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2017 ATLA Annual Conference Wrap Up

Submitted by Denise McFarlin, ATLA Meeting Specialist

The 2017 ATLA Annual Conference, Southern Harmony: The Human Touch in the Digital Age, was held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 14-17. The conference was a tremenous success and attracted a crowd of 300 members, exhibitors, and international guests. With the help of the Local Host Committee, comprised of representatives from Columbia Theological Seminary, Pitts Theology Library-Candler School of Theology-Emory University, Erskine Theological Seminary, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center – The Interdenominational Theological Center, and Mercer University-McAfee School of Theology, we experienced “Southern Harmony “ in every aspect of the conference.

Held at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, the location provided everything imaginable within walking distance. It was a mix of premium shopping, a range of dining options from upscale to fast food, and for the young at heart, a carnival. In addition, we had great programming, speakers, and excursions that only complimented our stay. Our Local Hosts did a wonderful job on all of the ideas and events that were prepared for our conference attendees.

Call for Submissions: 2017 ATLA Summary of Proceedings

Submitted by Miranda Bennett, Editor-in-Chief, ATLA Summary of Proceedings

I am pleased to announce the call for submissions to the Summary of Proceedings of the Seventy-first Annual Conference of the American Theological Library Association, held June 14-17, 2017, in Atlanta. If you participated in the conference in any of the following capacities, you are encouraged to contribute to the Proceedings:

ATLA 2017 Conference Bags Made by re:loom


We are thrilled to have the ATLA Annual Conference tote bags sponsored by the JBC Library at Columbia Theological Seminary made by re:loom. These specially made bags were designed and woven with our conference attendees in mind.

re:loom employs and empowers homeless and low-income individuals through weaving beautifully-designed products out of upcycled materials. All profits benefit Atlanta’s Initiative for Affordable Housing to reduce homelessness.

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) Offers Chance to Win Amazon Dot at ATLA 2017

Submitted by Christopher Plattsmier, ACLS Humanities E-Book

Greetings ATLA Members! ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is excited to be exhibiting during the upcoming ATLA Annual Conference in Atlanta. This will be a great opportunity for ATLA Members to connect with the HEB team about the ATLA Special Series that launched last year, discuss challenges in the digital library marketplace, and earn the chance to win an Amazon Dot!

There are only two requirements to enter to win the Amazon Dot: 1) You must be an active ATLA Member and 2) You must provide at least one title recommendation for the ATLA Special Series. Title recommendations are to be for backlist and/or out-of-print titles in the humanities that are essential to religious scholarship, have lasting scholarly importance, and can benefit the members of ATLA. If you would like to email HEB your recommendation to enter the Amazon Dot drawing before the conference, that is fine too!

Small Libraries Interest Group to Meet at ATLA 2017

Submitted by Susan Ebertz, Chair, Small Libraries Interest Group

The Small Libraries Interest Group will be having our FIRST meeting as an official interest group at the end of our session “Small Libraries Collaborating to Create Information Literacy Videos” on Friday, 3:30 pm at the ATLA Annual Conference. Join us and add the session to your schedule now.

Colleges and Universities Interest Group (CUIG) Reactivation Meeting

Submitted by John Thompson, Eberly Library, Waynesburg University

At the 2017 ATLA Annual Conference in Atlanta, there will be a meeting to see if there is interest in reactivating the Colleges and Universities Interest Group (CUIG).

You’re Invited to the 2017 ATLA Annual Conference Opening Reception


Don’t forget to add the 2017 ATLA Annual Conference Opening Reception to your conference schedule! For the first time, this year the Opening Reception will be held in the Exhibit Hall to allow more time for attendees to explore all of our vendors’ offerings and meet fellow conference attendees.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks while you explore the exhibits and reconnect with colleagues before venturing into the Atlanta Perimeter area.

Register for the Pre-Conference Workshops at ATLA 2017

Enjoy the full conference experience by registering for pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, June 14 at the 2017 ATLA Annual Conference. This is a great time to train and learn from experts and fellow peers as you dive deeper into topics, such as scholarly communication, accreditation, special collections, and media. In addition, we recently added a writer’s workshop presented by the ATLA Press Coordinating Council.

Read further to learn about these valuable, in-depth sessions. 

Calling All Lifetime Members:  A Special Invitation to the 2017 ATLA Annual Conference

Has it been awhile since you saw your friends and colleagues from ATLA? Are you considering attending the upcoming ATLA conference in Atlanta but need one more good reason to go? If so, we hope you’ll join us at this all-conference dinner and special event.

Destination ATLA: Answering Your Atlanta Questions


We are excited to announce Destination ATLA, a new blog devoted to sharing information about the ATLA Annual Conference location. This blog is run by the Local Host Committee (LHC) and will be a great resource for all conference attendees.

Do you have questions on restaurants and the best food to taste? Wondering what entertainment options there are in Atlanta? This blog will be answering those questions and more. Also, we invite you to use the comment section on the blog to ask questions about Atlanta and a member of the LHC will respond.

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