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Pondering Wisdom

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

ATLA’s Organizational End 3.0 reads: "Students, scholars, and religious leaders skillfully use information resources to create knowledge, grow in wisdom, and share the results of their research." “Grow in wisdom” is the most challenging phrase in End 3.0. Since the Organizational Ends are really aspirational goals, the Board is always…

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A Sustainable Future

by Jim Butler

Next month I have the good fortune of attending the CNI (Coalition for Networked Information) Spring Membership Meeting. These meetings are stimulating events where attendees come together to discuss technology, infrastructure, security, digital preservation, e-research, future scholarship, and many other topics. It is a fantastic way to check in with…

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Repositioning Libraries in Response to Higher Education Trends

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

Last November I attended ITHAKA’s The Next Wave Conference. An annual invitational event, The Next Wave explores current trends in higher education with a nod to technology and a look to the future. The goal is to provide a collegial space for discussion and identifying collaboration opportunities. The focus of…

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Am I, or am I not, a librarian?

Submitted by Gillian Harrison Cain, ATLA Director of Member Programs In late December, I read a blog post where someone was musing if they would still be considered a librarian even though they’d recently taken a position without any form of “librarian” in the title and not reporting to the…

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Listening, Learning, and Sharing: Reflections on eLearning Africa (Part 2)

Submitted by Maria Stanton, ATLA Director of Production This is part two of the series Listening, Learning, and Sharing. Read part one in Reflections on ANTZLA. Margot Lyon, Director of Business Development, and I attended eLearning Africa 2017, in Mauritius in September. We have spent considerable time listening to individuals from the…

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Listening, Learning, and Sharing: Reflections on ANZTLA (Part 1)

Submitted by Maria Stanton, ATLA Director of Production This is part one of the series Listening, Learning, and Sharing. Read part two in Reflections on eLearning Africa in December. ATLA’s mission and Organizational Ends inspire us to support: All those involved in the practice, study and teaching of and scholarly communication in…

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The Power of Collaboration: Digitization in European Theological Libraries

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

The 46th BETH General Assembly held last month in Zagreb was a lively forum chock full of interesting and useful information. The theme of this year’s event was Digitisation in European Theological Libraries. The meeting attracted the largest attendance ever at a BETH meeting -- around seventy participants. Eastern European…

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The Heart of The College

by Margot Lyon

It’s the beginning of the academic year at many of ATLA’s member institutions, and as I reflect on my career and life, I think back to those individuals who inspired me. Today I focus on Evan Ira Farber, College Librarian at the Lilly Library of Earlham College, my undergrad alma mater,…

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Change Is in the Air for ATLA Member Libraries

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

Last month, ATLA’s Director of Member Programs Gillian Harrison Cain and I visited several ATLA member libraries in Pennsylvania. During all three visits, library staff talked about plans for upcoming changes to their programs, buildings, and campuses.

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21st Century Library Furnishings: It’s All Covered

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

The exhibits at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference attract hundreds of vendors featuring wares related to all aspects of library service in all types of libraries. This year’s conference, held in Chicago near the end of June, was no exception. Granted, I missed the last several conferences, but…

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