The contributions of people like Shirley Wood, one of the founders of the Association of Christian Librarians, often go unnoticed due to the selflessness of their service. It is good to be reminded once in a while that what we take for granted in our 21st century library work was at one time the result of some former librarian's creativity. In the Christian library community, an individual's contributions are frequently done quietly, which is the way it should be if one wished to serve in the Scriptural way of not calling attention to oneself or one's service. Shirley Wood expended large amounts of energy and creativity in her work at Columbia International University from 1944-1974 and in the larger Christian librarian world of those same years. Archival records show many instances of creative ideas that have since taken root as a "natural" part of the Christian library scene all over the world. In honor of that service, Shirley was recently honored at C!U by having the main Ministry Resource Room named in her honor.
Rhodes, Jo Ann
"Where Did They Come From? A Tribute to Shirley N. Wood,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 44
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol44/iss1/8