Interest Group Presentations



Tuesday, Jun 18, 201307:00PM - 09:00PMRDA Implementation Practices
Donna R. Campbell, Technical Services & Systems Librarian, Westminster Theological Seminary
An open conversation primarily discussing RDA implementation practices and, as time permits, mobile devices and acquisitions-related topic(s). Participants are especially encouraged to share their experiences with, plans for, and questions about implementing RDA.
Location: Sharon
Thursday, Jun 20, 201302:00PM - 03:30PMEbooks Nuts & Bolts: Acquisitions, Cataloging and Access
Patsy Yang, Digital Services Librarian, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Matthew Thiesen, Collection Development & Services Librarian, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
The world of e-books can be overwhelming for a library just beginning to look at that format. Challenges can include different purchasing and acquisition models, cataloging practices, and access/platform issues. This session will provide the workflow implemented at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary to provide seamless access to e-books for patrons, from the perspective of collection development and acquisitions, cataloging issues and access issues. If you haven't started using e-books yet, this session will answer some of your questions and provide some tools. A business meeting will be held at the end of this Technical Service Interest Group session.
Location: Tryon
Thursday, Jun 20, 201302:00PM - 03:30PMInterfaith Dialogue in Action
Karla Grafton,  Circulation Manager, Westminster Theological Seminary; Speaker from Mecklenburg Ministries.  
Increasingly, we may find ourselves in conversations with people of other religious traditions -- conversations where religious differences become one of the topics. How might we participate productively in such discussions? What can we learn from interreligious encounters? And how might those encounters have social as well as religious benefits? A representative from Mecklenburg Ministries will be with us to discuss practical ways to live out interfaith dialogue. Mecklenburg Ministries has been involved in active interfaith dialogue in the city of Charlotte for over 25 years. With more than 100 member congregations, they seek to promote interfaith relationships, foster racial and ethnic understanding, and inspire collaboration to address social issues. Please join us to discuss ideas on how to live out interfaith dialogue in our own communities.
Location: Davidson
Friday, Jun 21, 201310:30AM - 12:00PMWorld Christianity Interest Group Conversation: Documenting World Christianity Within Our Borders
Tracy Powell Iwaskow, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
Recent statistics from the United Nations suggest that 3 out of every 1,000 residents in the United States were born in another country. Other sources estimate that, based on a conservative estimate, 2/3 of these individuals self-identify as Christian. How are American theological libraries collecting the works of and engaged with immigrant religious groups within our own borders? This conversation group will discuss approaches and possibilities for the documentation of world Christianity within our own nation’s borders.
Location: Tryon South
Friday, Jun 21, 201301:30PM - 03:00PMEmerging Technology Interest Group
Karl Stutzman, Access & Digital Services Librarian, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
ATLA's newest interest group, Emerging Technology Interest Group (ETIG) will gather for a combination of short presentations on topics in emerging technology and ample discussion of how to weave emerging technology topics into the work of ATLA.
Location: Tryon South
Saturday, Jun 22, 201309:00AM - 10:30AMFrom Wittenberg to Weimar: The History of Publication of Martin Luther’s Collected Works
Armin Siedlecki, Head of Cataloging, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
Martin Luther was one of the most prolific Christian writers of all time. The Weimar Edition, the most recent comprehensive edition of his works, which was begun in 1883 and concluded in 2009 includes 120 volumes and ca. 80,000 pages, while an American edition of Luther’s writings translated into English was begun in 1955 and includes 69 volumes so far. However, the collection of Martin Luther’s writing began as early as 1518 when the Basel printer Johann Froben issued a collection of Martin Luther’s Latin works along with the writings of other authors who were debating Luther’s ideas. Another collection was issued by Adam Petri in 1520, but the intended 2nd volume was never published and the volume of Luther's writing in subsequent years precluded others from preparing other collected editions before 1539, when the first volume of Luther's collected German works was issued. This presentation will discuss early collections of Luther’s works, including publications by Froben and Petri, the Wittenberg and Jena editions, Luther’s Tischreden or “Table Talk,” as well as collections of sermons, correspondence, and other material.
Location: Park