published in JALA and a third article has been submitted. ASDAL members are invited to submit an article. 10.7. Archival accreditation. Motion was made that ASDAL encourage members to accept archival accreditation presented on Monday. Accepted. 10.8. Treasurer’s report, Terry Robertson, accepted. ASDAL currently has a total of 74 members which yielded $1695 in dues. The balance in the general checking account as of June 27, 2017 was $15,951. Total available funds are $79,225. 10.9. Membership. Should membership dues procedures continue or should we have institutional membership or fold

membership costs into conference fees? Only members are included and have access to the membership directory. Voted to keep the individual annual fee and ask the Executive Committee to look at the bylaws, investigate other payment options and how to streamline the process. 10.10. Breakout Session, Directors, Larry Onsager. Directors discussed SDA peer reviewed publications, official “ASDAL Proceedings,” benchmarking local standards of accreditation. Motion that ASDAL recommend to the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (AAA) that an ASDAL librarian be part of their accreditation team. Approved. 10.11. Site Planning Committee report, Lynda Baildam. The following dates and sites were voted in 2016: • June 18-21, 2018 – Burman University, Alberta, Canada; • June 24-27, 2019 – ASTR, General Conference, Washington D.C., USA; • June 22-25, 2020, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, USA. Letters of intent from these institutions were sent to the ASDAL president.

The following three sites and dates have been proposed: • June 21-24, 2021 – Union College, Lincoln, NE; • June 20-23 or 27-30, 2022, Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica, West Indies; • June 19-22 or 26-29, 2023, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN, USA. Letters of intent have been received from Union College and Southern Adventist University. Northern Caribbean University requires further details from the ASDAL Executive Committee regarding expectations of host institutions and conference budgeting. 11. ASDAL Banquet, Oak Lounge, Moor Close 11.1. Speech on English language by John Baildam, Principal of Newbold College 11.2. Resolutions Committee report 11.3. Appreciation plaque presented to Terry Robertson, out-going president 11.4. Gavel presented to new president, Per Lisle 11.5. Recitation from Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lynda Baildam 11.6. The ASDAL 2017 conference was officially adjourned.

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Book Notes

Book Notes Review of The First-Year Experience Cookbook by Raymond Pun & Meggan Houlihan by Katharine Van Arsdale If you are a busy librarian looking for ways to apply the ACRL Information Literacy Framework to library instruction sessions, take a moment to consider The FirstYear Experience Cookbook. Edited by Instruction Librarians Raymond Pun and Meggan Houlihan, the FYE Cookbook offers 62 practical and unique “recipes” for information literacy lesson plans or programs. This book is the fourth installment in the ACRL series that began in 2009 with The Library Instruction Cookbook. This year’s addition to the line-up turns a special focus on programs for firstyear students, with particular emphasis on correcting student


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misconceptions about the library while strengthening retention. Although this book specifically addresses first-year student needs, each suggested program or lesson is presented in a way that can be customized and scaled to fit any student population. In keeping with the “cookbook” concept, the editors Pun and Houlihan format each lesson plan as a “recipe” complete with “cooking time,” “ingredients,” and “number of students served.” Lesson types include orientations, traditional library skill instruction, campus-wide programs, and assessments. All “recipes” are authored by librarians who test their programs before submitting. Based on firsthand experience, authors offer “allergy warnings,” which are practical tips on expected outcomes or potential problems. Authors also provide

solid practical steps for carrying out a lesson while still leaving quiz questions and the like unwritten, so future librarians can personalize for use at their institutions. The lesson plan “recipes” are particularly strong in their adoption of the ACRL frameworks and different learning styles. Some plans creatively use social media or handheld mobile devices for a library orientation, while others focus on active learning by moving students around a room with a pen-andpaper group activity. The scale of the lesson plans varies as well. Some plans are meant to be short one-shot sessions, while others outline year-long programs such as embedded librarianship. The wide variety of lessons makes the FYE Cookbook hard to characterize. The editors have

clearly made an effort to include something for everyone. The one glaring drawback to this practical book is the “recipe” gimmick, which carries throughout the entire Cookbook series. For example, in an effort to describe a program of partnership between advisors and librarians, the authors of one lesson plan use the analogy of a fondue. Puns about cheese are overused in the instructions, and the step-by-step advice becomes hard to follow or understand. Moments like this are fairly frequent and can be annoying after a while. On the other hand, the outline format of a “recipe” works well most of the time for presenting lesson plans. Despite the distracting “recipe” gimmick, this book is highly recommended for academic librarians interested in new library instruction lesson plans, especially for vulnerable first-year students of all backgrounds. The FYE Cookbook contains so many types of plans and programs that there is sure to be something useful for every library and student population. Adventist librarians may particularly benefit from practical books of ready-to-go tips like this one. The authors of each “recipe” are usually dedicated instruction librarians.

For librarians who wear many hats and cannot focus as much time as they’d like on crafting fun new classes from scratch, the FYE Cookbook provides a good shortcut to successful library lesson plans.

Raymond Pun

Pun, Raymond, and Meggan Houlihan. The First-Year Experience Cookbook. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2017. Print. 164 pages, paperback $42

Meggan Houlihan

Katharine Van Arsdale is the Special Collections Librarian at Pacific Union College Nelson Library.

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A Little Bit of ADU in Ghana by Becky Fisher R.A. Williams Library, Adventist University of Health Sciences Even though we are an ocean and more than a few time zones apart, Adventist University of Health Sciences(ADU) in Orlando, FL has quite a bit in common with Adventist institutions in Ghana, Africa. We both have nursing and sonography programs, our students take general education and religion courses, and now even use many of the same books. In early fall of 2015, Pastor Boafo of the South-Central Ghana Conference (SCGC), visited ADU. He established contact with the R.A. Williams Library, and expressed a need for resources for the health training institutions in his conference. They especially


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needed college level medical and general education textbooks. Having many of the same programs, the R.A. Williams Library began to collect discarded books for these institutions. However, these texts do not get to fly direct; they have a layover in New York City, where a contact of Pastor Boafo’s manages further travel. Since December 2015, 8 boxes holding 136 books have made the trip. This simple process relies on many hands and remembering minds at ADU. Books are collected and suggested, and eventually are boxed for travel.

The ADU mail room makes sure boxes have tracking so that the New York contact knows when to expect their arrival. This contact manages the rest of their passage to Ghana. “We register our profound gratitude to you for the books donated to these (South Ghana) training institutions,” writes Pr. Boafo in his latest email. These books help to teach anatomy, math or faith, to name just a few of the subjects. There is surely value added in their story of travel, passing through many hands, across the ocean and to these schools: Kwadaso Nursing and Midwifery School, Asamang Adventist Midwifery School, Asanta Adventist Nursing School and Valley View University Nursing School. It is a privilege for ADU to be able to share in the education of those who will provide healthcare as ministry, in sister schools across the sea

Norma Greaves Retires by Norma Greaves Barbados SDA Secondary School On September 30, 2017 Norma retired having served the Seventhday Adventist Church for 50 years. Miss Greaves became a member of ASDAL when she was the Library Director at Caribbean Union College (now the University of the Southern Caribbean) in Trinidad.

activities and is delighted to see the progress of the Association. Her Library Colleagues include Keith Clouten, Chloe Foutz, Violet Maynard-Reid, Lee Wisel, Vera May Schwartz, Glenn Hilts, Kitty Simmons, Paulette Johnson and so many more. She seeks God's continued blessing on the entire ASDAL membership.

She has been associated with ASDAL spanning the 1990's and 2000's until the shift from library duties prevented her from attending Conferences over the past ten to fifteen years. However, she has followed the various

On September 17, 1967 Norma started to work as a Biology teacher at the now University of the Southern Caribbean, but later on pursued her Masters Degree in Library Information Management at the University of Southern

California. Although she was offered other job opportunities, she maintained her dedicated service to God in His vineyard in Trinidad until she was called in 2008 to head the Library Department at the Barbados S.D.A. Secondary School.

Academic Fair @ OU Live! by Paulette Johnson Eva B. Dykes Library, Oakwood University The Eva B. Dykes Library was one of the departments from the Academic Division that participated in the Academic Fair which introduced prospective students to Oakwood University. It was held on Friday, October 6, 2017.

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Wellness at Andrews University by Xiaoming Xu James White Library, Andrews University Andrews University has been paying more and more attention to the wellness of the employees. It advocates and promotes all kinds of wellness activities on campus. This school year the university lay emphasis on building a stronger and healthier employee team. Each day has a wellness theme: Stress-free Sunday, Mindful Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Workout Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday, Fluid Friday and Spectacular Sabbath. Employees are encouraged to fill in a wellness pledge with selective choices that they will commit each day for a year. Among the 20 choices are sleep 7-8 hours nightly, eat a healthy breakfast daily, and practice spiritual fitness (prayer, reading, etc) daily. Andrews University provides all the following free activities for employees: 1. Wednesday workouts with 20 minutes walking around campus, 5 minutes basic strength training and a short spiritual and mental wellness thought. 32

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2. Tuesday and Thursday 20-minute walks during lunch. 3. H20fit Water Aerobics Monday and Wednesday mornings. 4. Total body Fitness class on Tuesday and Thursday. 5. Tai Chi class on Mondays. 6. Free repeated college Wellness 101 short courses every Tuesday from 11:30am-12:20 pm in five areas: Physical Wellness, Stress management, Relationships, Mental wellness and Weight management.

participating in the abovementioned activities. They can earn points for each activity they take. There is a website specially designed for employees to enter points and see how they are progressing. On the same site, they also can choose the rewards they want which match their points. The varied rewards are from material awards, such as T-shirt and water bottles, to training sessions, or membership fees.

Andrews University also has a wellness ambassadors’ team. They are representatives from different departments. They take the lead and are personal examples of living a healthy and fit lifestyle aiming at inspiring faculty, staff and students to live wholly. University promotes achieving "Certified Healthy Departments."

As a Wellness Ambassador, I have been enjoying working with others on the Andrews Campus to promote healthful living and exercise. Apart from actively participating in water aerobics on Monday and Wednesday mornings, Tuesday and Thursday Lunch walks, and Wednesday workout, I have been teaching Tai Chi to faculty, staff, students and community people since 2010. We performed at the Andrews University Health Booth at Local Youth Fair Ground on August 17, 2016.

Employees will receive wellness discount benefits by actively

We also performed during the Chinese New Year Celebration in

2015 and 2016. Some of my Tai Chi students have become instructors, leading out some sessions when I have a schedule conflict.

This semester, I started Tai Chi class at the James White library. I would like to see many colleagues embrace this, support, and join me in my effort to promote wellness on our campus and live wholly; and James White Library

to become a "Certified Healthy Department."

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125 Years of Southern Adventist University Education by Jessica Spears McKee Library, Southern Adventist University McKee Library is proud to exhibit a historical collection of photographs, memorabilia, and documents from Southern Adventist University's past. This exhibit is a historic look at God’s leading throughout

Southern’s 125 years of providing Adventist education from its humble beginnings in 1892 to the present. This chronological display of photos and artifacts will share glimpses of stories about some of the influential leaders, struggles that were

overcome, and the university’s milestone accomplishments along the way. This exhibit will be on display on the library's first floor through December, 2017.

Summer Reading Club 2017 by Petra Dursch Schulzentrum Marienhoehe e.V. Darmstadt Again a summer reading club came to its end at the school library of Schulzentrum Marienhoehe e.V. Darmstadt / Germany, and this was a reason to celebrate. Altogether, 119 students from grades 1 to 9 had registered for this summer holiday project "Buchdurst"(Book Thirst) and "Buchdurst Leseclub


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Junior" (Bookthirst Junior) to read at least three books during the holidays. Eighty-one of them went through with it and read a total of 789 books during 6 weeks. All these students were allowed to attend the closing party on Sunday, September 3rd. For entertainment, "The magical Schmittini", a former student of

our school, performed magical illusions. Afterwards there was a raffle for all successful readers, where everyone got a prize, and with juice and cake all participants received their certificate, which they can submit to their teachers. And next year? Of course there will be our 10th summer reading club!

Pacific Union College Library Updates by Patrick Benner Pacific Union College Library 2017 is proving to be a year of change for many departments at PUC, and that includes the library. At the end of the school year last spring, we had three long-time workers announce their retirement: Linda Maberly (30yrs), Joel Lutes (35yrs), and Lessie Young (29yrs). We will miss their camaraderie as well as their expertise in just about every aspect of the library. Going forward, we are delighted to have two new librarians join the

PUC Library. Allison Fox is a proud native Angwinite and graduate of PUC. She has an M.A. in English and M.S.L.I.S from Simmons College in Boston. Lately she has been teaching for the PUC English department but were able to entice her away. She is currently serving as our Access Services Librarian and leading out in our Information Literacy programs.

Jason St Clair join us as our Technical Services Librarian working with cataloging and serials. Jason is a WWU graduate and obtained his M.S.L.S. from Drexel University. Recently Jason has been overseeing the circulation services for the James White Library at Andrews and we are blessed to have him and his family back on the West coast and here at PUC.

We are also very happy to have

Banned Book Week Celebrated at McKee Library by Jessica Spears McKee Library, Southern Adventist University McKee Library created an interactive Banned Books Week exhibit, available September 8 through October 2, 2017. This exhibit coordinated with the American Library Association's Banned Book Week, held September 24 through 30, 2017. This display provided insight on historical reasons books have

been banned. Each book featured a short explanation of why it was banned. Students expressed surprise over seeing some of their favorite classics, such as Little Women and Huckleberry Fin. We invited all participants to post their "mug shots" on the library's Instagram account.

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Wellness Day @ the Library by Paulette Johnson Eva B. Dykes Library, Oakwood University Wellness Day @ the Library was held during Freshman Orientation. It introduced new and transfer students to Oakwood's STANDOUT health initiative. Each letter in STANDOUT represents the "eight laws of health." The library building was

transformed into stations or stops for each health principle, for example, S = SUNLIGHT; D = Drink Water and O = Outdoors. Faculty and students made presentations about each principle to students.

Departures from Oakwood's Library by Paulette Johnson Eva B. Dykes Library, Oakwood University We are grateful for the time Jacqueline Neath-Foster, Cataloguer, and Rebecca Brothers, Media & E-Resources Librarian, spent at the Eva B. Dykes Library. Both have accepted non-ASDAL positions elsewhere and we 36

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wish them God's best in their future endeavors.

Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation Exhibits by Hilda Smith and Michelle Rojas La Sierra University Library The La Sierra University Library is commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a special emphasis on Martin Luther. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenberg Castle church door (although there is no historical proof this actually happened). Luther was world-changing: irascible, pugnacious, brave, coarse, brilliant, anti-Semitic, anti-Islamic, a compassionate pastor, prodigious writer and amazing translator – complicated! The movement began an intellectual and cultural upheaval that splintered powers and kingdoms and upended an entire continent’s political and ecclesiastical order. Men [and women] of faith revolutionized thought in the face of deadly persecution. The LSU Library exhibit cases contain samples of our book collection, with many books specially purchased for this quincentenary event. The displays

consider questions about the legacy of the Reformation today and take a closer look at Luther. The Heritage Room exhibit showcases rare books and journals connected to the Reformation, including an illustrated history of Protestantism and a 17th century English translation of a commentary on Galatians written by Dr. Luther. These works were collected by former La Sierra University President and Reformation scholar William Landeen during and after WWII. You can find a description of the Landeen collection here: library/car/cardigital/Periodicals/ AUSS/2001-2/2001-2-09.pdf The exhibit displays on the main floor of the Library were created by Hilda Smith, Reference Librarian, while the Heritage Room display was created by Reference/Special Collections Librarian Michelle Rojas.

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ASDAL Action Volume 37 | Number 1 | Fall 2017  

ASDAL Action is the official publication of the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians. Its purpose is to keep members abreast with...