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Bridwell Lunch Talks

Each semester Bridwell Library offers instructive and interesting Bridwell Lunch Talks (BLTs) designed to keep Perkins School of Theology and Religious Studies graduate students up on the latest technology, resources, and research techniques.


Time-Saving Strategies for Reading.
Thursday, September 10, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m., Bridwell Library Benefactors Room
A seminary education requires a lot of reading, and students find themselves pressed for time. In this BLT, reference librarian and David Schmersal will introduce strategies to help you read more efficiently and with greater comprehension.

The Style and Mechanics of Scholarly Writing.
Thursday, October 1, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m., Bridwell Library Benefactors Room
Join reference librarians Jane Elder and David Schmersal for a lively session on some of the basic guidelines for success in writing, especially scholarly papers. One part presentation and one part Q&A, this BLT aims to make you more confident in your academic work.

Building Blocks of Exegesis — Sources to Get You Started
Thursday, October 22, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m., Bridwell Library Benefactors Room
Writing your first - or fifth - exegesis paper can be a daunting process, but fear not! In this BLT, reference librarians Jane Elder and David Schmersal will provide an overview of the process, break it down into manageable portions, and direct you to essential sources.

What Everyone Needs to Know about Scholarly Citations and Bibliographies.
Thursday, November 12, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m., Bridwell Library Benefactors Room
Lay those footnote and bibliography blues to rest as Jane Elder provides general guidelines for using the Chicago Humanities/Turabian notation style. Come with your citation questions. Hand-outs provided.

BLTs are limited to students, faculty, and staff of the Perkins School of Theology and Religious Studies Department.

To RSVP, please contact
Julie Bice at jbice@smu.edu or call 214-768-3483.
Seating is limited to 25, so please RSVP at least three days in advance. Sessions with five or fewer RSVPs will be cancelled.

Please let us know ahead of time if you have dietary or mobility restrictions.