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Monday, June 14
 

10:00am CDT

XML/TEI Workshop: Learn How to Encode Documents and Contribute to the Wesley Works Digital Edition (On Demand)
In this session, in many ways a follow-up to last year's Atla session, "Proposing a TEI-encoding Project for the Wesley Works," we will introduce participants to the principles of text encoding using the Guidelines of the Text-Encoding Initiative, a subset of XML. While last year we discussed the rationale for using TEI to create a digital version of the Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley, as well as our plans for orchestrating such a large-scale project, this year we will offer introductory, hands-on training in TEI. Alternating between short presentations and guided encoding exercises, we will begin with the basics of text encoding common to any TEI project, then explain and exemplify more advanced principles by demonstrating how the Wesley Works Digital Edition, specifically, has adopted and sometimes adapted them. Conference participants will want to attend this workshop if they have an interest in learning how to encode documents of any kind in TEI, and especially so if they have an interest in getting involved in the encoding of the Wesley Works Digital Edition. We will end the session with a discussion of the ways such involvement is possible.

Please download and install at trial of https://www.oxygenxml.com ahead of time.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle M. Taylor

Michelle M. Taylor

Continuing Instructor, University of South Florida - Tampa
I teach English and serve as the General Education Literature Coordinator at the University of South Florida. I also specialize in the Digital Humanities and have worked on a broad range of DH projects across many disciplines.
avatar for Andrew Keck 

Andrew Keck 

Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Special Assistant to the Dean, Southern Methodist University 


Monday June 14, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom

10:00am CDT

Improving Digital Literacy in Academic Libraries: Integrating Visitor-Resident Typology Maps in Information Literacy Courses (On Demand)
When designing information literacy instruction, librarians often rely on assumptions about their students’ information-seeking behaviors and skills proficiency. This workshop will present a unique application of David White’s visitor-resident typology map to identify students' information-seeking behavior online and improve the IL course design in order to reach the students effectively. The presenters will offer an overview of White’s visitor-resident typology mapping exercise and examine how these maps can be used in credit-bearing information literacy courses. Through the analysis of students' reflections as well as their maps, the workshops will demonstrate how students’ digital literacy skills can evolve throughout the semester and how their critical self-reflections can foster a new understanding of their own information behaviors. The attendees will have a chance to create their own visitor-resident typology maps and share them in the group. Through this activity, the attendees will learn to foster qualitative change in students’ learning with regard to their online information-seeking behaviors. Thus, this workshop will offer insight into how librarians can apply this method in their respective institutions to examine students’ use of digital sources through a visual representation of their behavior online. The presenters will conclude this workshop by providing best practices and recommendations for implementing typology mapping in different contexts as part of a critical digital literacy curriculum and its unique integration into the course assignment design.

Speakers
avatar for Marta Samokishyn

Marta Samokishyn

Collection Development Librarian, Saint Paul University, Canada
avatar for Victoria Tsonos

Victoria Tsonos

Head of User Services Librarian, Saint Paul University


Monday June 14, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom

12:30pm CDT

De-Centering Self in Instructional Design: Learning from and Building with Each Other
[This workshop was not recorded]

Theological education in particular, and Western Higher Education in general, have been haunted and shaped by colonialism. These colonial educational spaces too often produce a pedagogical model where the instructor or institution is centered, pushing learners into a voiceless, passive margin. What role does the theological library play in resisting the Colonial Imagination and cultivating an ecology of learning that celebrates multiple ways of knowing and promotes a reciprocity of teachable moments?

This workshop will first initiate a conversation on the theological origins of the Colonial Imagination, leading to a collaborative discussion with attendants on where they see it at work in their libraries. After sharing brief conversations on the answers participants come up with, we will share a collaborative, learner-centered and values driven design approach to instructional resource design practiced by a team of librarians and student workers at the UCLA Library called Writing Instruction and Research Education Team (WI+RE). WI+RE creates open online learning resources, such as videos, worksheets, and interactive tutorials, that address research, reading, and writing challenges. The last segment of this session will share how WI+RE’s implementation of learner-centered design philosophy can be seen as a workable model for fostering an instructional embrace of community and an institutional climate of belonging. We will work with the audience on the initial steps of the process, which give a sense of how we practically center the learner and challenge the values of the colonial imagination in an ongoing communal practice. All that is shared during this session falls under creative commons."


Speakers
avatar for Christopher Lopez

Christopher Lopez

Public Services Assistant, UCLA Library
I work in UCLA LIbrary system as a Public Services Assistant in the Humanities & Social Sciences Division of the Charles E. Young Research Library (YRL) My role in Charles E. Young Research Library is to help innovate approaches to research assistance and teaching & learning for students... Read More →
avatar for Renee Romero

Renee Romero

Science Librarian, UCLA Library


Monday June 14, 2021 12:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Zoom

3:00pm CDT

Strategic Planning: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

[This session was not recorded. A repeat workshop has been scheduled for July 12th. Please email connect@atla.com for the registration link.]

Do you struggle with strategic planning? Curious how a strategic plan can help you survive and thrive through the unexpected? Want to learn how to align your staff’s work around common goals? If so, you will want to attend this pre-conference workshop. The workshop will cover key aspects of creating a library strategic plan that connects with your institution’s mission, values, and strategic plan and sets your library up for success in your context. We plan to use breakout rooms to give participants a chance to brainstorm and problem solve case studies together. You will leave the workshop with examples and hands-on experience with developing a strategic plan.

Please review the file "Case Study for Strategic Planning" prior to the workshop.

This session has a maximum of 25 attendees. When the session is full, interested attendees will be added to a waitlist. If you're unable to attend, please remove this session from your schedule so someone else can participate.



Speakers
avatar for Siong Ng 

Siong Ng 

Library Manager, Carey Baptist College 
avatar for Kelly Campbell 

Kelly Campbell 

Associate Dean of Information Services, Director of the John Bulow Campbell Library, Columbia Theological Seminary 
avatar for Matthew Ostercamp

Matthew Ostercamp

Library Director, North Park University


Monday June 14, 2021 3:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Zoom
 
Wednesday, June 16
 

10:00am CDT

Opening Plenary - Alexia Hudson-Ward - Well Done is Better than Well Said: Benjamin Franklin as a DEIA Model for Higher Education (On Demand)
Speakers
avatar for Alexia Hudson-Ward

Alexia Hudson-Ward

Associate Director of Research and Learning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries
Alexia Hudson-Ward is the Associate Director of Research and Learning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries. She is considered one of the information professions' leading diversity practitioners. Her past roles include serving as the Azariah Smith Root Director... Read More →



Wednesday June 16, 2021 10:00am - 11:15am CDT
Zoom

11:30am CDT

Libraries and White Supremacy: Thoughts Around the Campfire (On Demand)
Shortly after the murder of George Floyd in May of 2020, I came across the 1872 painting American Progress. In this painting, westward expansion is being led by a large floating white woman with a school book in one arm and telegraph wires in the other. The indigenous inhabitants of the west cower before this apparition. It is indeed a haunting image. In this paper, I explore the legacy of enlightenment constructs of civilized/savage in the operations of academic libraries and explore in the writings of Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, an indigenous alternative to knowledge preservation and transmission.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Ostercamp

Matthew Ostercamp

Library Director, North Park University


Wednesday June 16, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom

11:30am CDT

Oil, Earth, Books, and Holy Spirit: Theological Institutions, Libraries, and the Role of Environmental Sustainability (On Demand)
In 2016, David Todd and Jonathan Ogren published 'The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People,' an expansive look at the natural history, ecology, and environmental justice of the state. Over 500 pages, the work includes an array of stunning photographs related to five areas where nature and the human meet: land, water, air, energy, and the built world. This holistic vision, distilled in the particular climates, topographies, and physical geographies of Texas, reflects both the concerns and hopes about the general stewardship and sustainability of natural resources. In this respect, perhaps there is no more significant place than the Dallas-Fort Worth region, which boasts both a history of abundant oilfields and a future of the country’s largest natural gas reserves in the Barnett Shale. Theological schools and libraries like Perkins and Bridwell continue to benefit from these and other historical investments, thus tying the operations, functionality, and overall existence of many such institutions to the land and the ways in which human actors have used the land. In the last few years, the focus on environmental sustainability has grown along with more critical understandings of institutional roles in renewable energy. As theological institutions, then, it will become ever more pressing to evaluate not simply questions about what our ties are to the past, but what visions there are for the future. This paper will examine the ambiguities of environmental legacies and justice while discussing what roles theological schools and libraries have in strategizing for coming generations.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Elia

Anthony Elia

Director and J.S. Bridwell Foundation Endowed Librarian, Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology, Bridwell Library


Wednesday June 16, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom

11:30am CDT

Framing and Painting the Library: Mapping Existing Instruction, Services, and Practices to Established Standards (On Demand)
Learn how Moravian’s seminary liaison librarian utilizes existing frames and standards to map to the seminary’s curriculum and existing services in order to paint a complete picture of all the library offers. Using lessons learned from mapping the curriculum of the MATS program to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, the current curriculum mapping iteration has expanded to focus on courses required across degree programs. The curriculum mapping across degree programs not only provides ideas on how to scaffold library instruction but also serves as a stepping stone for mapping instruction and library services to the ATS standards. Framing the library’s relationship to the ATS standards can be used to generate conversations with seminary faculty and administrators, especially as the institution searches for a new dean. Come and hear how you might be able to implement something similar at your institution to facilitate meaningful dialog with your constituents and promote all that your library has to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Young Miller

Elizabeth Young Miller

Information Literacy and Seminary Liaison Librarian, Moravian College and Moravian Seminary


Wednesday June 16, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom

12:15pm CDT

The Unique Contributions of the Theological Librarian in Campus-Wide Programs of Faith Integration (On Demand)
Many Christian colleges and universities have academic programs which emphasize “faith and learning” or “faith integration.” Campuses vary in their requirements, but many tie a formal written paper into the faculty advancement process. The religious or theological studies librarian can have a unique role in assisting faculty across the disciplines to develop a better awareness of theological writings and resources that might reflect concepts within their discipline. This session will highlight the work that has been done at Azusa Pacific University – including resource instruction in new faculty workshops, one-on-one mentoring of faculty colleagues, development of a research collection, integrative coursework, and monthly reading groups. The session will conclude with an opportunity to share ideas and resources to strengthen these programs at our campuses with one another.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Leahy

Liz Leahy

Professor, Theological Bibliography and Research, Azusa Pacific Seminary, Azusa Pacific University
Hi - I'm interested in the integration of faith and learning, theological collections development, and special collections/archives. 


Wednesday June 16, 2021 12:15pm - 12:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:15pm CDT

Service to the Community: Listen and Learn with Mona Kafeel, the Executive Director of the Texas Muslim Women's Foundation (On Demand)
Join the World Religions Interest Group in listening to Mona Kafeel speak about how the Texas Muslim Women's Foundation supports all women and their families. About Mona: Mona Kafeel has dedicated her life and career to being a change maker. She currently serves as Executive Director at Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation Inc. (TMWF), a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and their families through multifaceted programs. She is instrumental in creating domestic violence shelters that are trauma-informed and culturally specific. Her extensive work with the grassroots community has led her to serve on multiple advisory boards, including the Asian Advisory Committee to Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and the Public Policy Commission of Texas Council on Family Council. The policy team researches, works, and eventually crafts the legislative agenda pertaining to intimate partner violence to ensure that survivor voices are included. Mona also serves on the Senior Advisory Board for senior citizens to the Mayor of the City of Plano. In this capacity, she advises the city council on the issues that are important to seniors living in Plano. She led a youth-led initiative in high schools across Dallas to educate /prevent teen violence. Mona created the Environmental Education Program for children in Plano ISD schools. At Texas Interfaith, she led the development of community programs serving at-risk children, seniors, and unemployed adults. A frequent presenter on diversity and inclusion, she has been training Dallas Fire Dept. new employees for the past 5 years on DEI.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Kumar

Beth Kumar

Learning and User Experience Librarian, Graduate Theological Union Library
I'm interested in reference, instruction, outreach, library marketing, and e-resources.
avatar for Mona Kafeel

Mona Kafeel

Executive Director, Texas Muslim Women's Foundation


Wednesday June 16, 2021 12:15pm - 12:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:15pm CDT

Mind the (Wikidata) Gap: Why You Should Care About Theological Data Gaps in Wikipedia's Obscure Relative, and How You Can Do Something About It (On Demand)
Wikidata, a community-curated knowledge base related to Wikipedia, affects our access to information, wielding more power than many realize. Seeing an opportunity for improving access to knowledge and promoting their collections, libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions have been experimenting with Wikidata in various ways. One burgeoning area of activity is in Wikidata’s scholarly citation data, but that participation has largely concentrated in the sciences, leaving a gap in its theological and religious studies coverage. Learn about how this gap matters to you and your institutions and how you can contribute to efforts to fill it, even in small ways. Delving into Wikidata can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. As long as you have basic computer skills, you can find a way to participate. In addition to open Q&A, this presentation will include conversations with the audience about overcoming barriers to Wikidata participation and to gauge interest in a Wikidata learning group and/or collaboration on projects of interest to Atla members.

Speakers
avatar for Christa Strickler

Christa Strickler

Associate Professor of Library Science, Wheaton College (IL)


Wednesday June 16, 2021 12:15pm - 12:45pm CDT
Zoom

1:15pm CDT

Sunday Sounds: Preserving the Radio Ministry of Brooklyn's Bethany Baptist Church (On Demand)
This presentation will discuss how the Brooklyn College Archives sought to preserve the audio-visual portion of one of its collections: that of the Rev. Dr. William Augustus Jones, Jr. The pastor of Brooklyn’s Bethany Baptist Church, Jones was a significant figure in the African-American community in Brooklyn. He was active in the Civil Rights movement and a contemporary of Martin Luther King, Jr., with whom he co-founded the Progressive National Baptist Convention. Jones was in demand as a preacher both locally and around the world. In the mid-1970s, he was approached by a New Jersey radio station with an offer to have his Sunday sermons broadcast in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut markets. He accepted, and the broadcasts, promoted as The Bethany Hour, continued for over twenty years. The collection donated to the Brooklyn College Archives contains cassette recordings of several hundred of these sermons, as well as video recordings from the program’s short time on broadcast television. With no playback equipment for patrons, and concerns about the physical integrity of the recordings, the archives decided to digitize the materials, which would not only preserve them but allow the Archives to make them available to local patrons, as well as researchers anywhere in the world. With a tight budget and no digitization expertise on staff, the archives applied for and won a Council on Library and Information Resources Recordings-at-Risk grant to digitize the entire collection. Despite some delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project will be made available to the public by the end of March 2021.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Bradley-Sanders

Colleen Bradley-Sanders

College Archivist, Brooklyn College
Colleen Bradley-Sanders is the College Archivist at Brooklyn College, where she supervises the staff and is responsible for overseeing all activities of the Archives and Special Collections unit of the library.


Wednesday June 16, 2021 1:15pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

1:15pm CDT

Career Transitions: Theological Librarians and Moves to Non-Theological Libraries (On Demand)
How seamless are career transitions for theological librarians between schools that have religious affiliations and public schools or other secular library settings? The main differences of various types of libraries are highlighted. A schematic will be supplied to assist those considering potential moves to determine how far apart their current setting is from any given employment opportunity they might be considering. Perspectives and experience theological librarians may bring to non-theological positions are highlighted. Pros and cons of these types of changes, learned from the presenter’s career that has so far spanned four very different types of libraries, are disclosed. Participants will be invited to share stories and insights related to their own career moves and dreams.

Speakers
avatar for Beth M. Sheppard

Beth M. Sheppard

Professor, University of West Georgia


Wednesday June 16, 2021 1:15pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

1:15pm CDT

Atla Research Tools Update (On Demand)
Want to learn what’s new with Atla’s research tools? Hear about the latest content additions and infrastructure updates included in Atla Religion Database® (Atla RDB®) — the premier index in all fields of religion, as well as AtlaSerials® (Atlas®), and AtlaSerials PLUS® (Atlas PLUS®) — the go-to full-text collections of journals in diverse areas of religion and theology. This session will include a 20-minute presentation by Atla Staff, followed by 10 minutes of interactive Q&A with Atla's team of product experts.

Speakers
avatar for Margot Lyon (she/her)

Margot Lyon (she/her)

Director of Business Development, Atla
Margot Lyon is Director of Business Development at Atla where she oversees global business relationships, content licensing, and product-related initiatives. Margot has more than twenty years of experience in the information and publishing industry, having worked in public facing... Read More →
avatar for Maria Stanton

Maria Stanton

Director, Content Production, Atla
avatar for Gregg Taylor

Gregg Taylor

Licensing Manager, Atla
Gregg Taylor is Licensing Manager in the Business Development department at Atla. A scholar of religion by training, Gregg is responsible for content licensing and global publisher relationships. A champion of metadata and a copyright enthusiast, he most enjoys getting to work with... Read More →
avatar for Jill Annitto

Jill Annitto

Editorial Manager, Atla


Wednesday June 16, 2021 1:15pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

2:00pm CDT

Small Theological Libraries as Place (On Demand)
The idea of “library as place” has become challenged/problematized because of two concurrent realities — the pandemic and the growing popularity of online instructional delivery. These two realities have aggravated longstanding questions about the status of small theological libraries already struggling with limited personnel and resources. How can we envision the “theological library as place” in such a way that we can revalue physical space while also orienting and guiding the development of virtual spaces? After speakers have shared concepts and resources, participants will be broken up into small groups to discuss experiences, including challenges and successes, and may focus on either physical place or virtual place.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Ebertz

Susan Ebertz

Associate Professor & Director for the Library, Wartburg Theological Seminary
I'm a member of the Atla Board of Directors and would love to hear your thoughts. Talk to me about the Small Libraries Interest Group and racial/ethnic diversity. As you can probably guess I miss large expanses of water (i.e. ocean).
avatar for Vance Thomas

Vance Thomas

Director of the Library, Central Baptist Theological Seminary (KS)
avatar for Kris Veldheer

Kris Veldheer

Library Director, Catholic Theological Union


Wednesday June 16, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom

2:00pm CDT

P and/or E: That Is (Still) the Question (Or Is It?): Collection Development in a Post-pandemic World (On Demand)
While the question of whether to choose the print and/or electronic format of a given title is certainly not new, the circumstances in which we are making such decisions have changed, prompting many of us to reconsider collection development priorities. If, as seems likely, the changes accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic – offering many if not all classes online, enabling many students and staff to work remotely – represent a watershed, prioritizing e-books and other electronic resources is a logical response. Of course, not everything is available electronically, so how can we make print-only sources available to students who do not have physical access to the library? Conversely, what about our print collections? When and why might one still prefer print, even when it is not substantially cheaper, or the only option? How might we continue to serve patrons who only have access to our print collections, such as alumni and local clergy, if we are acquiring most of our new resources electronically? Join us for a guided discussion of these and related questions. A panel of our colleagues will share their strategies for providing access to print-exclusive content, as well as their decision-making processes, identifying criteria they use in determining whether print or digital format is more suitable for a given title and sharing factors that inform such decisions. We will also reserve time for our participants to share their own experiences and observations, as well as questions, for the benefit of all in the session.

Speakers
avatar for David Schmersal

David Schmersal

Access and Instruction Librarian, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
avatar for Juliana Morley

Juliana Morley

Head of Public Services, Biola University Library
avatar for Steve Perisho

Steve Perisho

Theology and Philosophy Librarian, Seattle Pacific University


Wednesday June 16, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom

2:00pm CDT

Implementing Antiracism in Technical Services (On Demand)
It is a sad reality that racist bias is inherent in cataloging standards and collection development practices. Ibram X. Kendi states in his book "How to Be an Antiracist" that it’s not enough to be “not racist” and that the opposite of racism is antiracism. Whether innate racism in cataloging and collection development practices is intentional or not, Technical Service librarians can be intentional about combatting it. This panel will present three antiracist projects implemented to address racism in collection development and classification. Leslie Engelson will discuss an effort initiated by the music faculty to determine the representation of BIPOC in the music score collection at Waterfield Library. Brinna Michael will demonstrate how racist language is represented in the Library of Congress Classification schedule and discuss her efforts at Pitts Theology Library to update call numbers. Finally, Caitlin Soma will discuss a diversity audit of the books assigned on the course reserve at Candler School of Theology to identify potential collection gaps and to encourage faculty to develop curricula that include more diverse voices.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Engelson

Leslie Engelson

Metadata Librarian, Waterfield Library / Murray State University
avatar for Brinna Michael

Brinna Michael

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
avatar for Caitlin Soma

Caitlin Soma

Acquisitions, Serials, and Assessment Librarian, Pitts Theology Library / Emory University


Wednesday June 16, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom

3:15pm CDT

How Theological Librarians Can Help Change the World: Addressing Knowledge and Gender Gaps in the World's Largest Encyclopedia (On Demand)
The 1000 Women in Religion Project, a major initiative of the AAR/SBL’s Women’s Caucus, is working to add 1000 biographies about women (broadly defined) to Wikipedia, where only 18% of entries are about women. Knowledge and gender gaps on Wikipedia are well-documented and exist despite the platform’s idealistic early goal of providing “free access to the sum of all human knowledge.” My participation to date has included committee membership and coordinating the Australian contribution to the project, which has been a collaborative initiative under the auspices of the University of Divinity. This paper tells the story of the Australian Women in Religion Project, which is working with a list of 400+ women and associated biographical data. The template developed by the Australian project can now be used as a model for similar projects in other parts of the world. Initially, becoming familiar with Wikipedia and Wikidata was a steep learning curve, as was coming to grips with the platform’s policies around notability, reliability, and conflict of interest. Working collaboratively with an international group has been a valuable experience. There is also the sense of satisfaction gained from working on such a worthwhile project, which, as well as raising up noteworthy women in religion, is a practical way of addressing systemic knowledge and gender bias issues on platforms like Wikipedia. Theological librarians are well-placed to contribute. As well as having subject expertise related to the world’s religious and spiritual traditions, they also understand the importance of accurate metadata, unique identifiers, and other international standards. They are used to working collaboratively, navigating in an online environment, and can identify and accurately cite reliable secondary sources. Because theological librarians have the skills required to access information, conduct independent research, and develop new content, they are encouraged to contribute to the project.

Speakers
avatar for Kerrie Burn

Kerrie Burn

Library Manager, Mannix Library, University of Divinity
Kerrie has research and publication interests in the areas of Australasian theological libraries, collaborative collection development, library history, and the management of library special collections. She is coordinating the Australian contribution to the 1000 Women in Religion... Read More →


Wednesday June 16, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Zoom

3:15pm CDT

Online Content in International Languages for Religious Education (DIGITALIA)
[This session was not recorded]

We will provide an overview of the e-resources available across our academic databases (e-books, e-journals, and streaming video).


Have more questions? Visit DIGITALIA during the Vendor Social.

Speakers
avatar for Xavier Claret

Xavier Claret

Director, DIGITALIA, INC.
DIGITALIA HISPANICA www.digitaliapublishing.com is the leading database in Spanish with more than 40,000 e-books & e-journals from the most recognized publishers from Spain and all the Latin American countries. The titles are organized by collections according to the relevant academic... Read More →


Wednesday June 16, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Zoom

3:15pm CDT

Reclassification for the Chinese Theological Collection (On Demand)
John Searle Library at Melbourne School of Theology has the Chinese Theological Collection for Chinese students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The collection contains 18,000 items, including General Collection, Reference Collection, and AV Collation. It was classified with Pettee Classification. The Chinese Department found that Pettee Classification might not accommodate items with new theological concepts and subjects. They recommended the bilingual librarian investigate the reclassification of the entire Chinese Theological Collection. After investigation and discussion, the librarian proposed to reclassify the entire Chinese collection to the Library of Congress and submitted an implementation plan. The developed proposal was approved in October 2020. The project was implemented by the librarian in November 2020. It is expected to be completed before the commencement of the new semester (2021). This paper discusses the decision of reclassification and the choice of a classification scheme for the Chinese Theological Collection in a theological library. It also will describe the implementation, review the results, and discuss what lessons we have learned from this project.

Speakers
avatar for Josella Chan

Josella Chan

Bilingual Librarian, Melbourne School of Theology


Wednesday June 16, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Zoom

3:45pm CDT

Wednesday's Social Hour
A valuable part of Atla Annual is connecting with colleagues, making new acquaintances, and seeing old friends. While we may not be able to meet in person this year, we are providing opportunities for conference attendees to meet one another, screen to screen.

We will be hosting three social gatherings after each day's programming on the virtual platform, Remo. We have several planned activities, a friendly competition, and opportunities for networking. Join us for one or all!

Today's Social Hour will begin with a quick overview of the Remo platform, acquainting attendees with the platform, and then there will be time for open socializing.

Attend for your chance to win one of the following prizes:
  • $50 Amazon gift card
  • $50 Bookshop gift card
  • Snack box from Snack Magic

If you have never used Remo before, you’ll be asked to create an account when you go to join an event. Get ahead of the game by creating an account now, filling out your profile, and adding a photo so people can find you more easily. While you’re at it, test your system’s audio and video to ensure your computer system can communicate with Remo. We also recommend turning off your VPN. If you run into any issues with Remo, here is a troubleshooting tips sheet.

Learn more.


Wednesday June 16, 2021 3:45pm - 4:30pm CDT
Remo
 
Thursday, June 17
 

9:00am CDT

President's Welcome for New Members and First-Time Attendees (Invitation Only)
As a first-time attendee or new member, Board President Stephen Sweeney invites you to join him and the other directors for a casual conversation and fun game over Zoom.

This is an invite-only event. Attendees will have received an email with the link to register. The link to Zoom will not be on Sched. If you registered, you may find the link to the Zoom meeting in your email.

If you did not receive an invite and feel that you should have, please email connect@atla.com.

Thursday June 17, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Zoom

10:00am CDT

Plenary - Dr. Safiya Noble
This plenary session will only be available live.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Safiya Noble

Dr. Safiya Noble

Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Safiya Noble is the author of the highly acclaimed Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press) which was a New York Public Library 2018 Best Book for Adults and recognized by Bustle as one of “10 Books about Race to Read Instead of Asking a Person... Read More →


Thursday June 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Zoom

11:15am CDT

There and Back Again (Almost), or One Library's Staff's Journey through A Major Construction Project (On Demand)
How does a major construction project affect the tasks and mindset of library staff members? What aspects of one school’s experience resonate with the circumstances of other schools? This session has three parts. First, presenters will provide an overview of the journey of the library staff of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary as they helped design a major renovation, vacated a building, stored 90,000 books, moved into temporary quarters, and continued library services — in addition to helping the Seminary make a sharp pivot from face-to-face teaching to distance education. Second, staff will reflect on lessons learned for their specific areas of work. Third, attendees will ask questions and discuss the intricacies of continuing to serve library users during the disruptions caused by construction.

Speakers
avatar for John Vinke

John Vinke

Systems and Metadata Librarian, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
I hang out in the back of the library (when we have one) and do various technical service things like cataloging, library systems, digital collections, and drinking copious quantities of coffee.
avatar for Mandy Deen

Mandy Deen

Learning Technologies Librarian, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
avatar for David Schmersal

David Schmersal

Access and Instruction Librarian, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
avatar for Timothy D. Lincoln

Timothy D. Lincoln

Library Director, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Proud grandparent. Always happy to talk about: evaluating library services, what the Atla Board does and does not do, and how much I love my library staff.
avatar for Kristy Sorensen

Kristy Sorensen

Assoc. Library Director, Archivist and Records Manager, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Kristy has been an archivist and librarian in Austin since graduating with her MLIS from UT Austin in 2002. She is currently the associate director of the Stitt Library and head of archives and records management at Austin Seminary.


Thursday June 17, 2021 11:15am - 11:45am CDT
Zoom

11:15am CDT

A Collaborative Future within Atla: How Theological Libraries Must Work Together in the Digital Age (On Demand)
In the foreword to the 2006 Atla open-access volume 'A Broadening Conversation,' Simeon Daly notes, “ATLA has been a catalyst for establishing collaborative projects.” Daly identifies several examples of this collaborative spirit, offering Atla members a heritage to be proud of. Given changes in academic structures in the years since Daly wrote, changes accelerated by the pandemic, a re-evaluation of and renewed invitation to this ideal of collaboration is needed. Cross-institutional collaboration is more important than ever, not only needed for the growth of impact of collections and research, but rather vital for the survival of our institutions and the promotion of our vocational ethos. Fortunately, new technologies afford greater opportunities for collaboration across libraries. So, how are we doing as a collaborative organization? In this paper, I approach this question in two parts. The first part of the paper is descriptive. I highlight some of the past collaborations between theological libraries, many fostered by Atla, and identify their origins and outcomes. I then consider present projects that involve multiple theological libraries working together. The bulk of the paper, though, is prescriptive, calling for theological libraries to work together in the digital age and suggesting ways that this may work. As the roles for, perceptions about, and budgets of libraries undergo dramatic change, I call for increased collaboration in a few key areas of work and invite reflection on what role our professional organization may play in our work together.

Speakers
RM

Richard Manly Adams

Director, Pitts Theology Library


Thursday June 17, 2021 11:15am - 11:45am CDT
Zoom

11:15am CDT

Transparently Teaching Theological Research (On Demand)
In higher education, transparency is critical. Transparency is simply a process that enables students to see the connection between what you are teaching and what they want to learn (ideally, this is identical to the course or session objectives). Transparency can also aid the teacher by empowering them to focus their content solely on content that aligns with course objectives. In non-educational contexts, transparency is seen as critical. For example, transparency is often related to financial investments: before investors pledge funding to an organization, they want to know how that money will be spent. As students are investing in their higher education, likewise, prior to investing funding and time in a course or a program, students want to know how their investment of time will pay off. While the critical dynamic of transparency has impacted many of our institutions of higher education, many questions still remain. One question is: What does transparency look like for teaching theological research? Instructional design can play a critical role in aiding instructional transparency. This session will provide an overview of instructional design, showing how it can be used as a framework for transparency for teaching theological research. Theological research can be taught in a variety of contexts, and how transparency is implemented can vary depending on context. Transparency not only aids the student in knowing what is taught but can also be a tremendous benefit to the instructor. Transparency, through instructional design, aids the instructor by enabling them to know what is being taught and why it is being taught, and subsequently enables them to confirm that the means of instruction is the best venue for this. This presentation will provide examples of what transparency can look like for theological librarianship in both a one-shot library instruction session and a full three-credit course.

Speakers
avatar for Garrett Trott

Garrett Trott

University Librarian, Corban University


Thursday June 17, 2021 11:15am - 11:45am CDT
Zoom

12:00pm CDT

Open Access Religion Resources for Your Students (On Demand)
Open Access (OA) journal collections can add diversity and breadth to your library’s theological resources. We'll review and recommend some OA collections for quality, ease of implementation, and indexing. We'll consider OA materials from regions and language. What are some ways to search for and select OA collections? There will be time for questions and sharing experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Siemon 

Jeff Siemon 

Electronic Resources Librarian, Anderson University 
Jeff serves as Electronic Resources Librarian and Assoc. Professor at Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana, USA. Anderson University is a member of the PALNI consortium. His 25 years of experience with cataloging and digital resources also includes positions at OCLC member institutions... Read More →


Thursday June 17, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Zoom

12:00pm CDT

Join us to hear what’s new and exciting from EBSCO
[This session was not recorded]

EBSCO supports the research needs of students and faculty in the study of religion with our eBook Collection and Archive resources. Join us to hear how EBSCO can help you as we navigate these challenging times together!

Speakers
MC

Mike Crowe

Regional Sales Manager, EBSCO


Thursday June 17, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Zoom

12:00pm CDT

Accessibility is in the Eye of the Beholder: Creating a More Accessible Library (On Demand)
Much has been written about the importance of accessibility. This is both an issue of helping patrons and providing inclusivity and equity for those with disabilities. All patrons, regardless of physical ability, should be able to access library resources. Unfortunately, often the decisions about accessibility are made by those who do not need accommodations due to a disability. Therefore, library staff may be unaware of ways in which the library may be inadvertently less than fully accessible for all patrons. This presentation looks at some common areas where accessibility needs to be considered. This will cover three areas: physical spaces and signage, tools for accessing library resources, and considerations for library websites. Each portion will examine possible problems and suggest solutions. The session will include time for audience participants to make suggestions regarding accommodations or describe their own experiences in seeking a more accessible library.

Speakers
KL

Kenneth Litwak

Reference and Instructional Services Librarian, Gateway Seminary
My main interests are: 1) how to make ILI more accessible and relevant to all patrons; 2) accessibility and accommodations libraries can/should make; and 3) the equity and inclusion or lack thereof of librarians with disabilities. I have a Ph.D. in New Testament studies, and am always... Read More →


Thursday June 17, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

ARDA
About ARDA
The Association of Religion Data Archives (theARDA.com) provides free access to the highest quality information and data on American and international religion. The ARDA offers instant access to a rich archive of more than 1,300 data collections, as well as an abundance of other resources for teachers, researchers, and local congregations.

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Speakers


Thursday June 17, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

Atla Products
About Atla
Atla creates trusted research tools for the scholarly study of religion and theology, including Atla Religion Database® (Atla RDB®) — the premier index in all fields of religion, as well as AtlaSerials® (Atlas®), and AtlaSerials PLUS® (Atlas PLUS®) — the go-to full-text collections of journals in diverse areas of religion and theology. We also oversee historical archives initiatives and work with several publishing partners to offer electronic versions of specialized bibliographic and reference products.

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Speakers
avatar for Maria Stanton

Maria Stanton

Director, Content Production, Atla
avatar for Margot Lyon (she/her)

Margot Lyon (she/her)

Director of Business Development, Atla
Margot Lyon is Director of Business Development at Atla where she oversees global business relationships, content licensing, and product-related initiatives. Margot has more than twenty years of experience in the information and publishing industry, having worked in public facing... Read More →
avatar for Gregg Taylor

Gregg Taylor

Licensing Manager, Atla
Gregg Taylor is Licensing Manager in the Business Development department at Atla. A scholar of religion by training, Gregg is responsible for content licensing and global publisher relationships. A champion of metadata and a copyright enthusiast, he most enjoys getting to work with... Read More →
avatar for Jill Annitto

Jill Annitto

Editorial Manager, Atla



Thursday June 17, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

Bloomsbury Digital Resources
About Bloomsbury Digital Resources
Bloomsbury Digital Resources provides creative online learning environments that support scholarly research and inspire students throughout the world. We seek to engage our users with academically rigorous, editorially crafted content that encourages people to think and explore.

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Speakers
MK

Michelle Kelly

Associate Marketing Director, Bloomsbury
avatar for Rachel Gear

Rachel Gear

Content Acquisition Director, Bloomsbury
I am responsible for acquiring content for Bloomsbury Digital Resources, including our platform Theology and Religion Online.



Thursday June 17, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

Brill
About Brill
Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. We operate from a strong belief that the Humanities, Social Sciences and International Law are areas of scholarship vital for addressing today’s global challenges.

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Speakers
avatar for Dan Carney

Dan Carney

Regional Marketing Manager, Brill
SB

Sylvia Bonadio

Library Sales Manager, Brill
Humanities and Social Science Electronic Resources published by Brill



Thursday June 17, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

DIGITALIA
About DIGITALIA
Our mission is the development and distribution of the finest databases for academic institutions. The subscription to our databases includes MARC records delivery, unlimited simultaneous users, and monthly updates on the content. DIGITALIA HISPANICA is a Spanish Language collection of 40,000 e-books & e-journals from the most recognized publishers from Spain and all the Latin American countries.

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Speakers
avatar for Xavier Claret

Xavier Claret

Director, DIGITALIA, INC.
DIGITALIA HISPANICA www.digitaliapublishing.com is the leading database in Spanish with more than 40,000 e-books & e-journals from the most recognized publishers from Spain and all the Latin American countries. The titles are organized by collections according to the relevant academic... Read More →



Thursday June 17, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

EBSCO
About EBSCO
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) offers premium content through databases, journals & magazines, e-books and more, including subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, and online access to 1,000,000+ e-books.

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Participate in the Passport Program!
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Speakers
avatar for Ryan Bernier

Ryan Bernier

VP, Database Partnerships, EBSCO



Thursday June 17, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

Fortress Press
About Fortress Press
From its origins in the early 1960’s, Fortress Press has established an enviable position as a premier publisher of compelling theological, biblical, and ethical engagements for the church and the world in which it lives. From landmark titles that have shaped decades of thought to new titles that challenge the current consensus, the scholarly book program at Fortress Press is known for quality and relevance across a range of academic disciplines.

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Participate in the Passport Program!
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Learn how you can win donated prizes, including gift cards, books, and other fun items!


Speakers
HH

Heather Hart

Fortress Press



Thursday June 17, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

Gorgias Press
About Gorgias Press
Gorgias Press was founded in 2001 and is dedicated to the production of high-quality, peer reviewed publications on the history, religion, and linguistics of the Middle East and larger pre-modern world. Following the philosophy, “Publishing for the Sake of Knowledge”, the Press is run for scholars, by scholars.

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Participate in the Passport Program!
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Learn how you can win donated prizes, including gift cards, books, and other fun items!

Speakers
avatar for Gemma Tully

Gemma Tully

Marketing Associate, Gorgias Press
Hello! I'm at Atla representing Gorgias Press. Here's our exhibitor page: Gorgias Press - Atla Annual 2021 Online (sched.com)I'm the person who can help you with pretty much everything: information on our theological titles and series, eBooks, special conference discounts for libraries, and more. There's a lot of information in our presentation on our exhibitor page, but I'll be here to answer any ques... Read More →
TR

Tuomas Rasimus

Gorgias Press



Thursday June 17, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

Iron Mountain
About Iron Mountain
Whether leading a research library or managing a treasured public library branch, you face the challenge of balancing your library and its patrons’ evolving needs, all while ensuring that your collections are protected and available.
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Speakers
avatar for Steve McLaughlin

Steve McLaughlin

Business Development Specialist, Iron Mountain
I am part of Iron Mountain's Library Services Team. Iron Mountain frequently partners with libraries who are doing renovations or new construction to help plan safe, efficient moving and handling of collections.  We would love to have a conversation to learn more about your plans... Read More →
avatar for Britt Mueller

Britt Mueller

Library Services Solutions Architect, Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Library Services provides digitization, materials processing, preservation quality offsite storage and relocation solutions for archives. Our team focuses on creating customized solutions to meet the unique needs of your institution. You now have a provider with the... Read More →


Thursday June 17, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

OCLC
About OCLC
OCLC is built on the power of collaboration and innovation. Our member libraries come together to share data, collections, services, and expertise with the goal of increasing access to knowledge. Through our technology products, original research, and community programs, we empower libraries to better serve their communities by solving critical problems, removing barriers to success, and inspiring breakthroughs. Learn more at www.oclc.org

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Participate in the Passport Program!
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Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Butte

Suzanne Butte

Director of Strategic Accounts, OCLC
Suzanne Butte has been with OCLC for many years currently as director of strategic accounts. She represents OCLC and the various products and services to consortia like Atla, state libraries and ARL’s in a number of states. She enjoys meeting with librarians talking about their... Read More →



Thursday June 17, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

Oxford University Press
About Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press is one of the world’s leading innovators in online academic research, publishing innovative academic products and reference works. OUP is also a leading publisher of bibles and dictionaries, and publishes a wide range of specialized publications in Religion and Philosophy, including 29 high-quality journals in the Oxford Journals Religion and Philosophy Collection.

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Participate in the Passport Program!
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Learn how you can win donated prizes, including gift cards, books, and other fun items!

Speakers
avatar for Leah Markwordt

Leah Markwordt

Sales Representative, Oxford University Press
I've been with OUP for 4 years, and I currently work with libraries at 4 year institutions in TX, CO, AZ, NM, OK, KS, and AR.
avatar for Molly Hansen

Molly Hansen

Marketing Manager, Oxford University Press



Thursday June 17, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

Project MUSE
About Project MUSE
Project MUSE has offered libraries affordable access to essential humanities and social science research for 25 years, as an integral part of the scholarly communications ecosystem and platform of choice for respected not-for-profit publishers. Currently, Project MUSE is the trusted and reliable source for over 700 journals and over 70,000 books, from more than 200 of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. MUSE also hosts thousands of open access books and several open access journal titles, freely available to anyone worldwide.

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Participate in the Passport Program!
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Learn how you can win donated prizes, including gift cards, books, and other fun items!

Speakers
avatar for Doug Storm

Doug Storm

Sales & Library Relations, Project MUSE
Happy to talk about Books and Journals on MUSE!
avatar for Lance Tieperman

Lance Tieperman

Project Muse



Thursday June 17, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

Quartex
About Quartex
Quartex, from Adam Matthew Digital, is a digital collections platform designed to help libraries and archives easily publish, showcase, and share their own archival material.

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Participate in the Passport Program!
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Learn how you can win donated prizes, including gift cards, books, and other fun items!

Speakers
KG

Katie Gambone

Senior Sales Manager, Quartex
LS

Liz Stringer

US Library Sales Manager, Adam Matthew Digital
avatar for Jessica Kowalski

Jessica Kowalski

Product Sales Manager, Quartex, Adam Matthew Digital



Thursday June 17, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

2:00pm CDT

Atla Business Meeting & Association Update (On Demand)
During this session, Executive Director Brenda Bailey-Hainer will provide a brief update on the association followed by the recognition of recent retirees and memorials for those in the Atla community who have passed away. The current President of the Board of Directors, Stephen Sweeney, will then conduct the annual business meeting of the Association during which the results of the 2020 election will be shared and new board members welcomed and outgoing board members will be thanked for their service. Finally, incoming President Christina Torbert will share some thoughts on the upcoming year.


Speakers
avatar for Brenda Bailey-Hainer 

Brenda Bailey-Hainer 

Executive Director, Atla 
I'm the Executive Director at Atla, a nonprofit membership association for libraries and librarians serving theology and religious studies programs in higher education institutions. My interests include collaborative digital humanities projects, organizational management, and public... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Sweeney

Stephen Sweeney

Library Director, St. John Vianney Seminary - Cardinal Stafford Library
avatar for Christina Torbert

Christina Torbert

Head of Continuing Resources and Acquisitions, Liaison for Phil/Rel, University of Mississippi
I always pass on good advice. It's the only sensible thing to do with it.I am a California native who has also lived in England and Chicago. I married a southern boy, and we moved to Mississippi. I am a serials librarian who is also trained to be a minister. I am not ordained but... Read More →


Thursday June 17, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Zoom

3:15pm CDT

Maintaining Service while Sheltering in Place: How SCATLA Member Libraries Thrived Under the Country’s Most Stringent COVID Lockdown (On Demand)
California has consistently been at the forefront of COVID-19 cases in the United States and thus has had more stringent regulations to slow the curve and save lives. These regulations have had a dramatic impact on academic libraries in Southern California, with many universities conducting online Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. This presentation will include:
  • An introduction to California state and county COVID-19 restrictions.
  • An overview of how SCATLA (Southern California Theological Library Association) libraries have dealt with the COVID-19 restrictions.
  • A deep dive into how several SCATLA libraries - Azusa Pacific University, Biola University, Hope International University, and Loyola Marymount University - implemented creative solutions to support their communities under the COVID-19 restrictions. Issues of budget, instruction, online support, staffing, physical materials vs online materials, mailing services, and space will be discussed in detail.
  • Discussion of current COVID-19 related policies & services, one year after the pandemic began.
  • Plans for future policies & services in a world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Stacie Schmidt

Stacie Schmidt

Reference Services Librarian, Biola University
avatar for Steve Jung

Steve Jung

Circulation Coordinator & Information Specialist II - Reference, Azusa Pacific University
avatar for Robin Hartman

Robin Hartman

Director of Library Services, Hope International University
avatar for Alexis Weiss

Alexis Weiss

Reference & Instruction Librarian for Theology, Loyola Marymount University
Talk to me about diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as world religions.


Thursday June 17, 2021 3:15pm - 4:05pm CDT
Zoom

3:15pm CDT

Building Trust -- How Understanding Users Can Lead to Inclusive and Equitable Library Services (On Demand)
The importance of understanding the community a library serves in order to best support their information needs is universally applicable in the library profession. This session introduces two separate research projects examining specific student groups in theological libraries. Rebecca Donald, Director of Library Services at Trinity International University, will share lessons learned from interviewing students of color about their experiences with the library. She’ll discuss listening to understand how the library can be more welcoming and thinking about how librarians can work toward anti-racism. Cindy Lu will discuss her doctoral research on the outsider mentality of theological students from China, whose lived experience of practice and learning in unregistered, underground Christian communities in China informs their complicated interactions and relationships with library staff. She’ll address how librarians can support these students’ academic study, build trusted relationships, and rethink approaches to reference services, front-desk staffing, and library orientations to be more inclusive and equitable. These two studies illustrate the varied demographics of student populations in theological libraries while addressing the common ground of actively taking steps to understand user populations in order to design appropriate services and foster supportive learning environments.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Donald

Rebecca Donald

Director, University Library Services, Trinity International University
avatar for Cindy Lu

Cindy Lu

Ph.D. candidate, Rutgers University, New Jersey
I am now based in Taiwan, welcome to talk about the current situation of theolgical librarianship in Asia. Thanks!


Thursday June 17, 2021 3:15pm - 4:05pm CDT
Zoom

3:15pm CDT

An Open Door for New Ideas: Open Access Publishing Opportunities with Atla Open Press (On Demand)
Atla Open Press publishes open access books, journals, and other serials that cover subjects at the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies that potentially impact libraries, that guide and support innovative library services, that enhance professional development for religious studies and theological librarians, and that represent specialized topics of interest in religion and theology that are of relevance to libraries. Over the last few years, the program has evolved with the addition of guidelines, policies, and procedures representative of a professional open scholarly press, resulting in an impressive growth and diversity in its output. During this session, the editors in chief of three of Atla Open Press’s publications will speak about recent developments and publications from their area of Atla Open Press as well as offer guidance on how to edit, peer review, and author with the Press. Additionally, Atla’s Scholarly Communication and Digital Projects Manager will provide a brief overview of open access publishing in librarianship as well as share other resources and opportunities to engage with open access publishing and Atla Open Press.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Fruin

Christine Fruin

Scholarly Communication and Digital Projects Manager, Atla
Christine Fruin is the Atla Scholarly Communication and Digital Projects Manager. As an attorney and a librarian, she has worked for over a decade promoting access to and use of diverse collections through utilization of fair use, open access, and responsible licensing.
avatar for Cynthia Snell

Cynthia Snell

Library Director, Columbia International University
avatar for Myka Kennedy Stephens

Myka Kennedy Stephens

Seminary Librarian, Lancaster Theological Seminary
avatar for Garrett Trott

Garrett Trott

University Librarian, Corban University


Thursday June 17, 2021 3:15pm - 4:05pm CDT
Zoom

4:15pm CDT

Thursday's Social Hour
A valuable part of Atla Annual is connecting with colleagues, making new acquaintances, and seeing old friends. While we may not be able to meet in person this year, we are providing opportunities for conference attendees to meet one another, screen to screen.

We will be hosting three social gatherings after each day's programming on the virtual platform, Remo. We have several planned activities, a friendly competition, and opportunities for networking. Join us for one or all!

Today's Social Hour will include a friendly competition and a chance to win prizes, but most importantly, make new connections.

If you have never used Remo before, you’ll be asked to create an account when you go to join an event. Get ahead of the game by creating an account now, filling out your profile, and adding a photo so people can find you more easily. While you’re at it, test your system’s audio and video to ensure your computer system can communicate with Remo. We also recommend turning off your VPN. If you run into any issues with Remo, here is a troubleshooting tips sheet.

Learn more.


Thursday June 17, 2021 4:15pm - 5:00pm CDT
Remo

5:00pm CDT

President's Welcome for New Members and First-Time Attendees (Invitation Only)
As a first-time attendee or new member, Board President Stephen Sweeney invites you to join him and the other directors for a casual conversation and fun game over Zoom.

This is an invite-only event. Attendees will have received an email with the link to register. The link to Zoom will not be on Sched. If you registered, you may find the link to the Zoom meeting in your email.

If you did not receive an invite and feel that you should have, please email connect@atla.com.

Thursday June 17, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Zoom
 
Friday, June 18
 

10:00am CDT

“Student Needs are Academic Needs” and the Theological Library (On Demand)
A 2019 research report from Ithaka S+R entitled “Student Needs are Academic Needs” looked at the needs of community college students for academic success and the ways libraries could support them. This study formulated service concepts and ranked them in order of perceived value to students. As theological schools grow the diversity of their student populations, theological libraries are faced with similar challenges to those identified in the report on community colleges. Increasing technology access and incorporating writing services and other academic supports are just some of the ways theological libraries have been called upon to meet student needs. Theological librarians need to consider in particular the needs of historically underserved or disadvantaged populations to maximize academic success and retention. Presenters will indicate some ways they have thought about these issues and invite attendees to think about how the insights from this report could be applied in their respective contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Stutzman 

Karl Stutzman 

Director of Library Services, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary 
As director of library services at a small graduate theological school, collaboration is an essential part of my work. My institution would not be able to provide high-quality library services without active participation in networks like OCLC, Private Academic Library Network of... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Board

Brandon Board

Information Services & Online Learning Librarian, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary


Friday June 18, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Zoom

10:00am CDT

Libraries and Scholars on the Green Path to Open Access: Services, Policies, and Challenges (On Demand)
Golden open access means publishing scholarly articles in journals that are open without costs for all readers. Green open access means secondary publishing of toll access articles in institutional repositories. Thus, it offers scholars a nice possibility to promote open access without giving up their preference of publishing in high-ranking toll-access journals. But what are the real pros and cons of this path to open access publishing culture?

Speakers
avatar for Matti Myllykoski 

Matti Myllykoski 

Chief information specialist, Helsinki University Library 


Friday June 18, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Zoom

10:00am CDT

Cracking the Collections Basket (Project MUSE)
[This session was not recorded]
  • A new book sales model: The Project MUSE Book Custom Collections – which, just as it sounds, allows libraries to come and browse all single book content using BISAC categories to create a unique collection. Titles that may be not have been in our Philosophy & Religion collections due to having a different primary subject designation can now be discovered and purchased.
  • You can still buy content in MUSE-created annual Subject and Area Studies Collections (such as American Studies, Literature, History, Political Science, Philosophy & Religion, etc.) as well as via participation in our EBA program, or via a third-party vendor like GOBI or OASIS
  • And don't forget the Hermeneia: A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible!
  • We will also discuss “what’s new” in our Journal Collections as well as detail journals that are not included in collections.
  • Resources for Instructors – MUSE in Focus
  • Open Access on MUSE 

Speakers
avatar for Doug Storm

Doug Storm

Sales & Library Relations, Project MUSE
Happy to talk about Books and Journals on MUSE!
avatar for Lance Tieperman

Lance Tieperman

Project Muse


Friday June 18, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Zoom

10:45am CDT

Controlled Digital Lending... On the Quick and Cheap (On Demand)
In the light of both the COVID pandemic and lack of digital availability for several key resources, the Digital Theological Library (DTL), a co-owned library with participating institutions, wanted to quickly implement a Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) project, beginning in the fall of 2020. The DTL staff and partners examined a number of options, evaluating them on the basis of cost, user experience, time commitment, and ease of implementation. We decided to create our own system for CDL access, using inexpensive systems created for other purposes, but adaptable to the needs of CDL. This presentation will (1) explain the legal basis for CDL, (2) the advantages and disadvantages of CDL, (3) how the DTL implemented CDL quickly and cheaply, and (4) how other libraries can implement their own CDL program.

Speakers
avatar for James Darlack

James Darlack

(Incoming) Senior Library Director, Vanguard University
I currently live in "America's Oldest Seaport" - Gloucester, Massachusetts.After spending the last 20 years as a librarian at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Goddard Library (Hamilton, Massachusetts), I am going to be serving as the Senior Library Director at Vanguard University's... Read More →
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Drew Baker

Managing Director, Digital Theological Library
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Thomas Phillips

Director, Digital Theological Library
The Global Digital Theological Library works with vendors of good will to provide access to a comprehensive library of contemporary academic ebooks and ejournals in religious studies to seminaries, bible colleges and small colleges in developing nations at prices affordable to schools... Read More →


Friday June 18, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am CDT
Zoom

10:45am CDT

The Intertwining Concerns of Libraries and Writing Centers (On Demand)
Through 2020, Asbury Theological Seminary largely built an introductory course for those preparing for graduate-level study in seminary disciplines. Through that work and the collaborative efforts between our research librarian, Writing Center, and instructional designer, we have discovered shared concerns, knowledge, and new insights into how to help our students. This presentation will describe the institute course that was developed and the benefits/insights that came through the process.

Speakers
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Wesley Custer

Director of Instructional Services, Asbury Theological Seminary


Friday June 18, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am CDT
Zoom

10:45am CDT

Atla and SPARC: A Collaboration Made in Open Access Heaven (On Demand)
(This conference presentation is a requirement for fulfillment of the terms and conditions of the Atla grant I received in September 2020.) In Fall 2020, I was fortunate to be chosen as a recipient of an Atla grant to produce an Open Access resource to be used in a class at the Interdenominational Theological Center in June of 2021. At the same time I received the grant, I was chosen for a SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) Leadership Program Fellowship, which was to run, coincidentally, concurrent to the timespan of the Atla grant. I will examine my starting knowledge about open access resources and how, through the Fellowship, my growth in knowledge about and advocacy for open access resources informed my work on the Atla grant. I was able to make the grant project, an open-access textbook for a Traditional African Religions course, the capstone project for my SPARC Fellowship. I will walk through the different stages of the project, from the application for the grant to working with faculty to find and create the necessary public domain material to the technological processes involved in making the resource accessible to the implementation of the resource.

Speakers
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Brad Ost

Head of Research Services and Liaison Librarian for Religion, Theology and Philosophy, AUC, Robert W. Woodruff Library


Friday June 18, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am CDT
Zoom

11:30am CDT

Can You Find Yourself in the Stacks? Building Diverse Collections in Religion and Theology (On Demand)
The past year has brought renewed attention to the need for academic library collections to support an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) in the curriculum and to reflect the increasing diversity among students and faculty. The urgent calls for maximum inclusivity and diversity in all aspects of theological education have led collection development librarians to examine and recalibrate their collecting practices and to assess existing collections. This panel of three, admittedly white, women librarians will discuss the issue of what it means to be an ally in working toward ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how allyship might inform the work of collection development. The critical importance of engaging with key stakeholders, particularly those within historically underrepresented groups, in order to build more diverse collections will be emphasized. Panelists will consider the many ways that collections can represent diversity in smaller collections and varied theological contexts, and will demonstrate how to align collecting with the institution’s mission statement and/or strategic plan. There will be a discussion of displays and events that promote diverse resources and provide opportunities for collaboration with faculty, staff, and student advocacy groups.

Speakers
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Suzanne Estelle-Holmer

Associate Director for Research, Collections, and Access, Yale Divinity Library, Yale University
Writing, research methods, social media, collection development, library instruction
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Amy Limpitlaw

Head Librarian, School of Theology Library, Boston University
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Michelle Spomer

Director of the Clifford E. Barbour Library, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


Friday June 18, 2021 11:30am - 12:20pm CDT
Zoom

11:30am CDT

Institutional Repositories: Expectations and Experience (On Demand)
Institutional repositories provide the opportunity for the long-term preservation and the widespread accessibility of institutional scholarship and history. Join us for a panel conversation that will present both the expectations and the realities of each presenter’s experiences with initiating and maintaining IRs. The speakers will represent a diversity of institution types and will be at different points on their journey toward developing and maintaining their repositories. Whether your institution is just thinking about creating an IR, or is navigating the complexities of maintaining one, we welcome you to learn from our panelists’ challenges and successes.

Speakers
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Melody Diehl Detar

Instructional Design Librarian, Duquesne University
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Amanda Hurford

Scholarly Communications Director, PALNI
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Matthew Davis

Systems And Data Services Librarian, Davidson College
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Melissa Aaronberg

Reference Librarian, General Theological Seminary
Special Collections. Information Literacy, History of the Book


Friday June 18, 2021 11:30am - 12:20pm CDT
Zoom

11:30am CDT

Re-vision, Re-tool, Re-spawn: Gameful Design for Whole-person, Transformational Learning (On Demand)
Gameful design reimagines teaching within and outside the classroom, online or in person. "Re-vision, re-tool, re-spawn" continues the conversation from Atla Annual 2020, where gamification was presented as an invitation to rethink instruction, especially in today’s tech-saturated, pandemic-sequestered situation now that virtual is a crucial mode. Gamification is the application of game-design principles to non-game contexts; gameful design incorporates basic game architecture, story, and aesthetic as central to course design, infusing education with curiosity, imagination, and play. We want to share two new examples of gamification — curricular and co-curricular — demonstrating how gameful design yields whole-person, transformational learning. First, we describe our co-taught Bible and Classical Literature course, where the hero-students journey into the dark, accomplish heroic tasks, earn badges, and engage in desire-driven, side-quest learning. Second, we describe “Human Salvo: An Experiment with the Antidote to Zombification,” a virtual, Covid-inspired alternative to weekly in-person chapel offerings. Chapel-as-game responded to our shared experience of Fall 2020, fraught with four anxieties: pandemic/contagion, political tribes, economy, and racial (in)justice (the primary anxieties that characterize the zombie genre as well). Examples offer assessable evidence of learning toward specified outcomes. Our aim at Atla Annual 2021 is to spark creativity among librarians-as-teachers for re-visioning, re-tooling, and (perhaps) re-spawning as game-oriented instructors.

Speakers
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Chris Rosser

Theological Librarian, Oklahoma Christian University
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Grant Testut

Associate Professor of Bible, Oklahoma Christian University


Friday June 18, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Zoom

1:00pm CDT

Establishing an Institutional Archives in a Filipino-Chinese Seminary: Lessons and Reflections (On Demand)
The project was undertaken to establish the Biblical Seminary of the Philippines (BSOP) Institutional Archives. The project’s main objective is to have formal, sustainable, and working archives that will appraise, collect, arrange, store, and make available seminary records with enduring value to its community as well as those outside researchers who would be interested in these materials. It also aims to promote the seminary’s institutional identity and memory through the preserved archival records. The communities which the BSOP Institutional Archives aim to serve would be its in-house users, which are the BSOP administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni as well outside users who are members of the Christian Filipino-Chinese churches and mainland Christian Chinese churches, as well as researchers interested in the spread of Christianity in China.

Speakers
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Luis Ezra D. Cruz

Media Librarian, De La Salle University


Friday June 18, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Zoom

1:00pm CDT

Unlocking manuscript collections: Congregational Library & Archives and Adam Matthew Digital discuss Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) Transcription (Quartex)
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Quartex, an Adam Matthew Digital platform, recently launched Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) Transcription, a cutting-edge development which uses ground-breaking AI technology to generate automatic, highly accurate, editable, and fully searchable transcriptions of manuscript materials. Join us for a conversation with Congregational Library & Archives and Adam Matthew Digital to learn about how this technology is being applied to manuscript collections.

Congregational Library & Archives is one of the first institutions to seize the opportunity to enhance the discoverability and accessibility of handwritten documents using HTR Transcription. They will provide a sneak peek into their work on Quartex, including a look at the Boston Massacre sermon, written shortly after the riot on March 5, 1770.

HTR Transcription will also enhance the research experience of one of Adam Matthew Digital’s most highly anticipated collections this year, Colonial Caribbean, Module 1: Settlement, Slavery and Empire, 1624-1832, which draws upon extensive manuscript sources to chart the turbulent years of early British settlement to the rise of the abolition movement.

Time will be provided to ask questions of Quartex, Congregational Library & Archives, and Adam Matthew Digital about their collections, working in Quartex, and HTR Transcription.

Speakers
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Jessica Kowalski

Product Sales Manager, Quartex, Adam Matthew Digital
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Zachary Bodnar

Archivist, Congregational Library & Archives
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Jules Thomson

Associate Archivist and Social Media Manager, Congregational Library & Archives
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Liz Stringer

US Library Sales Manager, Adam Matthew Digital


Friday June 18, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Zoom

1:00pm CDT

Making Use of your LMS for Student Staff Training & Support (On Demand)
Training and supporting student staff is a reiterative process that can run into several roadblocks that differ greatly from regular staff training and support - including creating work schedules around class schedules, training student staff individually and comprehensively while making sure student staff really understand processes, and making it easy to communicate (especially for switching shifts). This session will cover some of the whys and hows of creating a student staff module inside your institution's learning management system.

Speakers
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Jude Morrissey

Access Services Librarian, Yale Divinity Library


Friday June 18, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Zoom

1:45pm CDT

Seventy-Five Years of Racial Ethnic Diversity in Atla (On Demand)
Some of the events of the past year have resulted in theological institutions assessing their own racial ethnic diversity and making plans for increasing that diversity. This year Atla celebrates 75 years of existence. This session will reflect back over the past 75 years and note what has been done. The presentation given at the ATLA Annual Conference in 2011, Sixty-Five Years of Racial Ethnic Diversity in ATLA, will be the basis for the session. At the conclusion of the 2011 presentation, the vision of the future was of an association that reflected the general population in terms of the percentage of racial ethnic persons. The session will chronicle events from the last 10 years, update data, and see how close to that vision the Association has come. Areas of possible growth will also be noted.

Please see the attached file for pre-session reading: “Sixty-Five Years of Racial Ethnic Diversity in ATLA.” Summary of Proceedings, 271-87. Chicago: American Theological Library Association, 2011.

Speakers
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Susan Ebertz

Associate Professor & Director for the Library, Wartburg Theological Seminary
I'm a member of the Atla Board of Directors and would love to hear your thoughts. Talk to me about the Small Libraries Interest Group and racial/ethnic diversity. As you can probably guess I miss large expanses of water (i.e. ocean).


Friday June 18, 2021 1:45pm - 2:15pm CDT
Zoom

1:45pm CDT

“I’m Writing a Sermon…”: Reference and Instruction Services for Alumni (On Demand)
“I’m writing a sermon…” prefaces most of the questions that come to the Pitts Theology Library Reference Desk from alumni. Candler School of Theology alumni regularly return to the library to inquire about the resources and databases that remain available to them through Emory University Libraries in their new ministerial settings. In addition to these one-off reference interactions, Pitts librarians also engage with alumni through a variety of means, including outreach and events, instruction, and graduation preparation and celebrations. During the academic years of 2019–20 and 2020–21, however, alumni needs and requests increased and transformed as public libraries closed in-person services and university campuses were limited to currently enrolled students and faculty. This session will explore the changing needs of seminary alumni during the COVID-19 pandemic during which Pitts Library saw an uptick in requests for access to collections, library spaces, and online databases. When library instruction transitioned to an exclusively online platform, alumni participation in instructional sessions, including our alumni workshop and more general workshops, also increased. Pitts Reference Librarians Brady Beard (Reference & Instruction Librarian) and Anne Marie McLean (Reference Librarian & Outreach Coordinator) will discuss past alumni resourcing including previous workshops and outreach tools, the new resources we created, and tools we employed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and future plans for ongoing alumni engagement. This Listen and Learn session will end by highlighting helpful takeaways, resourcing challenges, and the lasting benefits of online instruction and events for alumni.

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Anne Marie McLean

Reference Librarian & Outreach Coordinator, Pitts Theology Library/Emory University
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Brady Beard

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Pitts Theology Library/Emory University
In addition to my role as Reference and Instruction Librarian, I'm finishing a dissertation on the Hebrew Bible at Emory University. My interests intersect at information literacy, theological librarianship, and biblical studies.


Friday June 18, 2021 1:45pm - 2:15pm CDT
Zoom

1:45pm CDT

NACO/SACO/CONSER Listen & Learn (On Demand)
Participants will hear about and have the opportunity to discuss the changes made in the NACO, CONSER, and SACO programs of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) in the past year. Updates applicable to Atla catalogers from the PCC Operations Meeting held May 6-7, 2021, will be specially noted. Participants will have the opportunity to receive answers to their questions about their work in the Atla funnels contributing to these programs.

Speakers
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Richard A. Lammert

Technical Services Librarian, Concordia Theological Seminary
ATLA NACO Coordinator


Friday June 18, 2021 1:45pm - 2:15pm CDT
Zoom

2:30pm CDT

Plenary - Dr. Elías Ortega (On Demand)
Curating and Resourcing for Change in a Post-Pandemic World

The emerging post-pandemic world presents institutions of Higher Learning with opportunities to renew our commitment to intellectual life in service of the common good. Through initiatives aiming to bridge the gap between the educational mission of schools and the larger public, librarians and administrators can rethink how curating and resourcing knowledge production can be a catalyst for sustaining communities to engage contemporary challenges.

Speakers
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Dr. Elías Ortega

President, Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago
Dr. Ortega is an interdisciplinary scholar committed to building organizational systems in which people, especially those underrepresented in our society, can thrive. He uses the lenses of religious ethics, spirituality, and theological reflection to foster change in higher education... Read More →


Friday June 18, 2021 2:30pm - 3:45pm CDT
Zoom

3:45pm CDT

Friday's Social Hour
A valuable part of Atla Annual is connecting with colleagues, making new acquaintances, and seeing old friends. While we may not be able to meet in person this year, we are providing opportunities for conference attendees to meet one another, screen to screen.

We will be hosting three social gatherings after each day's programming on the virtual platform, Remo. We have several planned activities, a friendly competition, and opportunities for networking. Join us for one or all!

Today's Social Hour will conclude with open conversation. Move from table to table or floor to floor and spend the last hour of the conference catching up.

Attend for your chance to win one of the following prizes:
  • $50 Amazon gift card
  • $50 Bookshop gift card
  • Snack box from Snack Magic

If you have never used Remo before, you’ll be asked to create an account when you go to join an event. Get ahead of the game by creating an account now, filling out your profile, and adding a photo so people can find you more easily. While you’re at it, test your system’s audio and video to ensure your computer system can communicate with Remo. We also recommend turning off your VPN. If you run into any issues with Remo, here is a troubleshooting tips sheet.

Learn more.


Friday June 18, 2021 3:45pm - 4:30pm CDT
Remo
 
Monday, June 21
 

11:00am CDT

World Religions Interest Group (WRIG)
Annual business meeting of the World Religions Interest Group (WRIG).

Speakers
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Beth Kumar

Learning and User Experience Librarian, Graduate Theological Union Library
I'm interested in reference, instruction, outreach, library marketing, and e-resources.


Monday June 21, 2021 11:00am - 11:50am CDT

12:00pm CDT

Campbell-Stone Denominational Group Meeting
Members who are personally or institutionally related to churches in the Campbell-Stone religious tradition meet to exchange news of their libraries and careers and to consider cooperative projects, either ongoing or prospective.

Speakers
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Carisse M Berryhill

Librarian, Abilene Christian University
Theological Librarianship Course @ Illinois iSchool LEEP; Stone-Campbell Archives; Readers and writing processes; scholarly publishing literacy; International Theological Librarianship Education task force


Monday June 21, 2021 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Zoom

1:00pm CDT

Anglican and Episcopal Denominational Group Meeting
Speakers
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Patrick Milas 

Library Director, New Brunswick Theological Seminary 
Let's talk about research methods, special collections or library administration. Or we can talk about nature, travel or what have you.


Monday June 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
 
Tuesday, June 22
 

11:00am CDT

LEEP Theological Librarian Alumni
Speakers
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Carisse M Berryhill

Librarian, Abilene Christian University
Theological Librarianship Course @ Illinois iSchool LEEP; Stone-Campbell Archives; Readers and writing processes; scholarly publishing literacy; International Theological Librarianship Education task force


Tuesday June 22, 2021 11:00am - 11:50am CDT

12:00pm CDT

Small Libraries Interest Group (SLIG)
Speakers
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Vance Thomas

Director of the Library, Central Baptist Theological Seminary (KS)


Tuesday June 22, 2021 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Special Collections Interest Group (SCIG)
Speakers
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Cindy Aalders

Library Director, Regent College - John Richard Allison Library


Tuesday June 22, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
 
Wednesday, June 23
 

11:00am CDT

Anabaptist/Mennonite Denominational Group Meeting
Wednesday June 23, 2021 11:00am - 11:50am CDT

12:00pm CDT

Presbyterian/Reformed Denominational Group Meeting
Wednesday June 23, 2021 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Top Concerns of Technical Services Staff/Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG)
What are your top concerns in Technical Services? In an open and informal conversation discussing top concerns for Technical Services personnel, participants are especially encouraged to share their experiences and solutions for the most current issues they face in the profession.

TSIG Business Meeting will be held from 1:50 pm - 2:15 pm.

Speakers
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Richard A. Lammert

Technical Services Librarian, Concordia Theological Seminary
ATLA NACO Coordinator


Wednesday June 23, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Zoom
 
Thursday, June 24
 

11:00am CDT

Lutheran Denominational Group Meeting
Speakers
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Richard A. Lammert

Technical Services Librarian, Concordia Theological Seminary
ATLA NACO Coordinator


Thursday June 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:50am CDT

12:00pm CDT

Orthodox Denominational Group Meeting
Thursday June 24, 2021 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Methodist Denominational Group Meeting
Speakers
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Brian Shetler

Head of Special Collections and Archives, Princeton Theological Seminary


Thursday June 24, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
 
Monday, June 28
 

11:00am CDT

Public Services Interest Group (PSIG) Meeting
The Public Services Interest Group invites you to join us for a time of sharing how our respective libraries are meeting the information needs of our students, faculty, and wider communities.

Speakers
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David Schmersal

Access and Instruction Librarian, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Monday June 28, 2021 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Zoom

1:00pm CDT

Roman Catholic Denominational Group Meeting
Monday June 28, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
 
Tuesday, June 29
 

11:00am CDT

Southwestern Area Theological Library Association (SWATLA)
Speakers
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David Schmersal

Access and Instruction Librarian, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Tuesday June 29, 2021 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
 
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