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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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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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From the President I do like being a librarian. That is just as well, because I have been a librarian for a long time and do not plan to stop being one just yet.

friends. I like the students I work with. I like it when Taj explains the role of the Sikh Holy Scriptures or when Christle turns up in my office to tell me she has heard something outrageously unacceptable in church, only to disappear to make some more library posters.

So, what is it I like? I like old books. I get excited when I hold ten sermons tending chiefly to the sitting of men for the worthy receiving of the Lords Supper: wherein amongst many other holy instructions, the doctrine of found repentance and humiliation, and of God's special favors into penitent sinners, and worthy Communicants, are largely and effectually handled [sic] by I. Dod and R. Cleaver from 1614 in my hands.

I like the students who use the library. Joseph just handed in his MA dissertation. “I could not have done this without you librarians.” I like my professional networks. There are several, including the Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries or ABTAPL. (I am not sure what is more difficult to say the full name or the acronym.)

I like new books. Sadly, the last book I read was Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff. I am not going to introduce politics into the pages of ASDAL Action. All I am doing is admitting that I like having read material discussed in the media. Not that the Roy Graham Library holds the title just mentioned.

There are no prizes for having worked out by now that the last item on the list of what I like is ASDAL. There is ALICE, SDAPI and the lists of duplicate periodicals. There is ASDAL Action and the Journal of Adventist Libraries and Archives. And much more, like the possibility to seek advice or check unbelievable information. “At Andrews, senior students have keys to the library.” A quick email establishes they do not.

I like typography. I am proud that I know the difference between “typeface” and “font”, although I recognise that people around me roll their eyes when I enlighten them. Again.

I am looking forward to seeing you at Burman University for ASDAL 2018.

I like bindings, good layout and good quality paper. I could go on. And I could include all sorts of modern tools and resources that enrich my professional life.

Per Lisle ASDAL President

I like the people. I like my colleagues in the Library. They are my critical

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Library Migration Weis Library migrates to a new library system by Don Essex During the summer of 2017, Weis Library at Washington Adventist University migrated to a new integrated library system. Previously, our library had been using the Ex Libris Voyager system as a member of the Maryland Interlibrary Consortium (MIC), which also included the libraries from the following private institutions: Hood College, Loyola University Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and Stevenson University. However, when the jointly-operated LoyolaNotre Dame Library announced it would withdraw from MIC at the close of 2016, Weis Library was compelled to assess whether there was continued value in remaining in the consortium. The main question for our library became whether the academic community of WAU would be best served by remaining in the consortium with fewer members and continuing to use Voyager 4

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or by leaving the consortium and migrating to a new library system. After a brief period of introspection, we decided to withdraw from MIC and migrate to a new library system. And the system we chose to migrate to was OCLC WorldShare Management Services. There were several factors that influenced our decision. Probably the foremost factor was that Loyola-Notre Dame Library was our library’s biggest “trading partner” in the consortium. It was the member that borrowed the most materials from Weis Library and the member from which Weis Library likewise borrowed the most materials. In fact, approximately 75% of our reciprocal borrowing transactions within the consortium were with LNDL. Therefore, we anticipated their departure from MIC would result in less circulation within the group and concluded the relatively low circulation between the

remaining members could not be justified given the administrative costs of the consortium. Another significant factor behind the decision to migrate was the cost-savings Weis Library would receive by entering into a new subscription agreement with OCLC for a library system rather than renewing our agreement with Ex Libris. After several rounds of discussions and negotiations with the various vendors, our library was able to secure an agreement to license WorldShare Management Services, which includes WorldCat Discovery Service, at a lower annual cost than the combined price of the Ex Libris Voyager system and EBSCO Discovery Service to which we were previously subscribed. Since OCLC also includes the costs of its bibliographic and interlibrary loan services with a subscription to WMS, the agreement saved Weis Library thousands of dollars.

Next came the hard part. After signing the agreement in November of 2016, our library had only seven months to prepare for and execute the system migration. What made that short period of time even more concerning was the fact that we had merely a skeleton staff of four persons who had little to no experience with system migrations. Fortunately, we soon learned that OCLC had the expertise and processes in place to successfully usher us through the project. Among other things, our library was assigned an implementation manager to explain and direct the migration work; was combined into a cohort with other libraries that were simultaneously migrating to WMS for training purposes; and was guided through the phases

of the migration during weekly conference calls and webinars. With such support and by the grace of God, we managed to complete the system migration on time and without any significant incidences. In July, Weis Library unveiled WMS to our university community, and in December, we completed our first semester on the new system. Thus far the response has been positive and the benefits tangible. The new technology has been well-received by students and faculty and is considered an example of strategic innovation by our administration. The new discovery service has reinvigorated the experiences of conducting both library research and bibliographic instruction.

And the new features of the system have afforded our staff the opportunity to learn new skills and offer new services. In retrospect, our decision to migrate to a new library system was a good one.

Don Essex is the Library Director at Weis Library, located on the campus of Washington Adventist University.

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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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Show the Bang for your Book

Conference Guide for the 38th Annual ASDAL Conference at Burman University KEYNOTE 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. Over his career, Tim has worked in the post-secondary, regional, and public library sectors. While Tim has experience in large urban library systems, the majority of his career has been spent working in and with rural libraries and small academic libraries. Tim believes that the key to success in small library environments is building and supporting a strong team. 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 8

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these strategies is building and supporting a strong team.

Thursday, June 21 8 am to 5 pm ASDAL Meetings

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE Sunday, June 17 10 am - 7 pm Registration 1 pm - 5 pm ARMS Workshop (Optional) 6 pm Welcome Dinner Monday, June 18 8 am to 5 pm ARMS and ARS Sessions 7 pm SDAPI Advisory Committee

6 pm Banquet ROCKY MOUNTAIN & BANFF TOUR The gorgeous drive and spectacular views awaiting you in the Rocky Mountains will be at the center of the 2018 ASDAL Conference Tour. The day will start at Lakeview Hall at Burman University and we will drive to Peyto Lake, which will include a short walk and a brilliant view.

Tuesday, June 19 8 am to 5 pm ASDAL Meetings 7 pm ALICE Council Wednesday, June 20 7 am to 10 pm Rocky Mountain and Banff Tour

Peyto Lake

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. And 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-colored lake and ornate hotel. Then, 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 eat to our hearts’ content. BANQUET The banquet will be held at a lakeside cabin with a First Nations-inspired menu. We know that you will enjoy it!

PLANNING YOUR VISIT Weather: Please keep in mind that although the conference is in June, it’s not always very warm in central Alberta, and sometimes downright chilly (this may be especially true in the mountains on the tour). The high temperatures in June average between 10-21C (50-70F). Also remember that as we are quite far north, sunset is very late (10pm) and sunrise is very early (5:15am) - you may want to bring a sleep mask to help you sleep. Flights: Nearby airports include Edmonton International Airport (YEG), roughly a 1-hour drive from campus, and Calgary International Airport (YYC), which is 1.75 hours from campus. We recommend flying into Edmonton – while Calgary may have a few more international options and may be slightly

cheaper for some flights, the transportation options arranged by Burman University (listed below) to and from Edmonton will be much cheaper than arranging transportation from Calgary. Car Rental: Both Edmonton and Calgary airports have numerous car rental services available. If you are planning on doing any sightseeing on your own either before or after the conference, keep in mind that renting a car is probably the easiest. There is limited public transportation available from Lacombe (where Burman University is located). Directions to Burman University: If you are driving from Calgary airport: • Take Deerfoot Trail/AB-2 N north toward Edmonton • Take Exit 422 toward Lacombe (AB-12 E) • Turn left on 58 street and

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conference follow signs to Burman University • At the four-way stop beside the College Heights Church, turn left. The roads ends in the Lakeview Hall parking lot. If you are driving from Edmonton Airport: • Take AB-2 South towards Calgary • Take exit 431 toward Lacombe • Turn right on Calgary Edmontron Trail and follow the signs to Burman University • Turn right at the roundabout onto College Avenue • At the four-way stop beside the College Heights Church, turn left. The roads ends in the Lakeview Hall parking lot. Airport Transfers: Transportation to and from the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) will be offered on the following schedule: Arrival Dates All shuttles depart Edmonton International Airport to Burman University. June 15 7 am, 10:30 am, 2 pm, & 5:30 pm June 17 7 am, 10:30 am, 2 pm, 5:30 pm, 10

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Short Story Vending Machine

& 9 pm Departure Dates Please keep in mind that this is an hour shuttle ride between Burman University and the Edmonton airport, so you should arrange a shuttle time that is at least 3 hours before your flight. June 22 7 am, 10:30 am, 2 pm, & 5:30 pm June 24 7 am, 10:30 am, 2 pm, 5:30 pm, & 9 pm Cost for the shuttle service is $44CAD per person one way, or $88CAD per person round trip. Fees will be payable at the university. To arrange for shuttle service, please use the “Airport Shuttle Reservation Form” located at transportation and select “ASDAL 2018” in the options available (note: if the form does not list ASDAL 2018 when you read this, check back in a week or so - the form is being updated by some very busy people). If you have any extra time in the Edmonton airport, either before or after a shuttle pick up, check out the Short Story Vending Machine; it offers short

stories written by local authors! International travelers have reported greatly enjoyed reading the stories during their visit. You can find more information on the machines at ACCOMMODATIONS Lakeview Hall: This on-campus accommodation offers two room options. Basic Dorm Room: • Each room contains two single beds and two bags of linen, including flat and fitted sheets, pillow and pillow case, blanket, towel, facecloth, and soap. Each guest is responsible for making their own beds. • Extra bags of linen for children are $10.00CAD per duration (one-time fee) as well as a 4” mattress for the floor, if we have enough available. • The cost per night per room is $40CAD plus GST (5%)

and Tourism Levy (4%). Dorm Room Plus: • Room includes a mini fridge, fan, and microwave. • Each room contains two single beds and two bags of linen, including flat and fitted sheets, pillow and pillow case, blanket, towel, facecloth, and soap. Each guest is responsible for making their own beds. • Extra bags of linen for children are $10.00CAD per duration (one-time fee) as well as a 4” mattress for the floor, if we have enough available. • The cost per night per room is $50CAD plus GST (5%) and Tourism Levy (4%). Guidelines of Lakeview Hall and Burman University: • Children must stay in the room with parents as well as be supervised by an adult at all times. • We do NOT allow hot plates, toaster ovens, candles, or incense due to fire regulations. • No pets allowed. • Sabbath hours are kept relatively quiet, Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. • Quiet time is 10 pm each night. • Of special note: This is a

university dormitory and is not sound proof. If you have particular sleeping issues, this would not be a good choice of places to stay. To book a room at Lakeview Hall, please email Shannan Blabey at Rooms must be paid for upon arrival via Master Card, Visa Card, or Debit Card ONLY. Please book your room by June 4th, 2018 to ensure space availability. Off Campus Accommodations include four nearby hotels. • Best Western Plus Lacombe Inn & Suites: This hotel features at 4.5 Trip Advisor review rating, free wifi, parking, and breakfast. It is a 7-minute drive or 45-minute walk from campus. The cost is $135-$199CAD per night, with different room types available. • Lacombe Motor Inn: Featuring a 3.5 Trip Advisor review rating, free wifi and parking, this hotel is a 7-minute drive or 50-minute walk from campus. The cost is $75CAD per night. • Country Club Inn: Featuring a 3.5 Trip Advisor review rating, free wifi, breakfast, and parking, this hotel is a 7-minute drive or 50-minute

walk from campus. The cost is $89CAD per night. • Green Way Inn: Featuring a 3.5 Trip Advisor review rating and free wifi, this hotel is a 6-minute drive or 43-minute walk from campus. The cost is $96CAD per night. CAMPUS FACILITY USE Wifi is available in all buildings on campus, including Lakeview Hall. Connectivity information will be provided when you arrive. The gym, weight room, and pool are available for your use. Information will be provided when you arrive. Our campus is not wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you have any accessibility concerns, and we will make the necessary arrangements. MEALS Burman University Cafeteria offers a variety of healthy choices on our hot and cold vegetarian buffets. If you are looking for something vegan or gluten free, we have daily specials just for you. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions on registration for the conference. You can pay for your meals by cash, MasterCard, Visa, or debit in the cafeteria.

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conference Sunday: • Welcome dinner provided. Monday: • Breakfast, dinner, and supper are available in the cafeteria. • Shuttle service may be provided to area restaurants. Tuesday: • Breakfast, dinner, and supper are available in the cafeteria. • Shuttle service may be provided to area restaurants.

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Wednesday: • Sack breakfast will be provided. • Buffet dinner provided. • Supper on your own in Banff town centre. Thursday: • Breakfast and dinner are available in the cafeteria. • Banquet supper.

for a visa, please contact Burman Librarian Sheila Clark (sclark@

LETTER OF INVITATION If you need a letter of invitation

Friday - Calgary Museum and Park

SIGHTSEEING OPTIONS If you are planning on staying at Burman University for the weekend after the conference, the following tour options are available.

• Glenbow Museum: Showcases world-renowned traveling and permanent exhibitions that are meaningful to many diverse groups in the community and boasts the largest art collection in Western Canada. For more information, please see: http://www.glenbow. org/. • Heritage Park Historical Village: A historical park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on the banks of the Glenmore Reservoir, along the city's southwestern edge. Exhibits span Western Canadian history from the 1860s to the 1950s. You will see Western Canada's iconic past not only preserved, but also presented alive and in great working condition. For more information, please see:

The cost for this sightseeing tour is $95CAD per person. This price includes transportation and admission costs. The fee will be payable at the university. Sabbath Afternoon - Botanic Gardens • University of Alberta Botanic Gardens: Formerly the Devonian Gardens, this stunning 240-acre property located 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton, with cultivated gardens and plant collections, indoor show houses, and an extensive nature trail system. Highlights of the garden include the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden, a Tropical show house with exotic butterflies, the Native Peoples Garden, trial beds and much more. For more information, please see:

http://botanicgarden.ualberta. ca/Gardens-Collections. There is no charge for this sightseeing tour. REGISTRATION Please register online at forms/9MjSvNGXQc9KhEtt2 and make payments through ASDAL Pay or the ASDAL Treasurer. Early bird registration is available through May 15, 2018. The registration fee includes 1 banquet ticket. If you have any questions regarding your conference registration, please contact Adoree Hatton at Burman University. She can be contacted adoreehatton@ or 403-596-3181 ext. 4148.

University of Alberta Botanic Gardens

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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). 14

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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.

Call for Papers Archives and Records Management Section by Lori Curtis Librarians, archivists, and records managers are often required to justify the budgets and space allocated to them, often basing this justification on usage. For this year’s conference (ASDAL 2018 – Burman University), the Archives and Records Management Section has chosen the theme “Marketing Your Archive!” – how we get the word out about our collections so that our constituents know what we have and how to access it. We seek presentations that address these issues. Some suggested topics are: 1. From institutions that have contributed to the Adventist Digital Library, how has this influenced the use of your collections, and how has this modified or affected your inhouse digitization efforts? 2. Digital Asset Management Systems – what are you using? Pros and Cons? How have users engaged with the digital

collections you have put online? What would you do differently? 3. How has your institution integrated archival material into classes, and how did you make the professors aware of the material?

because of something you did to advertise your collections? 9. And let’s hear from the researchers as well! What are we doing right and where could we improve? Submit all proposals to Lori Curtis at

4. Are you using social media to boost collection visibility? 5. How are you navigating the fragile relationship between advertising your archives and keeping up with the processing backlog? 6. How does MPLP (More Product Less Process) affect your mission? Are you a fan? Your researchers? 7. Have you launched your own marketing initiative? 8. Have any first-hand accounts of thrilled scholars who found just what they were looking for ASDAL Action | Winter 2018


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Book Notes Review of Archives in Libraries by Jeannette A. Bastian, Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, & Donna Webber by Katharine Van Arsdale As we prepare for ASDAL 2018 at Burman University, the conference theme of institutional value and relevance is on our minds. Librarians know firsthand the importance of proving the value and relevance of libraries, and we are well-versed in the vocabulary that can convince an administration to fund library collections and programs. But what about archives? In many institutions, especially Adventist ones, librarians and archivists find themselves thrown together. Here they quickly discover that library collections and archives have parallel but different goals, daily tasks, and


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professional requirements. Librarians in charge of archives may find it difficult to articulate to administrators what resources their archive needs and what value it brings.

the book’s clear comparison of libraries and archives serves as an excellent reminder that some concepts that seem second nature actually belong to only one side of the library/archives coin.

To address this library-to-archives translation challenge, the authors of Archives in Libraries (2015) set out to demystify what makes archives different. Their goal is to equip librarians with the language and background necessary to plan for and support archives and archivists. They specifically write with library directors in mind. At the same time, the authors also address archivists, uncovering common miscommunications and challenges that occur.

The authors of Archives in Libraries are three library school graduates who have worked in both libraries and archives. In addition to their backgrounds in both fields, the authors prepared for this book by conducting a series of interviews with library directors and archivists across the United States. The real-world anecdotes and feedback they received in these interviews provide all of the quotes and case-studies through the book. Every chapter begins with a vignette that demonstrates the concept at hand, and these detailed real examples provide one of the book’s greatest strengths. The reader is sure to recognize his

The authors don’t overlook a third group—librarian-archivist hybrids who work with a foot in both worlds. For these readers,

or her institution in the common dilemmas and issues that appear on the page. The book follows a very simple but effective structure. Each chapter discusses some aspect of the library/archives world, breaking it down into similarities and differences. Differences are explored in greater detail, with definitions and explanations that are accessible for readers from varied backgrounds. The “similar but different� concepts the authors cover range from mission statements and educational background, to daily tasks and vocabulary. The first few chapters provide the strongest practical knowledge while later chapters tackle abstract concepts like archival ethics. The practical chapters provide an excellent starting place for the librarian who needs to understand, for example, the day-to-day work of an archive, perhaps because they are taking on archival tasks at their institution. The authors describe how receiving and processing papers differs from receiving book donations; their advice would provide a reader with an excellent grasp on the terminology and

what workflow to expect. However, the book does not go so far as to provide a practical how-to. Each chapter ends with copious citations that will provide the reader with a potential reading list, but he or she will not walk away prepared to process a manuscript collection or draft a records retention schedule. The need for further reading is not a weakness of Archives in Libraries. Rather, it is a feature. The book is a compact and fastpaced 137 pages. It can be tackled in a single day or skimmed in an afternoon by a busy library director who needs to justify archival supplies in a budget presentation tomorrow. For Adventist librarians who often oversee many departments or work in blended jobs, a book like Archives in Libraries is imminently practical and relevant. It is, in fact, a must-read.

Bastian, Jeannette A., Megan Sniffin-Marinoff and Donna Webber. Archives in Libraries. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2015. Print. 137 pages, $69.95.

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

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Black History Month Display at McKee Library by Jessica Spears McKee Library, Southern Adventist University McKee Library partnered with Southern Adventist University's Student Association to create a dynamic display of books and films in honor of Black History Month. SA President Phillip Warfield approached the librarians at McKee Library to create a partnership in order to promote awareness of Black History. Month on campus. Warfield explained that, "As an AfricanAmerican myself, my wish is that we take time to understand African American/Black culture and its impact." The display included a variety of works by prominent African American authors and poets, award winning films and documentaries, and children's books. A virtual reading list, available at blackhistory, includes information on McKee Library's collection of resources relating to Black History Month, including recommended books for further reading, and films. 18

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The reading list provides direct acccess to the library catalog for additional information and availability of the works. The online platform provides an avenue for featuring our digital

content, including eBooks and streaming media.

The "Bible of the Bear" by Lawrence W. Onsager James White Library, Andrews University As part of the celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Andrews University had the privilege of participating in a display of rare books entitled “Let the Books Tell the Story” (throughout October 2017) hosted by Concordia University in Chicago. The president of Concordia requested a temporary loan of our treasured first edition of Casiodoro de Reina’s Biblia del Oso (“Bible of the Bear”) (1569). Casiodoro de Reina was a Spanish Lutheran theologian who translated the Bible into Spanish. This remarkable display of rare

books included J.S. Bach’s personal Bible—the “Calov Bible” which has Bach’s personal signature and notes, the Augsburg Confession (1531), Erasmus’ New Testament (1519), Luther’s Freedom of the Christian (1521), and a leaf from the Guttenberg Bible (1455). In addition to Andrews, a number of other institutions partnered

with Concordia for this display: the Newberry Library (Chicago), Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL), Concordia Theological Seminary (Ft. Wayne), Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), and the Lutheran School of Theology (Chicago). .

3-D Printer Lab at the James White Library by Lawrence W. Onsager James White Library, Andrews University The James White Library has implemented a seven station 3-D printer lab in Media Services. The lab is supervised by Steve Sowder, systems librarian, and Rozenia Marinho, the media services manager.

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Wellness: Learn to Play Tai Chi by Xiaoming Xu James White Library, Andrews University Tai Chi is a Chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation for the body and mind. As a wellness activity, I have been teaching Tai Chi exercises since 2010, first to faculty and staff on Andrews University campus. Pioneer Memorial Church, located on the campus of Andrews University, started Grow Group in the fall of 2014. Grow Groups are activity groups offered on a variety of topics including photography, quilting, scrapbooking, cooking, Bible topics, and exercise. I volunteered to lead a Grow Group named Wellness: Learn to Play Tai Chi. Participants embraced, and liked this grow group very much. Since then Pioneer Memorial Church has organized three Grow Group sessions per year (Spring, Summer and Fall), any interested faculty, staff, student, church or community members can register to lead a group or participate in his/her choice of groups. 20

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Through Grow Groups individuals help each other grow spiritually and build friendships with one another on a new faith journey. The purpose of Grow Groups is to get people to learn and practice together and grow together. Andrews University pays more and more attention to employee wellness. Last semester, Terry Robertson, associate dean of the James White Library, suggested that I start a Tai Chi class at the library. With the help of a student art designer, we created a poster. We had library and university faculty, staff and community people who joined the class during the fall semester. With this good start, we decided to continue the Tai Chi Class at the library throughout 2018 to promote wellness at the library and the university. We had our first Tai Chi Class on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, with a good turnout. Even some students joined us. Lauren Matacio, instruction librarian, has been my faithful

supporter. She not only joined PMC Tai Chi Grow Group, she also actively attended the Fall 2017 James White Library Tai Chi classes. Rozenia Marinho, Multimedia Center manager, not only attended classes, but also helped set up the equipment for the classes. I am looking forward to a good year of wellness at the James White Library and Andrews University.

Campus Research Day at Southern Adventist University by Katie McGrath McKee Library, Southern Adventist University Southern Adventist University has been hosting Campus Research Day, a formal symposium celebrating the research activities happening on campus, for over a decade now. The event began when the School of Nursing, which was later joined by the School of Social Work, set aside a day to showcase student research within its department. After the event grew to encompass nearly every academic department on campus, McKee Library took on the massive task of organizing and coordinating the event. Katie McGrath serves as Campus Research Day Chair and Olivia DeWitt serves as executive

assistant. Together, they plan and organize the bi-annual event. The most recent Campus Research Day occurred on November 29, 2017. The event kicked off with a keynote address by Dr. Carol Berz, a District Councilwoman, Chair of the Public Works Committee, and Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Council for Women. Her address was followed by a full day of breakout sessions during which both oral and poster presentations were given showcasing the research work of Southern’s learning community. The break-out sessions occurred throughout campus and culminated in a total of 662 participants. Presenters included

420 undergraduate students, 33 graduate students, and 10 faculty members. In addition, 41 faculty members mentored these students over the course of their projects, and 158 faculty, staff, and administrators volunteered their time on the day of the event to moderate sessions and evaluate student presenters. As soon as the final session concluded, the Campus Research Day planning team began to gear up for the next research day, scheduled for April 19, 2018. To learn more about Campus Research Day at Southern Adventist University, please visit the Campus Research Day website at ResearchDay.

Call for ASDAL Action Submissions by Jessica Spears ASDAL Action Editor Submissions for the next issue of ASDAL Action are due by April 15, 2017. I hope you will consider submitting an article highlighting the activities of your library.

Submissions could include: • Overview of your institution • New or improved service offerings • Library events

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