Library News

This article first appeared in ISAW Newsletter 14, Winter 2016.

Gabriel McKee

A man wearing jacket and tie is photographed smiling in front of a bookshelf.Gabriel McKee has been appointed ISAW’s first Librarian for Collections and Services. Gabriel arrived last year as a cataloger and immediately immersed himself in the work of our library and the life of our community. As a faculty librarian, Gabriel will help manage ISAW’s growing print and digital collections and contribute to the development of new public services and instructional offerings in ISAW Library. In addition to his MLIS, Gabriel holds a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity School. His areas of scholarly interest include patristics, medieval mystical literature, the intersection of science fiction and theology, metadata and scholarly communication in ancient studies, and small press bibliography (and you may see him pursue some of these interests on the ISAW Library blog). His publications include The Persistence of Poe: The Edgar Allan Poe Collection of Susan Jaffe Tane (2014), The Gospel According to Science Fiction (2007), and Pink Beams of Light From the God in the Gutter: The Science Fictional Religion of Philip K. Dick (2003). He is currently working on a bibliography of the West Virginia-based fringe publisher Saucerian Books, a guide to best practices for the cataloging of comics and graphic novels, and a study of the fourth-century heresiarch Priscillian of Avila.