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The Florida Theological Library Association (FTLA) will Meet March 8


The Florida Theological Library Association (FTLA) a regional group of ATLA, cordially invites you to attend its annual conference on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida. The program includes a complimentary lunch sponsored by the university. Registration is free, but reservations are required.

The annual conference will include a welcome and devotional service from Dr. Michael Sanders, Dean of Faculty, Warner University; lectures from Tyler Benbow, Instructor in the Biblical Studies/Church Ministry Department, Warner University, and Philip M. O’Neal, Senior Reference and Instruction Librarian; and a presentation from Christine Fruin, ATLA Scholarly Communication/Open Access Publishing Manager. 

In Southern California? You’re invited to SCELC Vendor Day on Thursday, March 8

Submitted by Rick Burke, Executive Director, SCELC

This March, SCELC welcomes any ATLA member, whether or not your library is participating in a SCELC offer at this time, to attend their annual SCELC Vendor Day. This is a great opportunity for you to meet vendors and see demonstrations of many products in a single day. Be sure check out the full schedule on Sched (scroll down to Thursday) to see what vendors and products will be featured. For several years, ATLA and SCELC have partnered to provide ATLA Institutional members with the opportunity to license electronic resources not currently available through local consortial agreements.

The Carolinas Theological Library Consortium (CTLC) Will Meet March 15

The Carolinas Theological Library Consortium (CTLC) shares resources amongst the various institutions with theology and/or religion programs in North and South Carolina. They will be meeting March 15 at the G. Allen Fleece Library, Columbia International University.

Matt Wasielewski sent out a communication to the CTLC group this week informing the group of the meeting details.

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.

Timothy Beal is the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He has published thirteen books, most recently The Book of Revelation: A Biography (Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2018), for which he won a Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts, which was named the Best Print Reference in the Humanities by Library Journal in 2015. He has written essays on religion, media, and culture for The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe New York Times, and, among others.

ATLA Member Product Loyalty Program Launched

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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 Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), ATLASerials® (ATLAS®), and ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™).

ATLA reserves a portion of funds garnered from product sales for distribution to eligible member sites. The Member Loyalty benefit allows members to re-invest in ATLA Member Programs.

Grants Available for Members in Developing Countries

As a not-for-profit association of theological libraries and librarians, ATLA understands the importance of supporting theological education throughout the world. ATLA desires to be recognized globally as a strategic collaborator and for the ATLA membership to be more diverse and inclusive. In support of these goals, ATLA has provided a program to make attending the ATLA Annual Conference affordable for members in eligible developing countries.

ATLA Annual Conference Travel Grants Available for ATLA 2018

ATLA is pleased to offer an expanded travel grants program to support attendance at the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13-16. In order to be eligible to apply for an ATLA Travel Grant, you must be an Individual or Student member in good standing as of January 1, 2018.

The grant award amounts available are as follows: 

You’re Invited to the Joint Reception at ALA Midwinter in Denver


Join the American Theological Librarian Association (ATLA) and the Catholic Library Association (CLA) at our joint reception during ALA Midwinter in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday, February 11. We will be celebrating our profession and promoting collegiality with light Kosher fare and conversation.

The reception location is a short walk from the convention center and many of the conference hotels at the Commons on Champa at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

ATLA 2018: Call for Groups to Select Meeting Times


There are several opportunities for groups (interest groups, informal conversation groups, etc.) to schedule a meeting at the upcoming conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Groups are welcome to meet anytime during the conference and if you inform ATLA in advance when your group will meet, ATLA will assign a meeting room with A/V (if desired) and publicize the meeting in the printed conference program as well as the online program.

Call for Posters: 2018 ATLA Annual Conference


ATLA aims to offer many avenues for members to share interesting and creative projects. Therefore, ATLA invites proposals for poster sessions at the 2018 Annual Conference, June 13-16, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Scheduled in a 60-minute time slot, poster sessions are informal. The presenter(s) develops a poster and handouts which deliver useful information to the theological library community.

Submit your poster proposal by Wednesday, January 31.

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