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ATLA Awards Over $5,000 to Members Celebrating Theological Libraries Month

Chicago, IL, September 30, 2013 – The American Theological Library Association has awarded over $5,000 in grants to sixteen libraries across the United States and Canada to support their celebration of Theological Libraries Month (TLM) throughout October. ATLA provides grants of up to $500 to support Institutional Member libraries. Funding supports any worthy TLM project, especially those which reach out to faculty and administrators to promote the value of the library.

Funded projects include events such as faculty lectures, celebration lunches and receptions, book sales, dedication events, costume parties, worship services, and scavenger hunts. They may also include service enhancements such as bilingual advertisements, mid-term student care packages, display materials, exhibits, and art lectures.

2013 Theological Libraries Month grant recipients include:

  • Beardslee Library – Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.)
  • Boston University School of Theology Library (Boston, Mass.)
  • Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, Ga.)
  • Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary - Pacific Northwest Campus Library (Vancouver, Wash.)
  • Graduate Theological Union Library (Berkeley, Calif.)
  • Harding School of Theology Library (Memphis, Tenn.)
  • Luther Seminary Library (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • Methodist Theological School in Ohio (Delaware, Ohio)
  • Pontifical College Josephinum (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, N.J.)
  • St. Paul University (Ottawa, ON)
  • St. Peter's Seminary (London, ON)
  • The United Library - Garrett-Evan. & Seabury-Western Sem. (Evanston, Ill.)
  • Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Columbus, Ohio)
  • United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (New Brighton, Minn.)
  • Wartburg Theological Seminary (Dubuque, Iowa)

The purpose of TLM is to advance the importance and value of theological libraries and library services to targeted faculty, administrators, staff, and students.

To learn more about Theological Libraries Month, please visit the ATLA web site.


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Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of nearly one thousand individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products and services for theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA offers a prestigious product line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology, including the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), ATLASerials® (ATLAS®) and ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®). For more information visit