Church Library Administration (317)

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What is the best software for a small library?

Our church membership is approx. 300. Our media collection is approx. 8,000. Also, we use barcodes. Would anyone recommend a certain softwa…

Started by Karen Kyte

1 on Tuesday
Reply by Lee Smith

Intro and Best Practices for Revitalizing Library

Hello! My name is Becky Isbell. I recently volunteered, along with two other ladies, to help with the church library. I think it’s become a…

Started by Becky Isbell

2 Sep 10
Reply by Debbie Lester

I need to completely reorganize the way we shelve DVDs.

Most local libraries seem to put the first 3 letters of the title on the visible spine so they are shelved alphabetically by title.  I plan…

Started by Jean Anthony

9 Sep 10
Reply by Jean Anthony

Library book abuse

We have a member who continually returns books that are damaged. Our pastor wants me to put an announcement in the church bulletin to addre…

Started by Lynn Beech

3 Sep 10
Reply by Paul Adams

Cathy Moss

Since card catalogs are dinosaurs, what plan is used for patrons to locate materials if the library is open but unstaffed?

Started by Cathy Moss

9 Sep 4
Reply by Debbie

Weeding and collection policy for 242 devotional literature question

Good morning everyone, I'm attempting to weed our 242 section, primarily devotional books in the calendar format.  How does everyone handle…

Started by Martha Jo Dendinger

5 Aug 31
Reply by Susan M. Albon

Paid Church Librarians

I've posted a similar question last year, and got a few responses. I'm just trying to gauge how many of us are paid.  If you feel comforta…

Started by Sharln Chapman

14 Aug 31
Reply by Susan M. Albon

What are your plans for the new church year?

Some of our churches start the church year in August to coincide with the start of school. Others do it in September or even October. Whene…

Started by Morlee Maynard

1 Aug 28
Reply by Cherie Knowles

Recommendations on Prayer

Eva Nell Hunter and Carolyn contributed a list of books on prayer. Click here to open the list that is located under Articles on the CLN Ma…

Started by Morlee Maynard

0 Aug 1

Recommendations: Grief

Eva Nell Hunter and Carolyn Walker prepared a list of recommendations on the topic of grief. Click here. Do you have recommendations? Pleas…

Started by Morlee Maynard

5 Jul 27
Reply by Jeannie Hart



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