For Those Who Love Libraries: Library Rules by Joshua Breland | Oct 29, 2013 | Misc. | 1 comment Source: SBTSLibrary Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Gmail Let's do this together. Join below.I will send you helpful posts from around the web. SUBSCRIBE You have Successfully Subscribed! 1 Comment dr. james willingham on June 18, 2015 at 9:35 pm Have you ever heard the expression about “a shakedown?” It has to do with a thorough search, a test cruise as of a new ship to see how it works/operates/etc. I use to think of give libraries a shakedown, that is, to see what there was in them, what of value, what of interest to me. Imagine the surprise of finding in 1972-73 that I was already a footnote in a theological journal in the library of SEBTS. I forget the year of the journal, 1971 or ’72, but it was in the May issue of the Concordia Theological Monthly in an article written by a Dr. Piepkorn (sp?). I had heard that he was writing the article before I came to seminary, and I am not sure why I spotted the journal and looked it up. In any case, it was a surprise to find out that I would be forever a footnote in many seminary libraries. It is funny and ridiculous in many respects, and it is also serious for the truth is that the works in seminary libraries are the footnotes of the theological aspirations of the scholars who might or might not reflect a true and real faith in Holy Scripture which is all that matters in the long run. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.