In Memoriam: Dr. Dennis A. Norlin


The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) remembers the life of Dr. Dennis A. Norlin, retired ATLA Executive Director. Dennis passed away on Friday June 7, 2013, after a serious illness.

Please join us in offering his family and friends our sincerest condolences during this sad time.

Dennis will be remembered and missed as a colleague and friend, and we are grateful for his fifteen years of loyal service to ATLA.

A memorial service for Dennis was held at Feast of Victory Lutheran Church, Acme (Mich.), on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 7 p.m.  Memorial gifts may be sent to Advent Lutheran Church, Dennis Norlin Memorial, P.O. Box 249, Lake Ann, MI 49650.

Please read more about Dennis at this link.

There will be a social gathering in Chicago to honor and remember Dennis in September, and members of the Norlin family will be present. You are cordially invited to attend.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. with a brief program at 6 p.m.

Quarles & Brady LLP
300 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4000, Chicago, Illinois 60654

RSVPs are kindly requested to be sent to Rick Rybak ( no later than August 29th. Due to security in the building, advance registration is required. Feel free to share with friends and colleagues.

ATLA members and colleagues are invited to share their thoughts and memories to be compiled by ATLA staff for Dr. Norlin’s family and friends. To add your own reflections about Dennis, please provide a comment in the “Leave a Reply” section below.  If you would like to share photos or personal memories, please feel free to e-mail

If you would like to speak with someone at ATLA headquarters, please contact Margot Lyon, or 312-775-9433.

​In Memoriam: André Paris


The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) remembers the life of André Paris, Chief Librarian at Saint Paul University (Ottawa, ON), ATLA member and current member of the ATLA Board of Directors. Mr. Paris passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2012, from unanticipated complications following a minor surgery.

André was a respected colleague whose professional contributions and warm friendship will be missed. ATLA offers its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Paris.

Please share your thoughts and memories below to be compiled by ATLA staff for André’s family and friends.