Hours of work go into creating and crafting a church library. Often it does not have a profile as a mininstry in our churches. How does your church view your Library Ministry?
To any who are involved in a Church Library I am interested in a few of the following questions:
Please copy and paste the questions into your reply and anwser the following
How do you view the church library?
Would you say your church library is part of the Ministry Team in your church?
Do you have regular contact or input from the pastor, group leaders or council in your church?
What would be the biggest area served in your church? ie small groups, children, dvd's, fiction, non fiction
Size of your congragation?
Number of items in your library?
Method of sign out? card, computerized, other
Do you feel supported in your work?
How many "staff" do you have?
Do you have a commitee?
Do you make reports to your council?
Do you have a budget amount?
Do you fundraise?
Do you have a newsletter/publication in the church newsletter or bullitin?
Do you have contact with a Library Association?
Add your own comments here:
I am interested in these questions one for an article I wish to do for the Church Library Association of Ontario. The Links to the "CLAO" are here and provide some great information for libraries and has a newsletter included with membership and other wonderful benifits.
And compile some information to create a possible article in the Banner I would like to submit to raise awareness of Libraries as an integral ministry of its own and as a foundational ministry resource.
Any and all comments are welcome.