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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.

Register for Two Free Webinars this December

Join us this December for two free webinars hosted by ATLA to foster the exchange of ideas within the theological librarianship profession and share information about important resources. This free webinar series was developed by the Professional Development Committee.

ATLA 2018 Call for Exhibitors


ATLA is pleased to welcome exhibitors to participate in the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13-16. Exhibits will be available June 13-15.

The exhibit hall is an important part of the ATLA Annual Conference, providing opportunities for attendees to learn about the new products and services available to theological libraries.

SWATLA Meets at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Submitted by Craig Kubic, President, SWATLA

The Southwest Area Theological Library Association (SWATLA) held its fall meeting on October 20, 2017, at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. This event was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of Council of Southwest Theological Schools (COSTS).

Dr. Frank Yamada, the new Executive Director of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada delivered the plenary address to a joint session of both groups. Dr. Yamada’s presentation addressed current trends in theological education, religious congregations, and societal changes impacting ministry preparation. He entertained questions from the audience after the presentation on the topics related to the impact and expectations on institutional preparation for accreditation.

Seminary Student Celebrates Theological Libraries Month #TLM2017

Theological Libraries Month (TLM) has come to a close and we’ve received a final submission from a student at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on how she is celebrating TLM and collaborating through her research. TLM is a great way to promote your library and inspire one another in finding those creative collaborations and valuable partnerships.

Carmanie Bhatti is pursuing a Master of Theological Studies and taking courses both at Garrett-Evangelical and at Northwestern University, which allows her to make use of the materials at both the Northwestern and Styberg Library. She shared, “It is because of the incredible collaboration between these libraries that I am able to do my research work.”

Association of Jewish Libraries Hosts Webinars on Judaica


The Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) has partnered with the American Librarian Association (ALA) to produce a series of webinars on Judaica. The first webinar is titled “Cataloging Judaica Resources,” and will focus on sacred texts. The second, “Collection Development of Judaic Materials,” will be in December.

You’re Invited to the ATLA Receptions at AAR & SBL


Attending the Annual Meetings co-hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion this November? Join us for the ATLA Receptions!

Enjoy light fare, spirits, and conversation at one or both of the ATLA receptions during AAR & SBL 2017 in Boston, MA. The reception locations are a short walk from the convention center and many of the conference hotels.

Feel free to bring a colleague or two, and you are welcome to attend both events if your schedule allows.We kindly request a RSVP in advance.

Announcing the Fall & Winter Webinar Lineup

We are pleased to announce the schedule for some of the upcoming webinars. These webinars are hosted by ATLA and our partners as a way to foster the exchange of ideas within the theological librarianship profession and share information about important resources. This free webinar series was developed by the Professional Development Committee. More webinars may be added at a later date, so stay tuned for updates to the schedule!

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Celebrates Theological Libraries Month #TLM2017


Theological Libraries Month (TLM) is in full swing and many libraries are sharing how they celebrating. We wanted to share how the John T. Christian Library at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is celebrating TLM as to inspire and encourage other member libraries.

Kyara K. St. Amant, Head of Technical Services, shared that October is filled with many milestones for their seminary. She said, “New Orleans is celebrating TLM, the 500th anniversary of the 95 Theses, and the seminary’s 100th anniversary all at the same time.” What a busy month!

In honor of these events, she has put together a display of their 16th Century works with a few brief descriptions of how printing impacted the spread of Protestant ideas. She added, “It has been a blast to research and put together.”

ATLA Calendar

ATLA is around the globe this season. Check out the new ATLA Calendar for a list of events, deadlines, and meetings.

Upcoming Events

Annual ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Meeting
October 11
Webinar Meeting
Learn more

DEI Committee Meeting
October 12-13
Chicago, IL

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