By Kaeley McMahan

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Kaeley at Atla 2023

Atla 2023 was held in Fort Worth, TX, the second hybrid conference since being online-only in 2020-2021. For a small conference like this, a hybrid model seems to work well, and allow many presenters who would otherwise not be able to attend to be part of panels, or even present on their own. As you... more

Kaeley at Atla 2022 in Baltimore

After two years of online conferences, Atla 2022 was held as a hybrid conference June 15-18.  (Almost) all sessions were live-streamed to remote attendees in addition to those who were in-person in Baltimore, with multiple sessions lead by presenters or co-presenters who were also remote.  Overall, this seemed to work well, with a concerted effort... more

Kaeley @ Atla 2019

The Atla Annual Conference was held in beautiful Vancouver, BC, June 12-15 this year.  We had wonderful weather for the whole conference and it was also a fun sports week to be in Canada, with the Stanley Cup Finals, Toronto winning the NBA Finals, and the Canadian Football League season starting (Canadian football is…different!)!  Vancouver... more

Kaeley at ATLA 2018

The 2018 American Theological Library Association Annual Conference was held June 13-16 in Indianapolis.  My conference started with a lovely walking tour of the historic architecture of downtown Indy, followed by a pre-conference workshop on building campus alliances in order to increase information literacy opportunities.  The best piece of advice from this workshop was to... more

Kaeley at ATLA 2017

The 2017 edition of the American Theological Library Conference was held in Atlanta, June 14-17.  In addition to attending conference sessions and reconnecting with colleagues from across the US, I had two official roles this year.  I ended my term as Secretary of the Public Services Interest Group by taking minutes of our panel session,... more

Kaeley at ATLA 2016

I attended the 2016 American Theological Library Association Conference June 14-19 in Long Beach, CA. The location was great and I enjoyed cool temperatures, ocean breezes, and a water view from my hotel room! Before the conference began, I attended a pre-conference excursion to the Getty Center. In addition to getting to see the Getty... more

Kaeley at ATLA 2015

Last week I attended the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Conference in Denver. ATLA is always an excellent conference, and this year was no exception. I also had the opportunity to present here for the first time, sharing an expanded version of the presentation Ellen, Leslie, and I previously did on our LIB250 course. It... more

2014 American Theological Library Association Annual Conference

Last week I headed to New Orleans for the ATLA Annual Conference. I had never been to New Orleans before, so a big “thank you” to Roz, Jeff, Meghan, and Rebecca, who gave me some great recommendations! “Common Ends: Libraries, Imagination, and the Conflict of Values in the Digital Moment”-Joe Lucia, Temple University After the... more

9th Annual Metrolina Library Association Conference

As Mary mentioned in her post, I’ll be covering the sessions I attended on my own, as well as two sessions that we attended together: the plenary session and the first session. The plenary session was by Paul Jones, Director of ibiblio and a professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. His presentation was an overview of the... more

2013 ATLA Conference-Days 2 & 3

My favorite session from the last two days of the conference spoke to a topic I’ve been thinking about for awhile. We teach students how to find information, but don’t really give them assistance in reading or processing the information they find. Academic reading, like academic writing, is a skill that many of our students... more