ATLA Press Publishes ‘Teaching Religion in a Changing Public University’

Teaching Religion
Submitted by Matthew Collins, Monographs Editor in Chief 

The ATLA Press’s open monograph program is excited to announce the publication of a new book by Dr. Sandie Gravett, Professor of Religious Studies at Appalachian State University. Teaching Religion in a Changing Public University provides a much-needed overview of the teaching of religious studies in public universities, with a clear delineation of challenges and opportunities for the future. This new volume provides insights that are important for both faculty and librarians. Her analysis of the history of the field provides a good framework for understanding how we got to where we are now and what the future might hold.  Continue reading “ATLA Press Publishes ‘Teaching Religion in a Changing Public University’”

Three Ways to Connect with ATLA at ACRL

We have several opportunities for you to connect with ATLA staff at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2019 Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Meet with ATLA staff, network with fellow scholars, and learn about the significant developments with our products and services.

Where will we be?

Find us at exhibit booth #235 during Exhibit Hall Open hours. Come by to pick up some swag, get questions answered, and learn what’s new with ATLA. Continue reading “Three Ways to Connect with ATLA at ACRL”

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.  Continue reading “LYRASIS Invites You Take a Survey on Academic Ebook Usage”

LLAMA Announces Webinar on Productivity Strategies for Efficient Librarians

llama

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announced a new webinar exploring productivity strategies of the efficient librarian. This webinar will help participants manage their workflow effectively, understand the fundamentals of a personal knowledge management system, and explore the power of next action thinking to move projects forward.

Participants will learn:

  • How to capture anything and everything that has your attention and concern
  • How to redefine actionable items into concrete next steps and clear outcomes
  • Best practices of personal knowledge management to help you locate information when you need it
  • How to make trusted choices about what to do in any given moment

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Experiences Want to Be Shared

testimony
Submitted by Leslie A. Engelson, Editor-In-Chief, Theology Cataloging Bulletin

The editorial board of the Theology Cataloging Bulletin is looking for first-person accounts of projects, training, or learning experiences that would be of interest to other technical services librarians for the Testimony column.

Submissions should be 1,000-2,000 words and can include images with appropriate copyright permission and attribution. The TCB had been a member-only publication since 1992 and just launched as an open access journal in January on the OJS platform in the hope of attracting a larger audience and sharing our news with others. Continue reading “Experiences Want to Be Shared”

Welcome New Institutional Members

new members

Join us in welcoming our new members who joined in recent months. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Institutional Member, Sia’atoutai Theological College, Nuku‘alofa, Tonga

Sia’atoutai Theological College (STC) was established in 1948 by the Free Wesleyan Church. Approximately 200 students attend the college to earn a Bachelor of Divinity degree or a Certificate in Theology and Pastoral Ministry. The library holds significant collections of religious texts in Tonga. STC is also a member of the South Pacific Association of Theological Schools, a regional ecumenical and accrediting organization in Oceania.

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Theology Cataloging Bulletin Launches as an Open Access Journal

TCB
Submitted by Leslie A. Engelson, Editor-In-Chief, Theology Cataloging Bulletin

Established in 1992 as a members-only publication, the latest issue of the Theology Cataloging Bulletin was published in January on the OJS platform as an open access journal.

In addition to lists of new and changed LCC and LC Headings as well as professional development opportunities, this issue contains a bibliography of articles on linked data and another on classification and subject headings. Continue reading “Theology Cataloging Bulletin Launches as an Open Access Journal”