Announcing Our Spring Webinars Lineup

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We are pleased to announce the schedule for the first of the Spring 2017 webinars. These webinars are hosted by ATLA and our partners as a way to foster the exchange of ideas within the theological librarianship profession and share information about important resources.

Making Your Library a Place for Meaningful Conversation
Tuesday, February 21, 12pm CST

Theological libraries are uniquely positioned to spark meaningful conversations on their campuses and in their communities. In this webinar, participants will explore the library as a place for conversation, different types of conversation and conversational practices, and guiding principles for promoting conversation. The presenter, Myka Kennedy Stephens, seminary librarian at Lancaster Theological Seminary, will share examples and lessons learned from conversations she has facilitated and hosted in the library. This webinar is sponsored by the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Register here.


Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception Online
Thursday, February 23, 12pm CST

De Gruyter and SCELC have partnered to offer a shared purchase model for the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception Online and SCELC will be hosting a webinar for interested libraries to learn more about the resource and the offer. The offer is a one-time outright purchase model conferring ownership of the 30 volume set (13 are complete as of 2016) on each individual purchasing library with no ongoing fees. Orders will accumulate until the shared purchase price is reached, and then a new shared purchase will begin. Order forms are due by May 15, 2017, but purchases will be made on a first come-first served basis. All ATLA libraries are eligible to participate in this shared purchase.

Please see the SCELC offer page for more detail:
http://scelc.org/offers/encyclopedia-bible-and-its-reception-online

You will need to log in to the SCELC website to see full details, including pricing. If your library is a SCELC Member, Affiliate, or ATLA Institutional member, you can register for an account. Libraries that are not yet SCELC Affiliates need to compete an application to participate in this shared purchase. (SCELC Affiliates do not pay any initial or ongoing fees apart from those attached to products they license through SCELC).

On the day of the webinar, you can join here and use your computer for audio or call in from a phone.

United States: +1 (224) 501-3216
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
Access Code: 940-059-309


OCLC’s Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) and GreenGlass
Tuesday, February 28, 10:30am CST

Please join us for an overview and demonstration of OCLC’s Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) and GreenGlass. During this session, you will about learn about the incentive programs just for ATLA members, which is the third in the partnership between ATLA and OCLC.

Come learn how your library can benefit by joining eight ATLA members that currently subscribe to the services.  In addition to seeing a live demonstration, you will find out how to request incentive pricing and place an order.

Register here.


Librarians as Active Bystanders: Centering Social Justice in LIS Practice
Tuesday, March 29, 12pm CST

Librarians are social justice advocates and libraries are proponents of equal access; this access is not solely relegated to books and information within the library. This webinar will situate social justice within LIS and discuss ways for librarians to develop a socially just information practice. Webinar presented by Dr. Nicole Amy Cooke, Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and sponsored by the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Register here.


An Introduction to the Translated Texts for Historians E-Library
Wednesday, April 12, 11am CST

Please join Jennie Collinson, Head of Sales at Liverpool University Press as she shares details about an exciting offer available through SCELC. The  Translated Texts for Historians E-Library makes available historical sources from A.D. 300–800 translated into English, in many cases for the first time. This collection contains 66 volumes from the series that bring together a wealth of important early medieval texts in translation, with scholarship from leading academics.

Register here.


Let’s Talk about Power: Why Diversity and Cultural Competence are Important to LIS
Thursday, April 27, 12pm CST

As microcosms of larger society, libraries are faced with issues of inequity, discrimination, social privilege, and social marginalization. This webinar will briefly discuss the history of unequal access in LIS, and discuss the ways in which librarians can combat this history by becoming culturally competent professionals. Webinar presented by Dr. Nicole Amy Cooke, Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and sponsored by the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Register here.


ATLA PCC Funnels – With an Emphasis on SACO
Wednesday, May 17, 1pm CST

This webinar will provide a brief orientation to and update of ATLA’s participation in two Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) programs: NACO (Name Authority Cooperative) and CONSER (Cooperative Serials Program). This orientation will be most helpful to anyone interested in contributing name authorities or series authorities to the national authority file or in cataloging serials to national standards (and being able to mark records as such).

The main focus of the webinar will be on continuing the discussion started at the last annual conference on establishing an ATLA funnel for the SACO (Subject Authority Cooperative) program. Anyone interested in being able to contribute new or revised subject headings to Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), to contribute genre terms in religion for the recently established list of genre/form terms, or to contribute new or revised Library of Congress classification numbers—yes, “SACO” includes all of these—will be interested in this presentation.

The Professional Development Committee supports expanding ATLA’s participation in the PCC programs to include SACO. The desired outcome of the webinar is to determine that ATLA catalogers have a definite interest in participating and to proceed with establishing the ATLA SACO funnel.

Register here.

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