Category Archives: Events

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

DPLA’s GIF IT UP Annual Competition is On


The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced GIF IT UP, an annual international gif-making competition. A GIF (or Graphics Interchange Format) is an image format that supports using multiple frames to create motion graphics in a continuous loop, allowing us to seemingly bring still images and other cultural heritage materials to life.

GIF IT UP was created to promote appreciation of the public domain and creative engagement with digitized cultural heritage materials. The most important part is to have fun and to share cool stuff in awesome ways.

October is Theological Libraries Month #TLM2017


We see collaboration as an essential part of being a librarian, scholar, and student. It’s impossible to do research in a vacuum and librarianship is inherently a collaborative profession. Therefore, one of our core values is collegiality and collaboration. This value is especially important in the changing landscape of theological librarianship and it’s now more important than ever to partner and network with others inside and outside librarianship.

Within our Association, we have witnessed creative solutions and unique partnerships, so we will be sharing them throughout the year and encourage you to share as well on Facebook, Twitter, and at the ATLA Annual Conference. We also encourage you to consider submitting a proposal for the 2018 ATLA Conference Proposal. Learn more.

Submit your #ATLA2018 Conference Proposal by Oct. 2

ATLA 2018 Conference

Denise McFarlin, ATLA Meeting Specialist, was happy to clear her wall filled with conference proposals from the 2017 ATLA Annual Conference to make room for your ATLA 2018 proposals (see the video below if you don’t believe us).

To help in our effort of filling up her wall, we have extended the deadline for all submissions to Monday, October 2.

Join us in making the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, happening June 13-16, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the best one yet!

Annual ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program Meeting


You are invited to the second annual ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program Meeting happening October 11, 2017, at 1 pm CDT. New, current, and potential participants are invited to attend. This is a great opportunity for interested participants to familiarize themselves with the program and to meet other librarians.

The meeting will include an open discussion on the following topics:

  • Welcome new participants
  • Brief summary of last year’s meeting and overall review the previous year
  • The possibility of participating members to fill-out an intuitional profile or quick snapshot of collection strengths, languages, and stats
  • Standardizing lending policies

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

September 9-13, 2017
Zagreb, Croatia

NFAIS Open Access and Beyond Conference
October 2-3, 2017
Alexandria, Virginia

ATLA Attends Catholic Biblical Association of America International Meeting


ATLA Licensing Associate Annie Banfich attended the Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBA) Eightieth International Meeting held August 5-8 at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

ATLA and CBA have worked together for many years, partnering to produce the electronic version of Old Testament Abstracts (OTA).

ATLA at SBL International Meeting, Berlin, Germany


Brenda Bailey-Hainer, Executive Director, and Margot Lyon, Director of Business Development, exhibited at the recent Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) International Meeting in Berlin, Germany, August 5-11.

Submit your 2018 ATLA Annual Conference Proposal

Submitted by Paul Tippey, Chair, ATLA Conference Committee

The ATLA Conference Committee invites members and friends to submit proposals for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, June 13-16, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, September 22, 2017.

While we welcome proposals pertaining to all areas of librarianship, we are particularly interested in topics that relate to creative uses of technology, open access in relation to scholarly communications, intermediate or advanced level programs, and programs that apply to religious studies bibliographers working in university settings.

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

PKP Scholary Publishing Conference
August 2-4
Montreal, QC, Canada

Catholic Biblical Association
August 5, 2017 – August 8, 2017
Washington, DC, USA

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