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Thursday, June 15
 

10:30am EDT

Out With The Old, In With The New: Practical Strategies for Using the New ACRL Framework
In 2016 the Association of College and Research Libraries adopted the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The Framework represents a striking shift from the previous ACRL Standards. The Framework attempts to provide conceptual grounding for information literacy, and as such, it’s more philosophical and less concrete. For theological librarians, the more philosophical Framework offers exceptionally good integration points with our classroom contexts.

Karl Stutzman (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) and Matthew Thiesen (Western Seminary) have designed and delivered instructional activities using the Framework that fit their institutions’ unique curricula and perspectives. They will share strategies and experiences as well as invite conversation about how the Framework can be implemented in theological and religiously-affiliated academic libraries.

Speakers
KS

Karl Stutzman

Director of Library Services, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
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Matthew Thiesen

Assistant Director, Cline-Tunnell Library, Western Seminary


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Oakwood A

10:30am EDT

Using the Internet Archive and Theological Commons As An On-Ramp to Digitization and Access for Local Collections
Does your library have unique public-domain or copyright-cleared materials you would like to see digitized and accessible online? By outsourcing the digitization to the Internet Archive, your library’s content can be discoverable and accessible not only through the Internet Archive’s site (archive.org) but also through the Theological Commons (commons.ptsem.edu), a free online digital library developed and hosted by Princeton Seminary that provides searching and display for materials on theology and religion from over 150 research libraries. This session will lay out the procedures, costs, and benefits associated with digitization through the Internet Archive, as well as how your content can be incorporated into the Theological Commons through no additional effort on your part. Digital collections that have already been created using this model will be demonstrated and described, with time for questions and discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Murray

Gregory Murray

Director of Digital Initiatives, Princeton Theological Seminary Library
I'm a library administrator and project manager who still codes as much as possible. I enjoy working with a small, agile, cross-functional team using XML, XQuery and XSLT to develop web applications for search and display of digital library collections, including helping build the... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Camellia

10:30am EDT

Video for Every Budget
Video is an increasingly important part of any institution’s online presence, regardless of the industry, but undertaking the production of videos for your organization can be a daunting task. In this session we’ll talk about some common strategies for achieving your goals, whether that means brushing up on your own skills or learning how to work with contractors. Sam Smartt is a documentary filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Film & Media in the Communication Arts and Sciences department at Calvin College.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Smartt

Samuel Smartt

Documentary Filmmaker & Assistant Professor of Film and Media, Calvin College


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Oakwood B

10:30am EDT

Won't You Be My Neighbor: Camaraderie at the Intersection of Research and Writing Services
The choice of location for a new Writing Center is one of great importance as it will affect how the center is integrated into the ethos of an academic community. At Asbury Theological Seminary, the new Writing Center (opened in Fall 2016) was placed under the auspices of the B.L. Fisher Library. This placement has proven to be very beneficial, in large part because of its proximity to the Research Services department.

Research and Writing are integral skills, which cannot be separated in an academic environment. Research informs writing; the writing process directs the research. By placing the Writing Center directly in the library, literally across the hall from Research Services, Asbury Theological Seminary has strategically placed both departments for mutual benefit.

In this presentation, we will explore the reasons behind this decision, the details of its implementation, and the benefits experienced by Asbury students. We will then open the floor for questions and a general discussion of our program and similar programs nationwide.

Speakers
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Thad Horner

Research and Digital Resources Librarian, Asbury Theological Seminary
DG

Dr. Ginger Stelle

Director of the Writing Center, Asbury Theological Seminary
DP

Dr. Paul Tippey

Executive Director, Library Instructional Services, Asbury Theological Seminary


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Azalea

1:00pm EDT

Information Literacy Assessment Through Digital Badging
As part of a larger ePortfolio project within our Graduate School of Theology at Oklahoma Christian University, we are incorporating digital badging as a means for acknowledging and assessing student achievement in information literacy, a University core learning outcome. Our use of digital badges reflects recent trends to “gamify” learning, opening possibilities for creative instruction and robust assessment. Specifically, badges empower us to better assess reference interactions, research strategies, bibliography construction, information literacy components in larger projects, information ethics, and the development of research habits for lifelong learning. At the ATLA 2017 Conference, we hope to share how digital badging can empower better assessment of information literacy outcomes in theological education.

Speakers
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Josh Bailey

Program Director for the Graduate School of Theology, Oklahoma Christian University
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Chris Rosser

Theological Librarian, Oklahoma Christian University


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Camellia

1:00pm EDT

Making Libraries an Unexpected Space and Place Supporting Health and Wholeness
Along with the American public, seminarians are facing significant health challenges. Challenged and concerned by this growing need, a clergy couple created the Healthy Seminarians-Healthy Churches Initiative (HSHC), a 501 © (3) nonprofit. Currently, HSHC partners with Columbia Theological Seminary in providing current research on the health of seminarians and in developing and sharing programming to help form healthy seminary communities. Thus, healthy seminarians can help to create healthy congregations and beyond.

During the past two years, the John Bulow Campbell Library staff has intentionally partnered with the HSHC to develop space, places, and programs to support their work. Come and learn some practical and inexpensive ways of implementing these proved and successful concepts in your library to help your community develop healthy lifestyles.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kelly Campbell

Dr. Kelly Campbell

Associate Dean of Information Services and Director of the John Bulow Campbell Library, Columbia Theological Seminary
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Karen Webster

Co-founder and Executive Director, Healthy Seminarians - Healthy Church Initiative



Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Azalea

1:00pm EDT

Participatory Marketing: A Framework for Communicating with Library Patrons
In the digital age, marketing has become both increasingly necessary and increasingly challenging for libraries. How can we market our services in ways that truly engage patrons? Brian Mathews presents a refreshing, patron-centered approach to library marketing in Marketing Today’s Academic Library. In her review of Mathews’s book in Theological Librarianship, Kate L. Ganski argues that theological libraries could greatly benefit from Mathews’s framework.
In this session, we will answer Ganski’s call. Building on Mathews’s framework and using Pitts Theology Library as a case study, we will explore the steps that theological libraries can take to market their services: (1) defining patron needs and library offerings, (2) connecting with patrons, (3) selecting promotional formats, (4) branding, (5) designing messages, and (6) measuring impact. Throughout, we will explore examples and visuals from the library’s marketing of special collections, instructional programs, and other services to students, faculty, and the broader community.

Speakers
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Rebekah Bedard

Reference Librarian & Outreach Coordinator, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Oakwood B

2:00pm EDT

Electronic Cataloging in Publication for Library of Congress
The Library of Congress uses volunteer Name Authority-trained librarians to create cataloging records for their Electronic Cataloging in Publication (E-CIP) program. This session will describe the details, process, expectations, drawbacks and rewards of participation in the project.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Wells

Donna Wells

Associate Director, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Oakwood A

2:00pm EDT

Expanding Access to Discounted Electronic Resources: Panel Review of the ATLA/SCELC Licensing Program
In 2015, ATLA decided to expand its electronic resource licensing program partnership with SCELC, which has been in place since 2010. Guided by advice from ATLA Staff and the ATLA Resource Review Advisory Group, SCELCs ATLA affiliate program has grown to include more than 40 libraries licensing 50 different products from nearly 20 different vendors. 

 After a brief introduction to the program, session attendees will hear from a panel of their peers and have an opportunity to ask questions and make recommendations. Panel members will address the strengths and weaknesses of the program and work together with the audience to identify ways to make it more effective. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Bartholomew

Jennie Bartholomew

Director of Library and Academic Support Services, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology
avatar for Evan E Boyd

Evan E Boyd

Library Director and Archivist, United Lutheran Seminary
TJ

Tammy Johnson

Collection Management Librarian, Columbia Theological Seminary
avatar for Jason Price, PhD

Jason Price, PhD

Director of Licensing Operations, SCELC Library Consortium


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Camellia

2:00pm EDT

Increasing Meaningful Reference in Your Library
Interested in boosting the level of scholarship your students use in their writing assignments? Interested in increased use of the library? In today’s reality, students have so many resources at their fingertips, yet are still using spent ideas and unreliable resources. In this workshop, participants will see how at your school, a little structure in the library and partnership with faculty can create a system that both boosts library usage and the level of scholarship. Book A Librarian is a service provided by the library at Colorado Christian University that takes the concepts of reference and appointments and packages it for easy marketability, scalable to your school.


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Maplewood

2:00pm EDT

The Post-Custodial Theological Library: Developing a Community Archives Program with the Local Church
Building on the understanding that community archives are best kept where they are accessible to the community that created them, The Center for Public History and Special Collections at the University of West Georgia have partnered with Antioch A.M.E Church to collect, digitize and share records about the history of the congregation. The result is the Antioch A.M.E Digital Archive (http://antiochamehistory.org/archive), an example of the recent turn in archival practice to building “community archives.” This session will discuss the concept of “community archives,” the genesis and creation of the Antioch A.M.E. Digital Archive, and the opportunities and challenges of partnerships between community organizations and academic institutions. Strategies for building similar programs in theological libraries will also be shared along with best practices learned from the University of West Georgia's two community archives pilot projects, “Enhancing Discovery of Archival Holdings in West Georgia” and “Preserving African American Church Records in Carroll County."

Speakers
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Dr. Julia Brock

Assistant Professor of History, Co-Director of the Center for Public History, University of West Georgia
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Shanee' Yvette Murrain

University Archivist and Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia
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Tigner Rand

Member, Newsletter Editor and Principal Investigator, Antioch A.M.E. Church


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Azalea
 
Friday, June 16
 

10:30am EDT

Atlanta Interfaith in Action
A prominent member of the Atlanta Interfaith community, Iman Plemon El-Amin will speak about his faith journey, the climate and intersections of religion in general and Islam specifically in Atlanta, and the interfaith work he has done in Atlanta, especially through the Interfaith Community Initiatives and the World Pilgrims program. This session is sponsored by the World Religions Interest Group (WRIG).

Speakers
avatar for Plemon El-Amin

Plemon El-Amin

Imam Emeritus of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam, Interfaith Community Initiatives


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Azalea

10:30am EDT

Integrated Planning for Theological Libraries
Good planning is vitally important to the life of an organization. What model of planning would help theological libraries? We are embedded in the field of theological education, which is experiencing a great amount of change. Our greatest commodity, information, is growing exponentially as technology and access develop at a rapid pace. Strategic planning processes, while extremely popular, yield static plans that stay in place for a specified time period. With this model of planning, there is a risk that it becomes outdated and obsolete before its expiration date. Is there a better way?

Integrated library planning begins with a strategic planning process; but once set in motion, it becomes a dynamic, living plan. The planning model presented in this session is an adaptation of integrated business planning models that have surfaced in corporate industries over the past decade. First implemented in a small theological library, this model is adaptable and scalable for theological and academic libraries of any size. The presentation will include suggestions for implementation and examples from its use at Schaff Library, Lancaster Theological Seminary.

Speakers
avatar for Myka Kennedy Stephens

Myka Kennedy Stephens

Seminary Librarian, Lancaster Theological Seminary


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Oakwood B

10:30am EDT

Sharing Space: Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Joint Library Service Center (LSC)
Join us to hear Mr. Jay Forrest discuss the Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology joint Library Service Center (LSC). The LSC is a collaborative project that houses a shared collection of materials, provides delivery services and frees up space on the main campuses of both universities. The LSC includes: a secure, climate-controlled facility with state-of-the-art equipment and technology to house library collections, provide access to them, and ensure long-term preservation; a module to house approximately 4 million volume equivalents, on a site that can accommodate additional modules as needed; a reading room, allowing users to consult materials on site, so that they can make more precise selections of materials to be delivered to a campus library for use; and multiple deliveries per day of print materials to campus locations, and electronic delivery of scanned content, such as journal articles and conference papers.

Session organized and sponsored by the Collection Evaluation and Development Interest Group.

Speakers
JF

Jay Forrest

Head of Operations, Library Service Center
avatar for Craig Kubic

Craig Kubic

Dean of Libraries, Southwestern Baptist Seminary and Scarborough College


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Camellia

1:00pm EDT

Can Amazon Actually Help the Library? Implementing Amazon Web Services in Theological Libraries
This session focuses on the use of Amazon's innovative web services (AWS) in libraries. The presentation is framed as an argument that embracing this suite of services from Amazon, increasingly the core of its business, will help librarians understand Amazon to be more of a savior than a threat to academic libraries, as it is often understood. Included are demonstrations of how libraries can leverage the relatively affordable offerings of Amazon Web Services, including S3, Glacier storage, EC2 web servers, to solve the challenges libraries face in the digital age. The argument is based on the experience of the Pitts Theology Library’s implementation of AWS for web development, archival storage, and digital information literacy instruction. The hands-on session will show librarians how AWS can help them not only offload information technology needs, but to drive down costs, increase the flexibility of their digital assets, and foster their on-staff skills of software development.

Speakers
RM

Richard Manly Adams, Jr.

Head of Public Services, Systems and Reference Librarian, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Conference Center

1:00pm EDT

Engaging Students as Library Ambassadors and Volunteers: The Pitts Library Scholars Program
Although students are often in the library, using resources and engaging collections, they can also be a rich source of support for library goals. In the 2016-2017 academic year, the Pitts Theology Library piloted a “Library Scholars Program” that offered exceptional graduate students the opportunity to participate in discussions that guide the future of the library. As a part of the program, students have created and executed a project in one of three areas: research, pedagogy, or community engagement. Current student projects include work with special collections items, the creation of Research Guides, and working with exhibits.
This presentation will share the results of this year's pilot program. It was our hope that the Scholar projects would allow students to gain valuable academic and professional experience. We also hoped that these projects would spark the interest of each individual scholar, as they partner with librarians to enhance Pitts offerings in service of the broader community. Through their work, these students will also act as library ambassadors, serving as a vital point of connection, collaboration, and accountability.

Speakers
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Sarah Bogue

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Camellia

1:00pm EDT

Philanthropy: Trends and Opportunities
This session will focus on trends in philanthropy—exploring data from the most recent Giving USA Annual Report. Additionally, this session will explore trends in philanthropy being observed by leaders in higher education and in the not-for-profit sector. The session will conclude with an open conversation focusing on how our understanding of current trends informs our work with donors and prospects.

Speakers
avatar for Mathew A. Pinson

Mathew A. Pinson

Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations, Candler School of Theology, Emory University


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Gardenia

1:00pm EDT

UX Research Outcomes & Virtual Reality Consultations
Join us for a group discussion on current student engagement with library services and a vision for the future that includes patron consultations on emerging technologies such as virtual reality. Dialogue around current student engagement will begin with a summary of findings from three usability studies conducted at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library. The future of student engagement will then be considered through a pilot initiative that circulates hardware and curates content for virtual reality experiences. The session will then be opened up for audience members to share related usability and emerging technology projects in their respective libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Gallati

Tim Gallati

User Research Librarian (Student Assistant), Andover-Harvard Theological Library
I am a mid-career librarian with a background in analytics and user experience research in corporate and academic settings. Currently, I am an M.Div. candidate at Harvard Divinity School and I am working in the Andover-Harvard Theological Library focusing in user experience research... Read More →



Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Oakwood B

3:30pm EDT

Communicating Cross-Culturally: The Implications of Relevance Theory
The world has become a much smaller place and our daily interactions are likely going to include many people from backgrounds different from our own. While these different cultures will differ greatly in their similarities and differences from our own culture in customs, body language, directness of communication, and many other areas, there are ways in which we can work to anticipate the communication problems in our interactions. Relevance theory, as a theory of how we understand and receive language-based communication, can provide some insights into how we can work to communicate clearly and effectively with others in our personal interactions and in our written communication.

Speakers
WD

Wesley D. Custer

Information Services Librarian, Asbury Theological Seminary


Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Oakwood A

3:30pm EDT

Connecting Researchers to Information in Name Authority Records
Traditionally name authority records served a backend purpose of collocating resources in a library catalog that are by or about a person, corporate body, or conference. The primary purpose for developing a name authority heading was to differentiate the entity represented by the heading from other entities with the same name. Additionally, the information in name authority records primarily served to inform catalogers about where the elements of the heading came from. However, in preparing for a linked data environment, RDA now allows a cataloger to provide much richer information in name authority records enabling the records to serve researchers and reference librarians, in addition to cataloging librarians. This session will discuss the kind of information available in name authority records, how it supports FRBR user tasks, and how reference librarians can use it to serve the researchers they support.

Speakers
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Leslie Engelson

Metadata Librarian, Murray State University


Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Camellia

3:30pm EDT

Digitizing the Antonine Tibesar Ephemera
When the Franciscan School of Theology (FST) relocated the school to Oceanside, CA, the American Academy of Franciscan History (AAFH) and two containers of books that belonged to the organization relocated as well. Over the next two summers the librarian organized and managed an inventory project to weed these 13,000 books. The goal was to catalog and integrate retainable material into the new FST Library. During the inventorying we came across several boxes of extremely rare ephemeral material from South America, originally collected and bound by Antonine Tibesar, long-time director of the AAFH. Ultimately, the librarian and the AAFH agreed that these roughly 600 objects should be preserved digitally and made available to potential users.

This presentation will discuss this digitization project from inventory to access. It will cover the finer points of the inventory process and procedure, the history and condition of the material that was recovered from the containers, how and why we digitized it, how we acquired grant funding for the project, and how we plan to make the digitized collection accessible.

Speakers
CA

Carl Adkins

Library Director, Franciscan School of Theology


Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Azalea

3:30pm EDT

The Human Rights of Muslims in the United States: How Is The Question Irrelevant?
Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law school. He is an internationally recognized scholar of Islam and human rights and human rights in cross-cultural perspectives. He has been invited to speak by the Diversity Committee to help broaden understanding of Islam, human rights, and their part in our current culture.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im

Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im

Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory Law School
Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na‘im is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Associated Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences of Emory University, and Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion. An-Na‘im is the author of: What is an American Muslim (2014... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Gardenia
 
Saturday, June 17
 

8:00am EDT

From Walking on Water to the Walking Dead: Changing Spaces in a Theological Library
Library spaces are continuously being redefined. Libraries can no longer solely provide a quiet only environment. At Saint Paul University (SPU), the library has been changing its footprint and has created a collaboration area in an attempt to align classroom and student needs, which are seeing an increase in group assignments. The library has removed most of its reference collection, integrating the majority of the collection with the regular collection in order to provide more space for students. We partnered with the Saint Paul University Student Association, by organizing a weekly board game night in the collaboration area. These initiatives were done in hopes of having social gatherings, as well as an attempt to draw more students to the library and promote library activities, including training and awareness sessions. Over the past year, the SPU Library has seen a 13% increase in foot traffic, which challenges the trend of most academic libraries which are seeing a decrease. This presentation will focus on space redefinition and engagement with a particular focus on the challenges including managing expectations and change with faculty members who were against most of these new ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Jérémie LeBlanc

Jérémie LeBlanc

Chief Librarian, Saint Paul University


Saturday June 17, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am EDT
Camellia

8:00am EDT

Online Information Literacy for Theology Graduate Students
The librarian at the Franciscan School of Theology (FST) and the Theology & Religious Studies subject specialist librarian at the University of San Diego (USD) collaborated to develop and then pilot a 1.5-unit information literacy course for the graduate students of FST. Development of the course took place over the summer of 2016, and the pilot was implemented in the fall 2016 semester. The class was launched initially as a pilot to test online delivery of the course, the reception of the course by students, and how well the course would connect with other FST coursework.

The instructors will share their experience developing the course, including experiences with Blackboard as the platform for delivery, sources for assignments and topics addressed, and how we developed and adapted the syllabus in include elements of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. The instructors will also share their experiences implementing the course as a pilot to student volunteers. Finally, the presentation will include information from student evaluations and faculty observations of the course, and the instructors will share their expectations for the course in the future.



Speakers
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Martha Adkins

Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of San Diego
CA

Carl Adkins

Library Director, Franciscan School of Theology


Saturday June 17, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am EDT
Maplewood

9:00am EDT

From Reference to Research: Rebuilding, Redesigning, and Relaunching Research Services at Asbury Theological Seminary
This session will demonstrate how Research Services is different from traditional reference services and the benefits that this change has brought. The change is in its first year of existence and the findings are fresh and "hot off of the press." Attendees will learn the benefits of having at least two professional research librarians and of having limited, yet dedicated, scheduled hours for patron interaction as well as small scheduled workshops

Speakers
TH

Thad Horner

Research and Digital Resources Librarian, Asbury Theological Seminary


Saturday June 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Oakwood A

9:00am EDT

Looking for Sebastian Castellio: An Itinerary for a Librarian
Sebastian Castellio (1515-1563) was a largely forgotten but a very interesting reformer who worked with Jéan Calvin but got into a fierce conflict with him about persecution of heretics. As one of the first theologians to propose a freedom of conscience in the matters of doctrine, Castellio placed ethics above dogmatics, foreshadowing the Enlightenment and even liberal theology.

Speakers
avatar for Matti Myllykoski

Matti Myllykoski

Chief information specialist, Helsinki University Library



Saturday June 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Camellia

9:00am EDT

NACO/CONSER Listen & Learn
Participants will discuss the changes made to the NACO authority process and CONSER process this year. Any changes to the Best Practices and Thesaurus documents will be proposed and discussed. Outcomes from the CONSER/BIBCO Meeting will be presented. NACO participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the transition to a new NACO Funnel Coordinator. Prospective members are encouraged to come and consider joining.

Speakers
avatar for Richard A. Lammert

Richard A. Lammert

Technical Services Librarian, Concordia Theological Seminary
ATLA NACO Coordinator



Saturday June 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Azalea

9:00am EDT

Reimagining the Theological Library
David W. Lewis has written an insightful, provocative book on academic libraries titled Reimagining the Academic Library that notes six forces affecting libraries today:

• Technology has changed the socio-economic world around libraries.
• Digitally shared knowledge changes how we use it.
• The book is changing.
• Opening the scholarly record poses challenges that are more social than technical; individual institutions cannot meet those challenges by themselves.
• The commodification of scholarly knowledge has given libraries more access to knowledge at an unsustainable price.
• Libraries are full of aging staff; to make the changes we need to make, organizations must both tend to morale while also developing new kinds of expertise.

Lewis claims libraries must work collectively to develop a shared responsibility for preserving print, shift funding to open access initiatives, and develop a systemic way for libraries of all sizes to combine their resources.

I propose a paper that asks: How do Lewis’ recommendations apply to theological libraries? How do these recommendations apply to ATLA as an association? How can ATLA librarians stop thinking in local terms and develop a vision of what we can do collectively to preserve, provide access to, and generate knowledge for the church and academy?



Speakers
CW

Christine Wenderoth

Director of the Library, JKM Library


Saturday June 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Maplewood

10:30am EDT

ATLA Digital Projects Program Update
Come and see the new ATLA digital library and hear more about the new digital projects program and what it means for ATLA and its members. This presentation will discuss the rollout of ATLA’s digital library, built on a Hydra/Sufiya platform, as well as outline the structure of the new digital projects program including the membership benefits and services of this new program. The session will include plenty of time for discussion and Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Carter

Andy Carter

Digital Projects Manager, American Theological Library Association


Saturday June 17, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Camellia
 


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