Category Archives: Programs and Projects

LYRASIS Invites You Take a Survey on Academic Ebook Usage

Library Simplified

LYRASIS recently received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to investigate development of the Library Simplfied ebook platform and SimplyE e-reading application (www.librarysimplified.org) for use in academic libraries. SimplyE is an open source mobile e-reading application originally designed to simplify access to ebooks for public libraries and their patrons. It aggregates ebooks and audiobooks and makes them accessible in a single app. 

Submit to the ‘Theological Librarianship’ Student Essay Contest

The editorial board of Theological Librarianship, an online, open-access journal of ATLA, invites submissions of original essays from graduate and undergraduate students. The winning essay will be published in the Fall 2019 issue of Theological Librarianship.

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, simply complete the participation agreement.

If you are already a member of this program, don’t forget to fill out the profile form online so we can provide program users with information about your library’s collections and lending policies.

New Version of Research in Ministry (RIM) Coming This Month

RIM

We are excited to announce a major update to Research in Ministry (RIM). Coming in December 2018, the upgraded RIM (available soon at https://rim.atla.com/) will provide a new self-submittal system as well as an improved user interface and search experience.

Users will soon be able to create a unique login for RIM and complete a simple self-submission form that includes the full bibliographic detail, including the abstract of their project, thesis or dissertation, as well as the ability to assign ATLA Subject Headings that describe the work. With the move to the new version of RIM, ATLA will no longer accept paper or e-mail submissions to RIM from participating institutions, and users are asked to discontinue submitting records via email or US Mail utilizing the old submission form.

Book Spine Poetry Contest Winners

TLM

Theological Libraries Month (TLM) has ended and we are overjoyed with the response we received on Twitter and Facebook with member institutions and their patrons tagging #TLM2018 with all of their fun festivities throughout the month of October.

Though the celebrations varied, we celebrated corporately with the 2018 Book Spine Poetry contest. Participants used book titles to create poetry for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

Four winners were chosen using random.org:

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, simply complete the participation agreement.

If you are already a member of this program, don’t forget to fill out the profile form online so we can provide program users with information about your library’s collections and lending policies.

Join the Reciprocal Borrowing Program Meeting on November 8

reciprocal borrowing

New, current, and potential participants are invited to attend the third annual Reciprocal Borrowing Program Meeting on Thursday, November 8 at 1 pm CST. 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
  • Review of last year’s meeting and the 2017-2018 year
  • Reminder about the institutional profile for sharing collection strengths, languages, and borrowing policies

Apply for a National Medal for Museum and Library Service

imls

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor awarded to libraries and museums for service to their communities.

Anyone — an employee, a board member, a volunteer, a member of the public, or a government official — is invited to nominate an institution. Museums and libraries of most disciplines and types are eligible. To be considered, the institution must complete and return the nomination materials (PDF) by October 1, 2018.

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

acls

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: Book Spine Poetry Contest Returns

TLM

Theological Libraries Month (TLM) is this October and it exists to increase awareness of the importance and value of librarians and libraries serving theology and religious studies programs through communications and activities for faculty, administrators, staff, and students.

How can you participate in TLM?