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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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Call to Submit Atla Annual 2022 Proposals

The Atla Conference Committee invites members and friends to submit proposals for Atla Annual 2022, June 15-18, 2022.

Atla Committee and Task Force Appointments for 2021-2022

Meet the new committee and task force members for the 2021-2022 year and join us in thanking those whose terms have ended.

A New(ish) Way to Connect with Atla Open Press Publications

We want to put readers in direct connection with our publications. So, we are shifting how we notify our members when a new publication is available from the Atla Open Press. Learn more!

Atla’s Virtual Presence at Annual Meetings 2021, Hosted by AAR and SBL

Atla staff will be attending the Annual Meetings 2021, Hosted by AAR and SBL. Visit our virtual booth, connect with us, and attend Sunday's virtual panel moderated by Gregg Taylor!

A New ‘TCB’ Coming in 2022

Our quarterly open access journal 'Theology Cataloging Bulletin' (TCB) announces its new title and expanded scope.

Member Spotlight: Christopher Lopez

In this month's Member Spotlight, meet Christopher Lopez, Public Services Assistant at University of California, Los Angeles.