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How do our church libraries lead people?
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Started this Q&A. Last reply by Vicki Locker Apr 15, 2018.

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Morlee Maynard replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"I got my wires crossed when I replied about the book  A Classification System for Church Libraries. Eva Nell is currently working on an article with information about the updates to Sears Subject Headings. Then she is going to research the…"
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Morlee Maynard replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"Unfortunately, we cannot do a completely updated edition. Eva Nell is working on update information that we will have in article format on the CLN. That way you can go in and update your copy of the book."
Jan 1
Morlee Maynard replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"BTW, the book A Classification System for Church Libraries is available here. You will also find articles on this page by clicking on "Articles" on the left side of the screen. We hope to have updates to this book on the CLN in…"
Jan 1
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Dec 17, 2018
Morlee Maynard replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"Each church library needs to have a selection policy that identifies how to handle both situations. Many church libraries have a small team of readers to read the books before adding them to the collection. Take a look at Eva Nell's collection…"
Dec 10, 2018
Morlee Maynard commented on Sarah Simon's video

How to Start or Re-Start a Library

"Great to know of your interest.  This topic will be one of several new opportunities coming next year. Perhaps you found the article: How to Begin or Renew a Church Library. THANKS!"
Dec 3, 2018
Morlee Maynard commented on the blog post 'On Reading Well'
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Jenn Burwell commented on the blog post 'On Reading Well'
"Glad to hear this.  I am eagerly awaiting The Book Girl Bundle from Baker Books.  On Reading Well is in that bundle.  I will let you know my thoughts on it soon!"
Dec 1, 2018
Morlee Maynard commented on the blog post 'On Reading Well'
"I just finished reading the book On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior. Excellent book for our libraries. AND perfect for book clubs for adults and small groups. Includes discussion questions for each chapter. I can't wait to use it with…"
Nov 16, 2018
Morlee Maynard commented on the blog post 'Facts and Trends'
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Facts & Trends Article: Domestic Violence

I was thrilled to get yesterday's edition of Daily Insights from Facts & Trends. The feature article is right on point about how our churches are dealing with domestic violence today.

Note that at the end of the article where the author asks the question: "How can ministry leaders help these women so they don't become another tragic statistic?" her third recommendation points to…


Posted on October 26, 2018 at 4:19pm

Facts and Trends

Do you have a subscription to Facts & Trends? I encourage you to get the new digital edition which replaced the print edition this Fall. Many libraries have had the print edition in their collections for years. Since that is no longer possible, I highly recommend library team members subscribe to this newsletter.

If you are unfamiliar with Facts & Trends, click…


Posted on October 26, 2018 at 4:04pm — 2 Comments

On Reading Well

Just released by Brazio (Baker Books). I can't wait to use this book with a small group on Wednesdays at my church. I'm thinking it will be a perfect book for a small group study or book club sponsored by church libraries. Some of you have pastors and staff who discount the value of fiction for making disciples. Here's a book that is highly recommended to pastors and staff as well as the rest of us.

Have you…


Posted on September 15, 2018 at 9:42am — 3 Comments

Vicki Watson's Sonrise Stables Series

Vicki is a member of the CLN. Check out the information she is providing about her books.

Click here to open the series. Click on each book cover to see Vicki's description of the book.

Thanks, Vicki!

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 11:42am — 1 Comment

Vacation Bible School 2017

Would you share your stories about VBS this year? How did your library participate? Any pictures? You can add pictures here or go to Photos. Let's share ideas as we get ready for next year!

Posted on July 5, 2017 at 7:26am — 1 Comment

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At 12:31pm on April 28, 2018, Cathie DuVal said…

I downloaded and printed out the Church Library Ministry Information Service pages yesterday. I would like to do the Equipping Church Librarians for Ministry Certificate. But every time I click on it, it says that it doesn't exists. Am I missing something? Thank you for all the information. Have a great day!


At 3:51pm on April 26, 2018, Cathie DuVal said…

Ok, great. I want to learn as much as I can and think taking these courses will help me. Yes I buy these books. Just need to figure out how to down load them. Can't use the printer at work. Way to many pages.


At 6:11pm on April 22, 2018, Edie Asbury said…


After seeing Carolyn Walker's creative display at the VCLA conference, I dressed up my display cart of books for Mother's Day and Father's Day with visual effects.

At 8:15am on April 18, 2018, Nevada Diane Large said…

So glad to a part of this!  Looking forward to chatting and learning from my Christian Librarians.   Blessings to All!  

At 4:39am on June 30, 2013, Gene Cahall said…

Thank you, Morlee. Have you considered asking the prospective member 2-3 questions about their library to try to screen out the "weirdos" as you label them? Not just numbr of books/items that anyone could through a number at, but perhaps something subtle that could be answered by a legitimate interested librarian, but would result in an obvious "I don't know what you're talking about" to others? Maybe a question about favorite author or book title. Just an idea. Thanks for your efforts. Gene

At 10:38pm on January 30, 2012, Morlee Maynard said…

Hi Deanna!! Our state events are sponsored by the state SBC associations but the events are open to everyone and we have many denominations and church groups attending. Ridgecrest is also open to everyone. THANKS!

At 8:05pm on January 30, 2012, Deanna King said…

Hi, Morlee,

Are the many state associations holding meetings made up primarily of Southern Baptist churches?  or a mix of denominations?

How about the Ridgecrest conference?

I've been curious!  Thanks.

At 10:54am on November 15, 2011, Cindy Duke said…

Thanks so much Marlee!


At 7:31pm on October 18, 2011, Annie Stewart said…


Were there any DVDs produced for the training done in Tennessee this past year?

How would we order or access them? What cataloging books would be available in hardcopy or disc for cataloging other than church items, such as medical terminologym etc.

Annie Stewart

At 11:46am on May 10, 2011, Shirley Elder said…
Thanks for the welcome, Moralee.  I appologize for not responding LOOONG before now!  Life is just so full of activity and responsibility, I hardly have time to check my regular email!  So glad I "stopped by" here today.  This is a great way to keep in touch and get new ideas, etc.  Hope to get by more often.  Thanks for all your hard work on behalf of Church Librarians.


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