ATLA Board Members Elected for 2015-2018

August 20, 2015, Chicago, IL – Kelly Campbell, Associate Dean for Information Services and Director of the John Bulow Campbell Library, Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA), has been elected President of the Board of Directors of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA).

Timothy D. Lincoln, Associate Dean for Seminary Effectiveness and Director of the Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Austin, TX) has been elected Vice President of the Board of Directors, and Steve Perisho, Theology and Philosophy Librarian, Seattle Pacific University Library (Seattle, WA), has been elected Secretary. The new officers were elected by the twelve-member Board of Directors. Campbell, Lincoln, and Perisho will each serve one-year terms beginning July 2015 and concluding June 2016.

President Kelly Campbell was elected to the ATLA Board of Directors in 2011 and was Vice President 2014-2015. She has served the association on its Education Committee (chair 2009-2011) and presented at the Wabash Colloquy on the Role of the Theological Librarian in Teaching, Learning, and Research. Kelly holds an MLS from Texas Women’s University, a MATS from Golden Gate Seminary, and recently completed her EdD in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. Previously, Kelly was the Director of Library Services and Assistant Professor of Theological Research at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

Vice President Timothy D. Lincoln was elected to the ATLA Board of Directors in 2012. He has served previously on the Professional Development Committee and the Conference Committee. Timothy received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, his MS from Simmons College and his MDiv from Yale University Divinity School. He has worked at Austin Presbyterian Theological seminary since 1994. He recently published, “More Than a Question of Debt: A Qualitative Study of How Seminarians Think About Money” in Christian Higher Education and “Assessing Student Learning is Not the Same Thing as Grading Papers” in In Trust magazine.

Secretary Steve Perisho was elected to the ATLA Board of Directors in 2013 and re-elected as Secretary after serving in that role 2014-2015. He has served previously as Vice-Chair and Secretary on the Public Services Interest Group and was Chair of the College and University Interest Group. Perisho graduated with his MLIS from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and received his MDiv and ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary.

At the 2015 ATLA Annual Conference held June 17-20, 2015, in Denver, CO, the ATLA membership accepted the reported results electing Ellen Frost, Tracy Powell Iwaskow, Timothy D. Lincoln, and David R. Stewart to serve on the ATLA Board of Directors for a three-year term, beginning July 2015 and concluding June 2018.

Ellen Frost is currently the Head of Technical Services at Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. Frost served on the Nominating Committee (chair 2011), Professional Development Committee (chair 2013), World Religions Interest Group (chair 2014), and Collection Evaluation and Development Interest Group.

Tracy Powell Iwaskow previously was the Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian at Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Iwaskow served on the Conference Committee (chair 2013), Public Services Interest Group (chair 2013), and World Christianity Interest Group (chair 2012).

David R. Stewart is currently the Director of Libraries at Bethel University. He has previously served on the Board of Directors (President 2008-2010), Managing Editor of Theological Librarianship (2007-present), and has served on the Professional Development Committee (chair 2003-05).

The Nominating Committee and the Board of Directors express their appreciation to all of the candidates who agreed to be on the slate and for their many efforts on behalf of the Association.

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Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of over 800 individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products and services for theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA offers a prestigious product line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology, including the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), ATLASerials® (ATLAS®) and ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®).