Posts Tagged ‘library’

MU Reno-Tahoe’s Library Marks a Milestone

Comments Off Written on August 26th, 2011 by
Categories: Alumni, Dr. Lockwood, Faculty, General, Students
MU Reno-Tahoe’s Library Marks a Milestone

A Momentous Occasion

The dedication of Multnomah Reno-Tahoe's library (June 29th, 2011) marked one of Multnomah's first steps towards offering a full 4-year degree in Reno without students needing to travel to the home campus in Portland, Oregon. Read the rest of this entry »

Kigali Library Update

Comments Off Written on February 17th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, Books, Faculty, General, Missions, Pray For MU, Students

For those of you who have been involved with or following the Kigali Kollection story here - we have an update for you.

Get caught up on the full story of our partnership with Rwanda's Kigali Bible College and Africa New Life Ministries.

Let's Get 15,000

Africa New Life is planning to send all the books in a container from Portland on March 31.  We are now praying for a BIGGER and FASTER miracle. The goal of 15,000 books has still not been met!

Current book total:      13,592    (74 new books since last week!)

If any of you have books or know of anyone who does, then please get them to us by March 15th so they can make it on the container ship!

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New Goals Set for Kigali Kollection

Comments Off Written on October 3rd, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, Books, Faculty, General, Missions, Students

The Kigali Kommittee has reconvened and decided to set the new goal of collecting 15,000 books by December 15 for Kigali Bible College.

Check out the full background story here.

The current book total: 10,643

In total, Africa New Life Ministries is aiming to collect 30,000 solid, evangelical and theological books by December of this year.

How you can helpbookpile

  • Volunteer to catalog all the books with the Library of Congress (None have been cataloged yet).
  • Travel to Kigali for ministry and dedication of the college (10 people have expressed interest in going).
  • Donate any books you can at Multnomah.

For more information, check out the Rwanda Library Book Drive and contact Dr. Garry Friesen at gfriesen@multnomah.edu.

Kigali Kollection Achieves Goal of 10,000 Books!

Comments Off Written on July 20th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, Books, Faculty, General, Missions, Students

Goal Accomplished!

Once again, the Kigali Kollection has reached its goal—this time, five months before the due date. On July 15th, Multnomah staff, Debbie Chin and Mary Newman, both shared the pleasure of entering the 10,000th book to the Kigali book database. Between the two of them, they have entered a total of 6,000 books this summer.

The current count stands at 10,202 and the committee hopes to reach 12,000 books before MU students return in the Fall.

Generous Donors

In addition to all the student, alumni, faculty, staff, and community donations at Multnomah, new donors are coming in all the time. Contributing to the collection were two very generous retired pastors. They donated their libraries, which totalled 1,350 books, to the Kigali Kollection.

Accreditation

Having a library with 10,000 books will allow Kigali Bible College to be an accredited institution (African accreditation bodies require an institution’s library to have 9,000-12,000 books in order for it to be accredited).

Keep Giving!

Although the goal has been met, the Kigali Committee will still continue to collect books until December 18. So don’t stop; keep the books flowing in!

See Past Posts for More History and Context

How Will the Books Get There?

Comments Off Written on June 3rd, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, Books, Faculty, General, Missions, Students

Many books have been collected... yet, how will they get to Kigali, Rwanda?

After working for three years to become registered as a Rwanda ministry, Africa New Life Ministries is now able to receive shipments. So the organization will store the books until a safe, dry place is ready to receive the Kollection in Kigali. In the meantime, ANLM is raising the finances in hopes of sending all the books at once in a 40-foot container, which will take 1-2 months to arrive in Kigali.

Kollection Update

With over 6 months to go, the Kigali Kollection has received, 7,074 books, 707 periodicals, with 2,926 more books needed before reaching the goal of 10,000. So continue spreading the word, and give, give, give!

See earlier posts for more information and context