This month, Adam Wisniewski, the newest librarian at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, is visiting Georgetown for half to full day “training” and information sessions at various departments within our libraries, including the KIE’s own Bioethics Research Library (BRL).
Dr. Wisniewski will be onsite August 4-15, staying at the local Jesuit community. This visit serves to augment a course he is taking in librarianship at the Vatican Library by helping him to better understand the workings of a major research library.
Georgetown Librarian Artemis Kirk visited the Biblicum Library in June stating, “it’s very, very different from a US research library. For one thing, the items circulate only to tables within the library. For another, the library contains rooms allocated to certain broad subject categories such as Old Testament, Commentaries, etc. It’s not an easily browsable collection; new acquires are added onto shelves in order of receipt. Their catalog is a must for coordinating similar subjects.”
Further information for those who wish to meet Dr. Wisniewski or join a long for any tours given during his stay can be found by contacting Associate University Librarian for User Services & Engagement Deborah Cook.