ForATL Directory: METHODIST THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL, Malaysia

 

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

Name of Institution

METHODIST THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL

Year institution founded

1954

Name of Library Methodist Theological School Library

Year Library founded
(if different from above)

 
Full Address

Methodist Theological School Library,
51, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg,
96000 Sibu,
Sarawak,
MALAYSIA.

Mailing address
(if different from above)
 
Contact Telephone: + 6-084-321409,
+ 6-084-330870
  Fax: + 6-084-341409
  Others: --
Email library@mtssibu.edu.my
mtslib@yahoo.com
Website/Homepage http://www.mtssibu.edu.my

B. STAFF AND QUALIFICATIONS

Head Librarian

Name Mr. Rev. Lee Ai Sing

Qualifications (highest degree earned)

Educational: Bachelor of Theological
  Professional: Master of ministry major in library science

Library Staff (including Head Librarian)

 
Full-time
Part-time
Voluntary/
Temporary
Total no. of staff
5
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No. of staff with degrees in
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• Only Theology
1
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• Only Library Studies (or equivalent)
2
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• Both Theology and Library Studies (or equivalent)
1
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• High School and Library Course

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C. ACCESS

Main user community of the library Methodist Theological School academic community and external library members (Methodists and alumni)
Terms of access Strictly members only.
Others by appointment.
Opening hours Monday-Friday:8:00a.m.-12:00 noon, 1:30p.m. -4:30p.m.
Saturday: 8:00a.m.-12:00 noon.
Disabled friendly  
Lending Strictly members only

D. COLLECTIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Books/monographs No. of volumes: 30.000
  No. of titles: 24.000
 

Language percentage:

1. English: 45%
2. Chinese:38.95%
3. Malay:16%
4. Others:0.05%

Periodicals Total no. of titles: 134 titles
  Current/active subscriptions: 129 titles

Coverage/collection strengths

1. Theological studies
2. Biblical studies
3. Pastoral studies
4. Missions studies
5. Church history
6. Spirituality
7. Social studies
8. Asian studies
9. World religions
10. Denominational studies
11. Music studies
12. Wesleyan studies
Special collections
(give statistics, if possible)

1. Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference (SCAC) minutes of annual conference
2. Local publications
3. Sunday school materials published by Board of Christian Literature (SCAC)

Others (please specify) 1. Audiovisual and multimedia:325 items
2. Dissertations: 32 volumes

Publications by the library
(e.g. bibliographies, indexes, periodicals, catalogs, etc.)

 

E. FACILITIES AND SERVICES

Classification system used & edition
(e.g. DDC, LC, Union, etc.)
Library of Congress
Catalogue type (retrieval system) Computer catalogue
URL of catalogue  
Automated library management system & version VLib6.1
Facilities/Services

Strictly for affiliates and members:
1. Photocopying
2. Audiovisual room
3. OPAC terminals (3 units)

Others --

F. AFFILIATIONS AND NETWORKING

Professional affiliations and memberships in library associations

1. Malaysian Theological Libraries Association (MATLA)
2. Forum of Asian Theological Librarians (ForATL)

Other affiliations 1. Documentation of Christianity in Asia Consortium (DCIA)
2. Association for Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA)

G. GENERAL

Which do you see as a priority in developing an Asian resource collection? Choose ONE (please tick)

listing of a basic bibliography on Asian theology and culture

Further suggestions to enhance the development of Asian theological libraries and/or Asian resources --
Other remarks --

Date: January 2009

 

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Contact Persons *
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Mrs. Elizabeth T. Pulanco, Convenor, email: btpulanco@gmail.com
Mr. Yesan Sellan, Secretary, yesans@gmail.com, library@saiacs.org

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