Emerging Technology

The Emerging Technology Interest Group (ETIG) to provide a forum for discussion and research related to the issues surrounding emerging technologies in theological libraries, including appropriate and innovative applications of emerging technology, technological competencies for theological librarians and library staff, and the technological behaviors and needs of theological library patrons.

Steering Committee

  • Robert Presutti, Chair
  • Lisa Gonzalez, Vice-Chair
  • Jennifer Ulrich, Secretary
  • David Anderson
  • Jim Darlack
  • Matt Ostercamp
  • Karl Stutzman
  • Stephen Sweeney

ETIG Bylaws

  1. The ATLA Emerging Technology Interest Group (ETIG) provides a forum for discussion and research related to the issues surrounding emerging technologies in theological libraries, including appropriate and innovative applications of emerging technology, technological competencies for theological librarians and library staff, and the technological behaviors and needs of theological library patrons. We also provide a locus for conversations with organizations beyond ATLA who have a common interest in these issues. We also serve as an incubator for new leaders in ATLA who are prepared to lead 21st century theological libraries.
  2. The ETIG is governed by a steering committee composed of no fewer than three members. Steering committee members must be ATLA individual members.
  3. Each steering committee member serves a three-year term of office with the senior member rotating off each year. Prior to the ATLA Annual Conference, the steering committee solicits nominees from the larger ETIG membership. The election occurs during the ETIG meeting at the ATLA annual conference.
  4. The steering committee elects three officers from its own membership: (1) a chair who presides over steering committee and ETIG meetings, prepares the agendas of the steering committee and ETIG, and serves as liaison to the Education Committee and Annual Conference Committee; (2) 
    a vice-chair/chair-elect who succeeds the chair and/or assumes the responsibilities of the chair in the event the chair cannot perform his or her duties; and (3) a secretary who submits a full report of the annual ETIG meeting and program to the Director of Member Programs for publication in the ATLA Proceedings, and maintains the names and email addresses of ETIG and steering committee members.

Emerging Technology Interest Group Discussion List

 
The Emerging Technology Interest Group discussion list (etig@atlanow.com) has been established to provide a venue for discussion between conferences. 

Subscribing

Any ATLA member may join.  Please send an e-mail to memberrep@atla.com with your name and the e-mail list you wish to join.

Sending Messages to the List

To send a message to the list, subscribers may use the address etig@atlanow.com

Contact 

E-mail questions to the Member Programs Department at memberrep@atla.com 

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