2017 ATS Statistics Available

We collaborate with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) to collect and provide library statistics from ATS member institutions.

ATS collects information from institutions in the fall of each year, reflecting the most recently completed fiscal year (usually the prior year). ATLA reorganizes the data from ATS member institutions to provide comprehensive statistics focused on the library portion of the ATS survey.

Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design Mini-Conference

Instructional Design

Library 2.0 will be hosting an online mini-conference on March 13, Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design. This free event will be held on Wednesday, March 13, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm CDT. Sponsored by The School of Information at San José State University, all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators are encouraged to attend. 

ATLA Job Board Postings, February 2019


Member and non-member institutions are invited to post and view job openings on the ATLA Job Board. Here is a list of the current job openings:

Upcoming ATLA Events: February and March


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

If you would like your meeting or event added to the calendar, email memberep@atla.com.

ATLA Press Publishes ‘Teaching Religion in a Changing Public University’

Teaching Religion
Submitted by Matthew Collins, Monographs Editor in Chief 

The ATLA Press’s open monograph program is excited to announce the publication of a new book by Dr. Sandie Gravett, Professor of Religious Studies at Appalachian State University. Teaching Religion in a Changing Public University provides a much-needed overview of the teaching of religious studies in public universities, with a clear delineation of challenges and opportunities for the future. This new volume provides insights that are important for both faculty and librarians. Her analysis of the history of the field provides a good framework for understanding how we got to where we are now and what the future might hold. 

Three Ways to Connect with ATLA at ACRL

We have several opportunities for you to connect with ATLA staff at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2019 Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Meet with ATLA staff, network with fellow scholars, and learn about the significant developments with our products and services.

Where will we be?

Find us at exhibit booth #235 during Exhibit Hall Open hours. Come by to pick up some swag, get questions answered, and learn what’s new with ATLA.

LYRASIS Invites You Take a Survey on Academic Ebook Usage

Library Simplified

LYRASIS recently received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to investigate development of the Library Simplfied ebook platform and SimplyE e-reading application (www.librarysimplified.org) for use in academic libraries. SimplyE is an open source mobile e-reading application originally designed to simplify access to ebooks for public libraries and their patrons. It aggregates ebooks and audiobooks and makes them accessible in a single app. 

LLAMA Announces Webinar on Productivity Strategies for Efficient Librarians


The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announced a new webinar exploring productivity strategies of the efficient librarian. This webinar will help participants manage their workflow effectively, understand the fundamentals of a personal knowledge management system, and explore the power of next action thinking to move projects forward.

Participants will learn:

  • How to capture anything and everything that has your attention and concern
  • How to redefine actionable items into concrete next steps and clear outcomes
  • Best practices of personal knowledge management to help you locate information when you need it
  • How to make trusted choices about what to do in any given moment

Experiences Want to Be Shared

Submitted by Leslie A. Engelson, Editor-In-Chief, Theology Cataloging Bulletin

The editorial board of the Theology Cataloging Bulletin is looking for first-person accounts of projects, training, or learning experiences that would be of interest to other technical services librarians for the Testimony column.

Submissions should be 1,000-2,000 words and can include images with appropriate copyright permission and attribution. The TCB had been a member-only publication since 1992 and just launched as an open access journal in January on the OJS platform in the hope of attracting a larger audience and sharing our news with others.

Publishing Partner Spotlight: Mohr Siebeck

Mohr Siebeck

The ATLA Products Blog is sharing the stories behind our product offerings, and this month’s posting highlights new full-text titles from ATLASerials PLUS® (ATLAS PLUS®).

Here’s an excerpt from the ATLA Products Blog.