Category Archives: Member News

T. Patrick Milas Named Director of the Gardner A. Sage Library


T. Patrick Milas has been named the new Director of the Gardner A. Sage Library and Assistant Professor of Theological Bibliography and Research at New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NBTS). Dr. Milas most recently served as the Academic Technology Librarian for the Princeton Theological Seminary Library at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.

Patrick earned an AB in Religion from Davidson College, and an MS and PhD in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. His dissertation topic was: “Information Behavior at Highpath School of Theology, the Research Habits of MDiv and MTS/MA Students, Faculty and Librarians: An Exploratory Study.”

Bob Krupp Announces Retirement

July 31, 2018, was Bob Krupp’s last day as Library Director at Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon.

Bob was a student at Western from 1974-1977. He came back to Western as director from 1983 until 1993. He was the director at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and the first University Librarian at Trinity International University from 1993-1997. He returned to Western from 1997 until this summer.

ATLA Job Board Postings, August 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:

Welcome New Members: Agnes Scott College, Bloomfield College, Georgia State University, and Luther Rice College & Seminary

Agnes Scott College's McCain Library

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

Institutional Member Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia

Agnes Scott College, founded in 1889, is an independent liberal arts college for women affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The college was named in honor of Agnes Irvine Scott, a Scots-Irish immigrant to the United States. Her son George Washington Scott was the college’s primary benefactor and the Rev. Frank Henry Gaines, minister of Decatur Presbyterian Church, was the founding president. In 1906, Agnes Scott College was the first institution of higher education in Georgia to receive regional accreditation.

Promotions at the Pitts Theology Library


This summer, two librarians have been promoted at Emory University’s Pitts Theology Library.

Rebekah Bédard has been promoted from Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator to Head of Collection Development, Exhibitions, and Engagement. In this role, Rebekah will oversee the development of Pitts’ collections, which includes acquisitions for the circulating collection, periodicals, and electronic resources. She will also lead the library’s efforts to increase the impact of library collections by overseeing special collections exhibitions, outreach programs, and digital projects.

ATLA Job Board Postings, July 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:

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

congregational library

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.