Participant

Debbie Dehart

  • I highly recommend working with a co-librarian and/or committee.  We have both - my co and I basically run things and make the decisions, but our committee is invaluable to us in terms of helping...

  • My friend and I run our library together, along with a committee of about eight or ten other people.  My friend is not a trained librarian but did, for many years, sell books through some direct-...

  • We sponsor summer reading programs for kids (and sometimes, adults) and winter reading challenges for adults, and these have increased our circulation considerably.  We make the kids' programs as...

  • We use LibraryThing, an onl-line catalog service, and we LOVE it.  it is very inexpensive and has excellent user support.  There are some bugs, now and then, I will grant you that, but of the...

  • We love the ECLA! We live in southwest Michigan and have been to their conference a few times and loved it (my friend and I both spoke one year, too).  We are looking forward to the next one in a...

  • I go to a Baptist church of about 500-600 people.  We have a library that contains upwards of 10,000 books and it is a busy place every single Sunday.  It is also open on Sunday nights and...

  • We have deliberately chosen not to go that route, for several reasons.

    One is that our church has a lot of people who like to borrow books, so we have lots of traffic and our usage is...

  • I like the mini-lab idea, although our church library gets loads of traffic.  The benefit I could see in our situation is that our library space is not all that big and it can get congested in...