Am I, or am I not, a librarian?

Am I, or am I not, a librarian?

In late December, I read a blog post where someone was musing if they would still be considered a librarian even though they’d recently taken a position without any form of “librarian” in the title and not reporting to the library More »

ATLA Member Publications Moving to Open Access

ATLA Member Publications Moving to Open Access

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is moving the Theology Cataloging Bulletin (TCB) and the ATLA Summary of Proceedings, two valued and frequently consulted resources of the ATLA membership and others, to open access. More »

Register for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, June 13-16

Register for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, June 13-16

Registration is open for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference. More »

Welcome New Reciprocal Borrowing Participants

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, please read and complete the participation agreement. More »

John Crerar: Industrialist, Bachelor Philanthropist, Library Founder

John Crerar: Industrialist, Bachelor Philanthropist, Library Founder

Like many of Chicago’s early prominent businesspeople, John Crerar came to that city from the Eastern United States. A partner in a railroad supply company, he arrived as a young man from his native New York in 1862. More »

The SCOOP: Fair Use Week

The SCOOP: Fair Use Week

This year marks the fifth anniversary of Fair Use Week. Fair Use Week began in February 2014 at the suggestion of the Association of Research Libraries’ (ARL) “Fair Use Allies” group. More »

ATLA Member Product Loyalty Program Launched

ATLA Member Product Loyalty Program Launched

ATLA is proud to sponsor the Member Product Loyalty Program, a member benefit designed to recognize and reward our current Institutional Members who demonstrate their loyalty to ATLA by subscribing to ATLA RDB®, ATLAS®, and ATLAS PLUS™. More »

The Last Ten Years of the Tenth Panchen Lama: Restructuring Buddhism in Tibet

The Last Ten Years of the Tenth Panchen Lama: Restructuring Buddhism in Tibet

When one morning in October 1977 the Tenth Panchen Lama of Tibet (1938-1989) Chokyi Gyeltsen was released from the Qincheng Prison in Beijing, he had a mixed reputation among his fellow Tibetans. More »

Meet Thursday’s Plenary Speaker at ATLA 2018, Timothy Beal

Meet Thursday’s Plenary Speaker at ATLA 2018, Timothy Beal

We are pleased to introduce Thursday’s plenary speaker, Timothy Beal, for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13-16. More »

Welcome New Members: Allen University, Gevorgian Theological Seminary, and Rabagirana Bible College

Welcome New Members: Allen University, Gevorgian Theological Seminary, and Rabagirana Bible College

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 »

We Invite Your Feedback on Research in Ministry® (RIM®)

We Invite Your Feedback on Research in Ministry® (RIM®)

Take a brief survey on ATLA’s free database Research in Ministry® (RIM®). More »

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

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

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 »

 

Register for Two Webinars this May: ATLA Products and ATLA PCC Funnels

Products

ATLA Products: Updates on New Content
Thursday, May 3, 1:00-2:00 pm CDT

The ATLA Products team members will provide an overview of new developments with ATLA Products, including ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™), an expanded offering of  444+ full-text journals in many diverse areas of religion and theology. In addition, ATLA staff will  also discuss enhancements and additions to the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), including the integration of the ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®) content.

Are there any specific questions or topics you’d like to see addressed? Registered attendees are welcome to email memberrep@atla.com with questions or you are welcome to ask them during the session. If your question is time-sensitive please email support@atla.com or refer to the FAQ on ATLA’s website.

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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, please read and 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.

Meet Friday’s Plenary Speaker at ATLA 2018, Stephanie M. Crumpton

Crumpton

We are pleased to introduce Stephanie M. Crumpton, Friday’s plenary speaker for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13-16.

Stephanie is a scholar, teacher, and ordained minister. In 2006 she began doctoral research on Black women’s experiences of intimate and cultural violence. During this time she also worked as a Georgia State Court Appointed Family Violence Advocate in the Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office (Atlanta, Georgia), and consulted with the Georgia Commission on Family Violence’s initiative to equip faith communities with networks and practical resources for responding to intimate violence. This work continues to inform her trauma sensitive approach to psychological, physical, and emotional health and her ongoing research, teaching, and community engagements as an assistant professor of practical theology. Her course portfolio includes introductory level courses in pastoral care and religious education, and elective courses on pastoral theological method for justice work, womanist/feminist pastoral care and counseling, and the role of African cosmology and ritual in pastoral care.

Register for the Pre-Conference Workshops at ATLA 2018

pre-conference

Enjoy the full conference experience by registering for pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, June 13 at the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference. This is a great time to train and learn from experts and fellow peers as you dive deeper into topics, such as information literacy, scholarly communication, pedagogical practices, and digital humanities.

Haven’t registered for the ATLA conference? Register by May 10 to secure the best ticket price. If you have already registered for the conference and would like to add these to your schedule, please email memberrep@atla.com with your preferred workshop(s).

Read further to learn about these valuable, in-depth sessions.

Upcoming ATLA Events: April and May 2018

events

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

UKSG 2018
April 9 – April 11
Glasgow, UK

DrupalCon
April 9 – April 13
Nashville, TN, USA

ATLA Job Board Postings, April 2018

Job

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

The SCOOP: Librarians are Knowledge Creators, Not Just Knowledge Providers

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

The SCOOP, Scholarly COmmunication and Open Publishing, is a monthly column published to inform ATLA members of recent developments, new resources, or interesting stories from the realm of scholarly communication and open access publishing.

Librarians as Knowledge Creators

Historically, libraries and the persons who staff them have been perceived as the primary conduits for accessing knowledge. Librarians provide knowledge to those who seek it through classification schema, bibliographic instruction, and the purchase or license of scholarly materials. However, librarians frequently are also engaged in traditional subject-based research, innovative technological projects, and development of new processes or services at their libraries that would be great contributions, in written or other form, to the broader knowledge base.

As Seen on Twitter: March 2018

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:

Apply for the ATLA Diversity Scholarship

Scholarship

Are you studying for your MLIS? Are you from an underrepresented population, either religious, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or gender? Are you an ATLA member? Well, we have the scholarship for you! 

The Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI Committee) invites applications from students with an open willingness to explore the possibility of a vocation in information science and religious studies and/or theology for the Diversity Scholarship. Completed applications must be submitted no later than June 1, 2018.

Register for the “ATLA Products: Updates on New Content” Webinar

Products

ATLA invites you to the “ATLA Products: Updates on New Content” webinar on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 1 pm CDT. Join ATLA Director of Business Development Margot Lyon, ATLA Director of Production Maria Stanton, and ATLA Licensing Manager Gregg Taylor as they give an overview of new developments with ATLA Products and answer your questions.

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