Interim library director brings unique perspective to her work

Lexington, Ky., Sept. 8, 2011 – With graduate degrees in theology, divinity, religion and women studies, as well as library and information studies, Lexington Theological Seminary’s new interim library director brings a unique understanding to her role at the helm of the Bosworth Memorial Library at LTS.

Dolores Yilibuw joined the Seminary in July, taking the reigns from Barbara Pfeifle, who retired after 16 years at LTS. Former roles as a Bible translator and translation officer for the United Bible Societies in Micronesia and as a high school teacher in the Republic of Palau give Yilibuw a diverse perspective.

“My hope is that in serving as a librarian I will also bring some aspects of internationalization to the ecumenical effort that is the tradition of LTS,” Yilibuw said.

Prior to joining the Seminary, Yilibuw was the acquisitions librarian at Eastern Kentucky University and had been a senior library specialist in acquisitions at Emory University.  She has a Master of Sciences in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University; and a Master of Arts in Religion, certificate in Women’s Studies and Master of Theology from Emory University. She also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Asian Theological Seminary in Quezon City, Philippines, and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education from the former Asbury College (now Asbury University).

Bosworth Memorial Library at Lexington Theological Seminary has over 165,000 volumes and regularly receives over 200 periodicals mostly in English. Learn more about the library online at
Lexington Theological Seminary is an accredited graduate theological institution of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Consistent with the Disciples’ historic commitment to Christian unity, the Seminary is intentionally ecumenical with students, faculty, staff and trustees of various denominations. The Seminary has been preparing leaders for the church since 1865.
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