Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Save the Date! CATLA Fall Meeting on October 24th

Save the date for the CATLA Fall Conference!

When: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Where: Catholic Theological Union, Chicago IL

We are looking forward to our first CATLA meeting ever held at CTU, if you can believe it! More information on our theme for the day and our speaker will be coming soon.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

CATLA Spring Conference Schedule: Friday, April 4th

Spring Conference Theme: Catholicism Today
When: Friday, April 4th
Where: Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corners, WI
 
Schedule
9:30am - Welcome
10:00-10:30am - CATLA business meeting
10:30-12pm - Plenary with Dr. Shippee
12-1pm - Lunch
1-2:30pm - Afternoon Panel - Researching Catholic Studies (Alan Krieger and Jean McManus, Notre Dame Libraries)
2:30-3:15 - Campus tours

The Second Vatican Council remains the most significant event for contemporary Catholicism.  The morning session will provide a review of its most significant contributions, highlighting the importance of its theme of communion.  It will also chart the major theological movements and fault lines in the Church and catholic theology stemming from the Council. Our plenary speaker in the morning will be Dr. Steven Shippee, from Sacred Heart School of Theology. In the afternoon, a panel of librarians will present on researching Catholic studies and theology. Please RSVP to Lisa Gonzalez at lgonzalez@ctu.edu by March 21st.



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Save the Date! CATLA Spring Meeting on April 4th

Save the date for the Spring CATLA Conference!

When: Friday, April 4th, 2014
Where: Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Theme: Vatican II

We look forward to meeting in Wisconsin this spring, and we hope many CATLA members will be able to attend to reflect on the legacy of Vatican II in many spheres of society. More information on the schedule and speakers will be coming soon.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

CATLA Scholarship Deadline for ATLA 2014 is February 28th

CATLA is offering a scholarship for the ATLA annual conference to cover conference related expenses up to $1,000. This scholarship is available to a CATLA member who has not attended a previous annual conference. The scholarship winner is expected to report back to CATLA on their experiences at the conference. Additional details are on the application.

The deadline for applying is Feb. 28, 2014; you can apply by submitting the application to Christina Geuther at cgeuther@usml.edu.

Monday, August 26, 2013

CATLA Fall Conference Schedule: Friday, October 18th


Fall Conference Theme: The Road to Open Access
When: Friday, October 18th
Where: Trinity International University, Deerfield 

Rodine Global Ministry Building, Hinkson Hall, Room 120

Schedule
9:30am – Registration & Refreshments
10:00am – Welcome
10:15am – Speaker Kevin Smith
11:15am – Q&A
11:30am – Lunch; on your own - $9 charge for dining hall tickets
1:00pm – Panel
2:30pm – Q&A
3:00pm – Business meeting and 1st tour
3:30pm – 2nd tour

We hope you will join us for a time of reflection and discussion on the state of open access in academia today, and how  theological libraries can respond to a myriad of issues, from access and discovery to intellectual property concerns. Kevin Smith, the Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication at the Duke University Libraries, will present his take on the state of open access. Mr. Smith is well known as an expert on scholarly communication and intellectual property issues in academia, and we look forward to hearing his views on the challenges and complexities of open access in libraries and the academic world. In the afternoon, a panel representing a variety of views within libraries and the academy will respond to Mr. Smith’s presentation.

We hope many CATLA members will be able to join us for this important conversation; this invitation is extended to all faculty and staff at CATLA member institutions, so please share this invitation within your institution. Please RSVP to Lisa Gonzalez by September 27th. If you are traveling from a distance, more information on local hotels is available from Trinity's visitor's guide.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Save the Date! CATLA Fall Meeting October 18th with Kevin Smith

Save the date for the Fall CATLA Conference!

When: Friday, October 18th, 2013
Where: Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois
Theme: Open Access

CATLA is very pleased to announce that Kevin Smith, Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communications at Duke University Libraries, will be presenting. More details will be coming soon, but we hope you will put this event on your agenda for the fall!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Report on CATLA Spring 2013 Meeting

Thanks again to Alan Krieger and Jean McManus and the rest of the staff at Hesburgh Library for hosting our spring meeting! One of our speakers, Mary Ellen Konieczny, has published her book mentioned at the meeting, called, "The Spirit's Tether: Family, Work, and Religion Among American Catholics."

As mentioned at the meeting, CATLA has started a WordPress site with a BuddyPress plugin - the address is www.catlalibraries.org. We hope to experiment with this website to communicate more information about CATLA, as well as provide CATLA members with an opportunity to explore the BuddyPress platform as a collaborative tool.