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All Aboard!

by Jim Butler

On the train ride to work this morning my mind drifted back to the early 2000’s. My imagination raced as passengers sifted through their morning papers. Many others were engrossed in their books. A young student was scanning a textbook looking for an answer to finish up his assignment. Some…

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The ACRL Environmental Scan 2017: Drawing Connections to Theological Libraries

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

Every two years the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) conducts an environmental scan that is focused on the broader higher education environment with an eye specifically to the implications for academic libraries. The ACRL Environmental Scan 2017[1] was released in March and I had the opportunity to attend a…

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Setting Goals

Submitted by Marie Jacobsen, ATLA Director of Financial Services As the new year gets underway, I find myself thinking about my personal and professional goals for this year and the future. As many of us do, I have found that I sometimes set unobtainable goals. This year I have decided to…

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ATLA Members by the Numbers

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

Last month, ATLA issued two brief demographic surveys in order to learn more about the current composition of our membership and to compare this data against the results of earlier surveys. Detailed analysis is still underway, but I want to share with you a few highlights of what we’ve learned…

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Generations and Joy

Submitted by Gillian Harrison Cain, ATLA Director of Member Programs Over the past several weeks a video of an interview with one of my favorite authors filled up my social media feeds and “broke the Internet” so to speak. Wary of click-bait and fake news in my Facebook feed, I…

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A Few Notes on New Titles

by Maria Stanton

Almost every month since June of 2015 Margot Lyon and I have shared, via the ATLA website and the ATLA Newsletter, the happy news of new title additions for ATLA RDB® or ATLA CPLI®. Often we have had new titles for both products. These announcements reflect the remarkable dedication of…

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Connections and Conversations in East Asia

by Margot Lyon

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca In early July, Su Hyeon Kang, ATLA Metadata Analyst, and I traveled to Seoul, South Korea to exhibit at the International Meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature.  Approximately 55% of the 550+ attendees were from Asia…

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Association Update: A Look at ATLA’s Past Year

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

Each year at the ATLA Annual Conference I provide an association update.  The update provides highlights of the year’s activities and a look at ATLA’s finances.  This year’s session was a little challenging.  It was essential for members to have ample time to discuss the proposed bylaws revision, so I…

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A Conferencing We Will Go

Submitted by Gillian Harrison Cain, Director of Member Programs We stuffed envelopes and packed boxes today. Conference is coming! It’s always amazing to me how much planning and work takes place over the course of a year (actually 3+ years) to make a few days each year happen. Conference organizers never…

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