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Seventh-day Adventist Libraries: Today and Tomorrow

18th Annual Conference of the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians
June 21-25, 1998

Columbia Union College
Takoma Park, Maryland


Friday, June 19
Early Bird Special

2:00 P.M.

The Library of Congress has planned a special exhibit for the American Theological Librarians Association conference which we will be able to visit only between 2 and 4 p.m. Fourteen divisions of the library will be contributing rare and fascinating items in many formats on many of the world religions.

Sabbath, June 20
2:00 P.M.

Trip to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park at Great Falls on the Potomac River. C & O Canal Boat Trips use a mule-drawn boat to travel the canal, leaving from the Great Falls Tavern and Museum visitor center. Costumed ranger guides describe the life and time of the canal era. If the weather does not cooperate, we will visit the Washington National Cathedral (Cathedral church of St. Peter and St. Paul) and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This will be followed by a picnic supper at Lee Wisel’s home.


Sunday, June 21
Adventist Resources Section Pre-Session

8:00 A.M. Registration and Light Breakfast
8:30 A.M. Worship
Norma Collins – Associate Director, Ellen G. White Estate, Inc.
9:00 A.M. Dealing with Organizational records in the SDA Library setting
R. William Cash – Director, Office of Archives and Statistics, General Conference
10:30 A.M. Break
10:45 A.M. New Ellen G. White CD-ROM Resources
Tim Poirier – Associate Director, Department of Archives, Ellen G. White Estate, Inc.
11:30 A.M. Preservation of SDA Materials
Merlin Burt – Chair, Archives and Special Collections, Loma Linda University [presentation notes]
12:00 NOON Lunch
1:30 P.M. Business Session:
  1. Questions/Answers on Rarity of Early Adventist Materials – Merlin Burt
  2. Update on SDA Material Location Project – Jim Ford
  3. SDA Cooperative Obituary: Future Direction – Jim Ford
  4. SDA Periodical Index Update and Discussion – Keith Clouten
  5. Pioneer Library Update – Merlin Burt
  6. Committee Replacement – Merlin Burt
  7. SDA Dissertation Index Project – Tony Zbaraschuk
  8. SDA Bibliograph Project Update
  9. Discussion – Merlin Burt
  10. Recommendations to ASDAL – Merlin Burt
5:30 P.M. Supper
7:00 P.M. ALICE Council

Monday, June 22
Conference Program

8:00 A.M. Worship
Keith Clouten – Library Director, Andrews University
8:30 A.M. Welcome to Columbia Union College

Charles Scriven – President, Columbia Union College

Welcome to the 1998 ASDAL Conference
Per Lisle – President, ASDALRandy Butler – President Elect and Conference Chair, ASDAL
Margaret von Hake – Library Director, Columbia Union College
Lee Marie Wisel – On-site Coordinator
9:00 A.M. The General Conference Web Site
R. William Cash – Director, Office of Archives and Statistics, General Conference
Jonathan Gallagher – Associate Director, Communication Department, General Conference
10:15 A.M. Break
10:30 A.M. Internet Races
Hands on instruction in Web searching
12:00 NOON Lunch
1:00 P.M. Group Photograph
Weis Library Entrance
1:15 P.M. Business Session I
2:15 P.M. Break
2:30 P.M. Vision for SDA Librarians in the 21st Century
Maynard Lowry – Library Director, La Sierra University
3:30 P.M. Breakout Sessions
  • Directors
  • Public Services
  • Technical Services
  • School Librarians
5:30 P.M. Supper – Committee Meetings as announced
7:00 P.M. SDA Periodical Index Board Meeting
Weis Library, Writing Center

Tuesday, June 23

Registration: Halcyon Hall
7:30 A.M.

Depart for General Conference, worship at the General Conference, tour of Review & Herald Publishing Association, lunch in the Review & Herald cafeteria, tour of the Gettysburg National Military Park with a licensed battlefield guide including an electric map that uses colored lights to demonstrate the 3-day battle and cyclorama painting “Pickett’s Charge,” followed by dinner at the Cozy Restaurant.

Wednesday, June 24
8:00 A.M. Worship
James Nix – Vice Director, Ellen G. White Estate, Inc.
8:30 A.M. Business Session II
9:45 A.M. Break
10:00 A.M. Distance Learning
Joseph Gurubatham – President, Home Study International and Griggs University [presentation notes]
11:15 A.M. Developing a Systems Approach to K through University Library Services
Richard C. Osborn – Vice-President for Education, North American Division [presentation notes]
12:00 NOON Lunch
1:00 P.M. Developing Multiculturalism in Academic Libraries
Cynthia Helms – Head, Department of Information Services, Andrews University [presentation notes]
2:00 P.M.

Depart for Washington, D.C. to tour the Library of Congress and view the “Religion and the Founding of the American Republic” exhibit (individuals may also choose to tour the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court building or the Captitol building), followed by a banquet and Business Session III, ending with bus tour of downtown stopping the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial and driving through the mall to view the memorials after the lights are on.


Thursday, June 24
School Librarians Post-Session

8:30 A.M. Worship
Chris Litten – Chair, Education Department, Columbia Union College
9:00 A.M. Back to the Future
Paulette Johnson – Reference Librarian, Pacific Union College [presentation notes]
10:00 A.M. Break
10:30 A.M. School Libraries of the 21st Century
Panel Discussion
Wilkinson Hall, Television Studio, Room 5
12:00 NOON Lunch
1:30 P.M. School Library Visit to John Nevins Andrews Elementary School
3:30 P.M. Storyteller
4:30 P.M. Business Session

The Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians thanks these vendors for their support of its 1998 Annual Conference:

This is a reprint of the Conference Program as it appeared in 1998. Some information may no longer be current.

Last Revised July 28, 2003

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