Tag Archives: Webinars

LLAMA Announces Webinar on Productivity Strategies for Efficient Librarians


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

Register for ‘The Art of Decluttering and Organizing Library Collections’ Webinar


Marie Kondo’s 2014 influential book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, inspired the presenters in this upcoming webinar. The panelists will discuss how “tidying up” parts of their collections, while in some ways a daunting process, is nevertheless a worthwhile and important endeavor for libraries. Issues addressed by the three panelists will include both the why and the how of collection development for particular resources and circumstances.

Register for a Free Webinar on Zotero for Librarians


Zotero is an amazing open-source (free) tool that you can easily learn and teach to your students, faculty, and staff.

What is it? Zotero is a bibliography manager that enables you to keep track of everything you read and cite it correctly with very little effort. It captures information from library catalogs, databases, and websites so that you don’t have to write it down. You can use it to not only gather bibliographic information from these sources but also to save and organize documents and files of any kind. Zotero works with your browser (Firefox, Chrome, or Safari) and your word processor (Word, OpenOffice) on both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Redevelopment of the ATS Accreditation Standards Webinar

ATS Accreditation

As previously mentioned, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) is currently engaging in a comprehensive redevelopment of its accrediting Standards and Procedures. The current timeline for the redevelopment envisions a two-year process (June 2018 to June 2020), with regular membership involvement throughout the process. The first year (2018-2019) is called “a year of listening, researching, and reflecting” during which time the Task Force will intentionally engage a wide variety of audiences.

The first engagement is next month’s webinar.  

Register today for our Spring Webinars

Spring Webinars

We are pleased to announce the schedule for some of the upcoming webinars. These webinars are hosted by ATLA and our partners as a way to foster the exchange of ideas within the theological librarianship profession and share information about important resources.

Join the Reciprocal Borrowing Program Meeting on November 8

reciprocal borrowing

New, current, and potential participants are invited to attend the third annual Reciprocal Borrowing Program Meeting on Thursday, November 8 at 1 pm CST. This is a great opportunity for interested participants to familiarize themselves with the program and to meet other librarians. The meeting will include an open discussion on the following topics:

  • Welcome new participants
  • Review of last year’s meeting and the 2017-2018 year
  • Reminder about the institutional profile for sharing collection strengths, languages, and borrowing policies

Register Today for ATLA’s Fall Webinars


Join us for several webinars in the coming months! These webinars are hosted by ATLA and our partners as a way to foster the exchange of ideas within the theological librarianship profession and share information about important resources.

OCLC QuestionPoint
Tuesday, October 9 1pm CDT

As you know, your users’ information needs don’t end at the library door or during hours that the library is unavailable. QuestionPoint provides a complete virtual reference management system, integrating chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give you a complete view of reference activity. Expand your hours of service to offer live help anytime through membership in the 24/7 Reference® Cooperative. Question Point allows you to support students and faculty around the clock! During this session, you also will learn about a new ATLA incentive program just for ATLA members.

Register here

Attend Innovation in Theological Libraries Webinar, October 23


Celebrate Theological Libraries Month (TLM) with ATLA with this engaging webinar on Innovation in Theological Libraries. Building on the conversations that started at the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, Bob Turner (Harding School of Theology) and Kris Veldheer (Catholic Theological Union) return to lead another presentation on innovation.

ATLA Fall Webinar Series Kicks Off with Open Access Mythbusting


ATLA’s fall webinar series will begin on Thursday, September 27 at 2:00 PM CT with Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager Christine Fruin leading a session on Open Access: Myths, Facts, and Acts. With Open Access Week coming in October, learn more about the myths surrounding open access. Think open access equals low quality, that it is expensive for authors, or that it requires publishing in an open access journal? These are just some of the myths that will be dispelled in this presentation, where participants will learn the facts about open access and actions that they and their faculty and students can take to maximize the reach and impact of scholarship. Please note, this session was offered at the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference and content may be repeated.

Register for Two Webinars this May: ATLA Products and ATLA PCC Funnels


ATLA Products: Updates on New Content
Thursday, May 3, 1:00-2:00 pm CDT

The ATLA Products team members will provide an overview of new developments with ATLA Products, including ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™), an expanded offering of  444+ full-text journals in many diverse areas of religion and theology. In addition, ATLA staff will  also discuss enhancements and additions to the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), including the integration of the ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®) content.

Are there any specific questions or topics you’d like to see addressed? Registered attendees are welcome to email memberrep@atla.com with questions or you are welcome to ask them during the session. If your question is time-sensitive please email support@atla.com or refer to the FAQ on ATLA’s website.