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2019 New Year’s Greetings from the Board

by Jennifer Bartholomew, President 2018-2019

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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November: Strategic Alignment

by Jennifer Bartholomew, President 2018-2019

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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The Comfort of Core Values Amidst Change

by Jennifer Bartholomew, President 2018-2019

As the academic year begins I have been very intentional in my efforts to connect and create community at work. Several longtime faculty and support staff retired last year, resulting in new hires and reconfigurations of our staffing model. Every department has been adjusting to new people and new ways…

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Staying Connected During the Revolution

by Jennifer Bartholomew, President 2018-2019

I’ve been reflecting on our recent conference and would like to thank all those who attended, presented, labored, and volunteered. Indianapolis was a great venue — very walkable, with a variety of local activities. I value the informal opportunities to connect and learn about your lives and careers. For those…

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