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‘May I Grow in Understanding’

by Jennifer Bartholomew

First I’d like to say thank you. This year I’ve had the opportunity to correspond and talk with many of you. I am inspired by your knowledge, your interests, and your commitment to the work we share.

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Duties as Assigned

by Jennifer Bartholomew

Since moving south (from the Twin Cities to Milwaukee) a couple of years ago I’ve found our winters to be pretty mild. Not this year—January was dramatically cold and snowy. My seminary was closed for two days during the last week of the month. I was pretty happy to stay…

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2019 New Year’s Greetings from the Board

by Jennifer Bartholomew

The ATLA Board members are dedicated leaders and professionals—archivists, bibliographers, collection managers, directors, and theology librarians in access, acquisitions, cataloging, information literacy, reference, research, and technical services. Collectively we cover a lot of ground. We are also athletes, avid readers (no surprises there), dedicated volunteers, linguists, musicians, photographers, and sports…

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Reflections on the Year

by Jennifer Bartholomew

As the year draws to a close, I have been looking back on experiences and opportunities. I’ve appreciated the chance to travel—Indianapolis in June, a trip to Scotland in August with my mother, several trips to Chicago on Board business, and Toronto in November. This fall, as a volunteer at…

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November: Strategic Alignment

by Jennifer Bartholomew

Each year ATLA committee chairs, interest group, and task force leaders gather to talk with staff liaisons about their goals and plans. Over the past few years we have passed new Bylaws and the Board has developed a new Core Purpose, Core Values, Mission Statement, Organizational Ends, and Strategic Goals. In…

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Hospitality for the Pilgrim

by Jennifer Bartholomew

I’ve had hospitality on my mind for weeks. During October I’m looking forward to three events where I’ll be out of my usual routine, learning about the work of others (scholars, faith leaders) and hearing new ideas. The first is on my own turf. My seminary is hosting a symposium…

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