Martha Jo Dendinger
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  • Atlanta, GA
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church library in St. Louis, MO?
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Good morning, everyoneOne of our members is moving to St. Louis and is looking for a new church with a library.  Can anyone help me?  Thanks so much. MarthaContinue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Martha Jo Dendinger Nov 5, 2019.

Starting an e-book collection
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Good afternoon everyone,  I do hope that you are well and are enjoying the fall.We are considering adding e-books to our library, and I need your help.1. When you began the e-book collection, how did…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Paul Adams Apr 29.

Weeding and collection policy for 242 devotional literature question
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Good morning everyone,I'm attempting to weed our 242 section, primarily devotional books in the calendar format.  How does everyone handle this section?  With all the ones published each year, do you…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Jennie Andrews Feb 6.

Online resources
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We're looking at online resources for our library.  Has anyone used RightNow Media or DevoHub?  I'd be interested in hearing your comments.Merry Christmas to all.MarthaContinue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Everlie Bolton Feb 2, 2019.

 

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Martha Jo Dendinger replied to the discussion 'Audio Books'
"It seems that audio books on CD are less and less made, except for MP3 CDs.  Most of my patrons do not have equipment that plays the MP3 format.  I'm having great success with the audio books available thru OverDrive.  The…"
Jun 3
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Starting an e-book collection'
"Would love to talk to anyone interested in eBooks for a church library. Call me at (901) 347-5260 anytime. Working from home right now so call anytime. If I don’t answer leave a message. I’ll call back."
Apr 29
Martha Jo Dendinger replied to the discussion 'What are your plans for reopening the library?'
"I found this phased approach on a l profession library site.  https://library.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Staged-Reopening-Plan.pdf I'm using to to develop my own but with fewer stages.  Could we have a Skye/Zoom…"
Apr 22
Sharon Sommerkamp replied to the discussion 'Starting an e-book collection'
"I would like to explore whether e-books are feasible for our church library. So could I call you to get more information Thank you Sharon"
Apr 21
Martha Jo Dendinger replied to the discussion 'Are any church libraries in state of Texas still open?'
"We've been closed since March 12th.  We told patrons to hold items that they have checked out.  I can work remotely, answering questions, scanning and emailing (within copyright limits) from our personal library, and moving requests…"
Apr 14
Martha Jo Dendinger replied to the discussion 'Online Story Times?'
"I love the timing of this -- perfect.  I'm considering doing a live storytime via Zoom.  For security I'll require registration. Thanks so much, Morlee!"
Apr 14
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Starting an e-book collection'
"Would love to talk to you. Just give me a call at (901)347-5261."
Mar 30
Kimberly West replied to the discussion 'Starting an e-book collection'
"I would love to talk to you about ebooks, too! May I contact you Mr Adams?"
Mar 29
Martha Jo Dendinger replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"Thanks, Tom.  That's great news!  I'll contact you."
Mar 16
Martha Jo Dendinger replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"Thanks, Glenn.  In reading some studies on Google Scholar, some say the virus lives for up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to 72 hours on plastic.  Who would have thought!  I'll keep checking, and if anyone finds something about…"
Mar 16
Martha Jo Dendinger replied to the discussion 'Church Directories and Church History'
"Our church history items (directories, histories, bound copies of bulletins, photographs, misc. items) are cataloged under ARCHIVES 288 Fir and do not circulate.  They are available for viewing in the library upon request and are stored in the…"
Mar 16
Martha Jo Dendinger replied to the discussion 'Sunday School Curriculum Question'
"At one time we kept a set of each quarter's curricula.  A set being the quarterly, leader guide, teacher guide, etc.  We did this primarily to determine what supplemental materials to purchase for the library. Retaining them became…"
Mar 14
Martha Jo Dendinger replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"Great our idea.  Our year-round procedure has been to wipe down items as they are returned and before they are placed in circulation (re-shelves, put on hold, etc.).  Any item in question (being returned by someone we know or who says they…"
Mar 14
Jennie Andrews replied to the discussion 'Weeding and collection policy for 242 devotional literature question'
"Devotional exchange - brilliant idea!!"
Feb 6
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Weeding and collection policy for 242 devotional literature question'
"We have devotionals that aren't specifically to use for a year but we've gotten rid of most of the all-year ones.  We might keep some real classics as a resource for people to use for a while to see if they like it enough to buy it,…"
Dec 20, 2019
Sherall Cornwell replied to the discussion 'Weeding and collection policy for 242 devotional literature question'
"I know I may be a little late on this, but, we are giving away devotionals starting this Sunday for the new year to anyone who wants them. This is something that Mrs. Kathy has done for awhile and seems to work. Sherall"
Nov 29, 2019

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