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ATLA Press - ATLA Summary of Proceedings

The annual ATLA Summary of Proceedings is a historical record of the ATLA Annual Conference. The Proceedings includes the annual reports of ATLA committees, interest groups, and regional consortia; summaries of the pre-conference professional development workshops; reports of business meetings, interest group meetings, denominational sessions, and conversation groups; texts or programs from worship meetings; as well as the full text or abstracts of plenary sessions, papers, posters, and workshops presented during the conference.

Included in the appendices are the organizational and membership directories, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and ATLA Library Statistical Report, and the Association Bylaws.  


  • Editor in Chief: Miranda Bennett (7/2017-6/2020)  


All Individual, Student, and Lifetime Members and Institutional and Affiliate Member Representatives will receive a copy of the Proceedings. Others may subscribe for $60 USD (North America) and $80 USD (Outside North America) per volume. Contact a membership associate for more information on subscribing and fill out the Proceedings Order Form.


You are invited to submit your presentation and/or committee and group reports for the 2017 Summary of Proceedings. The Proceedings is a historical record of the ATLA Annual Conference.

Steps to Submit
  1. Read Instructions Proceedings Instructions.pdfProceedings Instructions.pdf
  2. Email files to
  3. Post your presentation, including PowerPoint, handouts, etc., directly onto SCHED. Follow the instructions here. Please note: these files will not be included in the 2017 Proceedings.
Submissions for the Proceedings are due by September 22, 2017.
Those encouraged to make submissions to the Proceedings include:
  • Conversation group facilitators
  • Denominational Group secretaries
  • Interest Group speakers and secretaries
  • Listen and Learn speakers
  • Panel discussion presenters
  • Paper/presentation speakers
  • Plenary speakers
  • Pre-conference workshop presenters
  • Regional Group secretaries
  • Worship Leaders

2016 Summary of Proceedings Available

The printed Summary of Proceedings from the 2016 ATLA Annual Conference is now available.

The full text of each edition of the Proceedings is available in AT LASerials®. Members may log in to access the Proceedings under the Community tab above.

Download the publications:

2016 Proceedings.pdf2016 Proceedings.pdf

2016 Proceedings.epub2016 Proceedings.epub

Contributor Agreements and Copyright

The ATLA Summary of Proceedings is copyrighted by the American Theological Library Association. 

Contributors grant to ATLA the exclusive right of first publication of their submitted work, as well as ongoing and perpetual right and license to reuse and republish the work.

Contributors continue to retain ownership, including copyright rights of their individual submissions and may republish their work in any format at any time after the date of publication of the Summary of Proceedings. In all subsequent publications of the work, contributors should acknowledge that the work was first presented at the ATLA annual conference and first published in the ATLA Summary of Proceedings.