Athenaeum's Eugene H. Maly Memorial Library

The Eugene H. Maly Memorial Library was named after Rev. Eugene H. Maly (1920-1980), an internationally acclaimed Scripture scholar and faculty member of the Athenaeum. Two hallmarks of Fr. Maly's life were scholarship and a commitment to serve the people of God. The library attempts to incorporate those ideals in its service to all people who walk through our doors or use our resources.

OhioLINK recently spoke with the library director and asked her a few questions about the history of the library at Athenauem.

What are your top three points of pride in your library?

  1. The spirit of hospitality and collaboration among the library staff
  2. A deep collection in the area of theological studies with heavy emphasis on Roman Catholic materials for a range of users, from the scholar to the general public
  3. A beautiful library space with inspirational artwork, wood floors and paneling, high ceilings, and rows of windows looking out into gardens and greenery

What's the most popular spot in your library for students and patrons?

The service desk. We enjoy chatting with our students and patrons to get to know them as persons, to discover their interests and stories, and to help them discover and use our resources.

How long have you been a member of OhioLINK?

Most likely, the Athenaeum joined when OPAL joined.

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