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Tuesday, June 14
 

7:00pm

Top Concerns of Technical Services Staff
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 with and solutions for the most current issues they face in the profession.

Tuesday June 14, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Shoreline A
 
Wednesday, June 15
 

8:00am

ATLA Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday June 15, 2016 8:00am - Thursday June 16, 2016 5:00pm
Seaview C

8:30am

Huntington Library & Gardens Tour ($85 per person)

Tour the world-renowned Huntington Library & Gardens! Participants will have the opportunity to tour the rare book and art preservation labs and visit the art museums and botanical gardens. Tour is all day with time to wander and enjoy lunch on your own. To learn more, see: www.huntington.org. Tour sponsored by the Special Collections Interest Group.

Ticket Price: $85 Includes Admission/Tour and Bus Transportation - Lunch is On Your Own.

Excursion time is 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Bus departs hotel at 8:30 am and returns at 4:30 pm. Meet at 8:15 am in the Front Lobby. 


Wednesday June 15, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm
Meet in Lobby

8:30am

The Getty Museum ($70 per person)

Spend the day at the Getty Museum and enjoy art, architecture and gardens. Participants will arrive in the morning and should plan on bringing food or eating at one of the cafes for lunch.

Ticket Price: $70 Includes Admission and Bus Transportation - Lunch is on Your Own.

The excursion time is 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Meet in the Front Lobby at 8:15 am. The bus departs the hotel at 8:30 am and returns at 4:30 pm. 


Wednesday June 15, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm
Meet in Lobby

8:30am

The Getty Research Institute ($70 per person)

This excursion includes a 60-90 minute tour of the Getty Research Institute library. The library collections include over one million books, periodicals, study photographs, and auction catalogs as well as extensive special collections of rare and unique materials. After the tour, participants are free to have lunch and explore the rest of the Getty facilities (including the museum) and grounds.

Ticket Price: $70 Includes Admission and Transportation.

The excursion hours are 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. The bus departs the hotel at 8:30 am and returns at 4:30 pm. Meet in the Front Lobby at 8:15 am.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm
Meet in Lobby

8:30am

BIBFRAME and Linked Data ($50 per person)

After a well-received presentation at the 2015 Denver conference, Jeremy Nelson returns to review and expand on the topic of BIBFRAME and linked data. The promise of BIBFRAME and other library linked-data vocabularies is that library data can be better integrated with the wider web through better descriptions for search engines and other “big data” applications from various corporate and non-profits. BIBFRAME specifically is attempting to reducing redundancy in catalog efforts and improving the operational efficiencies in libraries.

This interactive presentation introduces the concepts behind library linked data and BIBFRAME, the Library of Congress linked-data vocabulary for replacing MARC for library bibliographic data, and one example of a BIBFRAME-based catalog called bibcat, sponsored by the Library of Congress. Some early examples of BIBFRAME-based technologies will also be demonstrated for the interest group.

Cost is $50 per person


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Nelson

Jeremy Nelson

Metadata and Systems Librarian, Colorado College
Jeremy Nelson is the Metadata and Systems Librarian at Colorado College, a four-year private liberal arts college in Colorado Springs. In addition to working 8 hours a week on the library's research help desk, providing information literacy instruction to undergraduates, and supervising the library's systems and cataloging departments, Nelson is the CTO of Knowledgelinks.io and is actively researching and developing various components and... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm
Shoreline B

8:30am

Digital Project Management – A to Z ($50 per person)
Are you ready to digitize your archives or special collections but don’t know where to start?  Join us for this one day workshop that will take you through the A-Z of a digitization project.  We’ll discuss selection of materials for digitization, copyright associated with digitization, metadata standards and best practices, digital conversion standards and best practices, when to use a vendor for conversion, hardware and software, how to provide access to your digital collections, and much more.  We’ll provide you with templates and resources for decision making. For those of you who need a refresher or an update on digitization, this is a great workshop for that purpose. Liz Bishoff and Tom Clareson are nationally-recognized consultants on preservation and digital issues and were the lead consultants on the the "In Good Faith: Collection Care, Preservation, and Access in Small Theological and Religious Studies Libraries" project, a collaborative project of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), the Catholic Library Association (CLA) and the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) funded by an IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries Planning Grant.

Cost is $50 per person. 

Speakers
avatar for  Tom Clareson

 Tom Clareson

Senior Consultant, LYRASIS
Thomas F. R. Clareson is Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, the largest U.S. library and cultural heritage network. He consults nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness and recovery, digitization, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, and advocacy. Clareson was selected as the 2014 recipient of the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award from the American Library... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm
Harbor

1:00pm

Using Social Media to Engage With Your Community ($25 per person)

Learn how to use the principles of social journalism within your institutions and communities. How can your library use social media as a tool to effectively engage with your students, faculty, and alumni? And how can you take it a step further and build meaningful community opportunities by taking things offline as well? At this workshop, Simmons will give tips and provide case studies on how, and why, libraries should communicate online and offline with their audiences.


Cost is $25 per person.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons teaches journalism at Gonzaga University and is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 13 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Shoreline A

5:00pm

President's Welcome Reception for New Members and First-Time Attendees - Invitation Only
Attendees who have signed up as Welcomers have volunteered to help New Members and First-Time Attendees make connections and maximize the conference experience for everyone. Welcomers are identifiable by their Welcomer ribbons, available at the registration desk. Welcomers are not paired with a specific attendee, but instead are available to welcome all new and first-time attendees. Thanks to all of the Welcomers for helping to make the conference an inviting experience for everyone. 

Your invitation will be in your registration packet.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Campbell

Kelly Campbell

Associate Dean of Information Services, Columbia Theological Seminary


Wednesday June 15, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Seaview A

6:00pm

Opening Reception at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Meet and greet fellow conference attendees at the 2016 Annual Conference Opening Reception. Located in the Seaview Rotunda, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks and reconnect with colleagues before exploring the Long Beach area.

Wednesday June 15, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Seaview Rotunda
 
Thursday, June 16
 

7:00am

Worship Service in the Jewish Tradition

An abbreviated weekday morning service, emphasizing an awakening to new possibilities, challenges and opportunities, through the use of musical instruments and song.



Thursday June 16, 2016 7:00am - 7:45am
Beacon Ballroom

8:00am

Emerging Technology Interest Group (ETIG)
This will be a brief business meeting to elect officers and discuss interest in possible activities and projects for the coming year. The emphasis will be on any virtual programming people would like to participate in.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Gonzalez

Lisa Gonzalez

Knowledge Base and License Manager Librarian, PALNI
Lisa Gonzalez was formerly the Electronic Resources Librarian at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Currently she is the Knowledge Base and License Manager Librarian for PALNI (Private Academic Library Network of Indiana). She has worked in academic libraries in Illinois and California. Her research interests include discovery services, metadata, scholarly communication, open access, and the digital humanities.


Thursday June 16, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Shoreline A

8:00am

World Religions Interest Group Meeting (WRIG)
This will be the business meeting of the World Religions Interest Group. In addition to any other business that needs to come before the group, one new officer will be elected to serve the group at this meeting. We wiil meet in the conference hotel over continental breakfast. The meeting room will be announced later.

Thursday June 16, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Shoreline B

8:00am

ATLA Products Update Breakfast - RSVP Required
Join the ATLA products leadership team for updates about ATLA's products, followed by Q&A session. The link to RSVP will be sent in a separate email invitation.

Speakers
avatar for Margot Lyon

Margot Lyon

Director of Business Development, ATLA
avatar for Maria Stanton

Maria Stanton

Director of Production, ATLA
avatar for Gregg Taylor

Gregg Taylor

Licensing Manager, ATLA


Thursday June 16, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Seaview BC

8:00am

Exhibits and Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Join us in the Exhxibit Hall for the 2016 ATLA Annual Conference. Meet directly with exhibitors whose products you use or would like to include in your library collections.

Thursday June 16, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Regency Ballroom

8:45am

Welcome and Opening Plenary Address - Bobby Smiley

Theological Librarianship in the Age of Digital Humanities

The “digital” has claimed much attention in recent discussions about librarianship, and a cursory glance at the library landscape (job titles/ responsibilities, support from professional associations, social media traffic) reveals as much. But when wedded to “humanities,” “digital” takes on a valence that for some librarians seems outside their professional territory. This talk attempts to place digital humanities and theological librarianship in conversation, and in so doing, explore the possibilities each can provide for the other dialectically. In particular, the talk will touch on critical reflection about praxis, the necessity of collaboration, current and potential digital projects, as well as expanding our understanding of collection development.


Speakers
avatar for Bobby Smiley

Bobby Smiley

Bobby Smiley is the Digital Scholarship and American History Librarian at the Michigan State University Libraries. He received his library science degree and a certificate in digital humanities from the Pratt Institute, his M.A. in Religion from Yale, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin―Madison. At MSUL, Bobby collaborates on grant funded digital projects (such as the Mellon funded Religious Soundmap of the Global... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 8:45am - 10:00am
Beacon Ballroom

10:00am

Exhibits and Break
Thursday June 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Regency Ballroom

10:30am

EBSCO Databases and Services

Learn about EBSCO resources that will serve your library patrons’ research needs. This session will focus on the wide range of EBSCO religion database offerings, EBSCO eBooks, and EBSCO Discovery Service.


Speakers
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Janet Lerch

Academic Regional Sales Manager, EBSCO


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Seaview B

10:30am

Librarian / Faculty Collaboration: An Example Using LibGuides to Facilitate Greater Student Learning
Librarian collaboration with faculty is a well-known concept among academic librarians and, in some cases, is part of the day-to-day relationship which many of us already have with other faculty. It is a partnership that facilitates student learning, improves services to students, and increases collegiality. What does this partnership look like though? This session will present a practical example of collaboration, between a librarian and a member of the Bible faculty at Hope International University, using LibGuides to generate renewed library-classroom synergy and to facilitate greater student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Terri Bogan

Terri Bogan

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Hope International University
JY

James Yuile

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ministry and Biblical Studies



Thursday June 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Seaview A

10:30am

NACO/CONSER Listen & Learn
Participants will discuss the changes made to the NACO authority process this year. Any changes proposed to the Best Practices and Thesaurus documents will be proposed and discussed. Outcomes from the CONSER/BIBCO Meeting will be presented. The NACO Funnel Coordinator transition process will be discussed, with the new Coordinator introduced and welcomed. Prospective members are encouraged to come and consider joining.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Knop

Judy Knop

Member Programs Librarian, ATLA
Technical Services, cataloging


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Harbor

10:30am

Tapping Outside Interest in Special Collections: Collaborative Outreach Initiatives at Pitts Theology Library
Increasingly, theological librarians’ work with special collections involves not only acquisition, cataloging, and preservation, but also outreach. Past research on special collections outreach in theological libraries includes studies on curricular instruction and exhibits. In the broader literature, there is also a growing emphasis on collaboration and comprehensive outreach programs that include work with K-12. There is a need for further research on collaborative special collections outreach programs in theological libraries.

This presentation will begin to fill that gap by exploring three recent collaborative outreach programs at Pitts Theology Library: (1) exhibits with contributions from local and international faculty, the Atlanta Grolier Club, and the Merton Center; (2) events with the Aquinas Center and Contemplative Outreach; and (3) instructional programs with docents, faculty, and K-12 teachers. For each program, we will look at implementation, outcomes, and lessons learned. We will then explore the benefits of partnership. We will argue that collaborative outreach is critical to our work with special collections and enables us to increase access, contribute to our educational mission, develop Friends groups, and improve our collections.

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Bedard

Rebekah Bedard

Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator, Pitts Theology Library
Volunteers | Rare books | Reference | Exhibits | Graphic Design | Information Literacy



Thursday June 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Seaview C

10:30am

What’s “Shaking Out” In Disaster Response:  New Ideas and Resources
The resources available for theological libraries and archives, and other cultural heritage institutions to plan for and recover from emergencies and disasters are expanding and improving so rapidly, it’s difficult to keep track of all of information available. This session will provide an update on new services and activities that have appeared in the past year, and talk about future resources that groups like ATLA can utilize. In addition, session participants will have an opportunity to talk about disaster planning needs at their own organizations.

Speakers
avatar for  Tom Clareson

 Tom Clareson

Senior Consultant, LYRASIS
Thomas F. R. Clareson is Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, the largest U.S. library and cultural heritage network. He consults nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness and recovery, digitization, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, and advocacy. Clareson was selected as the 2014 recipient of the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award from the American Library... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Shoreline B

10:30am

Ideas for Serving Distance Learners and Alumni
The Public Services Interest Group plans to facilitate a conversation around ideas for serving distance learners and alumni. A member of the interest group will moderate a panel discussion among colleagues who have had success in working with distance learners and/or providing ongoing service to alumni. The members of the panel will be asked to answer the following questions: “How do distance students get materials?” “How do librarians handle instruction?” “What are the best ways to communicate with distance students?” “What changes have you made, or would you like to make, to your collection or staff to meet the needs of distance students more effectively?” “What services and materials do you make available to alumni, both locally and remotely?” Following the panel discussion, we will offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions and to share ideas and stories.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Campbell

Kelly Campbell

Associate Dean of Information Services, Columbia Theological Seminary
avatar for Jim Darlack

Jim Darlack

Associate Director, Goddard Library, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
avatar for Gerrit van Dyk

Gerrit van Dyk

Mormon History & Doctrine Librarian, Brigham Young University
avatar for Dolores Yilibuw

Dolores Yilibuw

Director of Library, Lexington Theological Seminary
I've been the director of library at Lexington Theological Seminary since 2011. Before that, I worked mostly in academic libraries, i.e., Eastern Kentucky University Library and Emory University Library as a paraprofessional. While at the Emory Library, I got my MSLIS at the FSU online library school in 2008. | | My theological and religious trainings are from Emory Graduate School of Arts and Sciences , Candler School of Theology at... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Shoreline A

11:30am

Are You Welcomed? A Conversation Toward Building A More Diverse and Inclusive Community in ATLA - All Conference Lunch
The Diversity Committee recently changed its name to the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and created a new charge to actively engage with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in ALTA and our respective libraries. After the new name and charge were approved by the Executive Director, the Committee agreed that the next step in carrying out the new charge would be listening to the diverse membership of ATLA, in terms of where they are, how they feel, and what their needs are. Therefore, the Committee would like to invite all who are interested in sharing experiences and discussing ideas about bringing a cultural change in an open-minded and hospitable environment. Following a very brief presentation by the Committee on the new charge and vision, the session will focus on the conversation among participants. Some of the questions that will be asked are as follows: As a member of ATLA and/or a participant in the annual conference, what has your experience been like? Do you feel welcomed in the conference? Do you feel your presence and voices are acknowledged and valued? Do you perceive ATLA and its member community as culturally diverse and inclusive? If your immediate responses to these questions are not positive, what do you think the barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion could be? Where and how do you think the Committee can work to bring a change, though small? By attending this session, you will learn the Committee’s vision and goals while contributing to the shaping of the Committee’s priorities.

Thursday June 16, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Beacon Ballroom

1:00pm

New Plans for FirstSearch and WorldCat Discovery

Join Paul Cappuzzello to learn about OCLC’s new plans for the FirstSearch and WorldCat Discovery services at the ATLA conference.  In response to feedback from librarians about the unique capabilities of FirstSearch, FirstSearch and WorldCat Discovery will continue as separate services. OCLC will offer the full-featured WorldCat searching valued in FirstSearch in a new version of FirstSearch. This search functionality will also be available to WorldCat Discovery subscribers. The current ATLA WorldCat Discovery subscription will enable members to use the new version of FirstSearch when it is released. ATLA members’ collections represented in WorldCat will remain visible on the websites where many people begin their research, no matter which service you choose to use in the future.  Join us to learn more about the next steps for both FirstSearch and WorldCat Discovery. This session will also include an update on recent enhancements to WorldCat Discovery.


Speakers
PC

Paul Cappuzzello

Director, Strategic Accounts, Library Services for Americas, OCLC


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Harbor

1:00pm

Dublin Core Basics Workshop
The Dublin Core metadata standard is a simple, flexible and extensible schema for describing resources. This workshop will explain key concepts of the schema, focusing on the 15 core elements, the use of refinements and the use of controlled vocabularies. The workshop will include hands-on exercises to create Dublin Core records using simple tools, will introduce tools to convert records to Dublin Core and will review metadata best practices in the context of specific digital asset management platforms commonly used in theological libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Gonzalez

Lisa Gonzalez

Knowledge Base and License Manager Librarian, PALNI
Lisa Gonzalez was formerly the Electronic Resources Librarian at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Currently she is the Knowledge Base and License Manager Librarian for PALNI (Private Academic Library Network of Indiana). She has worked in academic libraries in Illinois and California. Her research interests include discovery services, metadata, scholarly communication, open access, and the digital humanities.



Thursday June 16, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Shoreline B

1:00pm

More Than Just “Talking Heads:” Using Social Journalism to Spark Community Engagement

When Tracy Simmons launched her own digital publication about religion, she wanted it to be more than just "talking heads." She wanted it to be a place for true community engagement, just as libraries are looking to be centers of engagement on their campuses. She took the conversations that were happening online, and brought them into coffee shops and pubs, that way readers could engage face-to-face in meaningful ways. This is a new trend called social journalism, which she'll explain in this session. She'll also talk about how, and why, non-journalistic organizations like libraries can practice this and the benefits they’ll realize.


Speakers
avatar for Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons teaches journalism at Gonzaga University and is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 13 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Shoreline A

1:00pm

Persuasive Design in the Theological Library
Libraries are places in which our patrons do not simply seek information; they seek a change in their life through knowledge, skill, and formation. Theological libraries are integral components of a larger organization aimed at training students to perform in ministry settings in many situations from churches to classrooms, counseling offices and more. Persuasive design in a library space and library online services can prove to be important in higher education. Unlike the marketing of doughnuts or cigarettes we know that the behaviors we seek to increase in our patrons are truly in their best interests. The behavioral design theories and the behavioral change models of B. J. Fogg, Stephen Wendel, and Stephen Anderson provide a starting point for persuasive design in technologies that we can use in theological library settings. This presentation will introduce persuasive design concepts and persuasive technologies already in use in common society and demonstrate the ways in which theological libraries can apply these technologies and concepts in the design and implementation of services, programs, technologies, and facilities.

Speakers
avatar for Wesley D Custer

Wesley D Custer

Information Services Librarian, Asbury Theological Seminary


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Seaview B

1:00pm

Reframing Plagiarism: Problems of Virtue and Vice for International Students
While many students wrestle with the temptation to plagiarize, plagiarism itself can be a challenging concept for foreign students. Because conceptions of intellectual property are culturally dependent, framing discussion of plagiarism in terms of intellectual honesty and academic integrity may not be the best approach with international students.

ACRL’s new Framework for Information Literacy acknowledges the diverse value of information, noting that “intellectual property is a legal and social construct that varies by culture.” As instruction librarians work to empower international students with information ethics, it’s crucial that we make room for cultural and values diversity by reframing our thinking about plagiarism. When “avoiding cheating” is reframed as “learning different rules for a new game,” values-dissonance is avoided while desired outcomes are more easily achieved. And from a theological perspective, problematizing our assumptions about information ethics for the sake of foreign students is an act of hospitality.

At the ATLA 2016 Conference, I’d like to present plagiarism as a complicated issue for international students; I’d like to share how librarians at Oklahoma Christian University are helping educate faculty and administration regarding the issue and demonstrate how we’re empowering foreign students for better success by reframing Western notions of plagiarism in light of the new ACRL framework.

Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Seaview C

1:00pm

Owning Their Voices: How Librarians Can Help Graduate Students Develop Publishing Literacy
Advocating for “publishing literacy,” or the graduate student's readiness to publish in the scholarly market, is a natural extension of the librarian’s role in information literacy. Librarians can help students learn about their rights and responsibilities as authors in the emerging landscape of digital scholarly publishing, whether in nonprofit, for-profit, or open-access repositories and journals, and about threats to their intellectual property from predatory or fraudulent publishers. This paper considers scholarly literature on publishing literacy and suggests strategies for instruction, based on a pilot program developed jointly by ACU Library and ACU Press to provide in-person and online training for graduate students on publishing readiness, training students to own their own voices.

Speakers
CM

Carisse Mickey Berryhill

Assoc. Dean Special Collections, Abilene Christian University
Theological Librarianship Course @ Illinois GSLIS; Stone-Campbell Archives; | Readers and writing processes; scholarly publishing literacy



Thursday June 16, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Seaview A

2:00pm

ATLA Association Update and Business Meeting - Bylaws Discussion

During this session Executive Director Brenda Bailey-Hainer will provide a short overview of association accomplishments from the past year, the Local Host Committee will provide information on the 2017 Annual Conference, and members who recently retired will be honored and those who passed away will be remembered with Memorials. Then, the ATLA Business Meeting will begin and Bylaws Task Force Chair Andy Keck will begin the discussion of the proposed revision of the bylaws. 


Speakers
avatar for Brenda Bailey-Hainer

Brenda Bailey-Hainer

Executive Director, ATLA
Collaboration, Resource Sharing, Innovation, Bluegrass,
avatar for Andrew Keck

Andrew Keck

Director of Library Services, Luther Seminary


Thursday June 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beacon Ballroom

3:00pm

3:00pm

3D Hebrew Letters for a Visually Impaired Seminary Student
This poster session will describe a collaborative effort between staff at Bridwell Library and the Deason Innovation Gym at Lyle School of Engineering to create three dimensional Hebrew letter tiles for a visually-impaired seminary student.

Speakers


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency Foyer and Regency Ballroom

3:00pm

A Most Efficient Method of Moving Your Collection to New Shelves
This is a poster session where the presenter hopes to create a poster with all the logistical details of how 31,000 books can be moved and reshelved in three days by six library staff, a dozen non-librarian volunteers, and a general move company.

Speakers
avatar for Dolores Yilibuw

Dolores Yilibuw

Director of Library, Lexington Theological Seminary
I've been the director of library at Lexington Theological Seminary since 2011. Before that, I worked mostly in academic libraries, i.e., Eastern Kentucky University Library and Emory University Library as a paraprofessional. While at the Emory Library, I got my MSLIS at the FSU online library school in 2008. | | My theological and religious trainings are from Emory Graduate School of Arts and Sciences , Candler School of Theology at... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency Foyer and Regency Ballroom

3:00pm

Coffee Table
Is more than just a coffee table. We use the coffee table for community displays, reflections, notices and relaxations. Hardly any cost to set it up, just requires a little creativity. Students are able to contribute to the display and it is one of the ways the library communicates to the community.

Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency Foyer and Regency Ballroom

3:00pm

Looking at the “Research Needs of Religious Studies Scholars”- Preliminary Findings from Interviews with Luther Seminary Faculty
At the beginning of 2016 librarians from Luther Seminary participated in a qualitative research methods training workshop for Ithaka S+R. Following this training we interviewed a majority of Luther Faculty in order to investigate the research needs of our Seminary’s theological studies scholars. This project is part of a larger series by Ithaka S+R that has been developed to assess the research practices of scholars by discipline. They have been collaborating with libraries and scholarly societies to undertake these studies. The final report on the “Research Needs of Religious Studies Scholars”- will include findings from 18 institutions and will be published by Ithaka S+R in Dec. 2016.
In this poster session we will share findings from our local study. What did we find of interest? Were there any consistent patterns that made an impression? What were some of the biggest takeaways that we found? What does this make us think about our jobs as theological librarians?

Speakers
avatar for Trisha Burr

Trisha Burr

Luther Seminary Library
avatar for Andrew Keck

Andrew Keck

Director of Library Services, Luther Seminary


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency Foyer and Regency Ballroom

3:00pm

Obsolete eBooks: Is It Already Time to Consider Weeding eBook Collections?
Economically speaking, we have nearly grown accustomed to the idea that eBooks are different from print books in terms of how they are purchased and assessed. Nevertheless, there continue to be questions about how to value and account for them as institutional assets. Libraries have focused on the acquisition, processing, cataloging, and lending of these resource, but what about a plan for de-selection in accordance with our collection development policies? What are the implications for the library and the institution it serves?

Speakers
avatar for Robin Hartman

Robin Hartman

Director of Library Services, Hope International University
resource sharing, cloud services, online student outreach, online resources for Biblical Studies



Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency Foyer and Regency Ballroom

3:00pm

Open Access and Closed Minds?: A Case Study of an Open Access Initiative
Five librarians from a public, four-year master’s level institution mounted a strategic campaign to talk with faculty about the changes that are happening in scholarly communication because of the open access movement and how our institution can respond to this changing landscape.

Disciplinary biases, traditional mind-sets, and rampant misconceptions have made our efforts more difficult forcing a re-examination of the best ways to reach out to faculty and influence change on campus. Despite these obstacles, the institution is gradually becoming a more supportive climate for open access.

This poster presents programming efforts made, both successful and unsuccessful; resources curated; strategic partnerships developed; and outcomes achieved. Conversations resulting from the outreach initiative served to dispel the initial perception we held of faculty’s resistance to open access publishing.

Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency Foyer and Regency Ballroom

3:00pm

Pepperdine University's Churches of Christ Heritage Center
This poster session will provide an overview of Pepperdine University’s Churches of Christ Heritage Center, which collects and preserves materials related to the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement and the Churches of Christ with a focus on materials from the Western United States and the Pacific Rim countries. Participants will be able to apply Pepperdine’s experience of establishing a heritage center to their own institutions and will be able to identify how a heritage center strengthens a university’s religious affiliation. Participants will also be able to describe how a heritage center highlights collections of distinction in theological libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Whitt

Jeremy Whitt

Scholarly Resources Librarian, Pepperdine University


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency Foyer and Regency Ballroom

3:00pm

Prepare a Way Through the Wilderness: Transforming Library Instruction by Mapping the Curriculum
Is your library instruction targeting the right courses with the right information? Curriculum mapping is one method for strategically aligning information literacy instruction with the goals and substance of particular programs of study. Through the analysis of course syllabi and the alignment of information literacy-related course, departmental, and institutional learning outcomes, this is a practical approach for evaluating the information literacy components of theology and philosophy curricula for coherence, proper sequencing, and attainment of learning goals. In light of other successful applications of curriculum mapping to information literacy instruction programs, this poster will explore the successes and challenges encountered during the process at Loyola Marymount University.

Speakers
DZ

Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet

Reference & Instruction Librarian for Theology, Loyola Marymount University


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency Foyer and Regency Ballroom

3:00pm

The Roles of Religious Faith and Degree Program Affiliations in the Research Processes of MA Students, MDiv Students, Librarians and Faculty
The research for this poster explores the roles of students’ religious faith and degree program affiliation in their degree-related research behaviors. Patrick Milas explored the dichotomy between academic study of theology that leads to Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees and professional study of theology that leads to Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Doctor of Theology (ThD) degrees. His study first investigated the content of PhD and ThD dissertation acknowledgements using bibliometrics. The frequency with which the PhD and ThD dissertations’ acknowledgements acknowledge affiliates within their authors’ own degree programs and religious faith traditions guided the research design for subsequent interviewing of MA and MDiv students about the roles of their religious faith, degree program affiliation and interpersonal information sources in their research processes. Data were collected, coded and analyzed as a lens into the relationships between authors, affiliations and acknowledgements. Intensive interviewing about Master’s students’ research processes qualified the results of the quantitative analysis of PhD and ThD students’ interpersonal source preferences. Milas found that information behavior does relate to degree program affiliations and students’ religious faith, thus degree program affiliation and religious faith background should be considered in research consultations and bibliographic instruction in theological libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Milas

Patrick Milas

Academic Technology Librarian, Princeton Theological Seminary
Theological libraries; religious populations and the internet; library research methods


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency Foyer and Regency Ballroom

4:00pm

Supporting International Students through Library Services
In today’s globally connected world, many American colleges, universities, and seminaries are increasingly focused on enrolling international students. These students have varying levels of English language ability and must learn how to navigate the academic expectations of an American college, university, or seminary. Are ATLA libraries prepared to support these diverse groups of international students? Does your library offer special resources for international students, such as library instruction, liaisons, or tutorials? Does your library partner with other departments to provide services for international students? Come meet with other librarians to discuss experiences, tips, and best practices for supporting international students through library services.

Speakers
SS

Stacie Schmidt

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Biola University


Thursday June 16, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Harbor AB

4:00pm

What's Left to Say about RDA?
Despite initial apprehension RDA implementation has gone well. What remains to be said about RDA? This conversation group will discuss the under-use of relator terms in bibliographic and their usefullness in name authority work.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions, observations, recommendations, etc. about their experience with RDA.

Moderators
avatar for Donna Wells

Donna Wells

Assistant Director, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Library

Speakers
avatar for Judy Knop

Judy Knop

Member Programs Librarian, ATLA
Technical Services, cataloging
avatar for Armin Siedlecki

Armin Siedlecki

Head of Cataloging, Pitts Theology Library


Thursday June 16, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Harbor C

4:00pm

Introduction to the ATLA Special Series in Religion and Biblical Studies within ACLS Humanities E Book

The American Council of Learned Societies and the American Theological Library Association have had a long and cordial relationship dating back to the 1940s with the inception of ATLA. Because we share a common goal of supporting Religious scholarship, ATLA and ACLS Humanities E Book have partnered together to bring forth a highly regarded collection of Ebooks designed for you. The development of the ATLA Special Series will be an ongoing project that you the ATLA members can not only rely on as an essential resource but you can play a role in future content curation. The ATLA Special Series will be a fully searchable subset of the larger ACLS HEB collection. Please come and support this unique initiative.  

 


Speakers
avatar for Evan Boyd

Evan Boyd

Chicago Theological Seminary
avatar for Lee Walton

Lee Walton

National Academic Library Account Manager, ACLS Humanities E-Book
I am here to promote Humanities and Social Science. The mission at HEB is to provide the highest quality, proven titles at the best possible prices, enabling a wide variety of students and scholars, access to excellence.


Thursday June 16, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Shoreline A

4:00pm

Make DIY Look Professional: Technology for Designing, Mapping and Connecting the Dots
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of new technology available to us as librarians and educators. Which tools have the best return on their monetary and, more importantly, time investment? This session will introduce you to five free and user-friendly online tools that can invigorate your websites, workshops and presentations.

First, we will look at Canva (canva.com), a template-based online design studio that turns a novice into a graphic designer. Second, we will play with CartoDB (cartodb.com), a wonderful introductory tool in the cutting-edge world of GIS mapping. Third, we will explore Tiki-Toki (tiki-toki.com), a program that produces interactive timelines (perfect for both midterm season and your library’s anniversary celebration). Fourth, we will practice using TodaysMeet (TodaysMeet.com), a chatroom style software that can transform a meeting or classroom session into a truly collaborative environment. Finally, we will look at Voyant (voyant-tools.org), a text analysis software that not only provides statistics, but pairs those numbers with stunning visuals.

These tools have been invaluable assets to my own library work, both in teaching and in helping individual patrons think creatively about their research. Bring your laptop and be prepared to astonish colleagues and patrons with your new-found skills!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Bogue

Sarah Bogue

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Pitts Theology Library


Thursday June 16, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Seaview B

4:00pm

Evaluating and Implementing Open-Source Research Guides Powered by Subjects Plus
Open-source tools offer a great alternative to proprietary applications, but is open-source always the best choice for every library? St. Patrick’s Seminary & University would like to share their experiences with implementing Subjects Plus, an open-source subject guide content management system. Goals for this session include: (1) demonstrating the comparative advantages and disadvantages of Subjects Plus and Libguides; (2) discussion of the implementation process and the technical skills required; and (3) answering questions about the use of the application. The intended outcome of the session is to help library professionals determine if Subjects Plus is right for their library. Presenters will provide an “under-the-hood” look at how Subjects Plus works, and how the system can be modified for successful use in theological libraries. Open-source enthusiasts and those seeking library-service alternatives are encouraged to join the conversation.

Moderators
avatar for Gabriel Ortiz

Gabriel Ortiz

Public Services Librarian/Coordinator of Web Communications, St. Patrick's Seminary & University

Speakers
avatar for David Kriegh

David Kriegh

Library Director, St. Patrick's Seminary & University
Interested in library management, acquisitions, library systems, and information literacy instruction. I'm not a theologian, but I'm learning along the way. I also have three cats, so we can always talk about that if you want.


Thursday June 16, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Seaview A

4:00pm

Programs of the California Rare Book School at UCLA (SCIG)
We are pleased to have Dr. Susan M. Allen, Director of the California Rare Book School at UCLA, as our guest speaker. She will speak on programs of the Rare Book School and a recent IMLS grant assessment program.

Speakers
LL

Liz Leahy

Chair, Stamps Theological Library, Azusa Pacific University


Thursday June 16, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Seaview C

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

Campbell-Stone Denominational Group Meeting
Discussion of participants' institutional news and of cooperative projects.

Speakers
CM

Carisse Mickey Berryhill

Assoc. Dean Special Collections, Abilene Christian University
Theological Librarianship Course @ Illinois GSLIS; Stone-Campbell Archives; | Readers and writing processes; scholarly publishing literacy


Thursday June 16, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Harbor C

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

Methodist Denominational Group Meeting
Annual meeting of the Methodist Denominational Group.

Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Seaview C

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

6:00pm

Technical Services Interest Group Business Meeting

The business meeting's aenda items include an election for a Steering Committee member as well as an opportunity to submit programming desires for next year's conference. Attendees are encouraged to take the opportunity to grab dinner together afterwards.

 


Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Seaview A

6:00pm

Southern Baptist Seminaries Work Group - (By Invitation Only)
This is the business meeting for the Southern Baptist Seminaries Work Group. We will meet off site at a restaurant over dinner. Additional details to be provided later.

Moderators
avatar for Craig Kubic

Craig Kubic

Dean of Libraries, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Thursday June 16, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TBA

8:00pm

ATLA Sing-A-Long
Join us for an informal sing-a-long and evening of fun and fellowship. If you have suggestions or requests of titles/tunes to sing, please send them to ATLA’s MemberRep email and we will share them with the ATLA choir director in advance. Music will be provided at the event.

Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Beacon Ballroom
 
Friday, June 17
 

7:00am

8:00am

Collection Evaluation and Development Interest Group Meeting (CEAD)

The CEAD Interest Group will attend the OCLC Exhibitor Breakfast which will feature a demo of the OCLC GreenGlass product. OCLC will be sending a separate invitation to conference attendees to gather RSVP’s, please respond to that email if you plan to attend. The business meeting will be handled separately at another time during the conference or virtually.


Moderators
avatar for Craig Kubic

Craig Kubic

Dean of Libraries, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Friday June 17, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Seaview BC

8:00am

OCLC Update Breakfast: Using Data to Evaluate the Future of Print Collections - Sustainable Collection Services and GreenGlass – RSVP Required

To remain relevant, libraries must constantly balance their historical strengths with demands for new collections and services. Today, the role of local print collections is changing, as space used to house books is being repurposed for collaborative study, maker spaces, and room for more users. Libraries are evaluating their print monographs and determining which materials to retain, share, or withdraw, which enables them to support traditional and evolving user needs and use space more effectively.  Sustainable Collection Services provides key data to analyze, manage and share print monographs. In this session, after a brief update from Paul Cappuzzello on OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS), Craig Johnson will discuss the challenges of managing print collections, introduce Sustainable Collection Services (SCS), share stories of how ATLA libraries are finding value in SCS projects from both an individual library perspective and a group perspective, and provide a short demo of GreenGlass, the decision support application that comes with an SCS project.  He’ll also discuss a new incentive program, the third offering in the partnership between ATLA and OCLC.  


Link to RSVP will be sent in a separate email invitation. 

Speakers
PC

Paul Cappuzzello

Director, Strategic Accounts, Library Services for Americas, OCLC


Friday June 17, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Seaview BC

8:00am

9:00am

How Can ATLA Transform Diversity into Inclusivity to Drive Innovation?

Diversity seems like a great idea, but how should ATLA actively pursue a diversity of worldviews? The vocation of theological librarianship itself holds many answers. This keynote address aims to empower ATLA’s membership to turn diversity of perspectives into a catalyst for innovation and collaboration. 


Speakers
avatar for Rahuldeep Gill

Rahuldeep Gill

Associate Professor of Religion and Campus Interfaith Strategist, California Lutheran University; Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley); Director of the Center for Equality and Justice, California Lutheran University
Rahuldeep Gill, Ph.D., is a sought-after speaker whose life goal is to develop effective, collaborative leaders with broad perspectives to drive innovation. Dr.Gill's engaging lectures and workshops deepen appreciation of worldview diversity and inspire compassion. He guides leaders in business and higher education to more inclusive environments for work, collaboration, and cross-cultural understanding. He has spoken before diverse adult and... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Beacon Ballroom

10:00am

Exhibits and Break
Friday June 17, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Regency Ballroom

10:30am

ATLA and SCELC: Working Together for ATLA Members

To assist ATLA members in acquiring electronic resources at reduced rates, ATLA and SCELC have been partnering for several years. In 2015, staff from ATLA and SCELC began strategizing how they could strengthen the relationship to provide even broader offerings to ATLA/SCELC Affiliates. Some recent offers have included the NY Times Web, Harvard Digital Loeb Classical Library, and the Taylor & Francis Journals: Religion, Philosophy & Theology Package. In this session, staff from ATLA and SCELC will provide an overview of how they are working together even more closely to negotiate offers specifically targeted for ATLA members, information on how ATLA members can become ATLA/SCELC Affiliates, and overviews of new and upcoming offers for e-books, reference resources, and more.


Speakers
avatar for Gillian Harrison Cain

Gillian Harrison Cain

Director of Member Programs, ATLA


Friday June 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Seaview B

10:30am

Theological Librarianship: The State of the Journal
Since 2008, Theological Librarianship, the open access journal of ATLA, has been instrumental in encouraging theological librarians to write as part of their vocation, and providing a venue in which to write. In this session, current members of the editorial board, including the recently appointed Managing Editor, will provide an overview of the journal’s history and impact, as well as discuss the role of the journal in supporting ATLA’s core purpose and values. We will present ideas for future directions for Theological Librarianship, in terms of content, outreach, and engagement with the association and the profession, and will facilitate conversation with session participants about these issues. The session will include practical advice for prospective contributors to the journal, but should be of broad interest to all conference attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Estelle-Holmer

Suzanne Estelle-Holmer

Associate Director for Collections, Research & Access, Yale Divinity Library
Writing for Theological Librarianship, research methods, social media, collection development


Friday June 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Shoreline A

10:30am

Cutting Edge ‘Down Under’ - Integrating OCLC WorldShare and EBSCO EDS: Our Story
In mid 2015, Camden Theological Library was one of the very earliest theological libraries in Australia to fully implement OCLC WorldShare and WorldCat. The staff of Camden Theological Library were delighted by the enhanced workflows that resulted from this strategy. However, we noticed that relevant digital content, especially from EBSCOhost databases, was not being easily retrieved by patrons when searching WorldCat. Being aware that 20+ North American theological libraries were implementing WorldShare, we explored how they were providing access to digital content. A review of their websites revealed that many were proving ‘tabs’ to enable patrons to search either their print collection or their digital content. Therefore, their search experience did not integrate these two ‘collections’. Camden Theological Library had been using EDS for three years prior to mid 2015, and had been planning to discontinue our subscription to EDS. However, our observations led us to conclude that by utilising WorldCat we were offering a retrograde solution to our patrons. In late 2015 we were advised by EBSCO that it was becoming possible to fully integrate WorldShare and EDS. We were offered the opportunity to be one of the first eight libraries in the world that were embarking on this journey. This is an account of the experience from the perspective of a relatively small theological library in Australia.

Speakers
avatar for Moira Bryant

Moira Bryant

Library Manager, Camden Theological Library
This will be the 6th ATLA conference that I have had the opportunity to attend. I greatly appreciate the hospitality of our North American colleagues and the stimulus from learning from their varied experiences. | Since I submitted the Abstract, EBSCO have worked with me to customize some EDS features by developing two apps which could be relevant to other theological libraries.


Friday June 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Harbor

10:30am

Moodle as an Information Literacy Training Platform
How might a monitored, self-paced, or intentionally paced Moodle course site be used for the development of information literacy in higher education? Information literacy is a topic of paramount importance in any library and particularly in libraries of higher educational institutions. This session will discuss the process of developing an online information literacy course in Moodle targeted at first semester students. This session will discuss the successes, failures, joys, and frustrations of the process of developing the "course" and some reflections on a test run.

Speakers
avatar for Wesley D Custer

Wesley D Custer

Information Services Librarian, Asbury Theological Seminary


Friday June 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Seaview C

10:30am

Which Should We Buy? Reconsidering Best Practices in the Purchase of Print versus Electronic Resources in Theological Libraries
In the July, 2013, issue of Theological Librarianship, Timothy D. Lincoln argued, based on a survey of library patrons at ATLA-affiliated libraries, that “theological library directors should seriously consider spending a significant proportion of their collection budget on electronic resources” (“Reading and E-Reading for Academic Work,” TL 6.2 [2013]: 45). In the years since, much has changed in the world of electronic resources in theology and religious studies. More content is available, formats have become more standardized, patrons have become more accustomed to reading online, and distance education programs have expanded. At the same time, there are signs that print is making a comeback in academic libraries, the younger generation of library patrons may not be as fervent for electronic formats as librarians previously thought, and publishers have been resistant to deliver electronic-only content. In this presentation, I survey the current landscape of electronic resources in theology and religious studies and examine the factors collection developers face when choosing between print and electronic. I use this background to form an argument for a more cautious approach to the curation of electronic resources in theological libraries, and I enumerate the considerations that selectors must weigh in making purchasing decisions.


Friday June 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Seaview A

10:30am

Interfaith in Southern California: A Continuing Conversation
The panel-plenary in Denver met with great success, so the WRIG is attempting to keep the conversation going in Long Beach. This panel presentation will include a moderator, a presenter on the Buddhist perspective from Claremont School of Theology, a presenter on the Jewish perspective from Hebrew Union, and an as yet unknown presenter from the Islamic perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Drew Baker

Drew Baker

Metadata Librarian, Claremont School of Theology
Drew Baker is Metadata Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Religion at Claremont School of Theology. He received his B.A. in History and Religion from the College of Idaho, his M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University, and two M.A.s and a Ph.D. in Religion from Claremont School of Theology. Drew has worked in libraries for over a decade. His interdisciplinary research interests include user-generated metadata, information-seeking behavior... Read More →
avatar for Sheryl Stahl

Sheryl Stahl

Senior Associate Librarian, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion



Friday June 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Shoreline B

11:30am

Ithaka Study Participants Lunch Meeting - (By Invitation Only)
Speakers
avatar for Danielle Cooper

Danielle Cooper

Analyst, Libraries and Scholarly Communication, Ithaka S+R
Danielle Cooper is an analyst 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 and services. As part of her work she coordinates the Research Support Services program, which develops large-scale collaborative projects with academic libraries to... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Shoreline A

11:30am

Southwest Area Theological Library Association Meeting (SWATLA)
This is the business meeting for SWATLA. We will meet in the conference hotel over lunch. Please register for this event to purchase lunch and confirm your attendance on the ATLA conference registration website.

Moderators
avatar for Craig Kubic

Craig Kubic

Dean of Libraries, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Friday June 17, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Shoreline B

11:30am

ATLA Digital Projects Program Update

Join Andy Carter, ATLA’s new Digital Projects Manager for an informal discussion group on ATLA’s new Digital Projects Program. He'll share information on progress to date and future plans, thoughts on current trends, and invite attendees to share information about your projects and program needs.


Speakers
avatar for Andy Carter

Andy Carter

Digital Projects Manager, American Theological Library Association
Mr. Andy Carter, Digital Projects Manager at ATLA (American Theological Library Association), is responsible for developing collaborative digital projects to support expanded access to digital collections at religious and theological libraries. His previous positions include Digital Projects Archivist for the Digital Library of Georgia at the University of Georgia Libraries and Digital Projects Librarian at Memphis Public Library. Carter became a... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Beacon Rotunda

11:30am

NACO Lunch Meeting - By Invitation Only
Limited to official members of the ATLA NACO Funnel program, the lunch meeting provides a chance for members to discuss the specific policies and procedures of the program. New members will be welcomed into the funnel. There will also be a discussion of the plans for the transition of the funnel coordinator position.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Knop

Judy Knop

Member Programs Librarian, ATLA
Technical Services, cataloging


Friday June 17, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Harbor

1:00pm

Exhibits Closing
Friday June 17, 2016 1:00pm - 1:01pm
Regency Ballroom

1:00pm

Preparing a Goodly Heritage: Succession Planning in Theological Libraries
Theological librarians are twenty-first-century professionals working in increasingly complex environments, confronted by challenges and opportunities in areas like technology, scholarly communications, and user experience. We also represent two vocational realms with a deep respect for tradition: theology and librarianship. In this conversation group, we will talk about the implications of these identities for succession planning, a vital but easily neglected responsibility of every library staff member. Topics we may discuss include practical matters like cross-training and developing and maintaining documentation. We may also delve into broader concerns like the responsibility of organizations like ATLA for developing a professional pipeline and deeper questions such as the role of our religious traditions in understanding how and why we should prepare to hand off our responsibilities to our successors.

In recent years, sessions related to management and leadership topics have attracted enthusiastic participation at ATLA conferences, and this conversation group will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to learn from and offer guidance to colleagues about a very important topic with significant implications for the future of theological librarianship.

Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Shoreline B

1:00pm

What’s Missing from the Catalog? Why Copy Cataloging is Still Needed
This session will consider the issues raised in the article "The Best Cataloger is a Frustrated Library User: Cataloging Failure and the Underutilization of Library Resources" in the Oct. 2015 issue of Theological Librarianship. Attendees are encouraged to read this article before the workshop. Some questions to be addressed include: Is copy cataloging still necessary? What is the impact of "shelf ready cataloging" on library users? What is the impact of importing large sets of bibliographic records for ebooks into our catalogs? This session will raise these and other questions concerning the role of cataloging in environment that increasingly favors outsourcing and minimal intervention. It should be of interest not only to catalogers but also to those who work in reference and in library administration. https://theolib.atla.com/theolib/article/view/401/1318

Speakers
avatar for John Thompson

John Thompson

Systems Librarian & Theological Cataloger, Eberly Library, Waynesburg University
I manage our Millennium library software. I also select and catalog theological books for our undergraduate library catalog, and I maintain a collection of Faith and Learning books that relate the Christian faith to various majors.



Friday June 17, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Seaview B

1:00pm

Open Source Software in Theological Libraries
For some librarians, open source software presents an exciting opportunity to be on a leading edge of development while potentially saving money. At the same time, implementing, developing, and supporting open source software may require skills and experiences not traditionally associated with theological librarianship. With historical roots in freeware and shareware, the open source movement leads innovations in many sectors, including libraries. Theological libraries of all shapes and sizes have successfully adopted and adapted open source applications to support their services and operations, from data management to integrated library systems. This panel will share open source solutions implemented in both large university library settings and small independent seminary settings. Each panelist will share his or her own experience implementing and developing open source tools in a theological library context, outlining the parameters of individual projects, the process of selecting tools, and the expertise required amongst library staff.

The panel will also discuss the possibility of formal and informal ways for theological librarians to support one another in software development endeavors, including a shared knowledge base, an ATLA GitHub repository, and other opportunities to help fellow librarians learn about available open source tools and software development training.


Friday June 17, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Shoreline A

1:00pm

Luke, Luther, LOGOS, and Libraries: Resources Preachers Use in Weekly Sermon Development
This paper will share and interpret the results of a survey being conducted among preachers. The content of the survey focuses on the resources that they consult in their weekly preaching routine. The session should be of particular value for librarians in collection development and public services, as they contemplate their role in providing books, space, technology, and programming for preachers.




Speakers


Friday June 17, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Seaview C

1:00pm

Theology, Race and Libraries
Recent theological research into the origin of race and the presence of structural racism in library systems of knowledge organization will be presented. Using examples from the open access Anti-racism Digital Library and International Anti-racism Thesaurus participants will learn how to overcome current limitations in library catalog subject headings in order to offer anti-racist and "just library service."

Speakers
avatar for Anita Coleman

Anita Coleman

Professor, San Jose State University
ATLA - I am new to ATLA and excited to discover this group. Tell me more, please! | | The Anti-racism Digital Library, my current research and development initiative. | | Path of Grace, my children's book, a read-aloud WNDB (We Need Diversity Book) where the story line travels from Suomenlinna, Finland to a water-wise garden in California by way of India.



Friday June 17, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Harbor

1:00pm

“What is a Classroom?” -- Learning Environments, Library Collections, and the Internet in Theological Education
As more seminaries and theological schools opt for online, hybrid, or blended curricula formats, and technology becomes ever more present, the question of where a person learns becomes more apparent and important. With these changes, the role of the library, as a place with physical and digital collections comes into question: What constitutes a future collection and how will it be used? How important is the space of a library or will we no longer need theological libraries as physical spaces in the future? How much will curricula play into what libraries have versus what can be found online freely, and is this happening already? Looking at the development of such programs, including the newly establish hybrid M.Div. at Christian Theological Seminary, we will explore these relationships, assess the utility of changing learning and pedagogy habits, and determine “what constitutes a classroom” for theological learning in the 21st century.

Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Seaview A

2:00pm

Reaching Out to Reluctant Faculty
This conversation group will explore one of the burning questions of subject specialist librarians: how does a subject librarian engage with reluctant discipline faculty?

If your personal communication with discipline faculty is met with silence, efforts to attend faculty meetings are rejected outright, and suggestions for integrating information literacy instruction are answered with, “I do that myself, thank you very much,” – this conversation group is a chance to meet with colleagues who share your frustration. This is a chance for subject librarians to explore the reasons why some faculty choose not to engage with the library, and innovative ways we might bring them into the fold.

Participants are encouraged to bring at least one specific case to share in this conversation group, where discussion will be facilitated by references to the literature on subject librarian outreach and our goal will be assist one another in adapting, adjusting, and personalizing outreach techniques for greater impact.

Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Seaview C

2:00pm

Shining a Light on Theological Collections: Growing Library Visibility on the Web with Linked Data

You may have heard about Linked Data as a buzzword lately. This talk goes beyond theory into the details of who is using the Web of data, how libraries and archives are currently implementing Linked Data solutions, and what steps you can take today to begin making theological libraries and collections visible on the Web. Attendees will leave this talk with a list of specific actions they can take to get involved, as well as an understanding of how Linked Data can highlight unique materials and help users make new connections. 


Speakers
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Gloria Gonzalez

Gloria Gonzalez is the Library Strategist at Zepheira. As part of the Library.Link Network team, Gloria helps academic and public libraries, archives, and rare book libraries incorporate Linked Data principles into their work. She also teaches a range of library data and service providers about publishing Linked Data on the Web. Previously, she was the Digital Archivist at UCLA Library Special Collections and a Junior Fellow at the Library of... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Shoreline B

2:00pm

Investigating the Needs of Scholars: A Multi-Institutional Collaborative Approach
Ithaka S+R, a not-for-profit service that helps the academic community navigate economic and technological change, in partnership with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and 18 libraries in the U.S., is examining the research activities of religious studies and theology scholars. During spring semester 2016, the participating libraries and ATLA assembled research teams and conducted semi-structured interviews with faculty and visually documented faculty information practices through photography. The participating libraries will author local reports and Ithaka S+R will create a publically available final report based on aggregate analysis of the data collected from the participating institutions. This presentation by Ithaka S+R shares background information about the project’s formation, explores the project’s methodological approach and provides an update on the project’s progress to date.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Cooper

Danielle Cooper

Analyst, Libraries and Scholarly Communication, Ithaka S+R
Danielle Cooper is an analyst 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 and services. As part of her work she coordinates the Research Support Services program, which develops large-scale collaborative projects with academic libraries to... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Seaview A

2:00pm

“I Can’t Access What I Can’t See”: Making Library Resources Accessible to the Visually Impaired
This session focuses on how theological libraries can make their collections more accessible to the visually impaired. While there are many ways to access library resources, many of them leave it up to the patron to cope with accessibility issues. Many times, resources are provided but no mechanism is available to help those with less than good vision for seeing these resources. In such cases, visually-impaired patrons will struggle through what is available or give up entirely because they cannot access content. This can happen in the print reference area or at a library’s web site.

This session will describe the need for aids to accessibility. It will look at results of a survey on accommodations for the visually-impaired in theological libraries. The major portion of the presentation will be devoted to demonstrating some options for accommodation, from relatively inexpensive to very expensive tools to help the visually impaired access a library’s resources.


Friday June 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Shoreline A

2:00pm

Preach the Word, Reach the Prison: Creating Theological Libraries in Prisons

For several years, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has had a fully operational and accredited extension at Darrington Prison in Rosharon, Texas that issues Bachelor of Science degrees in Biblical Studies. This session will focus on the efforts of SWBTS Libraries to support these students by teaching them to organize their library, assess collection needs, and training inmates on best practices of libraries. The session will contain videos from students and professors on how the library has impacted student learning. In addition, the session will focus on how student library workers have created their own infrastructure alongside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to create their own electronic database. Those who attend the session will also learn the process of how SWBTS Libraries have been able to use that database to include public domain ebooks and SWBTS dissertations. We may work with other librarians from other institutions as we develop this idea. Other librarians from SWBTS could also be added to the presentation as we evaluate budget.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Burgess

Robert Burgess

Digital Resources Librarian, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ebooks, databases, digital archives.
avatar for Craig Kubic

Craig Kubic

Dean of Libraries, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


Friday June 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Seaview B

2:00pm

Research as User Experience and the Library as Design Studio
The university and seminary’s work and workplaces evolve within emerging digital ecologies, such as mobile communication, digital fabrication, and cloud hosting. At Abilene Christian University (ACU) in Abilene, TX, we have driven this transformation of educational spaces and curriculum with 1-to-1 and BYOD smartphone and tablet initiatives, and through construction of an interdisciplinary makerspace. Now our provision of personalized access to Adobe Creative Cloud for all students and faculty is again reorienting library spaces and practices with a focus on User Experience (UX)

In this session we will explore:
• the relation of UXD to library research and instruction.
• an ecology for UXD and other design thinking in university academic support services
• a trajectory beyond computer labs, media studios, and digital scholarship centers as library learning spaces

Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Beacon Ballroom

2:00pm

“The Library in Which They Took So Much Delight ”: Rediscovering the Treasures of New College Library, Edinburgh
New College Library, with over 250,000 volumes and significant rare books and manuscript collections is one of the largest theological libraries in the United Kingdom. Founded as part of the new Free Church in 1843, the Library’s historic collections reflect the Scottish Presbyterian origins of New College. A major donation from an American alumni, Dr Funk, has allowed us to secure, develop and catalogue our Special Collections over the last ten years. Retrospective cataloguing has enabled us to rediscover the treasures we thought we knew and reconsider how they can enrich the academic programs at the University of Edinburgh. Research on the 1843 Donations Register listing the foundations of New College Library’s historic collections has begun to show how donating to New College Library was an important means for individuals to engage with the reforging of cultural and religious identity that was the new Free Church. It is also evidence of the key roles played as library advocates by Professors and Ministers.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Love-Rodgers

Christine Love-Rodgers

Academic Support Librarian - Divinity, University of Edinburgh
Part of the Library Academic Support Team at the University of Edinburgh, I support the School of Divinity. For the last ten years I have worked with projects to reveal the hidden Special Collections at New College Library, one of the largest theological libraries in the UK. | http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/newcollegelibrarian/



Friday June 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Harbor

3:00pm

Break
Friday June 17, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Regency Foyer

3:30pm

ATLA Business Meeting

The ATLA Business Meeting will start with discussion and a vote on the proposed new set of bylaws. Following the vote, Board Secretary Steve Perisho will report on the results on the 2016 election, new board members will be introduced, and Board President Kelly Campbell will honor outgoing board members.


Speakers
avatar for Kelly Campbell

Kelly Campbell

Associate Dean of Information Services, Columbia Theological Seminary
avatar for Andrew Keck

Andrew Keck

Director of Library Services, Luther Seminary


Friday June 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Beacon Ballroom

4:30pm

Relational Librarianship @ Your Library
Expanding on Keegan Osinski’s essay about New Librarianship in the Theological Library from the March 2015 issue of Theological Librarianship, this session will explore practical ways for librarians to get out of the library and into the communities they serve, becoming embedded and engaged in the educational processes of their schools while fostering a relational approach to librarianship.

We will discuss what “relational librarianship” is, talk about concrete examples of what it looks like, and consider why this approach is appropriate in our rapidly changing fields of higher education and theological/religious studies. The session will be in the form of a Conversation Group and participants will be encouraged to share their own ideas and experiences on ways to enhance “relational librarianship” in their own library contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher J. Anderson

Christopher J. Anderson

Associate Dean of Libraries, Drew University Library
avatar for Keegan Osinski

Keegan Osinski

Public Services Assistant, Vanderbilt University



Friday June 17, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Harbor AB

4:30pm

ON Scripture-Live!

ON Scripture-Live! will facilitate a lively and informed discussion of digital media trends and how media can be used to promote biblical scholarship and religious understanding in the settings of the academy, local church, small groups and individual study. 

A moderated panel of faith leaders will explore how digital trends, especially short-form video, are shaping the way people interact and share practical theological concepts rooted in Scripture.

Panelists:

  • Richard "Bo" Manly Adams, Head of Public Services - Reference and Systems Librarian, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
  • Kutter Callaway, Associate Professor of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Tamisha Tyler, MDiv, PhD Candidate, Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary

Contributors:

  • Candice Sharf, Digital Project Coordinator, ON Scripture - The Bible, Odyssey Networks
  • Erin Sullivan, Social Media Manager, Odyssey Networks

Moderator:

  • Selby Ewing, Director, ON Scripture - The Bible, Odyssey Networks

Moderators
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Selby Ewing

Director, ON Scripture - The Bible | Odyssey Networks

Speakers
KC

Kutter Callaway

Associate Professor of Theology and Culture | Fuller Theological Seminary
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Tamisha Tyler, MDiv

Phd Candidate, Theology and Culture | Fuller Theological Seminary


Friday June 17, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Shoreline B

4:30pm

Building Institutional Repositories in Theological Schools
An institutional repository (IR) is a key component of any scholarly communications program. By enabling faculty to make versions of their scholarly works available under permissive licenses, IRs foster the transmission of knowledge across institutional and economic boundaries. IRs also showcase the collective output of faculties, providing windows into theological schools’ research activities.

Building an IR presents a number of challenges, ranging from the technical to the political. In this presentation, we discuss how librarians may meet those challenges, especially at schools without so-called “open access mandates.” Our focus will be primarily on developing effective library policies, support, and outreach for open access programs.

We illustrate how to respond to these challenges by presenting a case study of developing an IR for the Vanderbilt University Divinity School. We will discuss staffing, workflows, copyright questions, publisher relations, and faculty education. We will demonstrate why library-mediated deposit of faculty work has proven to be more effective than traditional strategies of scholarly communications outreach.

We conclude by proposing that ATLA member libraries can collectively improve the scholarly communications ecosystem in theology by aggregating the practical copyright and open access policy information their librarians acquire when implementing institutional repository programs at their own institutions.

Moderators
avatar for Clifford B Anderson

Clifford B Anderson

Director, Scholarly Communications, Vanderbilt University
Librarianship + Theology + Digital Humanities + λ-calculus

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Lew

Charlotte Lew

Collection/Exhibit Assistant, Vanderbilt Divinity Library
I have been working in Vanderbilt Divinity Library for eight years. I started to work on the Divinity Institutional Repository two years ago and ever since I have constantly learned to update my technology skills. I particularly enjoy curating and installing library-wide exhibits among different job assignments.
avatar for Edward Warga

Edward Warga

Institutional Repository Coordinator, Vanderbilt University Library
I love repositories! Talk to me about open access, metadata, and scholarly communications.


Friday June 17, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Seaview A

4:30pm

Curating Online Content: Using Pinterest in Academic Libraries
While many people associate Pinterest with hobbies, recipes and craft ideas, there are several academic libraries using Pinterest to promote digital collections, to market library services, to create bibliographies, and to recommend quality websites for research. Creating visual interest with images can be an effective way to engage students in the research process. Come to this session and learn how you can use Pinterest in your library.

Speakers
avatar for Roberto C. Delgadillo

Roberto C. Delgadillo

Librarian, Peter J. Shields Library
My primary responsibility at the Peter J. Shields Library is to help build and maintain the Humanities, Social Sciences and Government Information Services collections. In this capacity, I evaluate and select resources in print and electronic formats that support the research of UC Davis faculty and students. I also serve as a liaison to faculty or students researching topics related to Chicana/o Studies, English Language and Literatures, Latin... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Spomer

Michelle Spomer

Donald G. Miller Librarian and Director of the Clifford E. Barbour Library, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


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Friday June 17, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Seaview B

4:30pm

From Grant Writing to Publishing: One Library’s Story of Utilizing Local Resources to Create Digital Collections
Many theological libraries have unique and historically significant archive collections just waiting to be brought up to the surface. But how do we find the staff, time, money, and other resources to process and publish these would-be digital collections? Join these presenters on their journey of digital collection success. Discussion topics will include identifying and submitting grant applications, resourcing and utilizing student workers, getting the most out of your involvement in regional relationships and consortiums for added support, and publishing with CONTENTdm. Learn practical tips on leveraging software and equipment that you already have, as well as creating efficiencies without sacrificing quality. Think you just don’t have the knowledge or tools to get started? Learn about free authoritative learning resources made available to you by the work of other digital archivists. Ways of promoting digital collections will be also discussed in this Listen & Learn session.

Speakers
avatar for Jaeyeon Lucy Chung

Jaeyeon Lucy Chung

Library Director & Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
avatar for J. Lauren Mondala

J. Lauren Mondala

Electronic Resources and Digital Services Librarian, The United Library
I love brining library resources to light utilizing all forms of creative mediums. I'm an absolute nerd for ILS tips and tricks, web design with the user in mind, digital collections, and really pretty looking promotional materials. Tell me how your library engages with its users!


Friday June 17, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Seaview C

4:30pm

Library from The Ground Up

The Franciscan School of Theology, formerly associated with the Graduate Theological Union, recently relocated and affiliated with the University of San Diego. Three years later, the school is now located on the grounds of the Mission San Luis Rey, has approximately 60 FTE students, 11 faculty, and for the first time, its own library with one part-time library assistant in addition to the library director. This presentation will share our experience in building this library literally from the ground up: planning and building the library space; acquiring and merging disparate collections of materials, including rare items and special collections; working with the affiliate school library when materials, budget, and equipment were lacking; soliciting, training, and supervising a volunteer workforce; budget allocations over the first few years, as priorities shifted from equipment to materials; digitizing rare material; and finally finding ourselves in a position where we can comfortably take on special projects and draft a strategic plan for the next five years.  


Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Harbor C

4:30pm

Room at the Table: Creating Affirming and Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Patrons
One of the challenges of working in theological libraries can be making room at our tables for LGBTQ+ patrons. This session aims to help libraries take steps to make their spaces and collections more welcoming to LGBTQ+ patrons. Issues of policy, space, collection development, and ally-ship will be discussed.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Stahl

Sheryl Stahl

Senior Associate Librarian, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
avatar for Matthew Windsor

Matthew Windsor

Librarian, Hendrix College


Friday June 17, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Shoreline A

6:00pm

Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Game ($60 per person) - SOLD OUT

Cheer for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team playing the Milwaukee Brewers! We will have bus transportation to and from the baseball stadium in downtown Los Angeles to enjoy an evening of baseball. Please come prepared to take brief walks to and from the parking lot and stadium.

$60 per person includes admission to ball park and bus transportation.

Meet at 5:45 pm in the Front Lobby.  We will depart the hotel at 6:00 pm and return 9:30 pm. 

 


Friday June 17, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Meet in Lobby

6:30pm

Long Beach Beer Hop ($70 per person) - SOLD OUT

Visit several breweries around Long Beach. Private tours include pickup and dropoff, visits to three locations, bottled waters, and your very own expert beer guide to give you all the beer info you'll ever need. Tours last around 4-5 hours. A flight of beer is included at each destination. Food can be purchased on your own at one of the designated breweries.

Ticket Price: $70 Includes Admission, Transportation, Flights of Beer - Food is Own Your Own.

Meet at 6:15 pm in the Front Lobby.


Friday June 17, 2016 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Meet in Lobby
 
Saturday, June 18
 

7:00am

8:00am

Open Source Technologies: 'Siren Call' or 'Silver Bullet'?
Open source technologies can be a “siren call” for many who are mindful of budgetary concerns leading many down a path heretofore unknown in their context. It could be a “silver bullet” to conquer that troublesome issue, or a “siren call” to ruin on the rocky shores of programming and development. The purpose of this conversation group is to share our knowledge and experiences with open source technologies with each other and build on our shared knowledge in this regard. From integrated library systems, content management systems, to operating systems bring your experience, tips, and questions to share.

Moderators
avatar for Wesley D Custer

Wesley D Custer

Information Services Librarian, Asbury Theological Seminary

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Ortiz

Gabriel Ortiz

Public Services Librarian/Coordinator of Web Communications, St. Patrick's Seminary & University


Saturday June 18, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Seaview B

8:00am

Transformation and Innovation in ATLA Small Libraries through Collaboration
Small theological libraries have a tough time. We don’t have the resources that other libraries have. We want transformation and innovation but it is hard to do when staff and money is limited. Through working together, we can accomplish something. This will be a working session. We would like everyone to come with a list of 1) things they have accomplished on their own, 2) what they want to do as a group with other small theological libraries, and 3) tasks they believe would be necessary to begin the project.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Boyd

Evan Boyd

Chicago Theological Seminary
avatar for Susan Ebertz

Susan Ebertz

Wartburg Theological Seminary


Saturday June 18, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Seaview C

8:00am

Filling in the Gaps: Creating New LC Subject Headings and Classification Numbers—or, SACO for ATLA
Most theological librarians have encountered the situation where Library of Congress subject headings do not quite specify what is needed. The general-purpose Library of Congress subject headings have gaps that show up when working with materials in a special-purpose (theological) library. Similarly, a cataloger attempting to classify a new item may have trouble finding the perfect fit in the existing classification schedule. There is a need to “fill in the gaps” by creating new subject headings and new classification numbers. The Library of Congress permits (and encourages) this task through the international cooperative effort of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), specifically the Subject Authority Cooperative Program (SACO).

This listen-and-learn session will present a miniworkshop on creating proposals for new and changed Library of Congress subject headings, as well as proposals for new and changed Library of Congress classification numbers. The session will present a proposal for how ATLA members can participate by the creation of an ATLA SACO funnel. Attendees will learn how, when, and where to make proposals that will benefit all theological libraries, allowing better access to our theological resources.

Speakers
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Richard A. Lammert

Technical Services Librarian, Concordia Theological Seminary


Saturday June 18, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Shoreline A

8:00am

Library for Everyone: Instructional Workshops for Staff and Administrators
This presentation will highlight the development of a workshop program designed for university staff and administrators. On the heels of the growth of a successful workshop series for students and faculty, our library has embarked on a series designed for this often overlooked group of campus constituents.

Beginning with a brief review of the literature published on library outreach to college and university campuses in the form of workshops, we will focus our attention on outreach to staff and administrators. We will present the case of our library’s workshop series, with details of the planning and evolution of the student and faculty workshop series, and how we’ve found success in marketing these workshops. Attention will then concentrate on the development of workshops for staff and administrators, as we share the planning of curriculum, including concrete examples of topics and activities; timing of workshops to maximize attendance; format; advertising; and what changed throughout our pilot year.

Discussion will include best practices of outreach through workshops as discovered in published literature and in lived experience; tips for budget-conscious librarians; and an opportunity for attendees to share their own experiences with similar program offerings.

Speakers

Saturday June 18, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Seaview A

8:00am

The Silence of the Religious Archive on Issues of Social Justice: Exploring the Political Activity of 2 Denominations through Primary Source Materials
How do we document religious activism? Drawing on recent examples, such as the social media curated syllabi project #Charleston Syllabus which contextualizes the history of racial violence after the massacre of 9 people during a prayer service at Mother Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina and primary source material documenting the founding of African Methodist religious traditions, this panel aims to highlight the connection between archives and social justice. Panelists representing African Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist institutions will share how primary sources communicate belief about faith, self-identity, and country. The talk will offer an analysis of competing and contested memories in the archives and position the ‘record’ or ‘artifact’ as object and gateway to social justice. Topics covered will include: institutional history, narrative theology, collective memory, crowd sourced collection development; as well as developing and promoting access. Attendees will be empowered to consider their own collections and realize we not only find themselves there, but evidence of how our respective traditions activity along political spectrums.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher J. Anderson

Christopher J. Anderson

Associate Dean of Libraries, Drew University Library



Saturday June 18, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Shoreline B

9:00am

MarcEdit for the Novice & Average User
This session will provide an introduction to the free and fabulous MarcEdit software. MarcEdit can be used to batch edit bibliographic records; automatically generate RDA data; export MARC data as XML or tab delimited data, and validate authorized headings. Bring a laptop with the software and some MaRC records loaded and we’ll walk through some basics as well as try out new features. If you currently use MarcEdit, come prepared to share tips, tricks, and use cases.

Speakers

Saturday June 18, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Seaview C

9:00am

Challenges and Opportunities of Art Collections in Theological Libraries: The John August Swanson Collection at Pitts Theology Library
This presentation explores some of the benefits and challenges of collecting artwork and artists’ papers in theological libraries. I draw on my experiences curating the John August Swanson collection at Pitts Theology Library to discuss practical strategies of processing, engaging volunteers, and performing outreach. This presentation first contextualizes the Swanson collection at Pitts Library and addresses some of the unique features of this collection such as the medium of serigraphy. Then there are three parts that cover the topics of processing, engaging volunteers, and promoting the collection.
In terms of media, artwork collections vary significantly from traditional book and manuscript collections and thus require different approaches. For instance, storing, preserving, describing, and promoting art materials require different skills and vocabulary from traditional collections. I discuss how we have addressed these issues at Pitts Library and offer suggestions for others interested in embarking on developing similar collections. There are great payoffs for curating art collections that may draw interest from patrons and the public at large. Art collections stimulate conversations among researchers, volunteers, and other visitors to the library, which suggests that there is a real place for these types of collections in theological libraries, and not just in art museums.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Wason

Brandon Wason

Curator of Archives and Manuscripts, Pitts Theology Library


Saturday June 18, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Shoreline A

9:00am

Course-Embedded Information Literacy in Small Theological Library: Joint Perspective, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned
While information literacy has become widely recognized as an important element of the academic instruction, small theological libraries find many challenges in creating a course-embedded information literacy program due to lack of resources and understaffing, among others. This presentation will discuss the process of integration of the information literacy component into the curriculum of the 1st year undergraduate joint foundational course in Human Sciences, Theology and Philosophy at Saint Paul University, Ottawa.
In the first part of the presentation we will discuss a timeline, instructional design, pre- and post-assessment findings, as well as the effects of this project on librarian-faculty collaboration. Further, we will offer a unique perspective on this project from administration, faculty, librarians, and students point of view and facilitate a conversation between different organizational groups involved in this project.
We will draw conclusions based on this conversation and offer best practices as well as strategies to successfully implement similar programs in small theological schools. We will also discuss lessons learned and future implications of this project.

Speakers
avatar for Jérémie LeBlanc

Jérémie LeBlanc

Chief Librarian, Saint Paul University
MS

Marta Samokishyn

Collection Development Librarian, Saint Paul University



Saturday June 18, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Seaview A

9:00am

The Master in Library and Information Science with Specialization in Theological Librarianship  (MLIS -TL)
Central Philippine University offers the degree of Master in Library and Information Science with specialization in Theological Librarianship. This is a graduate degree program designed to provide a continuing education to current librarians of theological schools in Asia. These librarians possess a degree in theology or its eqivalent or have taken some considerable number of credits in theoloy. The purpose of the degree program is to prepare students for professional leadership in the management and operation of theological libraries. The goal of this program is to provide students with the advanced knowledge and skills in organizing, retrieving, consolidating and disseminating all types of relevant information in theological libraries. The students are expected to demonstrate a certain level of competency in terms of skills and comprehension of the purpose of the program that reflect the mission and objectives of the institution. The learning outcomes for this program are embedded in the curriculum of the school. The curriculum shall demonstrate a balanced distribution of courses that cover the theological area, organization, collection management of libraries and information centers, information technology, resources and services. It shall emphasize the importance of the development of skills and competencies both in theory and in the practice of the discipline. The duration of the program requires a minimum of two-years of full-time academic work. Currently, we have 12 students coming from all over Southeast Asian countries who will be finishing the degree. We have two students from the Philippines, 5 from Myanmar, 2 from Indonesia, 1 each from Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand respectively.


Saturday June 18, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Shoreline B

9:00am

Determining the Value of Theological Journals
Which journals are most valuable in the discipline of theological studies? There are several ways to determine the value of a journal: citation analysis, usage, and professional interest just to name a few. There have also been a handful of projects that rate journals on what is called the impact factor (derived using citation analysis), the most popular being Thomson Reuter’s Journal Impact. While many of these are great resources, they tend to look primarily at the hard or social sciences. When they do cover theological journals, they typically do not include journals that theological librarians would consider mainstream.
The purpose of this project was to track journal citations and implement citation analysis to answer this question. This project tracked ten years of citation data from ten journals and analyzed the data: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Criswell Theological Journal, Bibliotheca Sacra, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Vetus Testamentum, Novum Testamentum, Journal of Biblical Literature, Master’s Seminary Journal, and Catholic Biblical Quarterly. This presentation will provide an overview of this project and discuss some of the results.

Speakers
avatar for Garrett Trott

Garrett Trott

Librarian, Corban University


handouts docx

Saturday June 18, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Seaview B

10:00am

10:30am

Contemporary Religious Literature
What have you read this year that has really affected you or made you think? Come and share titles and experiences with other readers. Fiction or non-fiction, new publications or classics, well-known or unknown--come and share with us.

Moderators
avatar for Donna Wells

Donna Wells

Assistant Director, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Library

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ulrich

Jennifer Ulrich

Technical Services Librarian, Eastern Mennonite University


Saturday June 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Shoreline B

10:30am

On Publishing Essay Collections: Lessons Learned and Tips to Follow
Principles and practices for producing an edited volume are illustrated with reference to a seven-year project originating in the archives of the Oxford University C. S. Lewis Society that has recently yielded the work, "C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society" (Oxford University Press, 2015). Attendees are introduced to a collaborative editorial process of identifying, selecting, and organizing archival or general collection materials for an essay collection. The presentation addresses technical issues of the process related to multi-format source materials, digitization, and transcriptions, and also describes how to locate a publisher, secure author permissions, and prepare a final manuscript. Consideration is given to additional library related skills and issues beyond the editing task such as making restricted items more widely available, securing institutional support, practicing scholarly communication, and locating funding assistance.

Speakers

Saturday June 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Seaview B

10:30am

Varieties of Faith and Learning Integration
How do Christian colleges and universities encourage and equip their faculty to integrate the Christian faith into their teaching and scholarship? In recent years, dozens of books have been written on “the integration of faith and learning,” and related centers and institutes have sprung up in many different institutions. This presentation will provide an overview of different approaches to faith and learning in Protestant and Catholic higher education. We describe the type of resources and commitment that is involved in creating and sustaining a faith and learning program. We will also look at ways that librarians can support these programs. The presentation will also include some practical ways that librarians can help faculty and undergraduate students to identify the books, ebooks, and websites that will help them to explore the implications of the Christian faith for their courses, their majors, and their vocations.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Morrison

Greg Morrison

Associate Prof of Library Science, Wheaton College
I have spent the last five years researching the history of the concept of faith-learning integration in evangelical higher education. I've also been exploring the broader history of Christian perspectives toward secular learning. From the birth of the church there have been those who take the stance most famously expressed by Tertullian that there's no concord between the academy and the church. Origen and Clement of Alexandria represent the... Read More →
avatar for John Thompson

John Thompson

Systems Librarian & Theological Cataloger, Eberly Library, Waynesburg University
I manage our Millennium library software. I also select and catalog theological books for our undergraduate library catalog, and I maintain a collection of Faith and Learning books that relate the Christian faith to various majors.



Saturday June 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Seaview C

10:30am

Web scale discovery, is it worth it?
More and more libraries have adopted or looking into the possibility of implementing Web scale discovery. Is more a less a dream comes through for both users and librarians. Users will find it easier to navigate; potentially it is a single point of entry or a Google -like interface. For librarians, it is the next step up that has long sought for information discovery. We are no longer needed to introduce multiple databases to our users and teaching them the different searching skills in order to succeed in their information seeking session. In the market, there are now a number of vendors offering such service. Libraries are investing thousands and thousands of dollars and designated librarians are investing time to maximize the extensive array of features and functionality associated with these services. In this session, the aims are to start the conversation around the effectiveness and the overall “cost” of it. You are invited to this session if you library has already implemented Web scale discovery or at the level of exploring this service.

Speakers

Saturday June 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Seaview A

11:30am

Lunch and Closing Plenary Address - Jeffrey MacKie-Mason

 "Wasn't Digitization Supposed to be Easy?  And Good for Us?"

Cultural institutions — like libraries, archives and museums — have remarkable collections of artifacts and records documenting our social, cultural, economic, political, personal &c. histories. These collections are treasures — for teaching and scholarly research, for cultural understanding, for the preservation and transmission of individual and family and community identity and history. With the dawn of dirt cheap digital information technology, the opportunity is obvious and glorious: set our treasures free. Digitize everything, and make it freely available to the world. All it takes is money…and not very much of that anymore.

But Wait: Is It Really that Easy?  And Should We Really Do It?

With a couple of case studies, a few scattered anecdotes and maybe a dramatic reading from Dave Eggers's The Circle, I’ll offer a few reflections on why “setting our treasures free” is a bit more fraught than it might seem at first glance.


Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey MacKie-Mason

Jeffrey MacKie-Mason

Jeffrey MacKie-Mason is UC Berkeley's University Librarian and Chief Digital Scholarship Officer. He was formerly the dean of the School of Information at the University of Michigan, and the Arthur W. Burks Collegiate Professor of Information and Computer Science, and professor in economics and public policy. There he received the University Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 2010. MacKie-Mason earned his Ph.D. in economics from MIT. He... Read More →


Saturday June 18, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Beacon Ballroom
 


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