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James Humble

Director, Ryan Memorial Library and Assessment Liaison Officer

• Phone: (610) 785-6280

• E-mail: jhumble@scs.edu

EDUCATION
  • M.A. in Theology – St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2018)
  • M.S.L.S. - Clarion University (2007)
  • B.A. (English, Business & Communication Minors) - DeSales University (2002)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Director, Ryan Memorial Library (2015- )
  • Assistant Library Director (2013-2015)
  • Supervisor of Technical Services Team, Ryan Memorial Library (2007-2013)
  • Circulation Team Co-Leader, Ryan Memorial Library (2002-2006)
PRESENTATIONS
  • “Three Credits’ Worth of Research: The Librarian as Research Advisor for MA Candidates,” ATLA Annual Conference, Vancouver, June 13, 2019
  • “It’s a Matter of Space and Time: Where, and How, and When Information Literacy Happens,” portion of ATLA pre-conference workshop “Game of Pros: Forging Alliances with Faculty and IT to Enhance Information Literacy,” Indianapolis, June 13, 2018
  • “Catholic Documents 101: A Theological Librarian’s Guide to Identifying, Locating, and Using the Documents of the Catholic Church,” with Kathy Harty, Br. Andrew Kosmowski, and Elyse Hayes, ATLA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, June 16, 2018
  • “Librarian in a Hard Hat: The Library Director as Project Manager,” with Karla Grafton and Matthew Theissen, ATLA Annual Conference, Denver, June 18, 2015
  • “You Can’t Always Just ‘Google’ It: Helping Patrons Use the Print Collection,” with Lisa Grover, Elyse Hayes, and Stephen Sweeney, ATLA Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 19, 2014
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Theological Library Association (SEPTLA)
  • Member, Continuing Education Committee (2018-present)
  • Co-chair, Reference Services Interest Group (2014-2017)
  • Past President (2012-2014)
  • President (2010-2012)
  • Treasurer (2008-2010)
  • American Theological Library Association (ATLA) (2012-present)
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

  • ATLA Creating Leaders of Tomorrow program (June 2014-June 2015)
  • Wabash Colloquy on the Role of the Theological Librarian in Teaching, Learning, and Research (April 8-13, 2013)

  SCBS COMMITTEES SERVED

  • Middle States Editorial Committee (2016-2019)
  • Finance Committee (2016-2018)
  • Assessment Committee for the Periodic Review Report (2013-2016)
  • Religious Studies Committee (2011-2013)

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