hi, glad to be a part of the group. i am currently helping in setting up a library for our church. After a lot of browsing in the internet i came across the comments about automated systems in your web. My pastor has books from music to theology to social work, some of which are copywrited 1957. I am looking for a library software (the one that uses barcoding) that would fit in the church budget and will facilitate the recording of old and new books, tapes, cds and dvds.Thanks for your help and i really enjoy reading the exchange of views here. God bless
Thanks for establishing this ning, Morlee! I will spread the word among our Southern California ECLA chapter. I hope other Southern Californian church librarians will feel welcome to join us. We are a very friendly group!
Thanks, Morlee! Just met with a college girl who asked if she could volunteer in our university library ministry! Our REACH book discussion group this month will review "Crazy Love" and will target the college group. She and her roommate are putting together their first library promotion for it. I printed out a list of training opportunities for her. Made my day to see her enthusiasm!
I have some pictures of our library and of our mission church(double wide) I'll post sometime in the next week I hope. We are going to be redesigning our library in a few weeks to make more space in the room. Also, to be able to use it a counseling room and to practice on the computer with programs that dont require the internet. We are starting a Christian Women's Job Corps to reach out to women not only in our park, but the Monroe area. Plus, we are starting Bible Drill in August with our children. Both will have programs we can run on the computer that was donated to us. Should be an interesting adventure redesigning. :-) Our room is not that big any way.
Hi-Morlee, Our church library does a Summer Reading Club every year. This year our theme is "Traveling through Reading". We've placed a big world map on our library bulletin board and everytime someone reads a book, a pushpin is placed on the map where the book takes place. So if you're reading a book that takes place in Webster County, MO, a pushpin is placed there. We are having great responses from both youth and adults. Annie Stewart
Morlee, this is GREAT!!! I'm sure I'll learn my way around here as I did for Facebook! I'm sooo EXCITED about this network!!!!!! :-) I have several stories to share about how the Father is working in and building our library at the mobile home park!!! Pictures too FINALLY!!!! :-) Got to go. Blessings!