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Thursday, June 15

2:00pm EDT

AugsLuther or LutherBurg: Creating A Deep Radical Collaboration Between a College Library and A Seminary Library
Augsburg College and Luther Seminary are located less than four miles from one another, share a common history, and recently began sharing IT resources and instructional spaces. While Augsburg and Luther remain independent legal entities, in early 2016 our presidents challenged leaders on both campuses to explore opportunities for a strategic alliance.

The library directors and staff members collaborated to create a shared vision that would leverage the alliance to achieve enhanced services and programs, greater innovation, and cost-effectiveness.

This two-person panel will detail key points of our planning process, differences between college and seminary libraries, various questions/problems raised along the way, and our initial work of implementation.


Mary Hollerich

Director, Lindell Library, Augsburg College
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Andrew Keck

Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Special Assistant to the Dean, Perkins School of Theology / SMU

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

10:30am EDT

Handling Published Plagiarism in the Theological Library: A Panel Discussion
Recent high-profile plagiarism cases have highlighted the challenge documented cases of plagiarism in published works present for libraries. Librarians must consider whether to pull items from shelves, add notes to physical items or catalog records, or leave previously-valuable research in place. In this session, we consider how libraries should handle documented cases of plagiarism by exploring the recent case of Peter O’Brien’s admitted plagiarism in his New Testament commentaries. There are two components of this presentation. First, we will report on a survey of ATLA librarians regarding policies and/or procedures of handling plagiarism in their institutions. To facilitate this, we are distributing an online survey through email. Second, we will have a panel conversation with a public services librarian, interested in the instructional value of documented plagiarism; a special collections librarian, interested in matters related to the access and description of the particular works in question; and a faculty member, interested in how to handle documented plagiarists in research and citation. We have intentionally selected panelists from the same institution to demonstrate how these roles interact with one another in one particular situation. After introducing the O’Brien case and reporting on a summary of how ATLA institutions have handled this particular case, each panel member will consider the problems (or opportunities) instances of plagiarism present for his or her role in theological education.


Susan Hylen

Associate Professor of New Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Richard Manly Adams, Jr.

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

Curator of Archives and Manuscripts, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University

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

1:00pm EDT

Continuing the Discussion: The ITHAKA S+R Report Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars
Join Danielle Cooper (Senior Researcher, Library and Scholarly Communication, ITHAKA S+R), Roger Schonfeld (Director, Libraries and Scholarly Communication Program, ITHAKA S+R) and others to continue the discussion about the ITHAKA S+R report Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars. Attendees are invited to ask their questions, share their comments, and participate in a discussion about the research results, areas for further exploration, and implications of the research for religious studies and theology libraries and librarians.

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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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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 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

Faculty as Researchers and Authors: Results from Ethnographic Studies at Asbury, Yale, Vanderbilt, and Luther
As part of a broader Ithaka S+R project, “to study the research practices of scholars by discipline,” a number of libraries participated in “Looking at the Research Needs of Religious Studies Scholars.” Theological and Religious Studies faculty were solicited and interviewed, recordings were commercially transcribed and transcripts were coded by the investigating librarians. Results were analyzed in local reports as well as gathered in a national report published by Ithaka.

In this panel session, four libraries will share their unique context and findings from this ethnographic research. Together, panelists will speculate on the implications of the local and national analysis on library services specifically related to this group of scholars and the position of libraries within scholarly communication. There will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions and share their experiences with faculty research practices.

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Andrew Keck

Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Special Assistant to the Dean, Perkins School of Theology / SMU

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Trisha Burr

Luther Seminary Library
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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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Bill Hook

Director, Divinity Library, Vanderbilt University

Dr. Paul Tippey

Executive Director, Library Instructional Services, Asbury Theological Seminary

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

3:30pm EDT

Small Libraries Collaborating to Create Information Literacy Videos
At the 2016 Annual Conference, participants of the Small Libraries group talked about various collaborative projects. A few libraries in this group are creating information literacy videos to be shared with other small libraries. This session will cover the overall organization of the project and talk about how we created the videos and how we are sharing the videos. Participants will be encouraged to share ideas that they have for possible videos and to volunteer to create videos for the project.

The Small Libraries Interest Group will be having our FIRST meeting as an official interest group at the end of this session. Join us!  

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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).

Vance Thomas

Director of the Library, Central Baptist Theological Seminary

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

9:00am EDT

ATLA Press Update: Monographs, Proceedings, Theological Librarianship, and Theology Cataloging Bulletin (TCB)
ATLA Press publishes open access resources that identify major works, issues of contention, and schools of thought that propel research in religion and theology; develop knowledge and skills in librarianship, pedagogy, research methodology; and represent specialized topics of interest in religion and theology. Join the Editors in Chief of the four ATLA Press imprints (Summary of Proceedings, monographs, Theological Librarianship, and Theology Cataloging Bulletin) to hear about the current state of their publications as well as future visions and plans. They will also share information about working with an editor to turn ideas into a final published product.


Leslie Engelson

Metadata Librarian, Murray State University
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Jennifer Woodruff Tait

Editor-in-Chief, Theological Librarianship

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

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