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Christians in Library and Information Services.

Christians in Library and Information Services.



An organisation 'in liaison' with the Chartered Institute of  Library and Information Professionals.    Affiliated to:  Christian Research Association;   Christians at Work;  Evangelical Alliance;  Transform Work UK;  Universities'  & Colleges' Christian Fellowship.  Web Site:


Secretary:  Graham  Hedges,  Hon. FCLIP,  MCLIP

34 Thurlestone Avenue, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9DU, England.   

 Tel. 020 8599 1310. 








The Role of the Christian Librarian in a Theologically Turbulent Age isthe title of the annual public lectureof  Christians in Library and Information Services  (formerly the Librarians’ Christian Fellowship) to be held on Saturday 17 October 2015 in the  Gallery, First Floor, Salisbury Library, Market Place, Salisbury, SP1 1BL,   from 2.30.p.m..  

The guest speaker is to be Kevin Carey, Chair of the Royal National Institute for Blind People.

Kevin Carey will suggest that the twentieth century was the most theologically fruitful since the sixteenth, seeking to address a wide range of issues, both systematic and ethical.  Such diversity of approach and topic presents the librarian with a peculiar set of challenges whose resolution is vital to the non-academician seeking to broaden and deepen their Christian faith.


Kevin Carey is a Reader in the Church of England with a Masters  in Systematic Theology.  He has written three extended novels  under the title of The Third Testament for the Third Millennium, re-telling the whole of the New Testament in 21st Century terms, and has also written a critical commentary on the Book of Common Prayer Lectionary texts and an analysis of the Bible and ethics.  Kevin also writes an annual book of Christmas verses and is a former member of the General Synod.

Kevin is the Chair of the RNIB Group and an expert on information technology and has undertaken extensive work on the access by blind and partially sighted people to specialist and mainstream libraries.

           Graham Hedges, Secretary of the  Christians in Library and Information Services, says  “Kevin Carey is a distinguished figure  in various fields with an interest in disability, information technology and fiction writing and we are honoured that he has accepted our invitation to give our annual public lecture”.

Although the lecture has a particular significance for  librarians, it will also be relevant to others interested in education and in  the theological debates and controversies of our times.    Attendance is not restricted to librarians and the organisers are looking forward to welcoming a wider audience. Admission is free and there is no need to book in advance.     Further details of the lecture, and the wider work of the Christians in Library and Information Services,  can be obtained from The Secretary, Graham Hedges, 34 Thurlestone Avenue, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9DU. Telephone 020 8599 1310,  E mail  Web site



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