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A Sustainable Future

by Jim Butler

Next month I have the good fortune of attending the CNI (Coalition for Networked Information) Spring Membership Meeting. These meetings are stimulating events where attendees come together to discuss technology, infrastructure, security, digital preservation, e-research, future scholarship, and many other topics. It is a fantastic way to check in with…

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Repositioning Libraries in Response to Higher Education Trends

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

Last November I attended ITHAKA’s The Next Wave Conference. An annual invitational event, The Next Wave explores current trends in higher education with a nod to technology and a look to the future. The goal is to provide a collegial space for discussion and identifying collaboration opportunities. The focus of…

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Listening, Learning, and Sharing: Reflections on eLearning Africa (Part 2)

Submitted by Maria Stanton, ATLA Director of Production This is part two of the series Listening, Learning, and Sharing. Read part one in Reflections on ANTZLA. Margot Lyon, Director of Business Development, and I attended eLearning Africa 2017, in Mauritius in September. We have spent considerable time listening to individuals from the…

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Listening, Learning, and Sharing: Reflections on ANZTLA (Part 1)

Submitted by Maria Stanton, ATLA Director of Production This is part one of the series Listening, Learning, and Sharing. Read part two in Reflections on eLearning Africa in December. ATLA’s mission and Organizational Ends inspire us to support: All those involved in the practice, study and teaching of and scholarly communication in…

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Change Is in the Air for ATLA Member Libraries

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

Last month, ATLA’s Director of Member Programs Gillian Harrison Cain and I visited several ATLA member libraries in Pennsylvania. During all three visits, library staff talked about plans for upcoming changes to their programs, buildings, and campuses.

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21st Century Library Furnishings: It’s All Covered

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

The exhibits at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference attract hundreds of vendors featuring wares related to all aspects of library service in all types of libraries. This year’s conference, held in Chicago near the end of June, was no exception. Granted, I missed the last several conferences, but…

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See You, or “See” You, Soon!

Submitted by Gillian Harrison Cain, Director of Member Programs We’re looking forward to seeing more than 200 of you in Atlanta, Georgia, next week! The Conference Committee, the Local Host Committee including folks at Columbia Theological Seminary, Robert. W. Woodruff Library Atlanta University Center-The Interdenominational Theological Center, Pitts Theology Library-Candler…

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