Category Archives: Events

Small Libraries Interest Group to Meet at ATLA 2017

Submitted by Susan Ebertz, Chair, Small Libraries Interest Group

The Small Libraries Interest Group will be having our FIRST meeting as an official interest group at the end of our session “Small Libraries Collaborating to Create Information Literacy Videos” on Friday, 3:30 pm at the ATLA Annual Conference. Join us and add the session to your schedule now.

Library Support for Online and Distance Education: SEPTLA Continuing Education Event

Submitted by Karla Fackler Grafton, Montgomery Library, Westminster Theological Seminary

On Friday, April 21, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Theological Library Association (SEPTLA) met at New Brunswick Theological Seminary for our biannual meeting. The program consisted of speakers addressing the theme of library support for online and distance education. Many of our institutions are moving or have moved to the use of online, hybrid and distance educational components and/or are developing completely online degree programs. The goal of this day-long focus on online education was to expose library staff to new and unique ideas as well as proven methods of success for specific library support of online and distance education programs.

Colleges and Universities Interest Group (CUIG) Reactivation Meeting

Submitted by John Thompson, Eberly Library, Waynesburg University

At the 2017 ATLA Annual Conference in Atlanta, there will be a meeting to see if there is interest in reactivating the Colleges and Universities Interest Group (CUIG).

You’re Invited to the 2017 ATLA Annual Conference Opening Reception


Don’t forget to add the 2017 ATLA Annual Conference Opening Reception to your conference schedule! For the first time, this year the Opening Reception will be held in the Exhibit Hall to allow more time for attendees to explore all of our vendors’ offerings and meet fellow conference attendees.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks while you explore the exhibits and reconnect with colleagues before venturing into the Atlanta Perimeter area.

Register for the ATLA Funnels Project Webinar this May


Richard Lammert, Technical Services Librarian at Concordia Theological Seminary and ATLA Funnels Coordinator, will be presenting a webinar on the ATLA Funnel Projects. The Funnel Projects are sponsored by the Professional Development Committee.

Join Richard at the last webinar of our Spring Webinar Series and learn more about this new exciting possibility of a SACO Funnel.

Read on to learn about this webinar.

Register for the Pre-Conference Workshops at ATLA 2017

Enjoy the full conference experience by registering for pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, June 14 at the 2017 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 scholarly communication, accreditation, special collections, and media. In addition, we recently added a writer’s workshop presented by the ATLA Press Coordinating Council.

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

Calling All Lifetime Members:  A Special Invitation to the 2017 ATLA Annual Conference

Has it been awhile since you saw your friends and colleagues from ATLA? Are you considering attending the upcoming ATLA conference in Atlanta but need one more good reason to go? If so, we hope you’ll join us at this all-conference dinner and special event.

ATLA Exhibits and Holds Reception at ACRL


ATLA recently exhibited at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference in Baltimore from March 22-25.

During the conference, we enjoyed steady traffic at our booth in the exhibits hall and conducted meetings with customers, members, and partners.

Preservation Week: Inspires Action to Preserve Collections


Preservation Week, this year observed April 23-29, exists to inspire action to preserve personal, family, and community collections in addition to library, museum, and archive collections. It also raises awareness of the role libraries and other cultural institutions play in providing ongoing preservation education and information. Preservation Week is an initiative of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association. 

Florida Theological Library Association (FTLA) Meeting

Submitted by Michael Farrell, FTLA President 

The annual meeting of the Florida Theological Library Association (FTLA) was held on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Attendees were hosted by Michael Farrell and Lisa Oharek at Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo, FL.  Eight people were in attendance, representing five Florida libraries.

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