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Please Talk Biographies . . . call numbers and groupings

In the Dewey Decimal System (DDS), biographies are listed within each subject area. This does make sense to me for a larger scale library o…

Started by Linda S in Classification & Cataloging

2 on Friday
Reply by Linda S

Barcode Labels

My question is this : We are thinking about switching from Concourse to Atrium. For those who use the Atrium program, this question is for…

Started by Janet Estridge in Church Library Administration

2 Nov 13
Reply by Ron Brown

Concourse Atrium Program

How many of you use the Concourse Program "Atrium" ? If so, what are the pro's and con's of it?

Started by Janet Estridge in Miscellaneous

6 Nov 12
Reply by Joan Hite

248 vs 305 or 306 - where do you put the family/individual person/books

We've made great progress on revamping our library, but I'm confused. I purchased the book A Classification System for Church Libraries and…

Started by Rachel Ullman in Church Library Administration

3 Nov 11
Reply by Linda S

Classifying missionary biographies

This may be a silly question, but I am wondering how you decide what biographies should be classified under 266.092 for missionaries or wit…

Started by Sheila Sage in Classification & Cataloging

4 Nov 11
Reply by Linda S

How to organize/classify fiction?

One area I'm focusing on this year is the Adult Fiction section with some incomplete series and a need for new books. As I update the Adult…

Started by Linda S in Classification & Cataloging

20 Nov 11
Reply by Linda S

How do you get "Free Books"?

As we all know, most of our Church Libraries are operating with little or no money at all to buy books, supplies, etc. I'm wondering, how d…

Started by Janet Estridge in Collection Development

12 Nov 10
Reply by Linda S

Question about a Conference for Librarians

If you were to attend a conference for church librarians, what are some workshop options you'd like to see? What interests you, what would…

Started by Debbie Dehart in Church Library Administration

1 Nov 10
Reply by Linda S

NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?

Rebirth of an old question; in need of refreshing IMO.  What novels / fiction works have you added to your church library in the past few y…

Started by Bruce Paddle in Collection Development

14 Nov 7
Reply by Bruce Paddle

A Library in the Foyer - what do I need to consider?

Hello everyone I'm the library ministry leader at a church of ~2-300 people in Sydney Australia, but I have zero training in the area - as…

Started by Michelle Bowman in Church Library Administration

3 Oct 12
Reply by Jennie Andrews

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