This practicum is designed to assist students in maximizing the use of a theological library, such as that of Loyola School of Theology. It emerges from the practical, concrete need of students to effectively discover and use theological sources for writing research/synthesis papers, particularly theses and dissertations. Often, important resources are missed and considerable time is wasted, because students are unaware of the librarys resources and they do not know how to systematically do research in a theological library.
This ten-hour hands-on practicum or workshop is offered periodically throughout the semester; no credit is given; however, a modest registration fee is asked. Individual professors may prescribe this practicum as a pre-requisite to doing a major paper or writing a thesis. Students who take this workshop should have been enrolled at LST for at least one semester. The entire practicum will be offered on one weekend: Friday (1:00 4:45 pm); Saturday (8:00 am 12:00 nn and 1:00 pm 4:45 pm). Each weekend session is limited to 15 students.