Bruce Alan Wilson
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  • Charleston, WV
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Eva Nell Hunter commented on the blog post 'Help!'
"Bruce, how exciting it is to have you join CLN and to see how you are already participating in the Q&A section.  Isn't it amazing to see how many librarians have the same challenges.l  At any rate, we're happy that you are…"
Feb 21
Bruce Alan Wilson commented on the blog post 'Help!'
"I'd love to go around to other libraries, but that is kind of hard when you work full time.  Let's hope that some of my volunteers are retired."
Feb 20
Bruce Alan Wilson commented on the blog post 'Help!'
"I'd love to go around to other libraries, but that is kind of hard when you work full time.  Let's hope that some of my volunteers are retired."
Feb 18
Bruce Alan Wilson commented on the blog post 'Help!'
"Gail, that color-coding system sounds interesting.  Doing full Dewey classification seems like a pain in the a@@, but we have to have some sort of system."
Feb 18
Everlie Bolton commented on the blog post 'Help!'
"Our "Library" was exactly like yours before I revitalized it in 2013. It is a lot of work but one of the most rewarding things I've ever done! I could go on and on but I have two main pieces of advice: 1. Visit every church library in…"
Feb 17
Lacie Abell commented on the blog post 'Help!'
Feb 17
Gail Sohns commented on the blog post 'Help!'
"I also have an MLS and started our church library back in 2002 by myself.   We had nothing before that as we were a brand new Catholic parish and were meeting in a school.  Knowing we were planning to build soon, I wanted to make sure…"
Feb 17
Charles Campbell commented on the blog post 'Help!'
"I started reorganizing our church library in 2013. You can see a general description here. A more detailed discussion of the "reboot" and the materials we consulted is available here."
Feb 15
Martha W. Hancock commented on the blog post 'Help!'
"You are already doing what you should- getting rid of the oldie moldies.   Over to the right hand column on this is a video on starting a library from scratch.   You will have to decide to catalog/classify or not to,…"
Feb 14
Bruce Alan Wilson commented on the blog post 'Help!'
"I put out a call in the Prish Newsletter for people who would be willing to be on a Library Committee with me. I'm NOT doing it all by myself!"
Feb 13
Lacie Abell commented on the blog post 'Help!'
"I'm in the same boat, Bruce! I'll follow your thread to see what happens. Best of luck on this responsibility/adventure!"
Feb 13
Bruce Alan Wilson commented on the blog post 'Help!'
"An excellent idea, but I'm still working, so I can't go gallavanting around to conferences; and even if I could, I can't afford to go myself and there's no money in the church budget to pay to send me.One thing we'll have to…"
Feb 12
Renee Paquin commented on the blog post 'Help!'
"I am starting a library from scratch, too.  I attended a church library conference this past September and really learned alot.  I would recommend seeing if there is a conference in your area and attend it if you can.  it is a great…"
Feb 12
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Help!

Hello.  I'm a member of St. John's Episcoapal Church, Charleston, WV; we have a 'library' consisting of some rather dusty, musty books which hardly anyone ever reads.  Our new pastor wants to change this.    Because I have an MLS, I've been asked to be point man on the project, but I've never actually designed a library from the ground up.  HELP!See More
Feb 10
Bruce Alan Wilson is now a member of Church Librarians Network
Feb 9

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Help!

Hello.  I'm a member of St. John's Episcoapal Church, Charleston, WV; we have a 'library' consisting of some rather dusty, musty books which hardly anyone ever reads.  Our new pastor wants to change this.    Because I have an MLS, I've been asked to be point man on the project, but I've never actually designed a library from the ground up.  HELP!

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