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Theological Libraries Month




TLM Goal

To advance the importance and value of theological libraries and library services to targeted faculty, administrators, staff, and students.


TLM Planning Timeline

  • Develop a budget to help serve as a framework for your planning.  
  • Meet with selected students, administrators, staff, and faculty to brainstorm ideas for making TLM a memorable occasion on your campus.
  • Visit "TLM in a Box" on the ATLA website and distribute posters and bookmarks to your campus community.


  • Download and print posters to announce TLM on your campus.
  • Share your plans and ideas with ATLA so that we can promote them on Facebook, Twitter, and in the ATLA Newsletter.  Send your plans to
  • Write and disseminate press releases for use in campus publications and local community newspapers.


  • Celebrate!


Book Spine Poetry

Celebrate TLM with book spine poetry by creating your own poetry using titles of books from your library.

Encourage your patrons and/or students to go through the stacks and create their own poetry. Be sure to snap a photo and e-mail We will showcase the photos on our Facebook, Twitter, and TLM website.

Posting them on your social media? Hashtag your photos #TLM2014 so we can repost them.

Three winners will be chosen and showcased in the ATLA Newsletter and will each receive a $25 gift card.

All photos must be submitted by October 31. Winners will be announced in the November Newsletter.