WEB RESOURCES FOR CHURCH LIBRARIANS


INDEX

LIBRARY ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT BOOK CARE & ARCHIVING

Catalogs
Cataloging Tools
Copyright Information
Volunteers

Care and Repair of Books
Archives         
Archival Storage Products - Suppliers

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT SUPPLIES & FURNISHINGS

Resources for Selecting Materials
E-books & E-book Technology
Book Awards
Reviews - Books
Reviews - Movies
Weeding

Library Supplies and Furnishings
General Office Supplies

PROMOTION & FUNDRAISING  COMPUTERS & LIBRARY AUTOMATION

Bulletin Boards & Posters
Guidelines
Library and Reading Promotion

Fundraising

Library Automation
Library Automation Systems Vendors
Office and Desktop Publishing Software

BOOKS, MUSIC & VIDEO SUPPLIERS LIBRARIAN SUPPORT & EDUCATION

Library Suppliers
Retail & Online Stores
Directory of Christian Publishers New!

Used and Out of Print Books

Library Organizations and Conferences
Networking & More!
Church Library Courses
Other Resources and Sites of Interest

 

LIBRARY ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT


Catalogs

Library of Congress AuthoritiesSearch authority headings by Subject, Name, Title and Name/Title combinations and download MARC records free of charge.
TOP RATED SITE!

  LibraryThing –Free online service for cataloging and sharing collections.
TOP RATED SITE! 
 

WorldCat –An extensive network of libraries sharing content and services connecting users to more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. 
TOP RATED SITE!

 

 
Cataloging Resources, Guidelines and Tutorials Cataloger’s Reference Shelf – A portal to information on cataloging all types of materials including, loose-leaf publications, maps, rare books, maps and foreign materials.
  Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) Summaries – A complete list of the DDC system dividing knowledge into the 10 main classes, the 100 divisions and the 1,000 sections.
  Introduction to Dewey Decimal Classification – An introduction to the basic principles and structure of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system. 
  MARC Standards – A Library of Congress website with links to information about Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) standards. 
  Music Cataloging at Yale – A resource for cataloging all types of music, including information on call numbers, MARC records, authority control, and subject cataloging. 
  Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) – Links to resources for cataloging audiovisual materials, databases, and other Internet related information. 
  WEB Junction –Helpful articles, tips, sharing and discussion on all aspects of library management, sharing the challenges and best practices unique to small libraries. 
   
Copyright Information U.S. Copyright Office – Official source for all information related to U. S. copyright laws. View the document Reproduction of Copyrighted Works for Educators and Librarians to find copyright information for librarians related to photocopying, microform reproductions, video recording and sound recording.
  Copyrights & Permissions – Church-specific copyright information from Augsburg Fortress Publishers. Includes a helpful Guide to Copyright and frequently asked Questions and Answers.
 

National Council of Churches – Copyright owner for RSV and NRSV Bible translations.

   

Video Copyright &
Licensing

Motion Picture Licensing Corporation – Copyright information and licensing for public video showings. Includes helpful list of copyright links.

 

Christian Video Licensing International – Licensing and information on showing videos for church activities.

  Christian Copyright Licensing International – Licensing and information on worship music and on showing videos in a church setting.
   
Volunteers Church Volunteer Central TOP RATED SITE! – Find numerous free articles and downloadable guides offering help with volunteer recruiting and training as well as advice on how to lead and keep them. Membership is optional.
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COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

 

Resources for Selecting Materials Books in Print

 

Christian Booksellers Association - Bestseller lists
TOP RATED SITE!
  Evangelical Church Library Association Book Lists
  Quakers Index of Booklists
  Mediagraphy 
  National Church Library Association Booklists
  What's Next: Books in Series - Kent District (MI) Library System
TOP RATED SITE!
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E-books & E-book Technology
   

Book Awards

The Audies  – Audiobook Awards 
 

Children's Crown Awards

  Christy Awards
 

Christianity Today Book Awards
(Enter “CT book awards [insert year]” in the site search box) 

 

ECPA Christian Book Awards
(formerly Gold Medallion Book Awards)

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Reviews – Books

Amazon
  AudiFile – Audiobook reviews  
  Barnes & Noble Bookstores  
  Booklist Online
  Children's Literature Resource TOP RATED SITE!
  Christian Book Distributors 
  Christian Children’s Book Review TOP RATED SITE!
  Christian Library Journal TOP RATED SITE!
  Faithful Reader 
  Kirkus Reviews  
  Library Journal  
  National Church Library Association Booklists  
  Publishers Weekly 
  School Library Journal 
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Reviews – Movies Christian Spotlight on the Movies
  Cinema in Focus
  Dove Foundation: Family Approved Videos, Movies & Video Games
TOP RATED SITE!
  Movie Theology: Movie Reviews & Resources
  Family Media Guide
  Screen it
   
Weeding Weeding in Libraries –A comprehensive weeding webography from the Havana Public Library District, Illinois.
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PROMOTION & FUNDRAISING 

 

Bulletin Boards & Posters Danielle’s Place
  Garden of Praise: Bulletin Boards
  Kid’s Sunday School Place: Bulletin Boards
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Promotional Supplies Lakeshore Learning
Books and supplies for creating bulletin boards.
  MPM School Supplies
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Guidelines Creating Promotion That Communicates TOP RATED SITE!
  Writing World: How to write a book review TOP RATED SITE!
 
  How to Do a Newsletter that Gets Read TOP RATED SITE!
  Microsoft Office Newsletter Templates TOP RATED SITE!
   

Library and Reading Promotion

Book Group Buzz  TOP RATED SITE!
  Reading Group Guides TOP RATED SITE!
  Goodreads 
  ALA Online Store
  Cool 2 Read  
  Upstart Reading Promotions  
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Fundraising

Step by Step Fundraising TOP RATED SITE!
  Easy Fundraising Ideas (free enewsletter) TOP RATED SITE!
  Books Are Fun - Readers Digest Company
  Reach for the Stars Reading Program - Usborne Childrens Books
  Scholastic Book Fairs
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BOOKS, MUSIC & VIDEO SUPPLIERS

 

Library Suppliers
Books, Music & Videos

Baker & Taylor, Inc. 
  Ingram Book Company 
  Library and Educational Services 
  Library Video Company 
  Berean Bookstores (formerly Provident Bookstores)   
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Retail & Online Stores -
Books, Music & Videos

Amazon 
  Barnes & Noble
  Bookfinder4u TOP RATED SITE!
  Booksale Finder
Find book sales, book fairs, book auctions, and other book events held throughout the USA and Canada. 
  Bridgestone Multimedia Group
  Christian Book Distributors
  Crown Video 
  Family Christian Stores  
  Vision Video 
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Directory of Christian Publishers
   

Used and Out of Print Books

Abebooks  
  AddALL  
  Alibris   
  LibraryBookSales  
  Loome Books
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BOOK CARE & ARCHIVING

 

Care and Repair of Books Book Care and Repair ResourcesTOP RATED SITE!
   
Archives Memory Work: A Guide for ELCA Congregational Archives and History
  Rescuing the Memory of Our Peoples/Archives Manual
  Society of American Archivists 
  Sources of Help and Advice for Your Church or Synagogue Archives
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Archival Storage Products - Suppliers

Metal Edge, Inc.
  University Products, Inc.
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SUPPLIES & FURNISHINGS

 

Library Supplies and Furnishings

Brodart Company 
  DEMCO   
  Embury Ltd   
  Gaylord Bros  
  Highsmith    
  The Library Store, Inc    
  Vernon Library Supplies  
 

Children’s Ministry Resource Co.
Faith/theme based area rugs and children's library furniture.

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General Office Supplies

Office Depot
  Office Max
  Staples
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COMPUTERS & LIBRARY AUTOMATION

 

Library Automation

Free guides from National Church Library Association:TOP RATED SITE!
Library Automation: (Part 1) Top Reasons to Automate 
Library Automation: (Part 2) Choosing the Right Program
Library Automation: (Part 3) Time to Get Started  

  LibraryThing
Free online service for cataloging and sharing collectionsTOP RATED SITE!
Library Automation Systems Vendors Book Systems - Concourse, Atriuum 
  CASPR Library Systems, Inc. - LibraryWorld, LibraryCom, LibraryNet  
  Jaywil Software - ResourceMate
  MC2 Systems - AutoLibrarian
  New Generation Technologies Inc. - LibrarySoft, LibSoftWeb
  Surpass - Surpass Church Library (CL)
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Office and Desktop Publishing Software

Broderbund - Graphics & Publishing Software
  Microsoft - Office Software & Online Tools
Software, free clip art and online learning tools.
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LIBRARIAN SUPPORT & EDUCATION

 

Library Organizations & Conferences National Church Library Association
  American Library Association
American Theological Library Association
Association of Christian Librarians
Association of Jewish Libraries
Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians
Australian Church Library Association
Catholic Library Association
  Church and Synagogue Library Association
  Church Librarians Network
  Church Library Association of Ontario   
  Church Library Association of British Columbia  
  Evangelical Church Library Association
  Librarians' Christian Fellowship
  Lifeway/Southern Baptist Convention  
  Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries 
  Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Church Librarians' Organization 
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Networking & More! Branches e-newsletter TOP RATED SITE!
  Church Librarians Network TOP RATED SITE!
  Librarians in Churches Discussion List (LINC-L)TOP RATED SITE!
  LibraryThing: Church Library Group Blog
  National Church Library Association on Facebook
  National Church Library Association Branches Blog
  WELS-CLO Book Talk
   
  Christian Book Blogs
  Hearts and Minds Books: Booknotes
  Gospel.com Blog 
  Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
  Zondervan Blog
  Christian Book Lounge 
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Online Courses for Church Librarians Basic Library Education  - FREE e-courses cover everything from selecting materials and weeding to cataloging using Dewey classification. Designed for those with no formal library experience. Idaho Commission for Libraries. TOP RATED SITE!
  Equipping Church Librarians for Ministry   - Follow this step-by-step process to learn basic library skills and improve the ministry of your church library. Numerous free articles can be found here, along with recommendations for supplemental resources to purchase. From the Church Librarians Network. TOP RATED SITE!
  Librarianship Course - 16 lesson course covers cataloging, book selection, facility design, volunteerism, promotion, and more. Church and Synagogue Library Association
  Lifelong Education @ Desktop (LE@D) - Copyright Basics for Librarians, Creating an Engaging Website, Keeping Your Library Looking Good, Reaching Reluctant Readers, Reaching Teenagers, Trends in Children’s Literature, Using Microsoft Office: Word and Publisher, more.
  Free Microsoft Office tutorials:
Baycon Group Free Online Tutorials: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop, and more.
Free Training Tutorials:
  Excel and Word.
  OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) - Live online events where participants can interact via voice-over-IP, text chatting, and synchronized browsing. Book discussions, interviews, special events, library training, writing workshops, and virtual tours of special digital library collections.
  Web Junction - Library courses on all aspects of library management from LibraryU and LE@D. Self-paced, $40 each.
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Other Resources & Sites of Interest Christian Web Sites
Directory of Christian Web sites on a variety of topics, search engines, articles, chat rooms, forums, Bible resources, and home schooling information.
  The Church Library: An Outline of Procedure
 An outline of guidelines and suggestions for organizing church library resources. 
  Selection Sources for Congregational Libraries
Links to library associations, software for running a library, and reviews of print and electronic sources designed to aid in library purchasing. 
 

The Church Bookstore
Resources and support for church bookstore managers

  Library and Information Science Resources on the Web.
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