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Colyn Wohlmut Appointed Director of Library Services

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GTU Communications

BERKELEY, CA – September 7, 2021 – The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to announce that Colyn Wohlmut has been appointed Director of Library Services of the GTU’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library. Wohlmut has served as the Hewlett Library’s Head of Collection Development since 2018, and as Interim Library Director this summer.

“Since stepping into the role of Interim Library Director earlier this summer, Colyn has made invaluable contributions to broadening the vision for Library services and access, strengthening channels of communication with faculty, as well as taking steps to further streamline Library operations,” GTU President Uriah Kim wrote upon Wohlmut’s appointment. “Working in close collaboration with the larger Library staff, consortial partners, and stakeholders across the institution, through these efforts Colyn has already begun to ably steward the growth and evolution of the Library as it adapts to new opportunities for research support and service afforded through digital technologies.” 

This role combines Colyn’s robust and varied background in bookbinding, collection development and curation, and library services at renowned institutions of higher learning, including Stanford, London Contemporary Dance School, and the Sutro Library of California State Libraries, with her long-held passion for the GTU and its interreligious mission.

As Library Director, Colyn is guided by her commitment to reinforcing the Library’s place at the heart of higher learning, and supporting faculty and student scholarship with the power to catalyze meaningful and positive change for the world’s betterment. Together with the larger Library staff, she looks forward to furthering the Library’s work to maintain and grow research level collections with the highest quality service model equitably distributed to advance the GTU’s established tradition of globally relevant scholarship. 

The GTU library is the largest theological library in the West, with more than 700,000 items in its collection. In partnership with UC Berkeley, the GTU has access to 10,000,000 items in total, representing the fourth largest university library in the country. The GTU Library also subscribes to 131 databases that support the study of religion, as well as approximately 34,000 digital journal titles.

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Hewlett Library Access

Members of the GTU consortium or UC Berkeley who are fully vaccinated may enter the Hewlett Library without reservations after September 7 (the first day of class), from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, Monday to Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. Please have your proof of vaccination and School ID ready. Community borrowers, alumni, and ATLA reciprocal borrowers are all welcome to continue checking out books using the library’s curbside pickup service. For assistance, please email library@gtu.edu.

 

About the Graduate Theological Union

The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is one of the world’s most comprehensive centers for religious education, and one of the largest and most diverse partnerships of seminaries and graduate schools in the United States. 

More than a consortium and academy, the GTU is a dynamic laboratory that provides scholar-innovators with a staging ground to reimagine the future of interreligious life. An education with the GTU equips leaders to translate learning into action that will have tangible impact in the world.

Since its founding in 1962, the GTU has been at the forefront of interreligious education and dialogue. The work of our eminent alumni, students, and faculty across cultures, traditions, and technologies continues to create new pathways to a truly pluralistic future.

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