Category Archives: Programs and Projects

Library Web Templates: A New Consortial Offering from ATLA

web templates

NC LIVE and ATLA have partnered to offer a web template based on LibGuides CMS that features an easy-to-use interface, contemporary design, and customization. No coding or web design skills required!

The templates were designed by UNC Creative and feature a clean aesthetic and a user-focused interface. The web templates will also be mobile-responsive (will look great on computer browsers, tablets, and phones) and will meet the latest WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards. Libraries are free to tailor the templates as much as they desire to their needs and aesthetic.

ATLA Establishes New Alma-Users Discussion List

ATLA has recently set up an ATLA-hosted discussion list for Alma users due to interest generated at this year’s Annual Conference in Indianapolis. Lynn Berg, Assistant Director of Technical Services at the Styberg Library, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, is serving as the list moderator.

Anyone who is an ATLA individual-type (Individual, Student, Lifetime) member or staff at a member institution who is interested in the Ex Libris Alma library services platform is invited to subscribe to the new discussion list by emailing memberrep@atla.com.

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.

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.

Apply for the ATLA Diversity Scholarship

Scholarship

Are you studying for your MLIS? Are you from an underrepresented population, either religious, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or gender? Are you an ATLA member? Well, we have the scholarship for you! 

The Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI Committee) invites applications from students with an open willingness to explore the possibility of a vocation in information science and religious studies and/or theology for the Diversity Scholarship. Completed applications must be submitted no later than June 1, 2018.

Theological Libraries Ebook Lending Project (TLELP) Hits Milestone

Ebook
Submitted by Donna R. Campbell, Project Leader & Publisher Liaison, TLELP 

Theological Libraries Ebook Lending Project (TLELP) hit a milestone on March 19, 2018, when it reached 1,000 titles added into their shared catalog.

It is not too late to join the project. We plan to provide an opportunity to renew with a three-year agreement in 2019. Save money and finally gain control over your digital content offerings (eBooks, eAudio, etc.). With our shared ODILO eBook platform, libraries can bring in content from any publisher, as well as ingest and share their own publications and/or local content. Our customized platform allows TLELP to do what we want, with whatever content we want. Your library can lend various religious and theological materials through this innovative and easy-to-use platform: http://www.theologicalebooks.org.

Course Materials in Library Publishing Now Available

Library Publishing Coalition
Submitted by Christine Fruin, ATLA Scholarly Communication/Open Access Publishing Manager

The Library Publishing Coalition, in collaboration with several organizations, received a grant to develop library publishing curriculum that could be adapted and used by librarians for the purpose of launching or enhancing local scholarly publishing programs. The first two of four planned modules have just been released. Each module contains an introduction plus 6-7 “units” that address topics of interest. Each unit includes the following components: a narrative, a slideshow with talking notes, and activities for use in a physical or virtual classroom for workshops and courses.

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.

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.

ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program Releases Updated Form

Reciprocal

On October 11, 2017, ATLA held a virtual meeting for current Reciprocal Borrowing participants and those interested in the program. During the call, ATLA shared feedback from member visits that member institutions have expressed interest in having an institutional profile for participants in the Reciprocal Borrowing program that can provide a snapshot of collections strengths, languages and special collections. This way, librarians can guide their students to participating institutions that can best suit their needs.

Updates from the Theological Libraries Ebook Lending Project (TLELP)

Ebook

Theological Libraries Ebook Lending Project (TLELP) continues to expand its base of libraries and publishers. TLELP concluded a successful year-long pilot project in June 2016. In July 2016, the group grew to thirteen religious and theological libraries with a three-year service agreement with OdiloTID. In 2017, seven more libraries from the U.S. and Canada joined with a two-year agreement.

Now is the perfect time for North American libraries to join us with a one-year agreement! We plan to provide an opportunity to renew with a three-year agreement in 2019. Save money and finally gain control over your digital content offerings (eBooks, eAudio, etc.). With our shared ODILO eBook platform, libraries can bring in content from any publisher, as well as ingest and share their own publications and/or local content. Our customized platform allows TLELP to do what we want, with whatever content we want. Your library can lend various religious and theological materials through this innovative and easy-to-use platform: http://www.theologicalebooks.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, 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.

Skip to toolbar