We are pleased to announced that Sacred Heart patrons now have access to a wonderful collection of theological e-books through the TLELP consortium. The Theological Libraries E-book Lending Project is an exciting cooperative adventure in which each participating library has licensing agreements with publishers that allow us to purchase our own e-books, and loan them to consortial members.
Sacred Heart students, faculty, and staff can use their SH login information to access the collection. More details about using the collection are in our LibGuide.
TLELP was launched in July 2016 by 13 ATLA libraries. According to Donna Campbell, project leader and technical services/systems librarian at Westminster Theological Seminary, “Libraries have the ability to buy e-books on a title-by-title basis rather than huge packages.” One item that makes TLELP unique is that the publishers are allowing member libraries to loan their e-books within the consortium, an almost-unheard-of development at this stage of the digital game.
Fr. Robert Kroll, S.J., Director of Spiritual Formation at St. Francis de Sales Seminary, discussed the influence of Jesuit spirituality on Pope Francis for our Library Spirituality Series. You can view his talk on our YouTube channel.
Fr. Praveen Richard, SCJ, gave the most recent presentation for the library’s spirituality series on March 19, 2019. He gave us a wonderful introduction to the spirituality underlying Hinduism. Fr. Praveen is from the India District, and is here studying in the English and Culture Studies Program (formerly known as the English as a Second Language [ESL] Program). Here’s a link to the video on YouTube.