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Register for Two Webinars this May: ATLA Products and ATLA PCC Funnels


ATLA Products: Updates on New Content
Thursday, May 3, 1:00-2:00 pm CDT

The ATLA Products team members will provide an overview of new developments with ATLA Products, including ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™), an expanded offering of  444+ full-text journals in many diverse areas of religion and theology. In addition, ATLA staff will  also discuss enhancements and additions to the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), including the integration of the ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®) content.

Are there any specific questions or topics you’d like to see addressed? Registered attendees are welcome to email with questions or you are welcome to ask them during the session. If your question is time-sensitive please email or refer to the FAQ on ATLA’s website.


Meet Friday’s Plenary Speaker at ATLA 2018, Stephanie M. Crumpton


We are pleased to introduce Stephanie M. Crumpton, Friday’s plenary speaker for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13-16.

Stephanie is a scholar, teacher, and ordained minister. In 2006 she began doctoral research on Black women’s experiences of intimate and cultural violence. During this time she also worked as a Georgia State Court Appointed Family Violence Advocate in the Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office (Atlanta, Georgia), and consulted with the Georgia Commission on Family Violence’s initiative to equip faith communities with networks and practical resources for responding to intimate violence. This work continues to inform her trauma sensitive approach to psychological, physical, and emotional health and her ongoing research, teaching, and community engagements as an assistant professor of practical theology. Her course portfolio includes introductory level courses in pastoral care and religious education, and elective courses on pastoral theological method for justice work, womanist/feminist pastoral care and counseling, and the role of African cosmology and ritual in pastoral care.

Register for the Pre-Conference Workshops at ATLA 2018


Enjoy the full conference experience by registering for pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, June 13 at the 2018 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 information literacy, scholarly communication, pedagogical practices, and digital humanities.

Haven’t registered for the ATLA conference? Register by May 10 to secure the best ticket price. If you have already registered for the conference and would like to add these to your schedule, please email with your preferred workshop(s).

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

Upcoming ATLA Events: April and May 2018


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

UKSG 2018
April 9 – April 11
Glasgow, UK

April 9 – April 13
Nashville, TN, USA

Register for the “ATLA Products: Updates on New Content” Webinar


ATLA invites you to the “ATLA Products: Updates on New Content” webinar on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 1 pm CDT. Join ATLA Director of Business Development Margot Lyon, ATLA Director of Production Maria Stanton, and ATLA Licensing Manager Gregg Taylor as they give an overview of new developments with ATLA Products and answer your questions.

Register now

You’re Invited to the DEI Webinar, “Is Mentoring One Solution to Address the Shifting Library Landscape?”


ATLA’s Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) invites you to attend the webinar “Is Mentoring One Solution to Address the Shifting Library Landscape?” on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 11:00 am CDT presented by DEI’s chair Donna Wells.

You’re Invited to the SWATLA Virtual Meeting — “What They Didn’t Teach in Library School: The Cycle of True Marketing”


ATLA and Southwestern Area Theological Library Association (SWATLA) invites theological librarians in the Southwestern US and beyond to join them at their virtual meeting to hear plenary speaker Kathy Dempsey discuss “What They Didn’t Teach in Library School: The Cycle of True Marketing” on April 12, 2018, at 1:00 pm CDT. 

Chicago Code4Lib Meeting at ATLA Headquarters

Chicago Code4Lib

On Wednesday, May 16, ATLA will be hosting a one-day meeting of the Chicago Code4Lib chapter. This event, to be held in the building’s eighth floor conference center, brings together a range of professionals engaged with technology in libraries.

This event is free to attend. The program will involve a mix of lightning talks, panel talks, and possibly some break-outs. This is a great opportunity for two organizations to learn about each other, for ATLA to encourage our tech-minded members to get involved with other library organizations, and for Chicago-area librarians and programmers to share their latest news.

Register today!

Preservation Week: Inspires Action to Preserve Collections

Preservation Week

Preservation Week, this year observed April 22-28, 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) Meets at Warner University

Submitted by Philip M. O’Neill, Senior Reference Librarian and Instruction Librarian, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the Florida Theological Library Association (FTLA) held its annual conference at Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida. Sherill Harriger, Library Director at Warner University, graciously hosted this event. Eight persons attended.

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