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Same Titles, Different Formats: Does Print Or Electronic Get More Use?, Alex Rolfe, Merrill Johnson Dec 2017

Same Titles, Different Formats: Does Print Or Electronic Get More Use?, Alex Rolfe, Merrill Johnson

The Christian Librarian

This article examines the use of both print and electronic monographs at George Fox University libraries over a period of thirty-three months for 8,500 titles that were held in both formats. Results indicate that print is more likely to be used than electronic. The implications of the findings, as well as related factors determining future decision making relative to format, are discussed.


Academic Libraries And Remedial Students: A Four-Pronged Approach, Lindsay Hallam Dec 2017

Academic Libraries And Remedial Students: A Four-Pronged Approach, Lindsay Hallam

The Christian Librarian

This article provides one possible solution to the question: How can academic libraries contribute to remedial student success? A four-pronged approach is suggested: appropriate collection development, involvement in support services, collaboration with faculty, and embedding librarian/information literacy in courses.


Soloing With Friends, Jeannie Ferriss Dec 2017

Soloing With Friends, Jeannie Ferriss

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Frontmatter (The Christian Librarian 60:2) Dec 2017

Frontmatter (The Christian Librarian 60:2)

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Annotated Bibliography: Clean Graphic Novels, Robert Burgess Dec 2017

Annotated Bibliography: Clean Graphic Novels, Robert Burgess

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor, Amy James Dec 2017

Letter From The Editor, Amy James

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Maximizing Institutional Archives With Limited Resources: A Case Study, Beth Arjona Dec 2017

Maximizing Institutional Archives With Limited Resources: A Case Study, Beth Arjona

The Christian Librarian

This practice-oriented article shares how one small institution on a tight budget without a fulltime archivist leveraged existing resources (human, technological, and physical) to maximize 75 years of institutional archives for a recent milestone alumni reunion. Projects included drafting an institutional history, interviewing long-time members of the institution, organizing photos for display, and providing alumni with access to yearbooks. Special attention is given to the process of creating a 20-minute institutional history video, which premiered at an alumni banquet and was shared with other constituents electronically. There is also a focus on project management and collaborating with coworkers in other ...


Creating A Father-Friendly Library: An Examination Of The Importance Of Fatherhood Support In Today's Library Service Model, Michael D. Wells Dec 2017

Creating A Father-Friendly Library: An Examination Of The Importance Of Fatherhood Support In Today's Library Service Model, Michael D. Wells

The Christian Librarian

Research shows the importance of fathers being present in the lives of children.The absence of support for fathers, perpetuates a long standing generational decline in the viability of men as a whole. This work seeks to introduce librarians to the possibilities of libraries offering support for dads. With library use among males being very low, this is also an opportunity for libraries to serve those who are often forgotten. This paper illustrates how the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) offers a path to help dads and explains how the NFI and libraries can partner through the creation of programs.


Librarians As Disciples And Disciple-Makers, Nancy Warwick Dec 2017

Librarians As Disciples And Disciple-Makers, Nancy Warwick

The Christian Librarian

Librarians as Disciples and Disciple-Makers was a workshop at the 2016 Conference for the Association of Christian Librarians. This session focused on exploring the concept of being led by God, sharing round-table ideas on big-picture vision questions, and writing a personal sixty-month action plan for balanced discipleship living. This article is a summation of the workshop.


Emdin's "For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood ... And The Rest Of Y'All Too: Reality Pedagogy And Urban Education" (Book Review), Cathie Chatmon Dec 2017

Emdin's "For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood ... And The Rest Of Y'All Too: Reality Pedagogy And Urban Education" (Book Review), Cathie Chatmon

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Bomar's "Serving Local Schools: Bring Christ's Compassion To The Core Of Your Community" (Book Review), Carol Reid Dec 2017

Bomar's "Serving Local Schools: Bring Christ's Compassion To The Core Of Your Community" (Book Review), Carol Reid

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Current State Of Scholarship In Christian Liberal Arts Schools A Study Of Cccu Teaching Faculty And Librarians, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Garrett Trott Dec 2017

Current State Of Scholarship In Christian Liberal Arts Schools A Study Of Cccu Teaching Faculty And Librarians, Craighton T. Hippenhammer, Garrett Trott

The Christian Librarian

This is the first of two articles that explains the results of an in-depth research study of teaching faculty and librarian scholarship within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). This article examines the nature and extent of that scholarship and the article examines its necessity


Everything Counts Toward Book Collection Development, Terry Kennedy Dec 2017

Everything Counts Toward Book Collection Development, Terry Kennedy

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Exceptionally Employable: A Study Of The Value Of Contrasting Educational Modalities Within Christian Liberal Arts Universities In Preparing Students For Employment Suitability, Sam Heinrich Nov 2017

Exceptionally Employable: A Study Of The Value Of Contrasting Educational Modalities Within Christian Liberal Arts Universities In Preparing Students For Employment Suitability, Sam Heinrich

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in suitability of employment of unique student groups (academic clusters) at four geographically dispersed Christian higher education universities (CHEU) as represented broadly by membership in and association with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). The four academic clusters identified for this study were Residential Traditional Students (RTS), Deferred Professional Students (DPS), Accelerated Traditional Students (ATS) and Other Students. This research used a quantitative quasi-experimental method with an emailed, survey instruments designed to measure the impact of a student’s educational experience on employability through self-efficacy and employment experience. Yorke ...


The Lost Purpose Of Learning, Joseph Clair Sep 2017

The Lost Purpose Of Learning, Joseph Clair

Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies

In the autumn of AD 386, a thirty-two-year-old academic superstar named Aurelius Augustinus made a radical move: He resigned his position as imperial professor of rhetoric in Milan and retired early. The position, as prestigious as an endowed chair of government at Harvard today, represented the pinnacle of intellectual achievement in its time. Yet Augustine was disillusioned, tired of teaching “résumé virtues” to “excellent sheep.” He complained that liberal education in the later Roman Empire had become purposeless and disoriented, preoccupied with the ephemeral aims of career, wealth, and fame. Intellectual and spiritual vitality had vanished from lecture rooms and ...


Engaging Lbgtq Issues: It’S Still Complicated, Gary F. Sehorn Dr. Apr 2017

Engaging Lbgtq Issues: It’S Still Complicated, Gary F. Sehorn Dr.

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Public school administrators deal with a range of culture war conflicts on a regular basis, and LBGTQ issues are particularly challenging. When I joined my Christian university’s faculty after a long career working as an Evangelical administrator in public schools, I looked forward to shifting from experiencing these conflicts as a public school administrator to equipping others to handle them. Instead, the challenges have become even more complicated.


Letter From The Editor, Garrett Trott Apr 2017

Letter From The Editor, Garrett Trott

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Bible Works 10 (Resource Review), Michael Bain Apr 2017

Bible Works 10 (Resource Review), Michael Bain

The Christian Librarian

A review of BibleWorks 10. Copyright 1992-2015 BibleWorks, LLC. Programmed by Michael S. Bushell, Michael D. Tan, and Glenn L. Weaver. $389. USB Flash Drive / Download. Version 10.0.5.420.


Faithful Educators: Evangelism In Public Schools, Gary Sehorn Mar 2017

Faithful Educators: Evangelism In Public Schools, Gary Sehorn

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Evangelicals serving in public schools share a religious mandate with fellow Evangelicals to spread the gospel. That mandate must coexist with role-based professional obligations to students, staff, and the school community. In this paper, evangelizing in public schools by teachers and administrators is explored with emphasis given to evangelistic instincts rooted in religious socialization. Christian educators generally seek to offer a Christian witness within the boundaries of the law and there is evidence that most Evangelical educators avoid overt proselytizing, however counterexamples are plentiful. An analytical frame is proposed that describes common approaches to evangelism in public schools and points ...


In The Way They Should Go: Nurturing The Relational And Spiritual Nature Of Children, Jamee Free Jan 2017

In The Way They Should Go: Nurturing The Relational And Spiritual Nature Of Children, Jamee Free

Doctor of Ministry

This dissertation explores the innate relational and spiritual nature of children. This dissertation assumes that children are deeply relational and spiritual as part of the image of God within them. Chapter one takes a comprehensive look at how children are struggling within this country on every measure of health, as well as how relational nurture and soul care are significantly lacking. Chapter two explores Biblical materials, especially the incarnation, Jesus’ interactions with children, passages from Deuteronomy, verses from Proverbs, and examples of children in Biblical narratives. The third chapter focuses on historical and theological materials, as well as theories from ...


Review Of Rah's "Prophetic Lament: A Call For Justice In Troubled Times", David M. Johnstone Jan 2017

Review Of Rah's "Prophetic Lament: A Call For Justice In Troubled Times", David M. Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

No abstract provided.


Building A Community Of Christ In A Mathematics Classroom, Robert Bonner Jan 2017

Building A Community Of Christ In A Mathematics Classroom, Robert Bonner

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

The prevalence of mathematics anxiety and math phobia is an accepted phenomenon in our culture today (Boaler, 2013; Kimball & Smith, 2013). Multiple research studies have been conducted investigating the levels of mathematics anxiety present in both preservice and in-service elementary education teachers (Bekdemir, 2010; Mizala, Martínez, & Martínez, 2015). This article describes how the creation of a learning community within a two-course sequence of mathematics content courses for elementary teachers addressed the fears and anxieties of a cohort of prospective female teachers. The learning community was founded on three perspectives: Palmer’s (1989) community of truth, Paul’s description of the church as a human body in 1 Corinthians 12, and Jolliff’s (2009) reinterpretation of Guthrie’s (1963) lonesome valley experience by a solitary traveler ...


Spotlight: Tom Buchanan Jan 2017

Spotlight: Tom Buchanan

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

The ICCTE-J editorial team is pleased to welcome Dr. Thomas Buchanan to the work of online journal publishing in service to the ICCTE community. Tom is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at George Fox University.


Integrating Domains: My Work As A Christian Teacher Educator, Thomas D. Buchanan Jan 2017

Integrating Domains: My Work As A Christian Teacher Educator, Thomas D. Buchanan

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

This essay on one teacher educator’s integration of faith, learning, and scholarship articulates the author’s exploration into what it means to be a Christian teacher educator who seeks to integrate the cognitive and the spiritual domains at a small private Christian university. Drawing from both educational and spiritual literature, the essay examines both the ideals and applications of one who seeks to be a teacher educator who is informed by the life and teachings of Jesus.


Cultivating Inclusive Learning Communities With Careful And Caring Conjunctions, Sunshine Sullivan Jan 2017

Cultivating Inclusive Learning Communities With Careful And Caring Conjunctions, Sunshine Sullivan

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

This essay was originally the invited lecture I shared at ICCTE 2016. I arrived there, prepared to share about inclusive learning communities and our responsibilities to both model and teach our emerging educators to plan, teach, and assess diverse learners with inclusive and responsive practices. But just as I had to listen to the Sabbath whisper, I could not ignore the and whisper. So I ask that as you finish reading this essay and we go our separate ways, remember that we are embodied conjunctions. We are an important part of our language system that communicates so much about our ...


Exploring Vocation: Early Career Perspectives On Vocation In Action, Alisha Pomazon, Sarah Knudson Jan 2017

Exploring Vocation: Early Career Perspectives On Vocation In Action, Alisha Pomazon, Sarah Knudson

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

As tenure-track professors at a Catholic liberal arts college, we began our academic careers four years ago with a strong desire to excel in our research and teaching. Most importantly, however, we hoped to come to a deeper understanding of how we might imbue our work in a Christian higher education context with a strong sense of purpose and connection to our beliefs. This reflection details our experience of co-developing a sense of vocation and sacramentality in ourselves and our students during the busy pre-tenure years. We discuss how religious and scholarly texts, workshop and retreat experiences, and course design ...


Interdependence: Being Reformed By Students With Disabilities, Melinda Eichhorn Jan 2017

Interdependence: Being Reformed By Students With Disabilities, Melinda Eichhorn

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

Throughout my career in special education, I have reconsidered my beliefs about disability. As I have transitioned from a special educator to a teacher trainer in India to an assistant professor in a Christian college, I have looked beyond limitations and deficits of my students to see individual uniqueness. In this article, I share my lived experience of people with severe special needs ministering to me in India, explore the lived experiences of other disability advocates, and describe the implications this has for my teaching at a Christian college.


Book Review: Grit: The Power Of Passion And Perseverance, Matthew L. Johnson Jan 2017

Book Review: Grit: The Power Of Passion And Perseverance, Matthew L. Johnson

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

I first stumbled across the research of Angela Duckworth after she was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2013 for her work investigating the character traits that impact the achievement of long-term goals. So, when it was announced that she would be publishing a book in 2016, I immediately pre-ordered copy so that I could dig into her insights as soon as possible. When I received my copy of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance in the mail, I was excited to crack it open… and then the self-doubt settled in. “What if, after reading the brilliant ideas of ...


Book Review: Encyclopedia Of Christian Education, Ken Badley Jan 2017

Book Review: Encyclopedia Of Christian Education, Ken Badley

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

Kurian, George Thomas, and Lamport, Mark A. (2015). Encyclopedia of Christian Education (3 vols). New York: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-8108- 8493-9 (e-book). 1665 pp. $340US

This three-volume set is truly a monumental achievement. With more than 1200 articles filling its full-size, two-column pages, it will serve as an important reference work for years to come. Some might wonder if a market still exists for such an encyclopedia when one can find so much of what it contains on the internet for free. To wonder that would be mistaken. While, yes, one can quickly find an article on Comenius in Wikipedia, for example, one will not find one called “Armenia and Christian Education” or one for every other nation “… and Christian education” (one of the clear strengths of this set). For that matter, a Comenius scholar wrote the Comenius article here; the same may not be true of the Wikipedia article. And these examples are but two among hundreds of succinct articles that synthesize their topics accessibly in this beautifully-printed and bound set.


Breathing Deeply: Surprises Encountered On Sabbatical, Jane Wilson Jan 2017

Breathing Deeply: Surprises Encountered On Sabbatical, Jane Wilson

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

After seven years of college teaching, many tenured-track professors are granted a sabbatical for their professional enrichment to increase their scholarship and instructional quality. Though expectations vary among institutions, the first time a professor embarks on a sabbatical can be both exhilarating and unsettling. This essay describes one professor’s personal story with surprises encountered during a first sabbatical.