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Lightning Bugs and Transitions

by Jennifer Bartholomew

August is my favorite month. I love the heat, local gardens and markets, and evenings full of lightning bugs, planets, and stars. I glory in the time I can spend out of doors walking in our nearby park and botanical garden. Recently I’ve found great comfort and retreat from the…

Association News, From the President

Balancing Mission and Sustainability: A Look at ATLA’s 2018 Finances

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

As librarians, we’re often squeamish about talking finance. None of us attended library school with the goal of becoming a financial genius. We entered the profession to educate students and support faculty in their advancement of scholarship and to ensure that our graduates who serve congregations have the lifelong learning…

Association News, From Staff Leadership

Catholic News at your Fingertips

by Jennifer Younger

Digitization has made a vast body of historical newspapers instantly accessible to scholars and students on their desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones. Yet, religious newspapers of all stripes are conspicuously under-represented in the familiar online newspaper full-text databases, which are comprised largely of municipal and trade newspapers. Publicly available digital…

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Jacques Ellul and the Bible

by Ginny Landgraf

At the end of June, I attended the 2018 conference of the International Jacques Ellul Society, “Jacques Ellul and the Bible,” at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) was a polymath. His official job was as a professor of law and the history of institutions at the…

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Nomination of ATLA Board Candidates by Petition: How It Works

by Timothy D. Lincoln

Because ATLA values the participation of members, the Association has created a process to nominate a member to run for the Board of Directors other than those named on the slate created by the Nominating Committee. This process is called nomination by petition. The Nominating Committee’s slate will be announced…

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