New Library Direction for Carey Theological College and Regent College
Carey Theological College and Regent College are pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2017, Regent College has agreed to take over full ownership and operation of the John Richard Allison Library, while Carey Theological College develops a new electronic library resource for its online students. Carey Theological College and Regent College entered into a library partnership thirty-five years ago with the goal of bringing their respective students the most comprehensive collection of theological books in Western Canada. Since then, Carey has increased its online presence in order to provide accredited graduate theological programs to students living throughout the world. Regent continues to focus on providing embodied theological education to Canadian and international students at its campus in Vancouver. The John Richard Allison Library will continue to house an extensive collection of print resources and a targeted collection of electronic resources for Regent students, while Carey’s new electronic library will build a comprehensive set of digital resources accessible from anywhere and at anytime for its students. “Regent is grateful for fruitful years of partnership with Carey in the development and operation of an excellent theological library,” said Jeffrey P. Greenman, President of Regent College. “Because the library is integral to our educational mission, we are committed to providing our students with a first-rate collection of resources at the Allison Library in the years ahead.” “The library partnership with Regent has been an important foundation for Carey’s development,” said Colin Godwin, President of Carey Theological College. “As Carey continues to form pastors, missionaries, lay leaders, and church members in Western Canada and with multiple sites around the world, our growth necessitates a full shift from paper to digital resources.” This new direction will allow both Carey and Regent to focus on developing the library resources that best serve their respective communities.