Jackie D. Harris

Virginia Church Librarians


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Are there any Concourse (Book Systems) users in the Virginia Church Librarians?I am new and am happy to find out about this group!Continue

Started by Carolyn D. Oakley Dec 20, 2010.

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Comment by Beth Maxwell on January 28, 2012 at 2:23pm

Melanie, Nancy Boyd (Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton) is the mentor for your neck of the woods; however, right now she is in Florida, should be back in the spring!  Meantime, if you would like to visit my church library (Temple Baptist Church, Newport News), I would be happy to have you stop by.  Our work day is Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 6:00.  We use Concourse (Book Systems) for our library inventory.  Let me know if you would like to come over.

Comment by Maxine Johnson Bersch Lovern on January 28, 2012 at 1:20pm

I am back and the website is as follows--http://vbla.wordpress.com  and the website tells you all about the March conference at Eagle Eyrie (Lynchburg) and info. about Eagle Eyrie, etc.  You will find what you are looking for there, and all these people will be glad to hear from you!  mbl

Comment by Maxine Johnson Bersch Lovern on January 28, 2012 at 1:14pm

get in touch with Jewel Barger, who lives at Chester, VA, but I know her personally and she is past president , and keeps in close touch with all the officers and members and she will be able to give you information as to who lives close to you there and can act as a mentor.  I know that you will not have a problem because that area has many of members of the Virginia Baptist Church Librarians Association (VBCLA) and you can also go to the new website. If you enter the VBCLA into the search, I am sure you will come up with the information for the new website which just opened this past week and the exact name has slipped my mind.  I will go back to my email and find it and try to come back and enter it for you.  In that way you can find the newsletter, which I believe is also published on the web and the way to contact the officers will be given.  I'll come back in a few minutes and give you the new website.  Mackie

Comment by Maxine Johnson Bersch Lovern on January 27, 2012 at 12:06pm

Hello to all.  I just now passed my 93RD!!I am going to be going to Norman, OK to speak at widow's luncheon.  After that, I will visit with my niece and then go back to Garland to resume working on the book.  I know you will have a great meeting in March and remember the scripture, be not weary in well-doing!  Remember the hub of the wheel is the library!  Luv. Mackie

Comment by Carolyn D. Oakley on November 28, 2011 at 10:04am

I am  located in Henrico Co., VA, near Richmond.  I am the Children's Librarian at Third Pres. which is not far from Grove Ave. Baptist Church.

Comment by Beth Maxwell on December 21, 2010 at 9:13pm
Carolyn, I see that Jackie Harris has responded to your question - so she will be a terrific help to you!  I just wanted to ask where you are located in Virginia?  The Virginia Baptist Library Association has regional "mentors" who will be happy to visit your church library and help you. 
Comment by Beth Maxwell on November 4, 2010 at 11:20pm
Jackie Harris asked about the fall conference of the Virginia Baptist Library Association held at my church, Temple Baptist in Newport News. (We missed you, Jackie!) Our library team was quite pleased with the turnout (a total of 80 folks participated during the 2-day conference). We heard comments about the good food, great instructors, important discussions and topics. Vendors of library supplies and other individuals donated some lovely gifts for door prizes which added to the fun. I hope everyone went home renewed in spirit to do the ministry of church library work.
Comment by Maxine Johnson Bersch Lovern on November 4, 2010 at 9:58pm
Hello, all Virginia Church Librarians, Congratulations on a great meeting! Wow! There aint no flies on Virginia church librarians! I am busy on my next book, Under the Gooseberrry BushAs many of you know, I have three books available now, Storytelling in a Nutshell, A Voice in the Wilderness and Rosin for the Bow. If you want them for your shelves let me know. My email is ayarnspinner@gmail.com
Comment by Beth Maxwell on September 27, 2010 at 12:50pm
Maxine, What a true blessing you are to my heart! Sitting here in rainy Virginia like a gloomy-gus and your smiling face appears on my computer screen, praising the Lord! With your permission I will print what you've just said and have Jewel Barger (our new president) read it to those in attendance at the conference at Temple. Fred W will not be with us - something about family and Hawaii - can you imagine such a thing?! Always good to hear from you and look forward to seeing you at Ridgecrest.
Comment by Maxine Johnson Bersch Lovern on September 27, 2010 at 11:06am
My big question is--How many of our VA group will be joining me at Ridgecrest in March? That's what I want to know! Hallelujah! Gloria deo! Sing a new song to the Lord, our God! Our Redeemer! Our Rock!
I hope and pray that we will have a huge showing! At your fall meeting at Temple Baptist Church, Newport News, please be sure to make the announcement and be sure Fred Walls, our pres. gets the word out! I have been asked to tell Esther again! and to do a mini-workshop! This is a Big Event! Our first one in several years! Let's all support Morlee in this effort, for she has kept us afloat with help from the Board, and all the great people who have devoted themselves to keeping church library work where it belongs in the scheme of things! We are giving all the praise to the Lord, first of all, then to all of these who have their spiritual ears attuned to His Spirit and then act in obedience to his Word. We know that He tells us to study to show ourselves approved unto God;workmen who do not need to be embarrassed. He tells us also that if we lack wisdom we can ask and He will give freely and does not scold us for asking! I will not give the quotes for you all know these verses--the main thing is to lisen and obey! It is a great fellowship that we have in the library network. I want to be going crazy with all the big Virginia hugs I'll be getting at R.C.!!!I will be 92 if God allows this venture with Him! I wouldn't even think of planning such a thing without knowing for sure that it is His will that I walk out in faith and serve Him as long as I draw a breath! Love to each and greetings in the name of Jesus to all in attendance at the fall meeting there Oct. 15th. I notice you have a great roster of instructors and fantastic workshops lined up! Wow! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Mackie

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