Renew Your ATLA Membership for 2018-2019

Renew Your ATLA Membership for 2018-2019

ATLA membership renewal season is upon us! More »

New Titles Added to ATLA RDB, ATLAS, and ATLAS PLUS in September

New Titles Added to ATLA RDB, ATLAS, and ATLAS PLUS in September

We are pleased to announce the addition of titles now available in the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), ATLASerials® (ATLAS®), and ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™). More »

Ruminations of a Former Editor: The Theology Cataloging Bulletin as a Reflection of our Profession

Ruminations of a Former Editor: The Theology Cataloging Bulletin as a Reflection of our Profession

For many years, editing and contributing to the Theology Cataloging Bulletin (TCB) was a service to my chosen profession that I gladly provided. More »

Theological Libraries Month: Book Spine Poetry Contest Returns

Theological Libraries Month: Book Spine Poetry Contest Returns

Theological Libraries Month (TLM) is this October and it exists to increase awareness of the importance and value of librarians and libraries serving theology and religious studies programs through communications and activities for faculty, administrators, staff, and students. More »

Submit your 2019 ATLA Annual Conference Proposal

Submit your 2019 ATLA Annual Conference Proposal

The deadline for all submissions is Sunday, October 28, 2018. More »

Register Today for ATLA’s Fall Webinars

Register Today for ATLA’s Fall Webinars

Join us for several webinars in the coming months! More »

Never Enough Singing: Essays in Honor of Seth Kasten Now Open Access

Never Enough Singing: Essays in Honor of Seth Kasten Now Open Access

“This small volume is a labor of love on the part of current and past members of the ATLA choir, the rather ragtag group of sometime singers.” More »

Welcome New Members: Continental Theological Seminary, IBTS Centre, Judson Bible College, and Southern Reformed College & Seminary

Welcome New Members: Continental Theological Seminary, IBTS Centre, Judson Bible College, and Southern Reformed College & Seminary

Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined this winter. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better. More »

You’re Invited to the ATLA Receptions at AAR & SBL

You’re Invited to the ATLA Receptions at AAR & SBL

Enjoy light fare, spirits, and conversation at one or both of the ATLA receptions during AAR & SBL 2018 in Denver, Colorado. More »

 

Staying Abreast

Brenda
Submitted by Brenda Bailey-Hainer, ATLA Executive Director

Like the elephant in the parable of the blind men and an elephant, ATLA can be viewed through many different lenses. We are a professional membership association, an organization that serves academic libraries, a library consortium, an active participant in scholarly communication in religion and theology, an open access publisher, a nonprofit organization, and a technology organization that produces online research tools. As such, we need to stay abreast of trends in a diverse set of fields — everything from technology standards to academic librarianship to the field of religion and theology to nonprofit management.

Upcoming ATLA Events: October and November 2018

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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.

Upcoming Events

Member Benefits You Might’ve Missed Webinar
October 11
1:00pm-2:00pm CST
Learn more

ATLA Job Board Postings, October 2018

Job

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:

ATLA Partners with Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis

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.

UK-based Taylor & Francis (T&F) has long been a guiding force in the world of academic publishing. A prominent producer of books and journals since 1852, they currently publish more than 2,700 journals and 7,000 new books each year. Their backlist is also extensive, containing over 140,000 titles spanning 136 years in both print and digital formats. Initially a leader in STEM publications, T&F has thrived over time by continuing to diversify their content relationships through a balance of acquisitions and top-tier original content. Their acquisition of the humanities publisher Routledge in 1999 helped make them a leader in the social sciences as well. Since then the humanities, and fortunately for us, the religion list has grown significantly and contains many subject-leading titles sought after by scholars in this space. ATLA is very pleased to be partnered with T&F for a ten-title full-text agreement, containing many of those exceptional journals. All the licensed titles are described below and are available now in ATLAS PLUS®.

The SCOOP: Open Access Week 2018: Ensuring Open Access is Equitable and Inclusive

Submitted by Christine Fruin, ATLA Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager

Open Access Week 2018 arrives October 22nd with a challenge to stakeholders in the scholarly system to be intentional about designing systems for open access that are “inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community.” As articulated in ATLA’s core values, we strive to promote hospitality, inclusion, and diversity, and these values inform the decisions we make in creating a worldwide hub of scholarly communication in religion and theology.

As Seen on Twitter: September 2018

Twitter

The ATLA Twitter feed is filled with news on ATLA events and product updates as well as stories that have relevance to the work of libraries and librarians.

Here are some highlights from last month’s @YourATLA Twitter feed:

• New special issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (@jlscpub) on the role of scholarly communication in a democratic society. https://t.co/EiVaqBHKId #librarianship #scholcomm #democracy #socialjustice #jlsc

You’re Invited to the ATLA Receptions at AAR & SBL

AAR

Attending the Annual Meetings co-hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion this November? Join us for the ATLA Receptions!

Enjoy light fare, spirits, and conversation at one or both of the ATLA receptions during AAR & SBL 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The reception locations are a short walk from the convention center and many of the conference hotels.

Feel free to bring a colleague or two, and you are welcome to attend both events if your schedule allows. Attendees must be on the list to access the reception area, so RSVP in advance.

Welcome New Members to ATLA

Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined in recent months. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Institutional Member, Carolina College of Biblical Studies, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Carolina College of Biblical Studies (CCBS) was originally named the Cape Fear School of Theology and established in 1973. CCBS is interdenominational and offers undergraduate degrees in advanced theological studies, apologetics, biblical studies, leadership in ministry, and biblical counseling. The Mark and Marilyn Boyd Library supports the students and faculty of CCBS as well as pastors in the local area.

Join the Reciprocal Borrowing Program Meeting on November 8

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New, current, and potential participants are invited to attend the third annual Reciprocal Borrowing Program Meeting on Thursday, November 8 at 1 pm CST. 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
  • Review of last year’s meeting and the 2017-2018 year
  • Reminder about the institutional profile for sharing collection strengths, languages, and borrowing policies

The Carolinas Theological Library Consortium (CTLC) Will Meet October 18

The Carolinas Theological Library Consortium (CTLC) shares resources amongst the various institutions with theology and/or religion programs in North and South Carolina. They will be meeting on October 18 at the Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Matt Wasielewski sent out a communication to the CTLC group this week informing the group of the meeting details.