Janet Estridge
  • Female
  • Lakeland, FL
  • United States

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  • Elizabeth Mines
  • Diane Kennedy
  • Carol A Gilmore
  • Jenn Burwell
  • Joanne Ladewig
  • Rick Estep
  • Marilyn Lewis
  • Buford Carter
  • Sandra Fitts
  • Eva Nell Hunter

Janet Estridge's Questions & Answers

Do I have a problem or what!
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One of our church members checked out a book. It clearly shows that it was checked out under her name.When we checked it back in, it said it wasn't checked out.We pulled up her name and there it was!…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Janet Estridge Jun 2.

Book Systems Atrium Program
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I was wondering how many of you use the Atrium System?Do you like it, is it easy to use, how much does it cost, is it a yearly subscription or a one time thing, and any other questions you can help…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Carol Roeder Feb 4.

Christian Men Authors
2 Replies

Yes, Virginia, "real" men do read books.We have quite a few men who read books in the church library.It's easy to find women who write Christian Fiction but where are the men authors?Other than D.…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Janet Estridge May 2, 2016.

Printing Shelf List
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I've printed shelf lists before but have forgotten how to do it.I'm trying to print235 HAIto248.34 GIRIf you can help me with this, I'm sure I can do the rest of the library the same way.We use the…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Janet Estridge May 2, 2016.


Janet Estridge's Page

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Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'Do I have a problem or what!'
"Sorry for the late reply. I called Concourse and they walked me through on how to "rebuild the indexes". They suggested that we do it every other month. When we bought the program Concourse we had no one to show us what to do and how to do…"
Jun 2
Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'How would you deal with this borrower?'
"We have some patrons who are overdue by years. We flag them in the computer in case they come back in but sometimes they don't. To take a book(s) out and not return it, to me, it is stealing. They are stealing from God. "
Jun 2
Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'Paid positions'
"Dear Sharin, I volunteer in the church library and have for almost 40 years. The library is 75 years young. At one time we were the biggest church library in the Southeast United States. I have thought about your question, but I love doing what I…"
Jun 2
Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'Miracles of Marble Cove Series'
"I love the Patchwork Mysteries also. Thanks for replying back to my question."
Jun 2
Kate Self replied to the discussion 'Miracles of Marble Cove Series'
"Guidepost list the books in their series.  My church patrons love Patchwork Mysteries."
Jun 2
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Do I have a problem or what!'
"Back up is a good suggestion. Concourse has built-in back up. It should be done at the end of the each day's activity. I make backups to two flash drives that are kept off-site at different locations."
Jan 6
Joanne Ladewig replied to the discussion 'Do I have a problem or what!'
"Do the rebuild as Buford suggested but do a back-up copy of your data file first. That way if you do have problems with the rebuild, you can restore and try something else. Also get out your automation handbook (or go online) and see what their…"
Jan 5
Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'Book Systems Atrium Program'
"Sorry for the late reply. Thank you both for taking the time to answer my question. I'll check it out when I get a chance."
Oct 26, 2016
Eva Nell Hunter replied to the discussion 'Book Systems Atrium Program'
"In our library we have used Book Systems products since they started more than twenty years ago.  Their product began as a program for church libraries but now also services many school and public libraries as well.  I highly recommend…"
Oct 24, 2016
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Book Systems Atrium Program'
"We've been using Atrium for six years now and we love it. Used Concourse before that from Book Systems too. As with any new system it takes some learning to get used to it but once it is mastered it is great. There is a yearly service…"
Oct 20, 2016
Janet Estridge posted a discussion

Book Systems Atrium Program

I was wondering how many of you use the Atrium System?Do you like it, is it easy to use, how much does it cost, is it a yearly subscription or a one time thing, and any other questions you can help me with.Thanks!See More
Oct 20, 2016
Janet Estridge joined a group

Library Technologies

A virtual water cooler for church library folks to chat about new and existing technologies that can help manage and grow our libraries.See More
May 2, 2016
Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'Printing Shelf List'
"Thanks again for all of your much needed help with this problem. I was able to print out the shelf list for the numbers I mentioned. Now, back to doing inventory."
May 2, 2016
Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'Christian Men Authors'
"Thanks for the suggestions. I will check them out."
May 2, 2016
Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'Need a template'
"I can't send a template but we use a 3x5  or 4x6 card with the person's name, last and first, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, email, and names & ages of family members. Hope this helps."
May 2, 2016
Janet Estridge commented on the blog post 'Winter Reading Challenge'
"What a wonderful idea for both adult and children readers.  I wonder if this would work during the summer also? . "
May 2, 2016

Janet Estridge's Ideas

Books in Series Order

I just came across a website that when I saw it I wanted to jump up and down, scream and shout, you get the idea.

The website is :


A Complete list of all Books in Series Order.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 5:53pm — 4 Comments

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At 10:23am on August 15, 2014, Marilyn Lewis said…

I am very sorry that I did not receive your email plus my computer crashed  with lightning  and I lost email addresses.  If you will send me at mar.tom2@verizon.net  your email address,  l will be glad to add you to my contacts.  In the meantime I will gladly attempt to answer your question.

The theme of "Moving the Library from Its Four Walls" concentrates on the library not only being a receptacle for books and check-out but also a ministry for service beyond the library.  The library ministry concept allows the mindset and then follow-through of coordinating or carrying media from the library out into the church and beyond based on Matthew 28:16-20 and Acts 1:8.  Maybe one or all fit into your Library Missions Statement.

The program is based on a presentation at Ridgecrest by DeAnn Hudson and an article by Beth Andrews.

Power points, short presentations plus group and general discussions will be included.  We ask that those attending consider bringing their own ideas on this topic concerning  what they have done, are doing, or may be inspired to do. 

I hope you can come, and if you have more questions and comments, then let me know.

At 10:41pm on October 30, 2011, Gaye Yvonne Ratcliff said…
Thanks,  I found one website that suggested Endust on a cloth which would attract the dust and not just spread it round and vacuuming shelves with a HEPA vacuum.  I will look at swifter which I have used for floors.
At 10:10pm on March 1, 2011, Lahoma Stumbaugh said…
Hi, I just saw this. Be glad to talk with you some time.  Lahoma
At 3:01pm on December 1, 2010, Joyce McCartney said…
Dear Janet, It was good to get your message. When you get to Griffin I would love to share the library at FBC with you. Marilyn Lewis occasionally gets here to visit her mother. I enjoy renewing FL library connections.
Also I concur with several of the other librarians that commented on how they weed items using Concourse.

Take care, Joyce
At 6:12pm on November 10, 2010, Lahoma Stumbaugh said…
Welcome to the big Library organization.
Lahoma Stumbaugh--Autauga Association Library/Media Director in Alabama
At 5:18pm on October 10, 2010, Marilyn Lewis said…
Hi, Janet,

I am so glad to hear of your interest in church library meetings. We are trying to have some meetings in our area twice a year. Are you on Roy Saint's librarian email list? His office sent out emails all over the state to all the librarians on their list about the meetings we're having. We had an organizational meeting in April and then another in September, the first at our church Idlewild in Tampa and the other at First Baptist in Plant City. Did you get anything on either one of these meetings? We are hoping to have another meeting at Idlewild in April 2011 and have asked about getting it on our church calendar. We are trying to follow the suggestions made at the April meeting. The Sept. meeting was on book repair, and the one in April will be on promotion. Any suggestions or comments that you have are welcome indeed. Thank you and blessings to you. Marilyn
At 3:10pm on October 9, 2010, Morlee Maynard said…
Wish it worked that way. Unfortunately, there is not a way to do that. Tell you what I'll do. I've got to resend my email earlier today because I did the wrong link to the Ridgecrest event. I'll add a note about joining a group for a state. That might cause them to go to your group. THANKS! Morlee


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