Register for the Pacific Northwest Religious Studies and Theological Library Association Meeting

On May 13, 2019, the Pacific Northwest Religious Studies and Theological Library Association (PNWRSTLA) will meet at Mount Angel Abbey in Benedict, Oregon. The event is free; there is a $10 fee for lunch.  To register, please email Steve Perisho, Theology and Philosophy Librarian, Seattle Pacific University, at sperisho[at]


The agenda for the day is as follows:

8:00                      Mass (optional)

9:00-9:30          Arrival, refreshments, mingling

9:30-10:15          Introductions and news

10:15-11:15         Presentation by Dr. David Hollenberg, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University of Oregon, on the Yemen Manuscripts Digitization Initiative

11:15-12:00         Presentation by Michael Paulus, University Librarian and Assistant Provost for Educational Technology, Seattle Pacific University (as well as yours truly), on the need for programs like the SPU Library’s own brand new Information Studies Minor (Autumn 2018- ), which has been designed to explore with students “the dynamic relationships between information, technology, and people,” as well as “the opportunities and challenges facing our [contemporary] information society.”

12:00-12:30        Free time to visit the campus or participate in Noon prayer (optional)

12:30-1:30           Lunch and informal business meeting

1:30-3:00             Presentation by Christine Fruin, Scholarly Communication and Digital Projects Manager, ATLA, on “Authors’ Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Copyright & Open Access in Modern Scholarly Publishing.”

3:00-3:30           Tour by Victoria Ertelt (Library, rare book vault, etc.)

5:15                        Vespers (optional)


Overnight accommodations are available at the Mount Angel Abbey Guesthouse or area hotels.

Contact information for accommodations at Mount Angel:

Monica Bochsler
Guest Services Manager
St. Benedict Guesthouse & Retreat Center
Mount Angel Abbey
1 Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, OR 97373
Office phone:  503.845.3025

Learn more.

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