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Are there any Concourse (Book Systems) users in the Virginia Church Librarians?I am new and am happy to find out about this group!Continue

Started by Carolyn D. Oakley Dec 20, 2010.

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Comment by Martha W. Hancock on August 12, 2013 at 6:26pm

We use it- I'm in Richmond, VA.

Comment by Maxine Johnson Bersch Lovern on March 27, 2012 at 1:07pm

My website is up and running with two blogs already posted.  It is

Be sure and visit me and tell everyone about the site! Luv. Mackie

Comment by Kate Dohl on February 24, 2012 at 11:47am

Hi, I am the church librarian at Mt. Pleasant Baptist in Colonial Heights. I am new to not only this site, but librarianing in general . I saw that there are area mentors, and I would love any help with getting our library ministry organized and MINISTERING (instead of just existing, collecting dust, and marching towards obsoleteness). Colonial Heights is about 15 miles south of Richmond.

Comment by Edith Fensom on January 29, 2012 at 3:36pm

I was in a church yesterday where they just had a large plastic tote on top of a table outside the door. It had a sign on it saying book return.

Comment by Joan Hite on January 29, 2012 at 9:59am  Lynn here we have senior adult men who like to do projects and repairs around the church.  Have you thought about asking one of them if they could build  you one.  Another simple solution would be a piece of plywood add the wheels to the bottom corners and sit a plastic container on it and roll it under the drop slot.  Joan Hite


Comment by Lynn Holt on January 29, 2012 at 8:50am

Help!  Does anyone out there have an indoor wooden book return cabinet that they don't want anymore?  I am looking for one for our church, Newington Baptist in Gloucester.  I can't afford a new they are very pricey.

Comment by Beth Maxwell on January 28, 2012 at 3:26pm

Carolyn Oakley - did you get the help you need?  If not, Nancy King could get you connected with your area mentor.


Comment by Beth Maxwell on January 28, 2012 at 3:23pm

Melanie, Nancy Boyd (Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton) is the mentor for your neck of the woods; however, right now she is in Florida, should be back in the spring!  Meantime, if you would like to visit my church library (Temple Baptist Church, Newport News), I would be happy to have you stop by.  Our work day is Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 6:00.  We use Concourse (Book Systems) for our library inventory.  Let me know if you would like to come over.

Comment by Maxine Johnson Bersch Lovern on January 28, 2012 at 2:20pm

I am back and the website is as follows--  and the website tells you all about the March conference at Eagle Eyrie (Lynchburg) and info. about Eagle Eyrie, etc.  You will find what you are looking for there, and all these people will be glad to hear from you!  mbl

Comment by Maxine Johnson Bersch Lovern on January 28, 2012 at 2:14pm

get in touch with Jewel Barger, who lives at Chester, VA, but I know her personally and she is past president , and keeps in close touch with all the officers and members and she will be able to give you information as to who lives close to you there and can act as a mentor.  I know that you will not have a problem because that area has many of members of the Virginia Baptist Church Librarians Association (VBCLA) and you can also go to the new website. If you enter the VBCLA into the search, I am sure you will come up with the information for the new website which just opened this past week and the exact name has slipped my mind.  I will go back to my email and find it and try to come back and enter it for you.  In that way you can find the newsletter, which I believe is also published on the web and the way to contact the officers will be given.  I'll come back in a few minutes and give you the new website.  Mackie


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