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2018 Summary of Proceedings Available in Open Access

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

I am pleased to announce the publication of the Summary of Proceedings for the ATLA 2018 Annual Conference in Indianapolis. The Proceedings is the official record of presentations, from plenary keynotes to conversation groups to posters, offered at the conference, with topics ranging from practical tips for weeding your library’s collection to theoretical reflections on students’ information-seeking behaviors. As a fully open access publication, the Proceedings makes the outstanding work of ATLA members and friends available to a global audience, and I encourage you to share its content widely.

Presenting at Conference or Lead One of ATLA’s Groups? How to Submit Your Papers and Reports

2018 proceedings

As we announced in February of this year, the ATLA Summary of Proceedings is moving to open access and will be published on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. Additionally, ATLA will produce a new publication, the Annual Yearbook, which will include materials that historically have been a part of the Proceedings. The Yearbook will also be an open access publication hosted on OJS. We will share later this summer how ATLA members can receive a print copy of the new Yearbook. As a result of these changes, persons presenting or speaking at the Annual Conference or who lead one of ATLA’s many committees and groups will have a new way to submit their materials for publication in the new Yearbook or in the Proceedings.

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


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. 

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.

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:

2016 ATLA Summary of Proceedings Available

Relive the 70th ATLA Annual Conference in Long Beach, California, by downloading a copy of the 2016 Summary of Proceedings.

Enjoy papers, presentations, and panels from theological librarians including, “Theological Librarianship in the Age of Digital Humanities” by Bobby Smiley; “Open Source Software in Theological Libraries” by Richard M. Adams, Matthew S. Collins, and Myka Kennedy Stephens; and “The Silence of the Religious Archive on Issues of Social Justice: Exploring the Political Activity of Two Denominations Through Primary Source Materials” by Christopher J. Anderson, Colin Dube, and Shanee’ Yvette Murrain.

Submit to 2016 Proceedings

We invite submissions of 2016 ATLA Annual Conference presentations and/or committee and group reports for the 2016 Summary of Proceedings. The Proceedings is a historical record of the ATLA Annual Conference.

Step 1: Read instructions Proceedings Instructions.pdf
Step 2: Email files to memberrep@atla.com
Step 3: *New* Post your presentation, including PowerPoint, handouts, etc., directly onto SCHEDFollow the instructions here. Please note: these files will not be included in the 2016 Proceedings.

2015 ATLA Summary of Proceedings Available

Relive the Sixty-Ninth ATLA Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, by downloading a copy of the 2015 Summary of Proceedings.

This year’s Proceedings includes the full presentations from plenary speakers, Kathryn Reklis and James LaRue, and a report on the Interfaith Panel written by Laura Harris.

Enjoy papers, presentations and panels from theological librarians around the world, including “Beyond the Number: Diversity Management in Academic Theological Libraries” by Jaeyon Lucy Chang; “Caring for Special Collections and Archives on a Shoestring Budget: Low-cost Strategies for Theological Libraries” by Armin Siedlecki, Lyle Buettner, and Christopher J. Anderson; and “Lights! Camera! Learn! Marketing Library Services & Training Library Users” by Sara Baron and Melody Diehl.