Core Purpose

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

Core Values

  • Excellence in library collections and services

  • Widest possible access to relevant information and ideas

  • Hospitality, inclusion, and diversity

  • Collegiality and collaboration

  • Creativity, innovation, and transformation

Strategic Goals

  • ATLA is recognized globally as a strategic collaborator.

  • ATLA has a solid reputation as a facilitator of open access publishing in the study of religion and theology.

  • ATLA membership is more diverse and inclusive.

  • ATLA has a shared understanding of what it means to be a hub.


Approved by the ATLA Board of Directors, February 21, 2015