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 is being planned by the Norlin family, tentatively set for very late June or early July. Watch this website for specific updates which will be provided as soon as we have more details.

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.