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Making Connections

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

During the last several months I’ve had the privilege of attending three very different international events on three continents.  The more I travel, the more I realize how truly interconnected our world is. The 2015 IFLA Congress was held in Cape Town, South Africa, in August.  I continue to follow the activities…

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A Brief Report on the Diversity Committee Meeting

Submitted by Jaeyeon “Lucy” Chung (2015-16 chair) From October 15 to October 19 the Diversity Committee had its annual meeting in Salt Lake City where the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions was held. Committee members – Bonggun Baek, Jaeyeon Lucy Chung, Shanee’ Yvette Murrain, Gabriel Ortiz, Nicholas Weiss – and staff…

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Ithaka S+R Partners with ATLA

The American Theological Library Association is serving as lead sponsor for a religious studies project formed by Ithaka S+R. Broadly defined to include both the religious and secular study of religions across denominations and regions, this project aims to generate a richly illustrated description of the field’s practices and needs and make actionable…

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Change of Seasons

Submitted by Kelly Campbell, ATLA President Cooler weather, pumpkins, and falling leaves mean fall is here!  I enjoy the changing of the seasons, which reminds me that life changes and so do associations.  Changes or transitions encourage us to slow down, evaluate what is really important, and reflect on our values.  Changer …

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ATLA 2016 Board of Directors Candidates

The Nominating Committee has named a slate of candidates for the four director positions to be filled on the Board for the term 2016-2019. The candidates are (in randomized order by www.random.org): Jennifer Ulrich, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA Brad Ost, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, Atlanta, GA…

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ATLA Member Renewals

ATLA Membership renewal season is upon us! Renewal notices were sent to all current members — Institutional, Affiliate, International Institutional, Individual, and Student. The ATLA membership year runs from September 1 through August 31. The final renewal e-mail was sent Thursday, October 1. All individual and student members and member……

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Burgess and Cain Attend PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference

Submitted by Gillian Harrison Cain, Director of Member Programs, and Tawny Burgess, Communication Coordinator In mid-August, Tawny Burgess and Gillian Harrison Cain attended the Fifth PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference in Vancouver, BC. PKP is the Public Knowledge Project, a multi-university initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to…

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