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Meet Christopher Altnau

"Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ says: 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.'" Matthew 22:37-40

Mr. Christopher Altnau is the Electronic Resources and Technical Services Librarian for the Jarrett Library. Mr. Altnau holds a Master of Arts in English from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, and a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Texas in Denton. He is currently working on a third master’s degree, in Theological Studies from East Texas Baptist University. Mr. Altnau began his library career in 2010, working as a cataloging assistant at Concordia University of Austin while in grad school. Mr. Altnau has been a professional librarian since 2011, and his areas of interest in that field include digital preservation of both scanned analog and born-digital works, obsolescence of file format and file reader technologies, obsolescence of electronic storage media technologies, special collections, and archives. Mr. Altnau's literary interests include Aristotelian Tragic Theory, and Restoration-era / Early 18th Century Poetry, especially the works of John Dryden, Alexander Pope, and Jonathan Swift. Mr. Altnau resides in Marshall, with his wife, Magdalena, and their two children. Mr. Altnau is a member of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church of Marshall.