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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 in Church Library Administration

14 Oct 10, 2019
Reply by Debbie Dehart

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 in Church Library Administration

3 Oct 6, 2019
Reply by Laura Dallas

Church Library Grants/Funding

Good Afternoon,  I am currently in the process of completing a practicum my MLS and revamping my church's library that has not been used i…

Started by Amanda in Miscellaneous

5 Oct 6, 2019
Reply by Amanda

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 in Church Library Administration

13 Oct 2, 2019
Reply by Debbie Dehart

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 in Church Library Administration

3 Sep 10, 2019
Reply by Paul Adams

Can you help a fellow Church Librarian

I'm asking this question for a fellow church librarian. Below is what she told me. They will not be using sign out cards anymore. They use…

Started by Janet Estridge in Collection Development

4 Sep 4, 2019
Reply by Janet Estridge

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 in Church Library Administration

9 Sep 4, 2019
Reply by Debbie

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 in Church Library Administration

14 Aug 31, 2019
Reply by Susan M. Albon

Recommendations for items: Becoming a Christian

Eva Nell and Carolyn prepared a list of recommendations on the topic of becoming a Christian. Click here. What are your recommendations?

Started by Morlee Maynard in Collection Development

1 Aug 31, 2019
Reply by Sharon Troy Centanne

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 in Church Library Administration

1 Aug 28, 2019
Reply by Cherie Knowles


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