Last week during the Alabama webinars, I mentioned a recent experience with my church's Women's Ministry. They asked me to write a blog post for their ministry blog. The opportunity challenged me to write in a different style than I usually use. For
Check out these April Events
You will find new opportunities for gathering with librarians in April on Zoom and in-person. The Alabama librarians are hosting five Zoom events that will take place on Thursdays in April. The cost is free,
OCLC Realm Updates
On March 5 those of us who subscribe to these updates received an update. This time they included a 4-page review of the recent research findings. Consider the key takeaways by clicking here. At this point of the pande
Many of us have endured difficult weather patterns during the past month. And the word “difficult” continues to capture the pandemic. Someone in my church yesterday asked for prayer for churches that are in serious trouble because of the p
Another busy week on the Church Librarians Network! And we are enjoying adding new members.
Article: What Can We Learn From a Business That Did Not Advertise?
Ken Satterfield often contributes articles to the Church Librarians Network. Thi
One of our frequent writers, Ken Satterfield, is also a writer for the Word & Way. Recently, they published one of Ken's articles that has meaning for our library ministries. Be sure to watch the video. And let's reflect on Ken's points following the
Happy Presidents Day!
Winter continues for many of us! Be safe this week.
Thinking Beyond the Pandemic: Prediction #5: Fellowship, Worship, and Singing
Let’s continue to grapple with Dr. Stauffer’s predictions beyond the pandemic for church leaders.
Many of you are dealing with serious winter weather. Be strengthened by our prayers for you.
Thinking Beyond the Pandemic: Prediction #4: Theological Questions
Let’s continue to grapple with Dr. Stauffer’s predictions beyond the pandemic f
The Church Librarians Network had lots of views last week. Let's continue our conversation on predictions for the future. And Kim Swisher asked a classifying question. And Carolyn Walker recommended a book. What would you add this week?
January 26, 2021
This week we have a free offer, an announcement about one of our CLN groups, and something to grapple with about our churches.
Check out Susan Full’s offer to send you supplies that she no longer needs. That’s f
Budget Requests for Church Libraries
We have two new comments on our discussion about budgets. Let’s keep this conversation going. Click here.
What’s New for Your Church’s Library in 2021?
After last Monday’s email broadcast, we had severa
Congratulations to Debbie Muller! She is retiring this Friday with the Illinois Baptist State Association. One of her hats since 2000 was serving with church librarians in Illinois.
Thank you, Debbie, for being a valued member of our Sout
Happy New Year!
Are you like me this week? Starting back to the routine with perhaps some new pieces to the routine? One of the new pieces for me is happening Wednesday. We are opening the Enrichment Center each Wednesday morning from 9:30 AM to Noon
All of us obviously did not have time to think about our library ministries during the past few weeks. Although, be sure to check out Ann Lancaster’s photos of her church’s library displays for Spark the Spirit in 2021. Great way to encour
Hanukkah took place this past week. Now we look to Christmas. As I write today, I am listening to the recording of my church’s special Christmas worship on December 13. That is always a highlight of our Christmas. What are the highli
Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas!
Many of us have had the joy of serving with Ian Richardson through the years. He is retiring on December 31st from the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board. As Director of Communication Services, he served church libr
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