Fellowship of Christian Librarians
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FOCLIS Annual ALA
Business Meeting & Program

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:00-2:00pm
MCC - Ernest N Morial Convention Center Room 2018

Program

Speaker

Dr. Jeff Griffin, Dean of Libraries,
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Topic

John Tyler Christian:
A Pioneer in Theological Librarianship 100 Years Ago

On the first faculty of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1917), John Tyler Christian served as a church history professor as well as the first librarian. From his sabbatical trips, he collected a personal library that eventually was the basis of the library collection of the newest institution of higher learning in the Southern Baptist Convention.