Director of Library Services
Karl sees the library as a space for a theological conversation across space and time, and invites students, faculty, and church leaders to join that conversation through reading, writing, and various forms of creative expression. He collaborates with library staff, AMBS faculty, and library colleagues in peer institutions to develop library collections and expand online access to AMBS scholarship and Anabaptist-Mennonite resources. Karl lives in Elkhart with his spouse, Twilla Epp-Stutzman, and their three children. He enjoys outdoor activities like bicycling and gardening.
Contact Karl for
- research assistance and guidance in using the library's resources
- writing services
With Matthew Thiesen. "Out with the Old, In with the New: Practical Strategies for Using the New ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education." American Theological Library Association Summary of Proceedings 71 (2017). Forthcoming.
With Richard A. Lammert and Robert Roethemeyer. "OCLC WMS: lessons learned from the PALNI experience." American Theological Library Association Summary Of Proceedings 69, (2015): 153-158.
"OpenRefine: a power tool for messy data." American Theological Library Association Summary Of Proceedings 69, (2015): 285-287.
With James Marion Darlack and Tracy Powell Iwaskow. "Public services interest group: resources for Alums panel." American Theological Library Association Summary Of Proceedings 68, (2014): 180-185.
"See your data in new ways: presenting and analyzing data using free visualization tools." American Theological Library Association Summary Of Proceedings 67, (2013): 388-391.
"Link resolvers for theological libraries." Theological Librarianship 6, no. 1 (2013).
"J. Lawrence Burkholder: a bibliography." The Mennonite Quarterly Review 80, no. 3 (July 2006): 435-453.
Private Academic Library Network of Indiana, executive committee, 2017-2020
Prairie Street Mennonite Church, congregational chair, 2017-
Certificate in Theological Studies, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 2016
Master of Library Science, Indiana University, 2009
Bachelor of Arts, Goshen College, 2003