Category Archives: Events

Redevelopment of the ATS Accreditation Standards Webinar

ATS Accreditation

As previously mentioned, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) is currently engaging in a comprehensive redevelopment of its accrediting Standards and Procedures. The current timeline for the redevelopment envisions a two-year process (June 2018 to June 2020), with regular membership involvement throughout the process. The first year (2018-2019) is called “a year of listening, researching, and reflecting” during which time the Task Force will intentionally engage a wide variety of audiences.

The first engagement is next month’s webinar.  

Upcoming ATLA Events: January and February


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

If you would like your meeting or event added to the calendar, email

Upcoming Events

ATLA Press Meetings
January 14-16
Vanderbilt Divinity Library

ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow Registration Deadline
January 20

Submit your 2019 ATLA Annual Conference Poster Proposal

Do you have an interesting and creative project you’ve been working on? We want to hear from you! We invite you to submit a proposal for poster sessions at the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference, June 12-15, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Poster Sessions are 60-minute informal presentations in which presenter(s) deliver(s) information that would be useful to the theological librarianship community.

Register today for our Spring Webinars

Spring Webinars

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.

Save the Date for the Ohio Theological Library Association Spring Meeting


The Ohio Theological Library Association (OTLA) will host their spring meeting on Friday, April 5, at the Hanby House State Memorial near Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio.

The Hanby House, designated as a United Methodist Heritage Landmark and managed by the Westerville Historical Society (WHS), was built in the mid-19th century for United Brethren bishop (and Otterbein co-founder) William Hanby and his wife, Ann. The historic site once served as a station for the Underground Railroad as William Hanby was an active abolitionist.  

Join us for a Live Demo on the Updated Research in Ministry® (RIM®)

ATLA has released an updated and new instance of Research in Ministry® (RIM®), the database for sharing and searching abstracts of papers and projects. The new database now allows authors, librarians, department chairs, and others to include new abstracts in RIM through a self-submission system. ATLA will no longer be entering these on behalf of participating institutions.

RIM indexes the bibliographic data and abstracts for projects and theses from a variety of graduate programs including Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Missiology (DMiss), and Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin), and with the new release, other related graduate programs. RIM is a searchable database with entries for authors, titles, advisors, schools, and ATLA subject headings.

ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow: General Registration Now Open!

Scholarly Communication

Registration for the ATLA sponsored ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow is now open. The ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow will take place on Friday, February 22, 2019, in Chicago at the offices of Quarles and Brady at 300 N. LaSalle. Registration will remain open until available space is filled or January 20, 2019, whichever occurs first. Space is limited; therefore, no more than two persons per library or institution may register to attend. Only ATLA Individual and Student Members and staff at ATLA Institutional Member libraries may register to attend. The cost of registration is $35 per person and includes lunch at the event.

ATLA to Host New Institute for International Theological Librarians in 2019 

As a not-for-profit association of theological libraries and librarians, ATLA understands the importance of supporting theological education throughout the world. In support of the Association’s goals to be recognized globally as a strategic collaborator and for the membership to be more diverse and inclusive, ATLA has created a new program that will provide a rich learning experience for international theological librarians. This new program, the 2019 ATLA International Theological Librarian Leadership Institute, will take place from June 9- 19, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  

Participants will experience a classroom setting with a cohort (June 10-11), attend the ATLA Annual Conference (June 12-15), and visit local libraries (June 16-19) during the ten-day Institute.

Upcoming ATLA Events: December and January


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

If you would like your meeting or event added to the calendar, email

Upcoming Events

ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow Scholarship Deadline
December 10
Submit Application
Chicago, Illinois

Exhibit at the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada


ATLA is pleased to welcome exhibitors to participate in the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference, June 12-15 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Exhibits will be available June 12-14, 2019.

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.