This is the response I got from Mr. Slimey this morning. All words are exactly his except for what I put in [brackets] to obscure where I work and my ethnicity.
Hi Unnalee, I am now forwarding you by email the list of books. You can download them for your convenience. I suspect that you may have all, or almost all, of these. Get a work study student to cross check them against your files.
Part 1 is a list of those published in "[insert ethnic homeland]", which you may not be interested in. Yet, there are some classics therein. E.g., note the nine books by Martin Luther (you know who he was); one by theological giant [O. Smith]; three by [H. Jones], who was the leader of one of the four major revival movements in [homeland], two of which are classics.
Part 2 is more to your liking, by USA authors, etc. Note those by [Johnson] (National Church leader), a 2002 directory, etc. The rest you have, I'm certain. I will be surprised if you take any of them. It will not offend me if you want none.
Finally, I apologize for prying into your faith life; being a pastor I am by habit prone to do that. Yet, being [our ethnic group], we can trust each other. Carry on... Glad to have you at our sacred archives. Blessings as you celebrate the Savior, the baby Jesus, this Christmas. The university has a special place in the heart of God, else she would not be in existence any longer; you are in a holy place.
Now that you've read if for yourselves, did anyone get the impression of condescension or that he was trying to tell me how to do my job? Maybe it's just me, but telling me what to have my work study students to do, and then the history lesson on the authors... (This is not only my ethnic heritage, but also what I have an advanced degree in. I wouldn't have gotten this job if I didn't know anything about bedrocks of the Blue Church and the immigrants who brought it here.) Perhaps, my history with the Azure church is making me read way more into this than is necessary. I distanced myself from the church because I was tired of being talked down to because I was a woman.
At least thanks to lurking around here for years now, I know how to be professionally polite without being a doormat to everyone who blusters into my office. I'm just going to move along and not let this guy irk me.