Category Archives: Member News

ATLA Job Board Postings, June 2018


Member and non-member institutions are invited to post and view job openings on the ATLA Job Board. Here is a list of the current job openings:

The Congregational Library & Archives Receives Grant by National Endowment for the Humanities

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The Congregational Library & Archives is happy to announce that their New England’s Hidden Histories project, which seeks to locate, digitize, transcribe, and place online New England’s earliest manuscript church records, has been selected to receive a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible through the use of digital technology, which closely aligns with the mission and directive of New England’s Hidden Histories.

The Pitts Theology Library Wins PR Xchange Awards Competition, ALA


The Pitts Theology Library has won the 2018 PR Xchange Awards Competition in the Special Programs & Exhibits – Electronic in the budget category of under $5 million for their Wesley Exhibition Catalog.

Religion of the Heart: John Wesley and the Legacy of Methodism in America (December 11, 2017 – March 9, 2018) is an exhibition curated by Brandon Wason. The exhibition explores the rise of Methodism with John Wesley and looks at the establishment and history of Methodism in America. View the winning exhibition catalog here.

Andrew Keck Named Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, Perkins School of Theology


We are excited to share that Andrew Keck has been named Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Previously the Director of Library Services at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, this newly created position will have Andy working closely with Dean Craig C. Hill to provide leadership and management for school-wide projects and priorities. Areas of special emphasis will include church relations, student discernment related to deacon ministries, preparation of accreditation reports and visits, assisting in the development of grant proposals, and helping Dean Hill with development initiatives.

ATLA Job Board Postings, May 2018


Member and non-member institutions are invited to post job openings on the ATLA Job Board. Here is a list of the current job openings:

Anthony Elia Named New Bridwell Library Director


Anthony Elia has been named J.S. Bridwell Foundation Endowed Librarian and Director of Bridwell Library at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, effective June 1. He succeeds retiring Director Roberta Schaafsma, who has served in that role since April 2007.

Elia, Director of Library and Educational Technology at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis since 2013, will be responsible for providing vision, strategic direction, and operational leadership for Bridwell Library. In addition, he will promote the development of collections and oversee the library’s public service and user education efforts.

Welcome New Members: Continental Theological Seminary, IBTS Centre, Judson Bible College, and Southern Reformed College & Seminary

Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined this spring. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Institutional Member Continental Theological Seminary, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium

Established in 1959, Continental Theological Seminary (CTS) prepares students for ministry in the Pentecostal tradition. In addition to diploma pathways, CTS offers a Master of Theology in Evangelical and Pentecostal Studies. CTS is situated in a historic chateau (Rattendaal Castle) which dates back to 1174. In World War II, German occupation forces inhabited the chateau, and it later became a school for young Jewish men after the liberation of Belgium.

The V. G. Greisen Memorial Library serves as a resource for CTS students and holds more than 45,000 volumes in English, Dutch, French, and German in its collections. The CTS student population hails from over thirty nations, and this diversity is reflected in the languages of the library collections and periodicals.

ATLA Job Board Postings, April 2018


Member and non-member institutions are invited to post job openings on the ATLA Job Board. Here is a list of the current job openings:

Dr. Brenda Cantu Named Digital Instruction Librarian at the JKM Library

Submitted by Christine Wenderoth, PhD, Director of the JKM Library

For the first time in eleven years, the JKM Library has a new staff member, Dr. Brenda Cantu. She is the new Digital Instruction Librarian as of February 1, 2018.

Her assignment is to work with faculty, students, the Language Resource and Writing Center (LRWC), IT, and all on campus who use technology to teach and learn. She holds a doctorate in Informational Science from the University of North Texas-Denton. Her dissertation is entitled The Effects of Student-Perceived Instructor Demotivating Behaviors on Doctoral Students’ Information Seeking Behaviors.

ATLA Job Board Postings


Member and non-member institutions are invited to post job openings on the ATLA Job Board. Here is a list of the current job openings:

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