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Atla works to promote worldwide scholarly communication in religion and theology by advancing the work of libraries and related information providers.

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Atla’s membership includes more than 800 individuals and libraries at academic institutions from diverse religious traditions and backgrounds.

Board

Atla is governed by an elected board of directors, including four long-standing Board committees and one short-term committee all mandated by the Board’s Policy Manual.

Committees, Councils, & Task Forces

Atla’s committees, councils, and task forces work to achieve Atla’s Mission and Organizational Ends. They are appointed by the Executive Director and are an integral part of the Association.

About Atla

Established in 1946 as the American Theological Library Association, Atla is a membership association of librarians and information professionals, and a producer of research tools, committed to advancing the study of religion and theology. Our membership includes more than 800 individuals and libraries at academic institutions from diverse religious traditions and backgrounds. As a community of collectors and connectors, Atla works to promote worldwide scholarly communication in religion and theology by advancing the work of libraries and related information providers.

We provide resources, professional development offerings, collaboration opportunities, and publications for our members. We create trusted research tools for the scholarly study of religion and theology, including Atla Religion Database® (Atla RDB®), AtlaSerials® (Atlas®), and AtlaSerials PLUS® (Atlas PLUS®). Our association and our members play a critical role in the cycle of scholarly communication as curators, disseminators, and aggregators. Our librarians, libraries, and research tools provide access to and preserve scholarship in religion and theology.  

Atla is governed by an elected board of directors, and for the past seven decades, we have built a rich history of excellence in library collections and services, community, collaboration, and innovation. In 2015, we launched an updated strategic vision, and in 2019 we introduced a new brand system and assumed the name Atla.

Atla is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(C)(3) Organization.

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Recent News

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75th Anniversary: Renew Your Atla Membership within Your Budget

Renew your Atla Membership for the 2020-2021 year and learn about our new discounts to help our members stay connected in the face of difficulty.

Atla Committee and Task Force Appointments for 2020-2021

Meet the new committee and task force members for the 2020-2021 year and join us in thanking those whose terms have ended.

Jamie Lin Joins Atla as Education and Professional Development Manager

Please join us in welcoming Jamie Lin to Atla as the new Education and Professional Development Manager! Learn a little more about her.

Let’s Celebrate! Theological Libraries Month Events 2020

Theological Libraries Month 2020 is just around the corner in October, and we can't wait to celebrate with these amazing events. Register here!

Atla Board of Directors Members Elected for 2020-2023

Michelle Spomer, Karl Stutzman, Leslie A. Engelson, and Kerrie Burn have been elected to serve on the Atla Board of Directors, 2020-2023.

FY19 Annual Report is Now Available

The fiscal year 2019 Annual Report is now available. This report highlights the many accomplishments of the Atla community.