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A Library in the Foyer - what do I need to consider?

Hello everyone I'm the library ministry leader at a church of ~2-300 people in Sydney Australia, but I have zero training in the area - as…

Started by Michelle Bowman in Church Library Administration

3 on Saturday
Reply by Jennie Andrews

Library Books in a small library

In a small library is there any need to keep old  reference books that can 't be  checked out? My pastor wants old Bibles and books stored…

Started by Sharon Sommerkamp in Church Library Administration

2 Oct 9
Reply by Buford Carter

NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?

Rebirth of an old question; in need of refreshing IMO.  What novels / fiction works have you added to your church library in the past few y…

Started by Bruce Paddle in Collection Development

10 Oct 1
Reply by Debbie Dehart

How do you get "Free Books"?

As we all know, most of our Church Libraries are operating with little or no money at all to buy books, supplies, etc. I'm wondering, how d…

Started by Janet Estridge in Collection Development

10 Sep 30
Reply by Debbie Dehart

Scanner for ISBN etc.

In our church library we use LibraryThing for our catalog (and TinyCat for our online patron usage) and are now looking for an easy to use…

Started by Linda Stuck in Collection Development

3 Sep 30
Reply by Debbie Dehart

Paid Church Librarians

I've posted a similar question last year, and got a few responses. I'm just trying to gauge how many of us are paid.  If you feel comforta…

Started by Sharln Chapman in Church Library Administration

9 Sep 22
Reply by Cynthia McConniel

ISBN scanner

Does anyone use a scanner in their church library?  If so, would you please share your experience and brand of your scanner.  We tried a sc…

Started by Linda Stuck in Classification & Cataloging

1 Aug 20
Reply by Paul Adams

248 vs 305 or 306 - where do you put the family/individual person/books

We've made great progress on revamping our library, but I'm confused. I purchased the book A Classification System for Church Libraries and…

Started by Rachel Ullman in Church Library Administration

2 Aug 16
Reply by Buford Carter

library software

Is anyone familiar with ", a web based system that is way more affordable than "atrium."

Started by Linda Johnson in Miscellaneous

2 Aug 13
Reply by Linda Stuck

"A Classification Guide For Church Libraries"

I am looking for an updated hard copy of "A Classification Guide For Church Libraries". The copy I am using is 1996 and I know there is one…

Started by Joy Godwin in Classification & Cataloging

11 Aug 7
Reply by Joy Godwin



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