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The FY17 ATLA Annual Report Available to Download

Annual Report

The American Theological Library Association’s (ATLA) Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report is now available.

The report highlights the many accomplishments of the Association, including the work of Association’s committees, and improvements to ATLA’s databases.

Accessing the New Open Access Versions of Theology Cataloging Bulletin and the ATLA Summary of Proceedings

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As we announced last monthTheology Cataloging Bulletin (TCB) and the ATLA Summary of Proceedings will be moving to open access.

TCB – Publication Schedule Shifts, Member Notifications of New Issues

During the next several months, we will develop a site for TCB on ATLA’s instance of Open Journal Systems (OJS), the same publishing platform used for Theological Librarianship. Beginning in January 2019, TCB will be openly available to all readers through the OJS site under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (CC-BY-NC). Back issues of TCB will eventually be moved from the members-only Community area on the ATLA website to the new OJS site. 

Write About Your Research, Scholarship, and Experience

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Have you been engaged in any interesting research or professional activities that you would like to report? Consider submitting your work to one of ATLA’s publications!

The ATLA Monograph Series publishes open monographs that explore the intersection of librarianship and religious studies. For more information or instructions on submitting a book proposal, see the ATLA Press submission guidelines.

2017 ATLA Summary of Proceedings Available

Relive the 71st ATLA Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, by downloading a copy of the 2017 Summary of Proceedings.

Edited by Miranda Bennett, this year’s Proceedings features papers, presentations, and panels from theological librarians including: “Information Literacy and Spiritual Formation,” by Ryan Douglas Shrauner; “The Human Rights of Muslims in the United States: How is the Question Irrelevant?” by Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im and Thad Horner; and “The Post-Custodial Theological Library: Developing a Community Archives Program with the Local Church,” by Dr. Julia Brock, Shanee’ Yvette Murrain, and Tigner Rand.

February Issue of Theology Cataloging Bulletin Available

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The February 2018 issue of Theology Cataloging Bulletin (TCB), a benefit of membership, is now available. Please click here to access this issue in the members-only section of the ATLA website.

Section one of each issue lists new and changed subject headings and genre/form terms and section two lists new and changed classifications. Both are selected and compiled by Ann Heinrichs (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois). Section three includes general information, including professional development opportunities, and is edited by Leslie Engelson (Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky).

2016 ATS Statistics Available

The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) collaborate to collect and provide library statistics from ATS member institutions.

ATS collects information from institutions in the fall of each year, reflecting the most recently completed fiscal year (usually the prior year). ATLA reorganizes the data from ATS member institutions to provide comprehensive statistics focused on the library portion of the ATS survey.

ATLA Member Publications Moving to Open Access

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is moving the Theology Cataloging Bulletin (TCB) and the ATLA Summary of Proceedings, two valued and frequently consulted resources of the ATLA membership and others, to open access. ​

For more than 25 years, TCB has provided readers with information about new and changed Library of Congress subject headings and classification numbers as well as announcements of upcoming training opportunities, a bibliography of recently published articles, and other stories of interest to religion/theology catalogers. The Proceedings is the historical record of ATLA’s annual conference. It includes summaries of pre-conference professional development workshops; reports of business meetings, interest group meetings, denominational sessions, and conversation groups; and the full text or abstracts of plenary sessions, papers, posters, and workshops presented during the conference. Readers of the Proceedings learn about the rich and varied interests of ATLA members and of the work being done in the field of theological librarianship.

Theological Librarianship Plans 10-Year Anniversary and Needs Your Help

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Submitted by Jennifer Woodruff Tait, Editor-in-Chief, Theological Librarianship

The fall issue of Theological Librarianship is going to honor 10 years since the beginning of TL; its first issue was published in 2008.

TL is interested in gathering memories as part of that celebration. Were you involved in getting the journal off the ground? Did you write for an early issue? What was your reaction when it launched? What are some of your favorite articles?

November Issue of Theology Cataloging Bulletin Available

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The November 2017 issue of Theology Cataloging Bulletin (TCB), a benefit of membership, is now available. Please click here to access this issue in the members-only section of the ATLA website.

Section one of each issue lists new and changed subject headings and genre/form terms and section two lists new and changed classifications. Both are selected and compiled by Ann Heinrichs (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois). Section three includes general information, including professional development opportunities, and is edited by Leslie Engelson (Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky).

Theological Librarianship Publishes New Issue

Theological Librarianship

The new issue of Theological Librarianship (TL) is now available. TL, an online journal of ATLA, is an open access journal publishing essays, columns, critical reviews, bibliographic essays, and peer-reviewed articles on various aspects of theological librarianship and its contribution to theological education.

This issue covers topics such as librarianship as a spiritual practice, universal design, Amazon Alexa, and a special forum on open access, to name a few. 

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