DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 22 April 2010—OCLC is pleased to welcome the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) as the newest partner in the OCLC Partnership Program.
As Partners, OCLC and ATLA will collaborate on programs and activities to enhance services and expand educational opportunities to members of both organizations. ATLA and OCLC have an extensive history of working together on initiatives such as the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program, group services and electronic content offerings. This new partnership formalizes the work already under way and extends the opportunity to explore new ways to anticipate and address the needs of our shared members.
"We’re excited about the opportunities this partnership with OCLC means for our members," said Dennis Norlin, ATLA Executive Director. "By collaborating more closely with OCLC, ATLA members will have increased access to education and training opportunities, and greater connections to the benefits of the OCLC cooperative."
"Together with our Partners we're able to create innovative programming, and learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing our members," said Cathy De Rosa, OCLC Vice President, Global Marketing. "As the community of OCLC Partners grows, the collaborative programs and services we deliver together will allow members to take full advantage of current technologies that can improve cost efficiencies. We're very pleased to welcome ATLA as our newest Partner in the OCLC Partnership Program."
The OCLC Partnership Program brings value-added services to OCLC member institutions through the development of strategic partnerships with library consortia, groups, networks and other membership organizations. OCLC and its Partners work together to strengthen member relationships and develop programs and services to serve the needs of shared members. For more information about the OCLC Partnership Program, or to learn more about becoming an OCLC Partner to deliver new service options or training to members, contact OCLC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of more than 1,000 individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products, and services in support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA’s ecumenical membership represents many religious traditions and denominations. For more information visit http://www.atla.com/.