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November: Strategic Alignment

by Jennifer Bartholomew

Each year ATLA committee chairs, interest group, and task force leaders gather to talk with staff liaisons about their goals and plans. Over the past few years we have passed new Bylaws and the Board has developed a new Core Purpose, Core Values, Mission Statement, Organizational Ends, and Strategic Goals. In…

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How the Library Supports the University: Information Literacy and Open Access Publishing

by Maria Stanton

“A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”Quote from Shelby Foote (American historian and novelist) For me, this quote expresses how the library, more than any other department within a university, is uniquely suited to connect people, ideas, and learning across the institution and with other…

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Jill Annitto Joins ATLA as Editorial Manager

We are pleased to introduce Jill Annitto as our new Editorial Manager, Digital Products in the Production Department. Jill brings a wealth of experience in information management and team leadership. She was with the United Nations for seven years; for six of those years, Jill was the Chief of the…

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Iskandar Bcheiry Publishes “Hagiography, History, and Manuscript Culture: Studies in Syriac Christianity”

by Iskandar Bcheiry

Iskandar Bcheiry, Metadata Analyst in the Production Department of ATLA, frequently publishes articles in the ATLA Newsletter on Syriac Orthodoxy. We are excited to announce his recent publication Hagiography, History, and Manuscript Culture: Studies in Syriac Christianity (ISBN 978-9953-0-4502-3) in the 9th volume of the Patrimoine Syriaque. In this issue, Iskandar presents…

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Book Spine Poetry Contest Winners

Theological Libraries Month (TLM) has ended and we are overjoyed with the response we received on Twitter and Facebook with member institutions and their patrons tagging #TLM2018 with all of their fun festivities throughout the month of October. Though the celebrations varied, we celebrated corporately with the 2018 Book Spine…

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Hospitality for the Pilgrim

by Jennifer Bartholomew

I’ve had hospitality on my mind for weeks. During October I’m looking forward to three events where I’ll be out of my usual routine, learning about the work of others (scholars, faith leaders) and hearing new ideas. The first is on my own turf. My seminary is hosting a symposium…

Association News, From the President

Staying Abreast

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

Like the elephant in the parable of the blind men and an elephant, ATLA can be viewed through many different lenses. We are a professional membership association, an organization that serves academic libraries, a library consortium, an active participant in scholarly communication in religion and theology, an open access publisher,…

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Announcing the Board Slate for 2019

by Ellen Frost, Vice President 2019-2020

The Nominating Committee has named a slate of candidates for the four director positions to be filled on the Board for the term 2019-2022. The candidates are (in randomized order by www.random.org): Gerone Lockhart, Calvin College and Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan Stephen Sweeney, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver,…

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