Friday, August 22, 2014

Former CUC Librarian Publishes His Memoirs

Keith Clouten, who served as CUC's librarian from 1980 to 1993, has just published, The Road from Stoney Creek.  Filled with many photos and fascinating stories, this book describes the various "journeys" that make up Clouten's life, from his childhood in Toronto, New South Wales, Australia, to retirement in Lacombe.

"I wrote this book for three reasons," explains Clouten.  "First, I wanted to validate how God has led throughout my journey.  Second, as Ngaire and I read these chapters together, it will help us recall our shared experiences.  And finally, I want my readers to be encouraged in their own journeys."

The summary of the book on its back cover states, Anyone who believes that librarians live ho-hum lives should read this book.  Keith's life has been filled with adventure and travel.  Besides a life-long career as an academic librarian in three countries, Keith has volunteered in at least a dozen others.  Librarianship was not Keith's original career choice, but his story reveals how God led him step by step into a life of rewarding experiences.

The Road from Stoney Creek is Clouten's fourth book.  Prior to this he wrote: