Category Archives: Programs and Projects

Welcome New Reciprocal Borrowing Participants

Please join us in welcoming our most recent participants to the Reciprocal Borrowing Program. If you are interested in adding your library to this program, please read and complete the participation agreement and send to memberrep@atla.com.

To find a participating library near you, check out the full list of libraries and corresponding map available on the ATLA website.

Theological Libraries Month: #CreativeCollab Winners

October kicked off the first event in our year-long celebration of theological libraries and librarians around the theme “Creative Collaboration.” The first event was Theological Libraries Month (TLM) and we were delighted to see institutions across the world promoting their libraries and the profession on Twitter with #TLM2017 and #CreativeCollab.

In the contest, we asked the questions: How is your library creatively collaborating across departments and with other libraries? How are you engaging with your faculty and administration? How are you encouraging your patrons to collaborate? We encouraged participants to share on Twitter for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

ATLA Awards Diversity Scholarship to Dr. Ann Hidalgo

The ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 ATLA Diversity Scholarship, Dr. Ann Hidalgo.

Dr. Hidaldo has a PhD in Religion, Ethics, and Society from Claremont School of Theology and her area of specialization is Latin American Feminist Theology. In addition to Masters degrees in Practical Theology and Historical Musicology, Dr. Hidalogo is working towards an MLIS from San Jose State University and is a current Student member of ATLA.

ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program Meeting Overview

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On October 11, 2017, ATLA held a virtual meeting for current Reciprocal Borrowing participants and those interested in the program. During the call, ATLA reviewed information shared at the previous year’s meeting regarding the insurance fund for lost items and the marketing materials available for participants.

ATLA shared feedback from member visits that member institutions have expressed interest in having an institutional profile that can provide a snapshot of collections strengths, languages and special collections. Additionally, new participants have asked for sample forms and lending processes. Participants discussed these new proposals and shared their experiences from the last year.

ACLS Invites Applications for Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs Fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for fellowships offered by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs (RJIA), made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation. RJIA is a two-part initiative designed to foster new connections between scholars and journalists covering international affairs. The program offers an interrelated set of awards: programming grants for universities and fellowships for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study religion in international contexts. More information is available on the program’s overview page.

Theological Libraries Month: Creative Collaboration in a Changing Landscape

The month of September kicks off a year-long celebration of theological libraries and librarians around the theme “Creative Collaboration in a Changing Landscape.” To spark imagination and bring focus to theological library promotion, we are introducing a theme that will permeate through programs and events throughout the year, culminating at the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference — Connection at the Crossroads: Creative Collaboration in a Changing Landscape.

Welcome New Reciprocal Borrowing Participants

Please join us in welcoming our most recent participants to the Reciprocal Borrowing Program. If you are interested in adding your library to this program, please read and complete the participation agreement available online and send to memberrep@atla.com.

ATLA’s On Demand Learning

As the Spring Webinar Series comes to a close, we wanted to bring your attention to ATLA’s On Demand Learning, a collection of free professional development webinars on topics in librarianship, theological librarianship, technology, and other related fields.

If you missed the Spring Webinar series or would like to re-watch them, we have taken a portion of the recorded sessions and have uploaded them to our website.

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) Offers Chance to Win Amazon Dot at ATLA 2017

Submitted by Christopher Plattsmier, ACLS Humanities E-Book

Greetings ATLA Members! ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is excited to be exhibiting during the upcoming ATLA Annual Conference in Atlanta. This will be a great opportunity for ATLA Members to connect with the HEB team about the ATLA Special Series that launched last year, discuss challenges in the digital library marketplace, and earn the chance to win an Amazon Dot!

There are only two requirements to enter to win the Amazon Dot: 1) You must be an active ATLA Member and 2) You must provide at least one title recommendation for the ATLA Special Series. Title recommendations are to be for backlist and/or out-of-print titles in the humanities that are essential to religious scholarship, have lasting scholarly importance, and can benefit the members of ATLA. If you would like to email HEB your recommendation to enter the Amazon Dot drawing before the conference, that is fine too!

Welcome New Reciprocal Borrowing Participants

Join us in welcoming our newest participants to the Reciprocal Borrowing Program.

Also, the Reciprocal Borrowing website now features a spreadsheet list of participating libraries, in addition to the current map. We hope that this addition will make promoting this program more convenient for you and your patrons.

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