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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Book Spine Poetry Contest Winners

Book Spine Poetry Contest Winners

Theological Libraries Month (TLM) has ended and we are overjoyed with the response we received on Twitter and Facebook with member institutions and their patrons tagging #TLM2018 with all of their fun festivities throughout the month of October. More »

ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow: Save the Date! Scholarships and Travel Assistance Available

ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow: Save the Date! Scholarships and Travel Assistance Available

ATLA and the Scholarly Communication Committee have partnered with ACRL to host its popular roadshow event, “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement,” for ATLA members. More »

Call for Proposals for Chapters in New Information Literacy Book to be Published by ATLA Press

Call for Proposals for Chapters in New Information Literacy Book to be Published by ATLA Press

The ATLA Press Monograph Editorial Board and guest editor Bobby Smiley invite interested authors to submit proposals More »

 

ATLA Celebrates Significant Growth in Full-Text Religion and Theology Collections

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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.

ATLA is pleased to announce significant growth in the content of its core full-text products, ATLAS® and ATLAS PLUS® in the past year.

ATLAS PLUS, ATLA’s largest online full-text collection, has grown to include more than 470 full-text titles. ATLAS PLUS includes all of the titles in ATLA’s original full-text product ATLAS and more than 130 additional full-text titles. With full-text content in sixteen languages from more than thirty different countries, it is the largest online full-text collection that ATLA offers.

Call for Proposals for Chapters in New Information Literacy Book to be Published by ATLA Press

ATLA Press

The ATLA Press Monograph Editorial Board and guest editor Bobby Smiley invite interested authors to submit proposals for chapters in a new book to be published by ATLA Press entitled Information Literacy and Theological Librarianship: Theory & Praxis.

For librarians working in research, reference, and instruction, information literacy (IL) is foundational to their work. Since the advent of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, IL has been substantially reimagined both theoretically and in professional practice. While much attention and scholarship has focused on broad-based undergraduate education, there has been less work on information literacy for specific disciplines, such as theological and religious studies, or in library settings with unique curricular and professional needs.

Upcoming ATLA Events: November and December 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

AAR & SBL Exhibits – Visit us at booth #906
November 16-20
Denver, Colorado

ATLA Saturday Evening Reception at AAR & SBL
November 17
Denver, Colorado
RSVP required in advance

ATLA Job Board Postings, November 2018

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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:

Iskandar Bcheiry Publishes “Hagiography, History, and Manuscript Culture: Studies in Syriac Christianity”

Iskandar Bcheiry, Metadata Analyst in the Production Department of ATLA, frequently publishes articles in the ATLA Newsletter on Syriac Orthodoxy. We are excited to announce his recent publication Hagiography, History, and Manuscript Culture: Studies in Syriac Christianity (ISBN 978-9953-0-4502-3) in the 9th volume of the Patrimoine Syriaque. In this issue, Iskandar presents a collection of three essays on Syriac historical studies. The first is The Discourse on Severus of Antioch by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch, Cyriacus of Takrit (793-817). This biography is an important historical source that has been cited often; however, the text has never been published or translated. In this volume, Iskandar presents for the first time the Syriac text followed by an English translation of the biography of Severus of Antioch.

ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow: Save the Date! Scholarships and Travel Assistance Available

ATLA and the Scholarly Communication Committee have partnered with ACRL to host its popular roadshow event, “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement,” for ATLA members. This day-long interactive workshop will take participants through scholarly communication fundamentals including publishing, copyright, and library outreach as well as provide deep dives into text and data mining issues for humanities research and open access and open education topics that are most relevant to the institutions served by ATLA member libraries. The workshop will be led by Carla Myers, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications at Miami University Libraries, and Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer at the University of California Berkeley.

Book Spine Poetry Contest Winners

TLM

Theological Libraries Month (TLM) has ended and we are overjoyed with the response we received on Twitter and Facebook with member institutions and their patrons tagging #TLM2018 with all of their fun festivities throughout the month of October.

Though the celebrations varied, we celebrated corporately with the 2018 Book Spine Poetry contest. Participants used book titles to create poetry for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

Four winners were chosen using random.org:

Jill Annitto Joins ATLA as Editorial Manager

Jill Annitto

We are pleased to introduce Jill Annitto as our new Editorial Manager, Digital Products in the Production Department.

Jill brings a wealth of experience in information management and team leadership. She was with the United Nations for seven years; for six of those years, Jill was the Chief of the Central Records Unit. In this role, she and her six-person staff managed the daily processing of documents received by the UN. She led the efforts to create the file classification scheme and controlled vocabulary used for coding all of the documents. She also led technical initiatives associated with implementing a new document and case management system. Jill recently worked at the University of the Arts, where she engaged in leadership roles in various cross-campus initiatives. Her previous work at the UN Archives, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, the New York Mayor’s Office of Management & Budget, and at the Brooklyn Historical Society, will be a great asset to ATLA. 

Subscribe to the ATLA 2019 News Mailing List

ATLA 2019

Interested in attending the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference? Sign up to the ATLA 2019 News Mailing List and receive emails on the latest news surrounding the ATLA Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 12-15, 2019.

Some emails you may receive:

  • Updates from the Local Host Committee
  • Information on conference-related grants and programs
  • Invitations for luncheons, breakfasts, or other special meetings at the conference
  • News on registration and related deadlines

Welcome New Reciprocal Borrowing Participants

Please join us in welcoming our most recent participants to the Reciprocal Borrowing Program. If you are interested in adding your library to this program, simply complete the participation agreement.

If you are already a member of this program, don’t forget to fill out the profile form online so we can provide program users with information about your library’s collections and lending policies.