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Thursday, June 15

4:30pm EDT

Emory Campus All Conference Event
Southern Harmony at Emory: Sacred Harp Sing, Dinner, and Tours of Pitts Theology Library

Emory University welcomes ATLA with an introduction to the Sacred Harp tradition and a chance to try it out with experienced singers as your guides, led by Dr. Jesse Karlsberg, an internationally recognized authority on the topic. This will be followed by a dinner at the Candler School of Theology and tours of the Pitts Theology Library. The integrated theology complex was completed in 2014, when the library opened, and it features several innovations that staff have developed, more than doubling library usage and attracting almost 10,000 visitors to its exhibits annually. The Pitts exhibit gallery features 22 custom cases devoted to the exhibition, “The Image of a Fractured Church: Martin Luther and the 95 Theses” (http://pitts.emory.edu/exhibits/95theses2017/index.cfm ). Cost of dinner is included in conference registration and transportation to and from the hotel to Emory will be provided free of charge for all conference attendees.

There is a fee of $25 for special guests that wish to attend this Emory Campus Event Only. There is no charge for the Emory event if you are registered for the full conference or one day on Thursday. However, we kindly ask that you RSVP for this session. Roundtrip transportation will be provided.

The bus transportation will be from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm. The Sacred Harp Sing Program is 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Dinner and tours of Pitts Theology Library are 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Transport back to the hotel is 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 

Thursday June 15, 2017 4:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Emory University
Friday, June 16

11:30am EDT

Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars Luncheon
In early February 2017, ITHAKA S+R published Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars, the latest in a series of projects that investigate the research support needs of scholar by their discipline. During this special luncheon event, Brenda Bailey-Hainer (Executive Director, ATLA) will discuss ATLA’s role in sponsoring the report and the importance of the project to ATLA and its members. In addition to context setting remarks placing religious studies scholarship within the humanities realm, Roger Schonfeld (Director, Libraries and Scholarly Communication Program, ITHAKA S+R) will discuss the unique funding model and structure of this collaborative project. Danielle Cooper (Senior Researcher, Library and Scholarly Communication, ITHAKA S+R) will share high level results of the research and John F. Kutsko (Executive Director, Society for Biblical Literature (SBL)) and others will discuss the results from the unique points of view of their organizations and communities. While the luncheon will not include time for Q&A, attendees interested further discussing the results with the researchers are invited to the session “Continuing the Discussion: The ITHAKA S+R Report Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars” immediately following the luncheon.

There is no charge to attend this luncheon if you are registered for the full conference.

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Brenda Bailey-Hainer

Executive Director, American Theological Library Association
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Danielle Cooper

Senior Researcher, Ithaka S+R
Danielle Cooper is a Senior Researcher at Ithaka S+R in the Libraries and Scholarly Communication program, where she utilizes her combined expertise as a professional librarian and library ethnographer towards helping organizations understand and improve their information-based spaces... Read More →
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Jack Fitzmier

Executive Director, American Academy of Religion
Jack Fitzmier serves as the Executive Director of the American Academy of Religion. His duties include coordination of the work of the AAR Executive Staff at the Luce Center in Atlanta, strategic planning, fundraising, programming, and public affairs. Prior to his work at the AAR... Read More →
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John F. Kutsko

Executive Director, Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
John F. Kutsko was named the executive director of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) beginning July 1, 2010. He earned a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University (1997) and an M.A. from the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University... Read More →
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Roger Schonfeld

Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums, Ithaka S+R
Roger is program director at Ithaka S+R. There, he leads strategic consulting, surveys, and other research projects, designed for academic libraries, publishers, and scholarly societies. He is also a board member for the Center for Research Libraries. Previously, Roger was a research... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Ravinia Ballroom

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