Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CATLA Spring Conference Schedule: Friday, April 22nd

Friday, April 22nd
CATLA Spring Conference

Location: North Party Room, Beamer Student Center
Wheaton College
412 S. Chase Street, Wheaton, IL 60187

Theme: New Horizons in Discovery 

9:30 am - Coffee and Registration: North Party Room
10:00 am - Business Meeting
10:30-11:45 am - Keynote speaker: Steve Oberg, Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian at Wheaton College
11:45-1:00 pm - Lunch (dining hall cost - $10.60)
1:00-2:30 pm - Concurrent Sessions
2:30-3:00 - Tours of Buswell Library and the Wade Center

Parking:  The nearest parking is the East Lot of the Billy Graham Center (BGC) closest to the football field (Map). You may park in the W sections of the BGC lot. After parking, cross College Avenue and proceed directly north to the Beamer Student Center. Both the North Party Room and the main dining hall are on the upper level.

For our keynote session in the morning, Steve Oberg's talk is entitled, “Open (and Shut): Best Practices and Ideas for Integrating Open Access Publications into Virtual Collections." For our concurrent sessions, Karl Stutzman from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary will lead a discussion about implementing a discovery service using OCLC's platform, and Jenny Schmidt, the Coordinator of Services for SWITCH (Southeastern Wisconsin Information Technology Exchange), will provide an overview of available discovery services.

Please RSVP to Lisa Gonzalez at by April 1st. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

CATLA Scholarship Deadline for ATLA 2016 is March 1st

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 March 1, 2016; you can apply by submitting the application to Gregory Morrison at

Friday, September 25, 2015

CATLA Fall Conference Schedule: Friday, October 30th

Thursday, October 29th
Concordia Theological Seminary Visit
5:00pm – Tour of Walther Library, Fort Wayne, IN

Friday, October 30th
CATLA Fall Conference

Location: Grace College & Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN

Theme: Scholarly Communication
Reminder: schedule is on Eastern time
9:30 am                      Registration and refreshments
10:00 am                    Business meeting
10:20 am                    Keynote speaker: Melody Layton McMahon
11:30am – 1:00pm      Lunch off campus
1:00 – 1:45                 ATLA: Brenda Bailey-Hainer
1:45 – 2:00                 Break
2:00 – 3:00                 Roundtables discussions on scholarly communication topics

Our morning speaker will be Melody Layton McMahon, library director at Catholic Theological Union, who will be discussing library publishing. CTU library currently publishes two journals: The afternoon session will include a discussion with ATLA staff on core purposes and values and the future of ATLA, followed by discussion groups around topics related to scholarly communication issues.

Hotel options near Grace College are listed here: More information on local options during the CATLA conference are available on this guide. Hotel options near Concordia Theological Seminary were distributed on the CATLA listserv. There are a limited number of guest rooms on Concordia’s campus. To check availability, call 260-452-2105.

Please RSVP to Lisa Gonzalez at by October 16th. Please indicate if you will be attending just the CATLA meeting, or both the CATLA meeting and the Thursday tour at Concordia.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Save the Date! CATLA Fall Meeting on October 30th

Save the date for the CATLA Fall Conference!

When: Friday, October 30th
Where: Grace College & Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN
Theme: Scholarly Communication

We hope to see you all in Indiana this fall! An optional tour of the Walther Library of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne is scheduled for Thursday, October 29th.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

CATLA Spring 2015 Meeting Report

Thanks to North Park University for hosting our 50th anniversary celebration! We enjoyed a diverse program on many fascinating topics from our speakers. Some presentations are now available on the site.

The spring meeting also serves as CATLA's annual meeting. Gregory Morrison from Wheaton College was elected as the Secretary/Vice-President/President Elect. The Secretary/Vice-President serves a one year term, and succeeds as the President in the following year. Thanks to all the members of the CATLA board for your willingness to serve!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

CATLA Spring Conference Schedule: Friday, April 24th

2015 is CATLA's 50th Anniversary!

Spring Conference Theme: A Collection of Stories and History from the Members of CATLA

When: Friday, April 24th
Where: North Park University, Johnson Center for Science and Community Life, Chicago IL

9:00 - 9:30am -  Registration
9:30 – 9:40am - Welcome and Business Meeting
9:40 – Noon - Member Presentations
Noon – 1:30pm - Lunch on your own
1:30 – 3:00pm -  Member Presentations
3:00pm - Cake Reception and Tours

Join us as we celebrate fifty years of CATLA history! Our program will feature presentations on many aspects of CATLA's history - the stories of our association, of our members, and of theological education in the Midwest. The conference will include a poster display; if you would like to present a poster about the history of your institution or some aspect of theological education in the region, please submit your poster title and a brief description to Lisa Gonzalez at by April 1st.

A number of restaurants are located within a short walk of the North Park campus. A map of campus and parking options for North Park is available on their website. To RSVP for the conference, please email Lisa Gonzalez at by April 3rd.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Save the Date! CATLA Spring Meeting on April 24th

Save the date for the CATLA Spring Conference!

When: Friday, April 24th
Where: North Park University, Chicago IL

We hope you will join us as we celebrate CATLA's 50th Anniversary! Our program will feature our members as we reflect on our history together and the history of theological education in the Midwest. More information on the schedule will be coming soon.