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Wesleyan College/Northeastern Seminary
A Word from the
to the LITANY website! LITANY is a newly-formed consortium of libraries
and librarians in upstate New York that is devoted to the promotion of
theological librarianship and collaboration for the sake of enhancing
the services and collections of its member libraries.
Although theological libraries in other regions of the country already
have existing consortia of theological libraries, up until now such a
group has not existed for the 15+ theological libraries in upstate New
York. During the past year, several theological librarians from
libraries here in upstate New York have been discussing this lack of a
regional consortium. In April 2006 we formed LITANY to address this
We believe that this new consortium will benefit its member libraries in
the following ways: interlibrary lending of books and tapes, access to
serials holdings, problem-solving through collaboration, group
discounts, and the trade of gift items. Librarians at these institutions
stand to benefit by having access to continuing education, consultation,
mentoring, and the synergy that arises from collaboration with
colleagues in similar work settings.
I am delighted to serve as the first president of LITANY. Please feel
free to contact me with your ideas and suggestions for how LITANY can
serve its members. I look forward to seeing what things we can
accomplish as we work together to promote our libraries in the region.
–J. James Mancuso
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