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Thursday, June 13
 

10:30am

Building an Institutional Repository on a Shoestring Budget
In this practical walk-through, Fiona McMillan and Drew Baker will discuss how they built an institutional repository on a minimal budget for Claremont School of Theology using Internet Archive and OCLC's Collection Manager. The principles they followed can be easily adapted for any integrated library system. By creating an institutional repository, libraries can increase access to important content not only within their own community, but also outside of it as well. This presentation will contain simple steps any institution can follow to create their own institutional repository for student theses, institutional materials, and/or other relevant digital items on a budget.


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Port McNeil

10:30am

Mama Don't Take My Codex/Tome Away: Strategies/Best Practices for Partnering New/Reluctant Users with Academic eBooks
Many readers of academic books prefer reading on paper. In many of our contexts, however, avoiding academic eBooks is becoming less and less of an option as students (as well as other users) have few viable opportunities for accessing print-on-paper information if that content is already available to them in electronic form. This session will primarily consider ways in which librarians and information professionals can demystify and make useful the academic eBook for the (disinclined) user.  

Currently, we have a mixed bag of experiences regarding how the academic eBooks in our collections operate and we don't yet know what the academic eBook of the future will look like or be able to offer to our readers. This session will explore some options for both preparing the uninitiated for the variety of eBooks they will encounter, as well as consider some point-of-service strategies that may prevent a research conversation from ending abruptly when paper resources on a topic are scarce. How can we best help the resources that we have access to be more informative for our readers?

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Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Port Alberni

10:30am

Redemption & the Library Administrator
In Redeeming Administration, Ann M. Garrido writes, "I've come to see that the primary task of the administrator involves the creation of an environment in which life can flourish. € Are you an administrator or supervisor in a university or theological library? Come and learn some methods to create an environment in which others can flourish.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Campbell

Kelly Campbell

Associate Dean of Information Services, Columbia Theological Seminary


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Junior Ballroom A/B

10:30am

Two Research Courses, Two Miles Apart, Two Completely Different Approaches
Candler School of Theology and Columbia Theological Seminary both offer online advanced research courses to their Doctor of Ministry students. Both are co-taught by librarians – and the similarities stop there! Content, delivery method, approach, readings, and placement within the degree program are all different! Join us as we share our course specifics, student feedback, and how, in a perfect world, we would redesign our existing courses.

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Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Junior Ballroom C

1:00pm

First Nations/Native Americans and Religion: Bibliographic Conversation and Recommendations
A quick search using the subject "Indians of North America - Religion" in Bridwell Library's catalog retrieved 130 results out of a collection of about 490,000 volumes. This suggests (a) The Library of Congress may want to consider revising some of its subject headings (but that is a topic for another time), (b) religious and spiritual practices among First Nations/Native Americans are not widely studied by our students. While there are certainly exceptions, likely this situation is not unique among theological libraries. This session represents an effort to rectify this by sharing and inviting colleagues to share recommendations of resources on spirituality and religious beliefs and practices of various First Nations/Native American peoples and their relation to the faith traditions that are more broadly represented in our collections.



Thursday June 13, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Junior Ballroom C

1:00pm

The IFLA Library Reference Model and its Application in Cataloging
The IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) is a high-level conceptual reference model that consolidates three components of the FRBR entity-relationship model (FRBR-Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, FRAD-Functional Requirements for Authority Data and FRSAD-Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data). It was developed in view of a linked-data environment and has been adopted as the theoretical basis underlying the RDA (Resource, Description and Access) revision 3R (RDA Revision and Redesign). This presentation will present an overview of the IFLA LRM, its terminology and entity-relationship structures and will explore its application in MARC-based cataloging.


Speakers
avatar for Armin Siedlecki

Armin Siedlecki

Head of Cataloging, Pitts Theology Library, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Parksville

1:00pm

Three Credits' Worth of Research: The Librarian as Research Advisor for M.A. Candidates
In addition to the M.Div. degree, granted after three years of graduate study, students at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, PA can complete their requirements for the M.A. degree in Theology in their fourth and final year by writing a thesis paper. Several years ago, in an effort to ensure that the candidates were performing an acceptable level of research before beginning writing, academic administrators enjoined the librarian to supervise them during the fall semester of that fourth year, when their course-load is lighter. The students now earn three credits for the research they do. Thus, without the framework of regular class meetings, the librarian had to: 1) advise each student individually on the best sources and research techniques suited to his subject; 2) determine how much supervision each student needed, based on ability and initiative; and 3) coordinate his work with that of the thesis advisors. In this listen-and-learn session, the librarian will relate the trial-and-error course he took over the years to bring this enterprise to its current form, and share some of the methods that he uses to keep on top of all the students throughout their research journey.


Speakers
avatar for James Humble

James Humble

Library Director, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Port McNeil

2:00pm

Demand Driven Acquisitions "The Fuller Way"
The introduction of two fully-accredited online degrees at Fuller Theological Seminary has signaled majority online student presence, while signaling a steady decline of on-campus masters level students. This paradigm shift necessitates a departure from "classic" library collection development methods, and the introduction of demand-driven models. However, the patron-drive models of vendors and publishers have fallen somewhat short of the Hubbard Library needs, so we have developed our own model.


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Port McNeil

2:00pm

Safe at Home: Co-curricular spaces for generative, (un)safe conversations
Third space describes an intentional space where normative assumptions are challenged by shared encounter with cultural and ideological otherness; third spaces open possibilities for transformational education. Beam Library at Oklahoma Christian University generates third space experiences through co-curricular events that engage the intersection of faith and culture. Specifically, our Safe at Home chapel exists as a generous (un)safe space that facilitates crucial conversation about gender, sexuality, and faith, empowering students who may feel unsafe because they are or affirm LGBTQIA individuals. Librarians discuss and demonstrate the educational and culture-transforming potential of a co-curricular third space.  

Point: As co-curricular entities, academic libraries are aptly situated for the creation of third spaces and intentional spaces where normative rules and structures are challenged by shared encounters with cultural and ideological otherness.

Purpose: To share ideas and report on Beam Library initiatives like Safe at Home chapel that create third space learning experiences, position the library at the intersection of formation and information, and re-vision the library as facilitator of generative conversation in a generously hospitable space.

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Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Junior Ballroom C

2:00pm

The Catholic Portal Ten Years Young: Service through Collaboration, Creativity, and Communication
The Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) is a non-profit organization comprised of 50 Catholic colleges, universities, seminaries, and religious congregations. The CRRA's Catholic Portal makes discoverable a collaboratively curated collection of unique and rare Catholic materials in all formats, freely available to all. Now in its tenth year of development, this collaborative, open source digital humanities project continues to advance CRRA's mission to provide enduring access to Catholic research resources in the Americas.

In response to user needs and with increased technological possibilities, the Portal has evolved into a robust discovery system, incorporating deep indexing and discovery of finding aids across aggregated content; text mining applications; an open source solution for producing in-house or shareable EADs; free online tutorials; and cooperative collection building and digitization. Emphasis will be on how the Portal functions, its use, development and prime movers. See the freely available Catholic Portal: https://www.catholicresearch.org/.  Ample time will be allotted for discussion.

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Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Junior Ballroom D
 
Friday, June 14
 

10:30am

Developing Research Training Services at Asbury Seminary
Research services is a crucial component in theological librarianship and providing those services becomes continually more challenging as curriculum shifts away from research papers and toward reflection papers. At Asbury, we have been working to develop research training and services to a wide variety of students (on-campus, off-campus, masters, doctoral) as well as faculty both local and international. Come and listen to the strategies used to develop, market and provide these services to a diverse group of patrons.

Speakers
avatar for Wesley Custer

Wesley Custer

Director of Instructional Services, Asbury Theological Seminary



Friday June 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Parksville

10:30am

Streaming Video for Theological Education
Recent research reveals significant differences between theological libraries and other academic libraries in the licensing and use of streaming video. State-funded and large research university libraries have reported high adoption (90% of libraries license content) and significant expenditure (the average annual budget is approximately $15,000). The comparable trends raises significant questions about support of digital pedagogy in theological education, as well as the potential for new products that meet the curricular priorities and budgetary capacities of theological libraries. This session will review recent research and identify opportunities for licensing of streaming videos among Atla institutions.

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Friday June 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Port Alberni

1:00pm

Discount Offers for Electronic Resource & E-Books and Shared Print – Atla & SCELC’s Growing Relationship
Over the past several years, Atla’s electronic resource licensing program partnership with SCELC has expanded significantly.  Atla and SCELC continue to negotiate with vendors specifically for resources in religion and theology that will be of interest to our libraries. As our relationship continues to grow, Atla and SCELC are exploring other ways to provide Atla members compelling benefits and useful programs. In this session Rick Burke, Executive Director of SCELC and Gillian Harrison Cain, Director of Member Programs at Atla, will share information regarding new offers for religion and theology electronic resources & e-books.  In addition, come and learn about SCELC's growing Shared Print program, and how your libraries might participate in shared print in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Gillian Harrison Cain

Gillian Harrison Cain

Director of Member Programs, Atla


Friday June 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Port Alberni

1:00pm

Essential Resource or Money Pit? Board Members' and Administrators' Perceptions of Theological Libraries
The In Trust Center for Theological Schools conducted a survey and interviews with board members and senior administrators of ATS schools to find out what they think about their own libraries. The answers are complex.

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avatar for Jay Blossom

Jay Blossom

Vice President for Communication, In Trust Center for Theological Schools
The mission of the In Trust Center is to strengthen theological schools by connecting their leaders to essential resources for mission vitality. We are particularly focused on WHAT BOARD MEMBERS AND SENIOR ADMINISTRATORS need to know in order to serve their institutions effectively... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Junior Ballroom D

3:30pm

Building Inclusive Spaces: Vancouver Public Library's Trans, Gender Variant, and Two-Spirit Inclusion Initiative
Building inclusive spaces for all members of the community is part of Vancouver Public Library's long-standing commitment to inclusive and responsive library services. Beginning in 2016 VPL embarked on a project to review and update its services in order to be more inclusive for members of the Trans, Gender Variant, and Two-Spirit community. This session will explore the steps VPL undertook as it updated its programming, public services, facilities, and staff training to better meet the needs of these patrons.

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Friday June 14, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Port Alberni

3:30pm

Inventorying a Library Collection--One After Thirty Years, and One After Two Years
This session will present the process of conducting the first inventory in a library (Kroemer Library, Concordia Theological Seminary) in thirty years-after a retrospective conversion, addition of smart bar-codes to library volumes, merging of a storage in collection with the main collection, and several changes in integrated library systems. Most integrated library systems provide some method of inventorying. We will present the reasons for bypassing this capability and developing our own process because of the complexity of the situation. How accurate was the machine-readable shelf-list after all this time? Were the students who put in the smart bar-codes as smart as the bar-codes? How does one tackle such a project? These and other questions will be considered, and lessons learned will be shown. For comparison, the process of inventorying another library (Cardinal Stafford Library, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary) for the fourth time in a biennial process will be considered. Do frequent inventories make a difference in maintaining the integrity of the collection? What lessons were learned from this process?

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Sweeney

Stephen Sweeney

Director of the Library, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary


Friday June 14, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Junior Ballroom D
 
Saturday, June 15
 

8:00am

Copyright for Online Teaching
When supporting instructors in the development of online course materials, librarians frequently encounter questions regarding fair use and other copyright and licensing issues surrounding the delivery of course content in an online classroom or through course management systems that support traditional face to face teaching. In this session, attendees will receive guidance on how to navigate these issues including the law of fair use and the various alternatives available to delivering copyrighted content online. Special focus will be on incorporating images, audio, and video in online courses.






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avatar for Christine Fruin

Christine Fruin

Scholarly Communication & Digital Projects Manager, Atla
Christine Fruin is the Atla Scholarly Communication and Digital Projects Manager. As an attorney and a librarian, she has worked for over a decade promoting access to and use of diverse collections through utilization of fair use, open access, and responsible licensing.


Saturday June 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Junior Ballroom D

8:00am

First Step: Online Orientation
How to orientate theological students to academic study? Since 2001, the library at Carey Baptist College has been providing information literacy programs and quizzes that are worth 5% of the course work for students. From formal to informal training sessions, the aim was to assist students to be familiar with the library resources. Unfortunately, it only addresses the library skills and the formal sessions were only for onsite students. Therefore, the distance students were left out.

The birth of First Steps a €“ Carey Essentials" went live in the beginning of 2018. All new students were enrolled to do this course and it is a requirement for them to complete the course within the semester. This self-paced course integrates study and library skills into Moodle, which is an open source learning management system. It is monitor by library staff. The course is based on the just in time€ model to learning. Creativity and making it interesting were some of the core requirements. This paper will highlight the content and the use of technology in the course. It will also address the challenges and the changes after consultation with the students.

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Saturday June 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Parksville

8:00am

NACO/SACO/CONSER Listen & Learn
Participants will hear about and have the opportunity to discuss the changes made to the NACO authority process and CONSER process this year. Especially noted will be the outcomes from the Program for Cooperative Cataloging Operations Meeting held in May, 2019, covering NACO, CONSER, and SACO activities. The progress on the ATLA SACO funnel will be presented and participants recognized. Prospective members of any of the PCC funnel projects are encouraged to come and consider joining. 

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Saturday June 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Junior Ballroom A/B

9:00am

Librarians Across Disciplines: Mitigating Archival Chaos
Librarians across disciplines unexpectedly inherit archival collections and are often faced with the supervision of materials despite lack of expertise and training. This situation proves especially challenging for theological libraries because of the variety of materials these collections include. Ranging from ephemera and photographs, to diaries, bibles, and church records, these collections offer hidden resources that document local communities and organizational history. Taking the time to minimally organize these collections creates opportunities to connect with faculty and patrons and supports institutional and alumni relationships.  

This session seeks to equip librarians and library administrators with basic tools to gain control of archival collections. Particularly geared towards small theological libraries with minimal archival staff, we will discuss basic archival principles, and outline steps for inventorying, describing, and digitizing archival objects. Participants will leave with tasks that can be introduced into workflows to mitigate archival chaos. The realization that taking even the first step towards archival control will give attendees great confidence in tackling their "stuff"€ and advocating for institutional support.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Reeves

Caitlin Reeves

Processing Archivist, Columbia Theological Seminary


Saturday June 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Junior Ballroom D

9:00am

Library Escape Room
One of our librarians went a little mad, and she locked our students in the reference room! Given only an hour one Saturday evening, teams of students had to develop mad research skills to find a way to escape. The goals of our Library Escape Room were to help students hone their skills with the library's databases, discover resources within the reference room, reinforce their citation skills, and remind them that finding information is fun.

Panel participants will learn how the program was developed, what happened during the actual escape room, what worked well, and what needs to change. They will also have an opportunity to read the "script"€ and experience some of the puzzles that were offered.

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avatar for Dora Rowe

Dora Rowe

Instructional Services Librarian, Morton Library, Union Presbyterian Seminary



Saturday June 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Junior Ballroom A/B

9:00am

Spiritual Care in a Multicultural and Interfaith Environment
Dr. Syed Nasir Zaidi, Research Associate at Vancouver School of Theology, scholar of Quran & Islamic theology, and interfaith chaplain, will speak about lessons learned from providing spiritual care in a multicultural and interfaith environment.


Saturday June 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Junior Ballroom C

10:30am

Beauty, Embodiment, and Stewardship: Theological Libraries and Theological Ecology
Many faith traditions affirm a profound connection between physicality and spirituality. Similarly, libraries, even while facilitating sublime intellectual connections between authors and readers, have done so, and to an extent continue to do so, as physical places and through the physical medium of books. Given these connections, it is perhaps not surprising that theological libraries can serve as a nexus for exploring the relationship between the physical and the spiritual, between the largely incorporeal acts of intellectual analysis and spiritual contemplation and the physical ecology in which such acts occur and the physical (and digital) media that make them possible. As we have become increasingly aware of the fragility of our physical environment, such connections have taken on greater significance, both as a topic for intellectual analysis and a guide for faithful praxis. This session will offer further consideration of these themes and explore ways in which theological libraries, our collections and services, can both model and further good stewardship.

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.


Saturday June 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Port McNeil

10:30am

Explorations in Bibliography: Zotero Goes Public
Many of us already take advantage of Zotero to manage our own research and writing and promote it to students and faculty, but this popular reference management program can also serve a more public service. This session demonstrates how to combine Zotero with other free software applications (BibBase or BibTable) to create and publish annotated bibliographies to the Web that are keyword-searchable and easy to update, and that serve unique research or information needs at your institution.

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avatar for Greg Morrison

Greg Morrison

Associate Prof of Library Science, Wheaton College
Research interests include Christian formation, liturgics, faith-learning integration and the history of Christian perspectives toward secular learning and culture.


Saturday June 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Port Alberni

10:30am

Using The Open Access Digital Theological Library As Your FREE Institutional Repository
The Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) is using OCLC's WorldShare to curate all Open Access content in religious studies in a non-commercial environment. The OADTL is seeking to inform Atla librarians how they can enable patron access to existing collections, help to curate new collections, and create their institutional repository within the OADTL free of charge.

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Saturday June 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Junior Ballroom A/B

10:30am

Weeding or Rightsizing? Why Not Collection Adjustment?
Almost twenty years into the 21st century, libraries are under more pressure than ever to maximize use of their physical spaces, often through reduction in the size of print collections to allow for more study and collaborative user spaces. Print reduction is a balancing act of thoughtful review and stakeholder input, with assessment strictly by title circulation or book condition no longer acceptable in many academic environments. What are the opportunities and constraints when carefully adjusting the size of a print collection? How do we present these efforts to our stakeholders to illustrate that what we retain is the focal point, not what we remove? This presentation examines a new way of thinking about book and journal footprints in the library. What are the tools we can adopt to justify retaining current titles and housing future tomes? How do we involve stakeholders so that we see each other as partners with a common goal? What kind of workflow and time does this investment in adjusting the collection require and can it be scaled?  Nann will examine these issues and offer practical advice from her professional background and experiences in adjusting a collection size based on renovation needs.

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Saturday June 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Parksville