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Sessions at 2014 American Theological Library Association Annual Conference about Conversation Group on Friday 20th June

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  • Librarians Managing Copyright

    by Eileen Saner

    In many academic institutions, librarians provide leadership in promoting compliance with copyright law. This conversation group will focus on how librarians can contribute to institutional policy formation and decision-making. Participants will be invited to share resources, challenges and accomplishments.

    At 8:00am to 9:00am, Friday 20th June

    In Pelican I, InterContinental New Orleans Hotel

  • Teaching Analytical Reading to Seminary Students: A Followup Conversation

    by Laura Harris

    This session is a followup conversation to the presentation at the 2013 Conference titled, "Teaching Analytical Reading Skills to Seminary Students". This conversation will enable participants to share ways they have found to utilize some of the ideas from the presentation, discuss difficulties, and brainstorm about other methods. If anyone wants to join this conversation who was not able to attend the 2013 presentation, they can read the article in the Conference Proceedings or they can email me for copies of the materials.

    At 8:00am to 9:00am, Friday 20th June

    In Pelican II, InterContinental New Orleans Hotel

  • Core Competencies Conversation

    by Andrew J Keck and Carisse Mickey Berryhill

    This conversation follows up on a Core Competencies panel in 2012 and a Core Competencies Conversation in 2013 by identifying the key elements in a draft of a statement of core competencies and/or credentials useful to ATLA members in recruiting or developing well-qualified theological librarians.

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Friday 20th June

    In Cypress, InterContinental New Orleans Hotel

  • Blogging and Your Library

    by Liz Leahy

    Whether you are thinking about blogging or have been blogging on behalf of your library for some time, come join a conversation group with librarians who enjoy blogging to promote collections and activities of their libraries. Learn about tips and resources and from each other’s experiences.

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Friday 20th June

    In Fulton, InterContinental New Orleans Hotel

  • The Introduction to Theological Bibliography and Research: The Past, Present, and Future of a Genre

    by John Weaver

    The works of Barber/Krauss, Bollier/Stewart, Pazmino, and Yaghjian, are among the more recent examples of introductions to theological bibliography and research. Although diverse in their particular features, these works bear a resemblance to each other in the ways that they introduce their audiences to theological reading, research, and writing. This conversation group will discuss what are the most helpful books in this genre (not limited to the examples listed above), identifying both enduring strengths, and also needed improvements or new options within the changing contexts of religious and theological studies.

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Friday 20th June

    In La Salle B, InterContinental New Orleans Hotel