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2012 Annual Conference



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Local Hosts


TLCA—Front row, left to right: Marcia Gammon (International Baptist College and Seminary), Shirley Anderson (Arizona Christian University), John Rose (American Indian College), Darcy Peletich (Diocese of Phoenix), Nita Mailander (Grand Canyon University). Back row, left to right: Doug Olbert (Phoenix Seminary), Marilyn Howard (Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records), Julie Hines (Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Arizona Campus), Rachel Leket-Mor (Arizona State University), Sean McNulty (Arizona Christian University), D. Glenn Simmons (Wayland Baptist University, Phoenix Campus), Jim Santeford (Phoenix Seminary) 



 Experience a Desert Retreat 

The 2012 ATLA Annual Conference promises to be an exceptional experience. The novel resort setting provides the perfect backdrop for the invigorating and challenging programming we have planned.

Soar through western skies and arrive at a place of spiritual awakening and worship--a desert retreat. The Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch is a resort like none other: beautiful spacious rooms, date palms, and colorful bougainvillea-covered grounds uniquely interspersed with acres of swimming pools, fountains, and waterways among endless emerald fairways. Within its unique confines, our meals will be taken together as a group, offering even more opportunities to network than ever before.

Take time from your busy life to reconnect with other theological librarians while you learn, explore, and relax. Unwind as you gaze out upon majestic purple mountains and colorful orange turquoise sky-cloud formations. Celebrate a beautiful and adventure-filled land that was only a territory 100 years ago.

June in Scottsdale is a time when everyone seeks the shelter of refreshing home pools, indoor sports structures, magnificent water parks, and air-conditioned mega malls. Discover Arizona history, with its Native American and Hispanic roots, frontier battlefields, and Catholic missions. Fall in love with our picturesque roadways, surrounded by massive boulders and saguaro cactus.

The local hosts want this retreat to be one of your most memorable getaways. On Wednesday, we plan to venture out on a combined excursion to the Desert Botanical Garden and the Heard Museum; or perhaps you’ll accompany us on a visit to another architectural wonder—Taliesin West. These activities, in conjunction with our pre-conference sessions, will provide a rejuvenating start to your stay.

The opening reception and centennial celebration will offer a warm welcome to Arizona. As the week progresses, we hope you will take part in several evening jaunts: Old Scottsdale, resort gondola rides, or relaxing swims. We will conclude our time together on Saturday, savoring each other’s company for a final memorable afternoon. As you begin putting together your itinerary, look for our web link or Facebook site to access updated excursion and conference information.

YAAT’AHAE QUAASINE’ (“Welcome, hope you are well” in Navajo)


-- 2012 Local Host Committee, Theological Library Cooperative of Arizona (TLCA)


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