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2016 Board of Directors Candidate Statements

The Nominating Committee has named the following candidates for the four director positions to be filled on the Board for the term of 2016-2019. The election will be conducted via electronic ballet from January 7 through February 1, 2016. Please note that this is a change from past practice -- voting starts…

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Welcome Iskandar Bcheiry, ATLA Metadata Analyst

We are excited to announce our new Metadata Analyst Iskandar Bcheiry. Iskandar lives in Hanover Park and has been a resident of Illinois since 2007 when he began his second Master’s degree at Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago (where he is currently concluding his second PhD).  His dissertation is focused…

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Notes from the Road: ARL Fall Forum, Parliament of the World’s Religions, and Charleston Conference

by Gillian Harrison Cain

It feels like I’ve been everywhere this fall -- Fort Worth, Long Beach, Indianapolis, Washington DC, Atlanta (two times!), Salt Lake City, Charleston, Hatfield -- in addition to my normal hangouts of Denver and Chicago. Planes, trains, buses, taxis… I’ve used them all to get around in the past few…

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Board of Directors Meet in Salt Lake City

Submitted by Steve Perisho, Secretary, ATLA Board of Directors On Thursday, October 15, the board spent the entire day devoted to strategic thinking, and above all the mega question, “What should the ATLA membership look like (be composed of) to reach the new vision and purpose?”  The day-long discussion was informed by…

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Conference Committee Meets in Long Beach

The Conference Committee met in Long Beach, California, on October 27. The Conference Committee is comprised of: Pat Graham, chair Miranda Bennett Suzanne Estelle-Holmer ​Robert Burgess Rebecca Mendelson Matthew Thiesen Paul Tippey Liz Leahy, 2016 local host committee representative Michelle Spomer, 2016 local host committee representative Gillian Harrison Cain, ex-officio Denise McFarlin, staff…

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December 1 is #GivingTuesday

ATLA is proud to support #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. We ask that you please spread the word and consider donating to the ATLA Scholarships and Grants Fund or the Endowment Fund this December 1.

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Hospitality Season

Submitted by Kelly Campbell, ATLA President As we enter the holiday season, I was reflecting on one of ATLA’s new core values — hospitality.  During the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, everyone seems glad to share with others and welcomes friends and family back together again.  The air is crisp, the smells drifting…

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