Weaver will serve a three-year term, renewable in 2013. "I’m honored to serve on the Board of Directors," said Weaver, "and to help advance ATLA and the schools it serves in support of new models of scholarly communication, open-access initiatives, and emergent forms of theological education."
Columbia's Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian Jim Neal said "it is outstanding that Dr. Weaver will be providing leadership for the nation's leading theology library association through service on the ATLA Board."
Weaver is Professor of Theological Librarianship at Union Theological Seminary, and has written and taught extensively on religious literature and theological practices, including the act of reading and the use of technology in scholarship and ministry. His current research focuses on the hermeneutics of the bible in digital texts and contexts.
Established in 1946, ATLA's ecumenical membership represents many religious traditions and denominations. The mission of the American Theological Library Association is to foster the study of theology and religion by enhancing the development of theological and religious libraries and librarianship.