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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

At their June meeting, the Atla Board of Directors passed a resolution to continue to offer members financial relief through optional dues reductions for the 2022-2023 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

Welcome New Member: Central Philippine University

Please join us in welcoming our new Atla Institutional member, Central Philippine University! Learn more about this library.

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.

Taking Time for Yourself and Being Productive

New Atla Board President Jérémie LeBlanc discusses what the Atla Board of Directors is working on in the upcoming months.

Copyright Office Hours Return August 30 for Atla Institutional Member Libraries

Meet with Atla’s Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiative Manager Christine Fruin over Zoom and get your copyright questions answered.

Call for Proposals for Fourth Volume of The Theological Librarian’s Handbook Series 

The Atla Open Press is seeking chapter proposals on protection and preservation in theological libraries. Learn more about how to submit.

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.

Member Benefits

Learn more about the benefits of being a member of the Atla community.

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Get to Know the Atla Community

Member Spotlight – Álvaro Pérez

In this month's Member Spotlight, meet Álvaro Pérez, former Library Director at the Universidad Biblica Latinoamericana in Sabanilla, Costa Rica.

Member Spotlight: Kerrie Burn

In this month's Member Spotlight, meet Kerrie Burn, Library Manager at the University of Divinity in Melbourne, Australia.

Member Spotlight: Cindy Lu

In this month's Member Spotlight, meet Cindy Lu, former Director of Library and Information Services at Singapore Bible College in Singapore.

Member Spotlight: Christopher Lopez

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

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.

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.

Member Spotlight: Jim Pakala

In this month's Member Spotlight, meet Jim Pakala, former Library Director at the J. Oliver Buswell, Jr. Library at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

Member Spotlight: Melissa Chim

In this month's Member Spotlight, meet Melissa Chim, Reference Librarian at General Theological Seminary in New York, New York.

Member Spotlight: Carol Jarvis

In this month's Member Spotlight, meet Carol Jarvis, Contract Cataloger of Middle Eastern Language Monographs at Brigham Young University.