- What is the purpose of the Church Librarians Network?
- How does the Church Librarians Network work?
- How do I join?
- Do I have to join?
- How do I change My Page?
- How do I begin a discussion?
- How do I follow a discussion?
- How do I report an inappropriate post?
What is the Purpose of the Church Librarians Network?
The Church Librarians Network is a place for church librarians to exchange ideas and learn from each other. The focus is on helping church librarians sharpen their skills and share their ideas as they carry out their library ministries in their churches.
How does the Church Librarians Network work?
Questions or ideas are posted at least once a week by members of the network. Others in the network can respond to that question or idea, suggest other ideas, or suggest other ways of doing the idea. Registered members of the network may also post a question or idea they are working through as they prepare to carry out their ministry. Members can then comment on those discussions as well.
How do I join?
In the top right corner of the page in the black bar above the header, you will see Sign Up. Click that button and supply the information requested by following the prompts. If you forget your password or username, you can recover it through the link provided on the sign-in page.
Do I have to join?
You are not required to join to view the discussions taking place on the Church Librarians Network. However, you can only view the discussions. If you want to share a comment or idea, you must be a registered member of the Church Librarian Network.
How do I change My Page?
When you register, a page is created called My Page. You can set up a profile, upload a photo of yourself, and upload a picture for your My Page header. On the right hand side of the page, click on “Options.” You can change your profile, privacy (who can see what), and email (settings for email notifications about activity on the Church Librarians Network and your page). Under the Option Profile, you can change your email address when you get a new email address. You can do as little or as much as you want when setting up My Page.
How do I begin a discussion?
To begin a discussion, click on the appropriate tab on the top of the page: Q&A, The Circle, Let's Read, Our Journeys, and Articles. With that page open, click on the red plus box at the top right corner. Title your post and then type your ideas, thoughts, or questions. When making the title, be sure to be clear as to what the discussion is about. After typing your post, add tags separated by commas. These are words people can use to search for your discussion. Click on the "Update" button. You will find an "edit" button if you need to fix a typo.
How do I follow a discussion?
You can follow a discussion in a variety of ways. First of all, you can set your email notifications on My Page so that you receive an email when there is a post on the Church Librarians Network. If you don’t mind a truckload of emails, this is an easy way to know what is going on. Or you can choose one of the many options for emails from the CLN. A second way is to click "Follow" at the end of your post so that you will receive an email when someone writes a comment. You will find lots of options for receiving emails on your My Page.
How do I report an inappropriate post?
If you locate a post that is inappropriate, please email churchlibrariansnetwork.gmail.com.