Call for Submissions: 2018 ATLA Summary of Proceedings

2018 proceedings
Submitted by Miranda Bennett, Editor-in-Chief, ATLA Summary of Proceedings

I am pleased to announce the call for submissions to the Summary of Proceedings of the Seventy-second Annual Conference of the American Theological Library Association, held June 13-16, in Indianapolis. If you participated in the Conference in any of the following capacities, you are encouraged to contribute to the Proceedings:

  • Pre-conference workshop presenter
  • Paper or presentation speaker
  • Panel discussion presenter
  • Conversation group facilitator
  • Listen and Learn speaker
  • In-conference workshop presenter
  • Poster presenter
  • Worship leader

A very important change to the Proceedings this year is that all submissions must be made using the Online Journal System (OJS), the platform ATLA now uses to publish the Proceedings. Email submissions will not be accepted. Instructions for submitting your materials to the Proceedings may be found at We have also prepared a brief video tutorial on how to submit your paper to the Proceedings at  

Annual Yearbook

Further, ATLA will also produce an Annual Yearbook in addition to the Proceedings, and some of the reports that were previously included in the Proceedings will now be part of the Yearbook. The following groups will submit their annual reports to the 2018 Yearbook now instead of the Proceedings:

  • Denominational Groups
  • Interest Groups
  • Committees and Task Forces

For more information on who should submit to the Yearbook as well as instructions on submission, please visit

If you believe that your paper would be within the scope and of interest of readers of one of ATLA’s other publications, such as Theological Librarianship, please let me know prior to submitting your work to the Proceedings and we can discuss the procedure for submission to one of those other publications.

Publications Deadline

The deadline for submissions to the Proceedings as well as the new Yearbook is September 28, 2018. Early submissions are encouraged.

If you have questions about the Proceedings, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. Questions about submissions to the Yearbook should be directed to

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