Register for the Pre-Conference Workshops at ATLA 2018

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 with your preferred workshop(s).

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

Game of Pros: Forging Alliances for Effective Information Literacy ($30 per person)

This pre-conference workshop, led by members and coordinated by Paul Myhre from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, will examine how we collaborate with campus constituencies to incorporate effective information literacy outreach into programs and courses. We’ll explore questions in three specific areas: The Distance Between Us: Teaching Non-Traditional Students Information Literacy; Information Literacy as a Collaborative Effort: Working with Administrators, Faculty, and IT; and It’s a Matter of Space and Time: Where, and How, and When Information Literacy Happens.

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Writing for the Profession: Librarians as Scholarly Authors ($30 per person)

Have you thought about authoring a journal article, book chapter, monograph, or other scholarly work? Are you confused about the publishing options available? Do you have questions about how to choose the best fit to express your work and ideas and to reach your intended audience? Do you have an idea or an almost completed manuscript that you would like to receive feedback on? Then this workshop is for you!

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Pedagogy of the Archive: Platforms and Practices for Teaching with Digital Archives ($50 per person)

Building upon a recent two-day workshop funded by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning, this full-day workshop explores best pedagogical practices in collection, description, and presentation of digitized historical images from archives and special collections. We will review the efforts and insights of a group of ten different archives to produce the “Stone-Campbell Teaching Archive” and will seek to identify ways forward for an even deeper and more expansive teaching tool.

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THATCampATLA ($15 per person)

Digital Humanities is changing the way we do research and teaching across all disciplines, and theological schools are no exception. Much of the most cutting edge work in digital humanities is being done by librarians. So, if you would like to join with others to share in learning how libraries can participate in and encourage the digital humanities, join us at THATCampATLA. THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp” and exists to bring humanists and technologists of every skill level together to learn how to integrate digital technologies into their teaching and research.

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ATLA & PALNI OCLC WMS Pre-Conference Event (Free)

This half-day event will include a WMS update, an overview of recent WorldCat Discovery enhancements, and news about what’s coming next with WMS from OCLC staff. We’re currently building the agenda and other topics that may be covered include: managing your open access materials using the WorldCat knowledge base, compiling the data for your library’s ATLA Annual Statistical Reporting, and getting the most from your WMS with tips from peers and OCLC staff.

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