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The Center For Adventist Research At Andrews University, Merlin D. Burt, Jim Ford, Terry Dwain Robertson Mar 2015

The Center For Adventist Research At Andrews University, Merlin D. Burt, Jim Ford, Terry Dwain Robertson

Terry Dwain Robertson

The Center for Adventist Research (CAR), an Andrews University and General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist organization, seeks to promote an understanding and appreciation of the heritage and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA). It combines the resources of the James White Library’s Adventist Heritage Center and the Ellen G. White Estate Branch Office to provide the most extensive collection of Adventist-related resources in the world, both physically and digitally. An introduction to the background, collections, and activities of CAR is presented. Of particular interest are the digitization projects.


Information Literacy "Dispositions" Come To Seminary [Poster], Terry Dwain Robertson Feb 2015

Information Literacy "Dispositions" Come To Seminary [Poster], Terry Dwain Robertson

Terry Dwain Robertson

The most recent iteration of the ACRL Standards for Information Literacy has added “dispositions” to the repertoire of information literacy practice. This poster will explore how these “dispositions” might be understood in Adventist Theological Education. The first iteration of ACRL Standards for Information Literacy was largely instrumental and most instruction was focused on using technology. This development shifts the focus from learning an ICT skill to transformative learning. Information seeking has been transformed from a scarcity model to an abundance model. Adventists are now flooded with information from all sides and from all types of sources. The SDA pastor and …


Seventh-Day Adventist Dissertations And Theses In Religion, Jón Hjörleifur Stefánsson, Terry Dwain Robertson Jan 2015

Seventh-Day Adventist Dissertations And Theses In Religion, Jón Hjörleifur Stefánsson, Terry Dwain Robertson

Terry Dwain Robertson

A bibliography of theses and dissertations completed by students at Seventh-day Adventist institutions of Higher Education through 2012. The bibliography is a work in progress, and is not complete. Challenges continue with the representation of non-Roman fonts and diacritics, so authors and titles with these issues may not be listed at this time. It is the goal to include all works in the bibliography.


Adventist Librarianship: Worth Writing About [Poster], Terry Dwain Robertson, Lauren Matacio Jul 2014

Adventist Librarianship: Worth Writing About [Poster], Terry Dwain Robertson, Lauren Matacio

Terry Dwain Robertson

A Festschrift style publication would provide a venue for SDA Librarians to publish research and develop a body of professional literature that addresses the needs of SDA libraries and librarians. It is proposed because it does not involve specific time dead- lines and allows for short-term commitments for editorial leadership. It is also an accepted method of acknowledging and recognizing esteemed colleagues.


Why Go To The Library? Pedagogical Reflections [Poster], Terry Dwain Robertson Feb 2014

Why Go To The Library? Pedagogical Reflections [Poster], Terry Dwain Robertson

Terry Dwain Robertson

Why should Seminary students “go to the library”? Because of the ubiquity of online resources, it is increasingly possible to complete the degrees without setting foot in the building that is full of books. This is so even though many classes require readings or research papers that anticipate the use of the library. Surprisingly, some assessment feedback from students suggests that this mode of independent text based activity is not necessarily appreciated as time well spent. One proposal for responding to this trend reflects on the question of “time.” Time is a constraint of the human condition. We lack the …


Celebrating Milestones: James White Library's 75th Anniversary [Poster], Terry Dwain Robertson, Lauren Matacio, Cynthia Helms Jun 2013

Celebrating Milestones: James White Library's 75th Anniversary [Poster], Terry Dwain Robertson, Lauren Matacio, Cynthia Helms

Terry Dwain Robertson

James White Library celebrated its 75th anniversary with a series of activities in the year 2012-2013, starting with the alumni homecoming in 2012 and projecting its capstone event during the alumni homecoming in 2013. The activities focused on how the library, first as a small brick building in 1937 filled with print resources, progressed to its current building with its technological emphasis. Landmarks through the years include the naming of the building in 1937, the construction of a new facility in 1962, the addition in 1976, the replacement of the card catalog with an online catalog in 1992, and the …


The Postmodern Shift In Library Instruction, Terry Dwain Robertson Jan 2013

The Postmodern Shift In Library Instruction, Terry Dwain Robertson

Terry Dwain Robertson

Fifty years ago, prior to the digital revolution, library instruction consisted of a knowledgeable librarian guiding students through the various classes of documents, with examples of recognized authorities. Each bibliographic tool was handcrafted by competent individuals, published by reputable publishers, and recommended by disciplinary practitioners. While working through these various tools was time consuming, and getting access to materials not held locally often proved slow, the student researcher could reasonably assume the sincerity and integrity of the sources. With the digital revolution, much has changed. Now, instead of bibliographic instruction, librarians engage in “information literacy”(IL) training. Rather than point students …


Evaluating Information In Theological Education: A Framework For Discussion [Poster], Terry Dwain Robertson Jun 2012

Evaluating Information In Theological Education: A Framework For Discussion [Poster], Terry Dwain Robertson

Terry Dwain Robertson

Information literacy as pedagogy targets the novice learner, and provides guidance in evaluating sources. Critical thinking dispositions and hermeneutical considerations are then employed to evaluate the claims. The standard output is some type of communication format which is then evaluated for competence. This pedagogical model works well in those areas of study in which facts are readily verifiable through means consistent with scientism, such as medicine and technology, so as to assume a single correct answer. But in the domain of spiritual knowledge, there is an added complexity: the pluralism embedded in history, culture, confessional commitments, and so forth. How …


Evaluating Information In Religious Communication: Information Literacy Applied In A Seminary Course On World Religions, Terry Dwain Robertson May 2011

Evaluating Information In Religious Communication: Information Literacy Applied In A Seminary Course On World Religions, Terry Dwain Robertson

Terry Dwain Robertson

In Library Science, a core pedagogical outcome in higher education is “information literacy.” One component of this competency is the ability to evaluate information. In applying this ability to Seminary education, specifically to student academic writing, I suggest that “information” in theological inquiry is primarily an expression of testimony,” defined as information gained from statements and actions of others rather than from perception, memory or inductive inference. Thus recent discussions of the epistemology of testimony in regards to belief formation are pertinent here they contribute to understanding the dynamics of information exchange during the pedagogical event. In the typical process …


A Sustainable Knowledge Exchange System For S.D.A. Theological Education [Poster], Terry Dwain Robertson Feb 2011

A Sustainable Knowledge Exchange System For S.D.A. Theological Education [Poster], Terry Dwain Robertson

Terry Dwain Robertson

How can the Seventh-day Adventist Church facilitate knowledge exchange in theological education on a global scale?


An ‘Information Literacy’ Perspective Of The Creation/Evolution Debate, Terry Dwain Robertson Jan 2011

An ‘Information Literacy’ Perspective Of The Creation/Evolution Debate, Terry Dwain Robertson

Terry Dwain Robertson

The conventional information literacy standards do not suffice for engaging the creation/evolution debate. The data is inconclusive about which approach is more likely; neither theory can be validated any more than the other. Both theories appeal to a recognized authority.


The Impact Of Computer Literacy And Library Anxiety On Students' Library Experience, Terry Dwain Robertson, Lauren Matacio Jan 2011

The Impact Of Computer Literacy And Library Anxiety On Students' Library Experience, Terry Dwain Robertson, Lauren Matacio

Terry Dwain Robertson

Despite growing up with technology, are college freshmen well prepared for library research, or does their computer savvy actually put them at a disadvantage? Do other factors such as library anxiety affect students’ research experience? How can secondary educators better prepare their students for the leap from a small school library to a large college or university library? How can college librarians make new students’ first library experience a positive one? These questions are addressed in this article.


The Dikw Hierarchy And Adventist Theological Education, Terry Dwain Robertson Jun 2009

The Dikw Hierarchy And Adventist Theological Education, Terry Dwain Robertson

Terry Dwain Robertson

The purpose of this paper is to explore some aspects of information theory as they apply to theological education, more specifically, the academic portion of the training of the future leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The paper will be divided into two sections, as illustrated by an anecdote shared by Robert Darnton. "One of my colleagues is a quiet, diminutive lady, who might call up the notion of Marion the Librarian. When she meets people at parties and identifies herself, they sometimes say condescendingly, 'A librarian, how nice. Tell me, what is it like to be a librarian?' She …


A Social Epistemology Of Theological Inquiry, Terry Dwain Robertson Jan 2006

A Social Epistemology Of Theological Inquiry, Terry Dwain Robertson

Terry Dwain Robertson

No abstract provided.


Slicing The Pie: A Discussion Of Seminary Book Budget Allocation At Andrews University, Terry Dwain Robertson Jun 2005

Slicing The Pie: A Discussion Of Seminary Book Budget Allocation At Andrews University, Terry Dwain Robertson

Terry Dwain Robertson

The allocation of a materials budget is a challenge. This paper discusses a solution for Andrews University that accounts for the more specialized needs of Ph.D. students, even though the materials may see less usage.