Mary Dupre
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  • Brandon, FL
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Subject Headings
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We have a Book of Reports from the Southern Baptist Convention.  I can't find anything to tell me what subject headings to use.  Can someone help me?Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Mary Dupre Dec 24, 2018.

Books to be shelved
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Do any of you shelve non-Christian fiction books?  Someone donated a beautiful copy of Marley & Me by John Grogan to our library.  I saw the movie several years ago but have never read the book. …Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Paul Adams Jan 7.

Duplicating book covers
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Previously we have duplicated the fronts of book covers for use on our bulletin board outside the library.  They are not used for decoration but to encourage members to use our library.  I am torn in…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Buford Carter Jul 31, 2018.

Locking library door
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We do not have a display case that locks.  Our displays are in the library  on unused shelves.  We have had a problem with theft so we feel limited in what we can use in our displays.  Any…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Mary Dupre Jul 30, 2018.

 

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Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"Good thoughts, Debbie. Well said."
Jan 7
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"We generally do not add non-fiction books by authors with whom we have strong doctrinal differences (Joel Osteen is a good example) but  don’t usually carry it over into the fiction area."
Jan 5
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"I find this discussion encouraging in that I'm not alone in trying to find that the "right" content balance.   I appreciate the detailed examples & thoughtful input."
Jan 5
Mary Dupre replied to the discussion 'Subject Headings'
"I went back to the "classification system" and read the notes at the beginning of 286.  It does say there that the # for SBC is 286.132.  I don't know how I missed that.  I don't really understand why it is classed…"
Dec 24, 2018
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Subject Headings'
"Mary, I decided to go straight to the horse's mouth, The Library of Congress.  I sent an email to them and they referred me to World Cat which gave the subject heading of Southern Baptist Convention.  Also, Classify by OCLC gave that…"
Dec 21, 2018
Mary Dupre replied to the discussion 'Subject Headings'
"Thank you, Ann. I did find that.  Now what about subject card for the file?  Would that be SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION?"
Dec 21, 2018
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Subject Headings'
"Mary, according to "A Classification System for Church Libraries," the number to use would be 286.06, which indicates, "Use for proceedings and reports such as convention annuals."    "
Dec 20, 2018
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Subject Headings

We have a Book of Reports from the Southern Baptist Convention.  I can't find anything to tell me what subject headings to use.  Can someone help me?See More
Dec 19, 2018
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"Adding, I don't mean to sound like we add anything without discernment.  We are pretty careful about what we add too ... but we also don't limit ourselves to books which reflect a theology identical or similar to what our own church…"
Dec 18, 2018
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"Yes, we have had similar issues with readers complaining about one thing or another in a book. One of our "solutions" is a small spine label we created that says 16+ on it. This is an indicator that there is adult content in the book,…"
Dec 18, 2018
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"I agree that the key is to formulate a book selection policy that fits your library but even with this policy in place you will constantly find possible exceptions and problems. I have a whole shelf full of books that I have received complaints on…"
Dec 18, 2018
Mary Dupre replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"I forgot to mention that we use colored dots (those used for garage sales) to ID different subjects  of adult/youth fiction.  green-LT(large type); yellow-Christmas; plain white stamped with M-Medical; stamped with C-Classics.  We are…"
Dec 11, 2018
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"We use purchased labels for Classics (from Demco) and created our own Good Reads labels. We also have a framed explanation in our library of what these labels indicate and why we have added these books to our collection."
Dec 11, 2018
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
""Our goal is to acquaint our users with good writing and good stories that have intrinsic value.  We very much want to help our people understand that quality literature that isn't "Christian" may well be more worthwhile…"
Dec 11, 2018
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"What a helpful "food for thought" reply!"
Dec 11, 2018
Mary Dupre replied to the discussion 'Books to be shelved'
"Thanks for your helpful comments.  As a matter of fact, we do NOT shelve Amish fiction, convinced their doctrinal beliefs are too different from what we believe.  For doctrinal reasons we do not shelve non-fiction from Joyce Meyer, Joel…"
Dec 10, 2018

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