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Friday, June 16

10:30am EDT

Handling Published Plagiarism in the Theological Library: A Panel Discussion
Recent high-profile plagiarism cases have highlighted the challenge documented cases of plagiarism in published works present for libraries. Librarians must consider whether to pull items from shelves, add notes to physical items or catalog records, or leave previously-valuable research in place. In this session, we consider how libraries should handle documented cases of plagiarism by exploring the recent case of Peter O’Brien’s admitted plagiarism in his New Testament commentaries. There are two components of this presentation. First, we will report on a survey of ATLA librarians regarding policies and/or procedures of handling plagiarism in their institutions. To facilitate this, we are distributing an online survey through email. Second, we will have a panel conversation with a public services librarian, interested in the instructional value of documented plagiarism; a special collections librarian, interested in matters related to the access and description of the particular works in question; and a faculty member, interested in how to handle documented plagiarists in research and citation. We have intentionally selected panelists from the same institution to demonstrate how these roles interact with one another in one particular situation. After introducing the O’Brien case and reporting on a summary of how ATLA institutions have handled this particular case, each panel member will consider the problems (or opportunities) instances of plagiarism present for his or her role in theological education.


Susan Hylen

Associate Professor of New Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Richard Manly Adams, Jr.

Head of Public Services, Systems and Reference Librarian, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
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Brandon Wason

Curator of Archives and Manuscripts, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University

Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Oakwood A

3:30pm EDT

Small Libraries Collaborating to Create Information Literacy Videos
At the 2016 Annual Conference, participants of the Small Libraries group talked about various collaborative projects. A few libraries in this group are creating information literacy videos to be shared with other small libraries. This session will cover the overall organization of the project and talk about how we created the videos and how we are sharing the videos. Participants will be encouraged to share ideas that they have for possible videos and to volunteer to create videos for the project.

The Small Libraries Interest Group will be having our FIRST meeting as an official interest group at the end of this session. Join us!  

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Susan Ebertz

Associate Professor & Director for the Library, Wartburg Theological Seminary - Reu Memorial Library
Talk to me about the Small Libraries Interest Group and racial/ethnic diversity. I'd love to hear your thoughts! As you can probably guess I miss large expanses of water (i.e. ocean).

Vance Thomas

Director of the Library, Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Oakwood B

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