I have long been a proponent of "if you want it done right, do it yourself." However, it just isn't cutting it anymore. I have a few people interested in our library, but are looking for me to give them specific jobs to do.
Many of our CLN members are serving in library ministry in smaller churches. Let’s say 100 or less in weekly attendance. What are your secrets to providing a library ministry that meets the needs and interests of people in your church family?
Have you asked your liaison staff person if there will be any updates to the church's mission, vision, and core values? I asked our liaison two weeks ago. He emailed me the updated edition. He asked me not to share it with anyone until it is introduc
Our library is in the process of being moved and reorganization is a great opportunity to re-imagine the library. I want to set up a computer station or technology hub for patrons to search the catalog, use the internet, etc...
I have been a Church librarian for a long, long time and am familiar with all the old stand by publishers, and denominations they are /are not associated with. I know who I trust. But lately it seems there are many new publishers I don't know. Is t
I am in charge of starting up our church's very, very small library. Any suggestions? The collection will consist of materials that members donate. Does having a check-in/check-out notebook seem to work out okay in cases like mine?
I am the sole librarian for my church's small (>1500 volumes) library. Currently, the library is housed in a large common-area room with no way to control access. We use the honor system for checkout, with a card in each book for people to drop in
In the process of weeding our library, we deleted a number of Bible study kits. Since most of the kits are expensive and still in good condition, if you would be interested in having any of them, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the list of