This article discusses how the Old Testament character Baruch serves as an inspiration for contemporary Christian librarians. Events from his scribal career parallel several common experiences of library professionals including archiving materials, maintaining and promoting a collection, dealing with criticisms from administrators and community leaders, and becoming weary from overwork. How he handled himself in the midst of these activities is noteworthy as is God’s response to his service. The life and legacy of Baruch provide several parallels and encouraging lessons applicable to all those called to serve in libraries.
White, Roger Ed.D.
"Baruch the Scribe: Preserver of Knowledge and Model for Librarians,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 52
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol52/iss1/3