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ATLA Board of Directors Members Elected for 2019-2022


Chicago, IL, March 4, 2019 –   Susan Ebertz, Jérémie LeBlanc, Christina Torbert, and Stephen Sweeney have been elected to serve on the American Theological Library Association’s (ATLA) Board of Directors. ATLA members elected the four candidates to serve a three-year term from 2019 to 2022, subject to the membership’s confirmation of the Board Secretary’s report at the 2019 Annual Conference. Approximately 45.77% of eligible members voted.

Susan Ebertz is the Associate Professor of Bibliography and Academic Research & Director for the Reu Memorial Library at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. She currently serves as Chair of the Small Libraries Interest Group and has organized Small Libraries sessions at ATLA Annual Conferences beginning in 2009.

Jérémie LeBlanc is the Chief Librarian at the Jean-Léon Allie Library and Archives at the Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has previously served on the Scholarly Communications Committee (2018-present) and Scholarly Communications Task Force (2016-2018).

Christina Torbert is the Head of Continuing Resources and the Bibliographer for Philosophy and Religion at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississipi. She currently serves on the ATLA Board of Directors (2016-present), and has also served on the Technical Services Interest Group, Professional Development Committee, and participated in the Creating Leaders of Tomorrow Program.

Stephen Sweeney is the Director of the Cardinal Stafford Library at the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado. He currently serves on the ATLA Board of Directors (2016-present) and serves as the Vice President. He has previously served as Chair on Roman Catholic Denomination Group, World Religions Interest Group, and Diversity Committee,

The Nominating Committee and the Board of Directors express their appreciation to all the candidates who agreed to be on the slate and for their many efforts on behalf of the Association. 

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