Spring 2022 Meeting Invitation

You Are Invited
SEPTLA Spring 2022 Meeting
Monday, April 25, 2022
Lancaster Theological Seminary Library
In Person and Online
Please RSVP Here (yes, no, or maybe)
The details:
  • Held in person at Lancaster Theological Seminary and simultaneously online via Zoom
  • Welcome and Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m.
  • Programs will begin at 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch will be provided by SEPTLA
  • Activities will conclude before 3:00 p.m.; a schedule is forthcoming

The continuing education program will start with a talk on the topic of how institutions are confronting their historical past with slavery and how libraries are involved and affected, especially in terms of what libraries are doing to help affect change for the positive health of their parent institutions. The talk will be followed by a mediated conversation where attendees are invited to contribute their own narratives about their parent institutions.

Fall 2021 Meeting Invitation

Save the Date for Fall 2021 Virtual Meeting

The Fall Meeting of SEPTLA will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM via web conferencing, hosted by United Lutheran Seminary. To receive details on connecting to the meeting, please submit the registration form. Anyone interested is welcome to attend, irrespective of whether your library is a SEPTLA member.

PLEASE NOTE: We typically set aside time at the end of the event for a representative from each library to give an update about their institution. For the Fall Meeting, we’ll keep that tradition but also try something new: providing updates in advance and including them in the Fall newsletter. Please use the registration form to provide an institutional update. Even if you can’t actually make it to the event, we’d like to share your news with the SEPTLA community. Updates typically include such things as institutional news, staff changes, leadership changes, status of building/collection access during the pandemic, etc. If we receive multiple updates from your institution, we will reach out to the director to combine responses.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • 10:00 Welcome
  • 10:05 – 11:15 Christine Fruin, Scholarly Communication and Digital Projects Manager, Atla — presentation on the current landscape in scholarly communication
  • 11:15 – 12:15 Break — Zoom room will remain open for socializing/networking
  • 12:15 – 12:45 Interest Group meetings (Research Services IG; Cataloging and Metadata IG)
  • 12:45 – 1:45 Business meeting and institutional updates

Agenda for the business meeting:

  • Approval of minutes from Spring Meeting 2021
  • Introductions
  • Announcements
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Interest group reports
  • Committee reports
  • Institutional updates

Spring 2021 Meeting Invitation

Join SEPTLA for a Virtual Meeting: April 23, 2021

The Spring Meeting will be held on April 23 via web conferencing, hosted by Moravian Theological Seminary. If you plan to attend, please email Elizabeth Young Miller (millere at moravian dot edu), and she will send you the details for connecting to the meeting.

A detailed agenda is forthcoming, but we anticipate a 10:00 am – 2:00 pm schedule.

The agenda for the Business Meeting will be as follows:

  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes from Fall Meeting on October 16, 2020 (minutes available in Spring 2021 newsletter)
  • Reports
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Committee Reports
  • Executive Committee Report
    • Monthly minutes available in Spring 2021 newsletter
  • Announcement of recipient of scholarship to attend Atla Annual 2021
  • Elections
  • Institutional News
  • Conclusion

Fall 2020 Presentation

Starting the Digital Theological Library

Invited guest, Dr. Thomas E. Phillips, is the founder of the Digital Theological Library (DTL). He is also Dean of the Library and Information Services and Professor of Theological Bibliography at Claremont School of Theology. Dr. Phillips speaks about how the DTL was envisioned and developed as a robust digital library consortium. Implication for SEPTLA’s adoption of key principles for cooperative purchasing and resource sharing are also discussed.

Save the Date for SEPTLA Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting

The Gardner A. Sage Library of New Brunswick Theological Seminary will host the SEPTLA Fall Meeting on October 16, 2020, from 1:00-3:30PM.

Fall 2020 Meeting Invitation

Dr. Thomas E. Phillips, founder of the Digital Theological Library (DTL) and Dean of Library and Information Services at Claremont School of Theology, will speak about how DTL started and has developed into a robust digital library consortium. We will also convene a business meeting for the membership and have breakout rooms for our interest groups.

This virtual meeting will take place on the Zoom platform. More details are forthcoming.

Scholarship Available for Atla Annual 2020

Are you planning to attend the Atla annual conference in Detroit, Michigan June 17 – 20?  Will this be your first time attending this conference?  Will you be presenting?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider applying for SEPTLA’s scholarship to attend Atla annual.  Please complete the application form by Wednesday, April 8.

SEPTLA Spring 2020 Meeting Postponed

After careful consideration, NYATLA and SEPLTA leaders have decided to postpone the Joint NYATLA-SEPTLA Spring 2020 Meeting until further notice. This meeting was originally scheduled for April 16, 2020 at New Brunswick Theological Seminary.

As much as appropriate, we trust we shall continue to collaborate from a distance as many of us adapt our library services to feature digital resources.

We look forward to future opportunities to meet. We wish you and your libraries the very best.