ABTAPL usually meets twice a year. A day conference including a visit to a library in the specialisation is held in the Autumn, and there is a residential weekend held in the Spring. In recent years visits have been made to West Malvern, Durham, Birmingham, Rome and Cambridge. These occasions are valuable not only for seeing the wide variety of modern library practice in many different institutions, but also for the opportunities of meeting other librarians in the same specialisations. Such opportunities are highly regarded by our members, many of whom work in “one-person libraries” and are not otherwise able to widen their professional education. (latest notice of future meetings)

2019 ABTAPL autumn meeting photo gallery

2019 ABTAPL Spring Conference in Regent’s Theological College, West Malvern

Picture of delegates on the steps in front of Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire

link here to photo journal from the conference on Flickr provided by webmaster

2017 ABTAPL Spring Conference in Birmingham

Presentations and handouts from the 2017 ABTAPL Spring Conference in Birmingham on “Quality and Standards in Theological Libraries”

Presentation: CoLRIC’s Peer Assessment Scheme (PAS) Margaret Phillips and Collette Xavier (CoLRIC)

Handout: CoLRiC Peer Assessment Scheme criteria

Handout: SCONUL Benchmarking checklists


ABTAPL Digital Copyright Training Course held 23rd November 2017

Presentation : The Taking care of copyright – A Users’ Guide (?) – Amanda Hodgson (CLA)

Presentation : CLA Licence and the University of Oxford – James Shaw & Rachel Scanlon (Bodleian Libraries)

Presentation : CLA Review – Sarah Brear (CLA Development Manager for Education)

ABTAPL Information Literacy (IL) for Theological Librarians held 28th November 2016

Session: Training – Oxford – video tutorial software Nov 16 Dr Andrew Walsh (University of Huddersfield)

Session: Where to find Online Information Dr Meriel Patrick (University of Oxford) – best viewed as a slideshow