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Atla’s membership includes more than 800 individuals and libraries at academic institutions from diverse religious traditions and backgrounds. As a community of collectors and connectors, Atla works to promote worldwide scholarly communication in religion and theology by advancing the work of libraries and related information providers.

We want members to experience the full value of the Atla community within their budget during these difficult times

The Atla Board of Directors reflected on the current challenges Atla members are facing and passed a resolution to offer members financial relief through optional dues reductions for the 2021-2022 membership year. Members may opt to pay their full membership dues amount or use a discount code to indicate their preferred “pay what you want” dues level. Codes can be found on our membership pages.

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Individual Membership

Individual membership is open to any person who is engaged in professional library or scholarly communications work in theological or religious fields.

Institutional Membership

Institutional membership is open to libraries of accredited institutions of higher education that support programs in theology and religious studies.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Members are businesses, organizations, publishers, or vendors that are not a library or a library that does not meet the qualifications for Institutional Membership.

About Atla

Atla is a membership association of librarians and information professionals, and a producer of research tools, committed to advancing the study of religion and theology.

Recent News

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Member Spotlight: Christopher Lopez

In this month's Member Spotlight, meet Christopher Lopez, Public Services Assistant at University of California, Los Angeles.

Updates from the Virtual Land of Professional Development

Let's discuss webinar trends and upcoming projects of the Professional Development Committee. Also, this blog has a live poll! Fill it out!

Member Spotlight: Kellie Barbato

In this month's Member Spotlight, meet Kellie Barbato, Director of the Lineberger Memorial Library at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina.

A New ‘TCB’ Coming in 2022

Our quarterly open access journal 'Theology Cataloging Bulletin' (TCB) announces its new title and expanded scope.

Member Spotlight: Dr. Carisse M. Berryhill

In this month's Member Spotlight, meet Dr. Carisse M. Berryhill, Special Collections Librarian at the Brown Library at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.

Call to Submit Atla Annual 2022 Proposals

The Atla Conference Committee invites members and friends to submit proposals for Atla Annual 2022, June 15-18, 2022.

Member Benefits

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Upcoming Events

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Forum on Theological Librarians Around the World

Join us on October 27, 2020, at 10 am CST for a TLM global forum hosted by the International Theological Librarianship Education Task Force (ITLE).

PDA Series – Introduction to Creative Commons Licensing

Join LOUIS for their webinar on Thursday, Sep 15, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. CST, as part of the on-going PDA series.

Telling Your Story: Articulating Your Value as a Technical Services Librarian

Join us on October 6, 2020, at 1 pm CST for a TLM webinar from Leslie Engelson and Christina Torbert on how to promote yourself as a technical services librarian.

After They Graduate: Best Practices for Promoting Research Tools to Alums and Beyond

Find out the best ways of promoting research tools to alums in this TLM panel, hosted by Cristina Ochoa on October 13, 2020, at 11 am CST.

Celebrating and Preserving the Past through Digitization and the Atla Digital Library

In this TLM webinar on October 22, 2020, at 3 pm CST, three contributors to the Atla Digital Library will showcase their collections and projects.