Douglas L. Gragg Named Librarian at Harvard Divinity School

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Douglas L. Gragg joins HDS on July 2, 2012. Photo: Ralph Homan

Douglas L. Gragg has been appointed the new librarian of Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Gragg comes to HDS from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where, since 2005, he has been director of library and information technology services and Professor of Bibliography and Research.

Since 2011, he also served as officer for institutional research and effectiveness, and in 2010-11 he was associate dean for student academic affairs and program assessment. Doug will join HDS on Monday, July 2, 2012. 

"I am very pleased and excited that Doug Gragg has accepted the library directorship," said HDS Dean William A. Graham. "He brings not only extensive experience in library work and management to the task, but also scholarly credentials that augment his other expertise in important ways. He will be a terrific colleague for everyone in the faculty as well as the staff at the Divinity School."

Gragg has a BA from Lipscomb University; an MA in biblical studies and an MDiv from Abilene Christian University; and a PhD in New Testament studies (with minors in Hebrew Bible and literary criticism) from Emory University.

Before heading the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary library, he was, from 1998 to 2005, head of public services and reference librarian at Pitts Theology Library at Emory. He has also worked as a visiting scholar, editor, educator, and translation consultant at LogosPress, Vienna, Austria; for Alfa I Omega Press in Belgrade, Serbia; and at the World Bible Translation Center in Fort Worth.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to join the HDS community and honored to be entrusted with the task of guiding the continued development of Andover-Harvard Theological Library, one of theological education's most valued treasures," Gragg said. "I look forward to working with the library's fine staff to ensure that the community has access to all of the resources it needs for research, teaching, and learning and is equipped with the practical skills needed to make full use of those resources."