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.

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

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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 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)

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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.

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.

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