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ATLA Board Members Elected for 2018-2021 

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Chicago, IL, March 7, 2018 –​ Ellen Frost, Shaneé Yvette Murrain, Armin Siedlecki, and Matthew Thiesen 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 2018 to 2021, subject to the membership’s confirmation of the Board Secretary’s report at the 2018 Annual Conference. Approximately 44% of eligible members voted.

Ellen Frost is the Head of Technical Services at Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. She currently serves on the ATLA Board of Directors (2015-present) and is the Treasurer/Chair of the Finance Committee. She previously served on the Professional Development Committee, World Religions Interest Group, and as the director of the ATLA Singers. 

Shaneé Yvette Murrain is the University Archivist and Assistant Professor at Ingram Library, University of West Georgia. She has served on the Conference Committee (2016 to 2018), held positions on the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and was chair of the Special Collections and Archives Interest Group. 

Armin Siedlecki is the Head of Cataloging at the Pitts Theology Library, Emory University. He has served as the Liaison for the American Library Association’s Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) and as chair of both the Technical Services Interest Group and Special Collections Interest Group. 

Matthew Thiesen is the Associate Library Director at Cline-Tunnell Library, Western Seminary. He has served on the Conference Committee (2015 to 2018) and participated in the Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow and the Wabash Colloquy on The Role of Theological School Librarians. 

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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Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of more than 800 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 ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™). For more information visit​.

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