Sharln Chapman
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  • Raleigh, NC
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Paid positions
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All,I am prayerfully considering making a proposal to our church leadership that my volunteer position become a part-time paid position.Countless church members are always surprised when I tell them…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Debbie Dehart Jun 4.

Library social media
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Hello all. I'm interested in how other church libraries use social media. Do any of you have dedicated Facebook, Instagram, or twitter?Do you have good responses from it? Does it work as a…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Janice Devers Feb 17.

Book - Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
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Hello all.Does anyone have this book?  The author is Eben Alexander, M.D.  The LoC has the call number as 617.48 which is specifically about neurosurgery.  On OCLC it is also listed as 133.9 (which…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Eva Nell Hunter Sep 15, 2016.

Where do you order new books from?
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I know that the public libraries of the world order books from places like Baker & Taylor so they can get discounted rates.  I usually order new books from amazon, CBD, or LifeWay (just depending…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Eva Nell Hunter Jun 21, 2016.

 

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Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Paid positions'
"Our church is medium-sized, I guess - 500-600 members. My friend and I run the library on a volunteer basis and we have a committee of 7 or 8 other people. How much time we spends varies rather wildly from week to week, depending on what is going…"
Jun 4
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
Sharln Chapman replied to the discussion 'Accelerated Reader program'
"No cost at all. For the accelerated reader info I use http://www.arbookfind.com If I'm looking for Lexile information I use https://lexile.com/"
Jun 1
Sharln Chapman replied to the discussion 'Paid positions'
"Paul, thank you so much for your response. What a blessing you are to your church. I am up to my nose finalizing the last minute details of our summer reading program. Once that's behind me I will definitely pursue a paid position. I'd…"
May 17
Sharln Chapman replied to the discussion 'Accelerated Reader program'
"When I catalog a children's book I generally look up the AR info from their website and I note the information in the catalog record. No one has really asked to know that info about the books though. But it's there should anyone ask."
May 17
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Paid positions'
"The Lord has blessed me with a full time job since 1989 as church library director. I have the luxury of being in a very large church that makes this possible. There is also one other full time staff member and a part-time staff member along with…"
May 17
Sharln Chapman posted a discussion

Paid positions

All,I am prayerfully considering making a proposal to our church leadership that my volunteer position become a part-time paid position.Countless church members are always surprised when I tell them that I am a volunteer.I'm sure the bulk of us are volunteers but I'd like to gauge the precedence of paid church librarians.If you are willing to share, I'd like to know if you are paid (and if so how many hours per week), or volunteer (and if so how many hours per week).I want to be considerate if…See More
May 16
Sharln Chapman replied to the discussion 'What's the craziest thing someone has donated to your church library?'
"Haha! I received the Twilight series.  Yikes."
Apr 20
Janice Devers replied to the discussion 'Library social media'
"I have been using our library fb page for several years now for promotional purposes such as sharing new acquisitions and programming information. We also share articles and memes on occasion. Check it out at Graefenburg Baptist Church Library."
Feb 17
Jennie Andrews replied to the discussion 'Library social media'
"We have a Facebook page. I use it to advertise new additions to the catalogue, reminders to bring back overdue books, links to interesting articles, a few relevant cartoons, advertising our Book Club, book reviews etc. We have a good number of…"
Feb 4
Sharln Chapman posted a discussion

Library social media

Hello all. I'm interested in how other church libraries use social media. Do any of you have dedicated Facebook, Instagram, or twitter?Do you have good responses from it? Does it work as a promotional tool?Thanks for your input.Sharln ChapmanSee More
Jan 24
Eva Nell Hunter replied to the discussion 'Book - Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife'
"I do not have this particular book, but there are several written along the same line such as "Heaven is for real."  I certainly would not place such books under the number for heaven because there are so many doubts about the…"
Sep 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
Sharln Chapman posted a discussion

Book - Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

Hello all.Does anyone have this book?  The author is Eben Alexander, M.D.  The LoC has the call number as 617.48 which is specifically about neurosurgery.  On OCLC it is also listed as 133.9 (which is Spiritualism) and as a biography.  I'm just not sure what would be best for a church library.Any thoughts on how to catalog this book?Sharln ChapmanSee More
Aug 16, 2016
Eva Nell Hunter replied to the discussion 'Where do you order new books from?'
"A LifeWay Christian bookstore manager at one of our library conferences last November told us about the discount that LifeWay now offers.  I like to do business with them whenever possible. Another place that I quite often use is  Lsbrary…"
Jun 21, 2016
Eva Nell Hunter replied to the discussion 'Question about an OLD book'
"Ellen G. White is one writer that I would certainly not place in the library.  She and her husband started what became known as the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  They started worship on Saturday instead of Sunday.  Even though she…"
Jun 21, 2016

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At 3:09pm on November 23, 2014, Sandra Fitts said…

Welcome, Sharin!  Glad to have you as a part of the Church Librarians Network!  

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