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Scholars Advisory Committee

jmcmanu2.jpgJean McManus, Catholic Studies Librarian, University of Notre Dame

Committee Charge

The Scholars Advisory Committee is comprised of scholars and researchers who advise on areas of content and collections that best serve the needs of scholars active in Catholic scholarly research.

Goals

  • Advise CRRA on high value, Catholic resources of high scholarly value.
  • Identify strategies for reaching out to scholars on the availability of CRRA tools and resources.
  • Provide feedback on the Catholic Portal and the Catholic News Archive.

2019/20 Accomplishments

  • Provided input on the importance of the rich and unique materials held by religious congregations, institutional leadership, and identified conferences relevant to women religious history.
  • Provided input on next year’s (2020-21) annual meeting.
  • Initiated the development and submission of a successful proposal to digitize more years of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic newspaper, funded by the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia.
  • Proposed seeking a grant to digitize the Notre Dame collection of American Catholic German language newspapers in 2021.

View Committee Members HERE