Bosman, Ellen. Resources Manual for Congregational Libraries. 2012
An annotated bibliography by Ellen Bosman. An entirely new approach to resources for congregational libraries. Bosman has carefully researched and annotated various resources for libraries and has chosen the very best for this guide. Divided into two major sections one with tools for librarians and the other for enrichment resources for library patrons. Resources are arranged in large topic areas such as: reference materials, cataloging and classification, promotion, world religions, parenting, prayer, gender studies, and recommended authors to name a few. 50 pp.
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1. Suggested Books for Church Librarians. http://online.nph.net/tServingYou_OurServices_libraryProgram.aspx#
Northwestern Publishing House (NPH) provides this list as a service to church libraries. Materials are approved by NPH reviewers who are WELS/ELS pastors.
2. TitleTrakk. http://titletrakk.com
Features book reviews and excerpts, author interviews, music and film reviews.
3. Wasman, Wendy. Jewish Graphic Novels: A Selected Bibliography. http://www.jewishlibraries.org/ajlweb/resources/bib_bank/jewish_graphic novels.pdf
A 2007 list of thirty-seven titles organized by age group. Includes a list of readings about graphic novels.
4. Booklist. http://www.booklistonline.com
Issued twice a month as a guide to print and non-print review materials deemed worthy of purchase. Special issues and features spotlight religion and spirituality. Full access to the online presence requires subscription; alternatively view the free electronic. Friend on Facebook.
5. BookPage. ProMotion, Inc. http://www.bookpage.com
With an upbeat and literate tone focusing on new releases in all genres, BookPage also reviews spoken word audio books and contains features about authors and illustrators. Use the search or browse by genre features. Available in print editions customized for subscribing libraries. Indexed. Follow on Facebook and Twitter.
6. Fiction Connection. http://www.fictionconnection.com
Available via subscription, this product is a reader’s advisory tool for fiction and nonfiction. Search by topic, genre, setting, character, location, timeframe, author, title, or keyword. View cover art, plot summary, and bestseller list status. Subscribers to Books in Print receive complementary access.
Handbooks and Manuals
Periodicals and Newsletters
Awards and Best Seller Lists
Acquisition and Selection
Reviewing Resources and Reader’s Advisory
Cataloging and Classification
Processing, Weeding, Non-Print Resources
Preservation and Supplies
Promotion and Book Clubs
Directory of Publishers
World Religions and Religious Literacy
Belief and Faith
Business Ethics and Personal Finance
Crime and Abuse
Death, Dying, Grief, and the Afterlife
Disabilities, Differences, and Diversity
Crime and Abuse
Ethics and Social Justice
Health and Mental Wellness
Holidays and Traditions
Infertility and Miscarriage
Love, Dating, Marriage, and Sex
Missions and Outreach
Sexual Orientation and Same-Sex Marriage
Technology and Media
Worship and Religious Education
Recommended Non-fiction Authors