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CSLA publishes a 28-page journal, Congregational Libraries Today, quarterly for our members. Find out more about Congregational Libraries Today and download a sample copy.

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CSLA also publishes and sells many materials to help anyone set up, run and promote a congregational library. We also offer several bibliographies to help you build your library, a kit to promote CSLA and DVD/video rentals.

All of our bibliographies, guides and kit can now be purchased via our online store! To add a publication to your shopping cart, click the "Add to Cart" button following its listing. Rentals may also be ordered via online shopping. Orders may also be placed using a mail-in form. Print the form and follow the instructions for placing an order.

Bibliographies | Guides | Promotional Kit | Rentals

 

Bibliographies

A Basic Media List for Church LibrariesNEW A Basic Media List for Church Libraries: an Annotated Bibliography [Print Edition]
by Ellen Bosman; edited by D. Lewis. 2015.
Updated approach to Basic Books [2002] that utilizes all media that should be available in congregational libraries
Non-Member Price: $14.00
CSLA Member Price: $12.00

Price: $14.00

 

Classic Religious Books for ChildrenNEW Classic Religious Books for Children [Print Edition]
compiled by Carol Campbell and Evelyn Pockrass; edited by D. Lewis. 2015.
This updating of the previous guide will help you fill in the gaps in your collection. Books of lasting worth with a timeless quality.
Non-Member Price: $14.00
CSLA Member Price: $12.00

Price: $14.00

 

Helping Those Who HurtHelping Those Who Hurt [Print Edition]
by Sarah Meghan Harper; edited by D. Lewis. 2013.
A collection of books, DVDs and websites aimed at children and young adults. The material covers many areas of distress. Useful to libraries for recommending to parents, guardians and counselors and the young people themselves.
Non-Member Price: $14.00
CSLA Member Price: $12.00

Price: $14.00

 

Media for the Teen and Young Adult ReaderMedia for the Teen and Young Adult Reader [Print Edition]
by Mary Lou Henneman; edited by D. Lewis. 2013.
Carefully selected material for the congregational libraries and annotated by our resident expert of teen/young adult media.
Non-Member Price: $14.00
CSLA Member Price: $12.00

Price: $14.00

 

Resources Manual for Congregational LibrariesResources Manual for Congregational Libraries: Annotated Bibliography [Print Edition]
by Ellen Bosman; edited by D. Lewis. 2013.
A new approach to resources for congregational libraries. Carefully researched and annotated for libraries. Divided into two major sections, one with tools for librarians and the other for enrichment resources for library patrons.
Non-Member Price: $14.00
CSLA Member Price: $12.00

Price: $14.00

 

 

Guides

Beyond the BookBeyond the Book: Enhancing Your Congregational Library with Audio-Visual Resources [Print Edition]
by Rusty Tryon (orig. by Joyce Burner). 2008.
This publication is designed to assist congregational librarians in making audio-visual resources an integral part of their library collections.
Non-Member Price: $12.00
CSLA Member Price: $10.00

Price: $12.00

 

Cataloging and Classification for the 21st CenturyNEW Cataloging and Classification for the 21st Century [Print Edition]
by Susan E. Snyder and Scott M. Dutkiewicz; edited by D. Lewis. 2016.
All the steps from physical processing to encouraging catalog use, to creating bibliographic records, classification, and classification schedule.
Non-Member Price: $14.00 CSLA
Member Price: $12.00

Price: $12.00

 

Developing an Effective LibraryDeveloping an Effective Library: Ways to Promote Your Congregational Library [Print Edition]
by Lois H. Ward. 2004.
All aspects of promoting the congregational library including publicity ideas for inside and outside your congregation, planning and budgeting, creating ownership, programs that will get your members in the door, and how to use all the publicity tools available to you.
Non-Member Price: $11.00
CSLA Member Price: $9.00

Price: $11.00

 

Disaster Management Planning for Small LibrariesNEW Disaster Management Planning for Small Libraries. [Print Edition]
by Laura Dallas; edited by D. Lewis. 2015.
Disaster can strike at any time. This is an excellent guide for producing a plan to be ready when “IT” happens. Succinct and to the point.
Non-Member Price: $12.00
CSLA Member Price: $10.00

Price: $12.00

 

Fundamentals of Financing Your Congregational LibraryFundamentals of Financing Your Congregational Library [Print Edition]
by Craig Kubic. 2008.
This guide will assist the congregational librarian in developing a realistic plan for the careful acquisition and management of the financial resources needed to be a vital part of a congregation.
Non-Member Price: $14.00
CSLA Member Price: $12.00

Price: $14.00

 

Organizing a Library or Resource CenterOrganizing a Library or Resource Center: Creating a Policy and Procedure Manual [Print Edition]
by Carol Campbell, Dianne Oswald and Glenda Strombom. 2010.
Revised and compiled from three previous CSLA publications, A Policy and Procedure Manual for Church and Synagogue Libraries: A Do-It-Yourself Guide, Standards for Church and Synagogue Libraries: Guidelines for Measuring Effectiveness and Progress, and Setting Up a Library, How to Begin or Begin Again, this new publication provides a simple method of developing a working manual for organizing and operating a congregational library.
Non-Member Price: $14.00
CSLA Member Price: $12.00

Price: $14.00

 

Planning a Congregational Archives CenterPlanning a Congregational Archives Center [Print Edition]
by Curtis D. Howard, Ph.D.; edited by D. Lewis. 2011.
This is a great reference book on processing, preserving and storing your archives and how to exhibit them. It offers tips on what to include in your archives and discusses their importance to your congregation.
Non-Member Price: $12.00
CSLA Member Price: $10.00

Price: $12.00

 

Selecting a New Library Computer SystemSelecting a New Library Cataloging and Circulation Computer System [Print Edition]
by Bill Doole, edited by Jeri Zulli. 2012.
A carefully thought-out process for choosing a library software program for your particular library. Three easy steps for any size library: 1. Decide what you want your system to do (just catalog, have public access to the catalog, keep track of circulation, etc.) 2. Research the various software packages. 3. Create a plan of action.
Non-Member Price: $12.00
CSLA Member Price: $10.00

Price: $12.00

 

 

Promotional Kit

15The CSLA Promotional Kit is a collection of guides, bibliographies and current publications presented in a handsome bookshelf holder to place in local public libraries to promote the services offered through CSLA. The kit includes the following CSLA guides:
Cataloging and Classification, Developing an Effective Library (promotion), Fundamentals of Financing Your Congregational Library, Organizing a Library or Resource Center, Selecting a New Library Cataloging and Circulation Computer System, and Subject Headings.

Price: $65.00

 

 

Rentals

Book Repair & Protection: Step-by-step instructions. Brodart, 62 minutes. DVD. Accurate instructions for working at your own pace. Training tool for library staff.  30-day Rental Only

Price: $8.00

 

Collection Care. Demco, DVD. Includes procedures for protecting and repairing books and magazines. Provides training for library staff and volunteers.  30-day Rental Only

Price: $8.00

 

Library Inventory. Orange County, 30 minutes, VHS. Mechanics, timelines and reasons for maintaining library inventories. 30-day Rental Only

Price: $8.00

 

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