Joanne Ladewig
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Update on eBook collections?
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The last eBook collection article was from 2012. Are the two consortiums still operating in Texas? Please post any websites so we may view the catalogs. We have a church near us looking into it, and…Continue

Tags: eBooks

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Lynda Morrison May 22.

How to catalog Lynn Austin's book "Pilgrimage" ?
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This book was read and enjoyed by two of our staff, one of whom went to Israel shortly after reading the book. She said the book definitely enhanced her experience there. There's no verso info on a…Continue

Tags: Israel, Austin

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Joanne Ladewig Jun 7, 2015.

Can the new Classification PDF be printed out?
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Wow, great news about the new Dewey church library classification manual! If we buy it as a pdf, can we print it out to use in our library on workdays, or may we only refer to it onscreen?Thanks!Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Morlee Maynard Nov 9, 2014.

Library Web Page - do you have one?
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We are finally ready to add a library web page(s) to our church's website. If your library has a web page, please share your URL so I can view it for ideas. Thanks!Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Paul Adams Mar 17, 2014.


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Joanne Ladewig replied to the discussion 'Appropriateness of Movie for Church Library'
"Ann, how does the message of the film fit in with your mission statement?"
Sep 3
Joanne Ladewig posted an event

ECLF Fellowship Meeting at Rose Drive Friends Church

October 28, 2017 from 9:30am to 12pm
Fellowship and peer-to-peer discussion for all things related to church libraries. Linda Calvert is our hostess this time.Doors open at 9:30 - bring your own morning beverage; donuts will be provided. Lunch will also be provided by the church hospitality committee. Please RSVP so adequate lunch dishes can be prepared.See More
Aug 25
Lynda Morrison replied to the discussion 'Update on eBook collections?'
"I, too, am interested in this topic!"
May 22
Joanne Ladewig commented on the group 'California Evangelical Church libraries'
"We just had a lovely visit and time of fellowship at The Master's Seminary. We had a lovely brunch and tour of the library facility, which is one of the most extensive seminary libraries in the U.S., if not the world."
May 1
Joanne Ladewig posted a discussion

Update on eBook collections?

The last eBook collection article was from 2012. Are the two consortiums still operating in Texas? Please post any websites so we may view the catalogs. We have a church near us looking into it, and would appreciate an update . . .Thanks!See More
May 1
Joanne Ladewig replied to the discussion 'What's the craziest thing someone has donated to your church library?'
"A video of "Singing in the Rain." I have no idea why they thought a church library would want that!"
May 1
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
Joanne Ladewig posted an event

ECLF Spring Fellowship Saturday, Oct. 29th, 2016 at Grace Baptist Church

October 29, 2016 from 10am to 12:30pm
Fellowship and peer-mentoring - all welcome. We are a multi-denominational fellowship. No charge for this event.Doors open at  9:30 am        Fellowship begins at 10 am We will serve muffins & fruit;Please bring your own morning beverage of choice! Lunch plans:  GBC will provide lunch & beverage in our meeting room.  (No charge for the lunch – PLEASE RSVP promptly for food planning purposes).Link for RSVP: …See More
Oct 15, 2016
Joanne Ladewig replied to the discussion 'Book - Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife'
"My recollection about this book was that it was not Biblically sound, which is why it was given a "Spiritualism" heading rather than some aspect of Christianity. My guess is that most church libraries would not add it to their collection…"
Aug 28, 2016
Joanne Ladewig replied to the discussion 'Recommendations on Dewey Decimal Training materials for upper Elementary School Age'
"Hi Martha, are you asking about shelving fiction or nonfiction? I'm going to assume nonfiction as that is tougher, to be sure. When I train students, I explain that it's like dollars and cents, and "Left is less (less…"
May 29, 2016
Joanne Ladewig replied to the discussion 'Non-religious mental health books'
"I would go for placement in the 600s with other medical books; I think people are more likely to notice them there. In general I have found that most people no longer have a working understanding of the Dewey Decimal System, so it's more…"
May 12, 2016
Glenn McEowen and Joanne Ladewig are now friends
May 5, 2016
Joanne Ladewig replied to the discussion 'Author name change'
"I believe if you have an automated system, you will probably find something called an "authority file." This is to help you with getting the correct name and I think then if you utilize it, it will help do the link-up of all the titles…"
May 1, 2016
Joanne Ladewig replied to the discussion 'Incomplete series'
"Cathy, We have quite a few series and since we are still using cards and pockets, we write the title of the book at the top of the pocket with its series #, then, leave a space and then write the other titles (beginning with #1, if we have it)…"
Apr 30, 2016
Joanne Ladewig posted an event

Evangelical Church Library Fellowship at Canyon Lake Community Church

April 30, 2016 from 10am to 12:30pm
 If you are in Southern California, join us for a time of fellowship and peer-mentoring at:Canyon Lake Community Church30515 Railroad Canyon RoadCanyon Lake, CA 92587Hosted by: Bob and SylviaLunch will be included.See More
Mar 28, 2016
Joanne Ladewig replied to the discussion 'Best Sellers in Christian Fiction and Non-Fiction'
"Before buying any of the newer Newbery runners-up or winners, borrow a copy from your local public library and read it. A number of them have been very controversial in the past ten years or so. Keep in mind that the Newbery committee gives the…"
Jan 16, 2016

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Caldecott winner - Heads up on content

If you have a school library or a kids' section in your church library, please do not assume that this year's winning Caldecott book is appropriate for your collection. Although it has won various awards, the content has language and content issues that make it unsuitable for church-related children's collections. The title of the Caldecott winning book is "This One Summer"  by Jillian Tamaki.

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 11:23pm — 1 Comment

No party but our work day is a lot of fun!

We have grown in our library ministry from 8 women to 12 this year! We now have 4 teams of two library assistants each to run our library on Sunday mornings, (one team for each week of the month) plus a team of 2 for the 5th Sunday every third month. That leaves me (librarian) free to sub if needed, and we have a new gal who is inputing books in our automation system during the week. One of my "5th Sunday team" gals is now also doing my late book reminder calls or emails. Many hands, light…


Posted on December 3, 2012 at 11:27pm

  Do you know someone in the southern California area who attends a Christian church that would be interested in joining a church library consortium for eBook borrowing? The church does not need to h…


Do you know someone in the southern California area who attends a Christian church that would be interested in joining a church library consortium for eBook borrowing? The church does not need to have an active library to start, just a church webpage. We need about 20 churches in the greater Los Angeles/Orange County/Riverside County/San Bernardino county areas…


Posted on March 18, 2012 at 11:18am

ebooks and libraries - a thoughtful blog article to read & consider


This is a rather long blog about public libraries and ebooks, but well-worth reading. If you have a Kindle, Nook, etc. or if you are considering adding ebooks to your church library at some point for your patrons, Meredith has done some very insightful thinking…


Posted on January 19, 2011 at 9:43pm — 1 Comment

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At 3:34pm on June 3, 2013, Kimberly Schimmel said…

I will be implementing RCL this summer, since our access database is failing.

At 11:29am on August 8, 2012, Megan Parnell said…

HI! Where is your meeting?  I am secretary of the local chapter of the National Church Library Assoc. They are facing severe financial set backs and may have to disolve.  We meet the first Friday of October & May. If I can come to your event I can report back to my group in case we need to find another assoc. to join.

At 8:22am on August 8, 2012, Kimberly Schimmel said…

We have chosen RCL Software's Media Library Manager for affordability.  It is being implemented at our campus that had no catologing done yet.  Soon I'll start it at our main campus, where I'll keep the old system going while entering everything into the new system. 

At 6:00am on March 14, 2011, Morlee Maynard said…

Hi Joanne!


Thank you so much for sending me your response to the color changes. That is a HUGE help!! How does this background work for you? I'm trying for a Spring look and feel. Sure do appreciate you!!


Have a super day!! Trust your gathering on the 19th will go very well!!



At 9:27pm on August 14, 2010, Bonnie Colling said…
Thank you. I'm out of town or I'd be there. I so need it.
At 5:11pm on June 10, 2010, Jack Sotodea said…

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At 8:46pm on February 23, 2010, Susan Corrigan said…
Thank you, Joanne and Morlee - I'm thrilled to have found this site and appreciate your welcome!!
At 9:08am on February 1, 2010, Morlee Maynard said…
Welcome to the CLN!! Morlee


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