Theological Libraries Month: Creative Collaboration in a Changing Landscape

Theological Libraries Month: Creative Collaboration in a Changing Landscape

Take Part in the TLM Contest! How is your library creatively collaborating across departments and with other libraries? More »

Submit your 2018 ATLA Annual Conference Proposal

Submit your 2018 ATLA Annual Conference Proposal

The ATLA Conference Committee invites members and friends to submit proposals for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, June 13-16, 2018, in Indianapolis, IN. More »

A Syriac Source of a Madrasa’s Curriculum in Pre-Ottoman South East Anatolia

A Syriac Source of a Madrasa’s Curriculum in Pre-Ottoman South East Anatolia

The purpose of this article is to study the relations between Muslims and Christians in Anatolia during the pre-Ottoman period by observing not only the history of social and religious tensions but also the history of intellectual exchanges. More »

Announcing Additions to ATLA Products – September 2017

Announcing Additions to ATLA Products – September 2017

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new title now available in the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®). More »

Call for Submissions: 2017 ATLA Summary of Proceedings

Call for Submissions: 2017 ATLA Summary of Proceedings

Call for submissions to the Summary of Proceedings of the Seventy-first Annual Conference of the American Theological Library Association, held June 14-17, 2017, in Atlanta. More »

ATLA Launches Beta Release of the ATLA Digital Library

ATLA Launches Beta Release of the ATLA Digital Library

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is excited to announce the beta release of the ATLA Digital Library. More »

Welcome New Members: George Fox University, Simpson College, and University of Divinity

Welcome New Members: George Fox University, Simpson College, and University of Divinity

Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined in late August and early September. More »

 

Submit your #ATLA2018 Conference Proposal by Oct. 2

ATLA 2018 Conference

Denise McFarlin, ATLA Meeting Specialist, was happy to clear her wall filled with conference proposals from the 2017 ATLA Annual Conference to make room for your ATLA 2018 proposals (see the video below if you don’t believe us).

To help in our effort of filling up her wall, we have extended the deadline for all submissions to Monday, October 2.

Join us in making the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, happening June 13-16, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the best one yet!

Annual ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program Meeting

Reciprocal

You are invited to the second annual ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program Meeting happening October 11, 2017, at 1 pm CDT. New, current, and potential participants are invited to attend. This is a great opportunity for interested participants to familiarize themselves with the program and to meet other librarians.

The meeting will include an open discussion on the following topics:

  • Welcome new participants
  • Brief summary of last year’s meeting and overall review the previous year
  • The possibility of participating members to fill-out an intuitional profile or quick snapshot of collection strengths, languages, and stats
  • Standardizing lending policies

Announcing Additions to ATLA Products – September 2017

RDB

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new title now available in the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®).

New indexing titles in ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®)

Body and Religion by Equinox

The Heart of The College

Submitted by Margot Lyon, Director of Business Development

It’s the beginning of the academic year at many of ATLA’s member institutions, and as I reflect on my career and life, I think back to those individuals who inspired me. Today I focus on Evan Ira Farber, College Librarian at the Lilly Library of Earlham College, my undergrad alma mater, from 1962 to 1994. Evan (I called all members of the community by their first names in the tradition of the Society of Friends) was one of the first people I met as a first year student — my class came to the library and he explained to us that “rather than researching a fake assignment in the library, we want you to research something relevant to your class!”

John Meeks, ATLA Digital Products Supervisor, Passes

John Meeks, ATLA Digital Products Supervisor, colleague, and friend passed away August 19, 2017.

He was with ATLA for 12 years and primarily worked on both ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®) and ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®). He hired and trained new metadata analysts, ensured production schedules were met and quality standards adhered to, managed the indexing workflow, supported content development, and was one of the staff members who represented staff needs to the tech team as we developed and now continue to refine our internal database software. He also served as the Research in Ministry® (RIM®) editor.

ATLA Calendar

ATLA is around the globe this season. Check out the new ATLA Calendar for a list of events, deadlines, and meetings.

Upcoming Events

BETH
September 9-13, 2017
Zagreb, Croatia

NFAIS Open Access and Beyond Conference
October 2-3, 2017
Alexandria, Virginia

ATLA Attends Catholic Biblical Association of America International Meeting

CBA

ATLA Licensing Associate Annie Banfich attended the Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBA) Eightieth International Meeting held August 5-8 at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

ATLA and CBA have worked together for many years, partnering to produce the electronic version of Old Testament Abstracts (OTA).

Don Meredith Retires from the Harding School of Theology

Meredith

Don Meredith retired from the Harding School of Theology (HST) in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 31, 2017.

Don served at the L.M. Graves Memorial Library at HST for 49 years. He first began in 1968 and then was promoted to Head Librarian in 1983. He was the second professional librarian at the library.

Welcome New Members: George Fox University, Simpson College, and University of Divinity

Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined in late August and early September. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Gary L. Cheatham Retires from Northeastern State University

Cheatham

Gary L. Cheatham has retired from Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where he was Assistant Professor of Library Services and served for nearly 31 years as a member of the faculty.

Gary earned a BA in Missiology at Northwest Christian College, MDiv at Brite Divinity School, MSLS at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In retirement, Gary will be doing volunteer work with Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity.

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