Join us for several webinars in the coming months! These webinars are hosted by ATLA and our partners as a way to foster the exchange of ideas within the theological librarianship profession and share information about important resources.
Tuesday, October 9 1pm CDT
As you know, your users’ information needs don’t end at the library door or during hours that the library is unavailable. QuestionPoint provides a complete virtual reference management system, integrating chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give you a complete view of reference activity. Expand your hours of service to offer live help anytime through membership in the 24/7 Reference® Cooperative. Question Point allows you to support students and faculty around the clock! During this session, you also will learn about a new ATLA incentive program just for ATLA members.
Member Benefits You Might’ve Missed
Thursday, October 11 1pm CDT
Join ATLA staff Roger Morales (Member Programs Librarian) and Charlotte Nahon (Member Programs Coordinator) as they highlight a number of benefits launched in the past few months and revisit benefits that have been implemented earlier but may be less well known. Topics include:
- Annual Conference updates – Get ready for Vancouver 2019 and learn about conference travel grants and member loyalty benefits
- Consortia purchasing opportunities – Find out about the new Library Web Templates offer and revisit the EBSCO, OCLC, and SCELC Consortia programs
- News from interest groups – How to join new groups and listservs
The Meaning of Innovation in Theological Libraries 2.0
Tuesday, October 23 2pm CDT
Building on the conversations that started at the Annual Conference in June, Bob Turner (Harding School of Theology) and Kris Veldheer (Catholic Theological Union) return to lead another presentation on innovation. As we discovered during our first presentation in Indianapolis, one size does not fit all when it comes to innovation. With widely varying budgets, student populations, and even methods of delivering theological education, innovation has many layers of meaning. Based on responses received at the first presentation in Indianapolis, we will continue the discussion around the following questions:
- How can we engage with innovation “innovatively” rather than “predictably?”
- Why should we be Innovative?
- A Culture of Innovation or Innovation of Culture?
Reciprocal Borrowing Program Meeting
Thursday, November 8 1pm CDT
New, current, and potential participants are invited to attend the third annual Reciprocal Borrowing Program Meeting, led by ATLA Member Programs Coordinator Charlotte Nahon. This is a great opportunity for interested participants to familiarize themselves with the program and to meet other librarians. The meeting will include an open discussion on the following topics:
- Welcome new participants
- Review of last year’s meeting and the 2017-2018 year
- Reminder about the institutional profile for sharing collection strengths, languages, and borrowing policies
We welcome questions from participants. Please contact us at email@example.com if there are any topics you would like to add to the agenda in advance of the meeting. There will be plenty of time for current participants to share their experiences, including providing feedback from patrons and examples of how you’ve created awareness of the program at your library.