Summary of Proceedings
The Summary of Proceedings is the official record of the Atla Annual conference and an opportunity to present the projects and scholarship of Atla and its members to a diverse, worldwide audience. Your work is a valuable contribution to the professional development of theological librarians, and Atla expects and appreciates high-quality, substantive submissions that reflect the Association’s core purpose and values.
The Proceedings are open only to persons who presented at Atla Annual. If you are submitting a report on behalf of an interest group, denominational group, or committee report, please see the Atla Yearbook. Persons interested in otherwise writing for an Atla publication are encouraged to visit our open access journals Theological Librarianship and the TCB: Technical Services in Religion & Theology.
Only papers from the following conference sessions will be accepted for publication in Proceedings:
- preconference workshops
- papers and presentations
- panel discussions
- conversation groups
- listen-and-learn sessions
- lightning round presentation
- in-conference workshops
- Editor in Chief: James Estes (May 2023 – June 2026)
Atla Members receive a complimentary printed edition of the Proceedings. Members may select either a printed or digital edition at the time of joining or they may update their selection in the My Atla Web Portal under the Publications tab. Please note: the issue will not be published within the membership year and will be available in December.
Members will have an opportunity to update their preferences for a printed or digital edition up until two weeks after the conference has ended.
If you do not renew your membership, you will still receive the edition as requested.
How to Access
The Summary of Proceedings can be found here: https://0-serials-atla-com.librarycatalog.vts.edu/proceedings/index. Members who opted-in for a printed edition will receive it in the mail in December. Additionally, members may also view the Proceedings from 2011 to 2020 at the My Atla Web Portal under the Members Only Drive tab.
Non-members or members seeking additional print copies may order the printed edition at $60 USD for domestic and $80 USD international per volume. Contact an Atla membership associate for more information on how to order.
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Persons speaking at or presenting at the Annual Conference, including persons who lead conversation groups as well as pre-conference or in-conference workshops, will submit their papers and other accepted documents at the Proceedings site. All submissions must comply with the submission guidelines. The guidelines list all conference sessions for which papers will be accepted. We have also prepared a video that shows step-by-step how to submit papers to the OJS site for the Proceedings.
All submissions are due by July 15 of the year in which the conference was held.
Contributor Agreements and Copyright
The Atla Summary of Proceedings is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0 International) license.
Presenters grant Atla a non-exclusive right to publish, publicly display, reproduce, distribute and prepare derivative works of their submissions in the Proceedings and retain all other rights, including copyright, in their submissions. If a presenter or a third party by the presenter’s request or agreement republishes or otherwise distributes the submission, proper attribution must be given to the publication in the Atla Summary of Proceedings if first published therein.
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