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Meet Friday’s Plenary Speaker at ATLA 2018, Stephanie M. Crumpton


We are pleased to introduce Stephanie M. Crumpton, Friday’s plenary speaker for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13-16.

Stephanie is a scholar, teacher, and ordained minister. In 2006 she began doctoral research on Black women’s experiences of intimate and cultural violence. During this time she also worked as a Georgia State Court Appointed Family Violence Advocate in the Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office (Atlanta, Georgia), and consulted with the Georgia Commission on Family Violence’s initiative to equip faith communities with networks and practical resources for responding to intimate violence. This work continues to inform her trauma sensitive approach to psychological, physical, and emotional health and her ongoing research, teaching, and community engagements as an assistant professor of practical theology. Her course portfolio includes introductory level courses in pastoral care and religious education, and elective courses on pastoral theological method for justice work, womanist/feminist pastoral care and counseling, and the role of African cosmology and ritual in pastoral care.

Register for the Pre-Conference Workshops at ATLA 2018


Enjoy the full conference experience by registering for pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, June 13 at the 2018 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 information literacy, scholarly communication, pedagogical practices, and digital humanities.

Haven’t registered for the ATLA conference? Register by May 10 to secure the best ticket price. If you have already registered for the conference and would like to add these to your schedule, please email memberrep@atla.com with your preferred workshop(s).

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

Experience Indianapolis at the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference


The 2018 Local Host Committee has prepared three excursion options during the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Explore historic downtown Indianapolis, discover Native American contemporary art, and enjoy an evening at the baseball park during your conference stay.

For a list of the excursions, including information on ticket pricing, see the Official Conference Schedule.

To register for the conference, please click here. If you have already registered and would like to add one of these excursions to your conference registration, please email memberrep@atla.com.

Register for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, June 13-16

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Registration is open for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference. Come join a gathering of theological librarians, publishers, scholars, students, and other information providers in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13-16 as we focus on “Connection at the Crossroads: Creative Collaboration in a Changing Landscape.”

To help you register, we have answered the six main questions about the conference. These questions and others can be found on the conference FAQ page.

How can I register to attend?

If you are an ATLA Individual, Student, or Lifetime Member or are from an ATLA Institutional or Affiliate Member, follow this link to register.

Meet Plenary Speaker at ATLA 2018, David W. Lewis

David W. Lewis

We are pleased to introduce David W. Lewis, our second plenary speaker for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13-16.

David currently serves as the Dean of the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library. He has also been named the 2018 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year.

He began his library career as a reference librarian and late became a library administrator. He worked at SUNY Farmingdale (1975-76), Hamilton College (1976-78), Franklin and Marshall College (1978-83), Columbia University (1983-88) and the University of Connecticut (1988-93). He came to IUPUI in 1993 as the Head of Public Services and has been the Dean of the University Library since 2000.

WMS Preconference at ATLA 2018

Submitted by Karl Stutzman, Director of Library Services, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

ATLA, OCLC, and the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) are collaborating to offer an OCLC WMS preconference session during the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference in Indianapolis.* As we plan the agenda, we would like your feedback on topics and would appreciate volunteers to lead roundtable discussions and participate in panel discussions.

Please complete the following survey for feedback by March 9, 2018.

Meet Thursday’s Plenary Speaker at ATLA 2018, Timothy Beal


We are pleased to introduce Thursday’s plenary speaker, Timothy Beal, for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13-16.

Timothy Beal is the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He has published thirteen books, most recently The Book of Revelation: A Biography (Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2018), for which he won a Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts, which was named the Best Print Reference in the Humanities by Library Journal in 2015. He has written essays on religion, media, and culture for The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe New York Times, and CNN.com, among others.

ATLA Member Product Loyalty Program Launched

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ATLA is proud to sponsor the Member Product Loyalty Program, a member benefit designed to recognize and reward our current Institutional Members who demonstrate their loyalty to ATLA by subscribing to ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), ATLASerials® (ATLAS®), and ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™).

ATLA reserves a portion of funds garnered from product sales for distribution to eligible member sites. The Member Loyalty benefit allows members to re-invest in ATLA Member Programs.

Grants Available for Members in Developing Countries

As a not-for-profit association of theological libraries and librarians, ATLA understands the importance of supporting theological education throughout the world. ATLA desires to be recognized globally as a strategic collaborator and for the ATLA membership to be more diverse and inclusive. In support of these goals, ATLA has provided a program to make attending the ATLA Annual Conference affordable for members in eligible developing countries.

ATLA Annual Conference Travel Grants Available for ATLA 2018

ATLA is pleased to offer an expanded travel grants program to support attendance at the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13-16. In order to be eligible to apply for an ATLA Travel Grant, you must be an Individual or Student member in good standing as of January 1, 2018.

The grant award amounts available are as follows: 

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