Listed below are resources that may be useful to church librarians or those church members considering starting or reviving a library in their church. The list has been used in the workshop offered by the Congregational Library for church librarians.
Additional recommendations, requests, and questions are welcome. Please contact Claudette Newhall, Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 617-523-0470 x 229.
ALA Fact Sheet No. 16: Starting Up a Library: A Resource Guide
Association of Christian Librarians
Evangelical Church Library Association
Church & Synagogue Library Association
Church Library: An Outline of Procedure
Libraries in Churches: Associations
National Church Library Association
New Mexico State University Library - Selection sources for Congregational libraries
Web Resources for Church Librarians
A Handbook for Church Librarians: Everything You Need to Know to Create, Organize, and Manage a Successful Church Library. Stillwater, Minn: National Church Library Association, 2006.
Campbell, Carol, Dianne Oswald, and Glenda Strombom. Organizing a Library or Resource Center: Creating a Policy and Procedure Manual. 1st ed. Portland, OR: Church and Synagogue Library Association, 2010.
Berthelot, Sue. "How to Begin or Renew a Church Library," LifeWay.
DiMattia, Robin F. "Church Library Makeover," Christianity Today, Mar/Apr 1998, Vol.44, No. 2, Page 44.
Martin, Kyle. "How to Build a Christian Church Library," eHow.com.
Books and Culture: a Christian Review
Bible Probe - Christian Book Reviews
Christian Library Journal (CLJ)
Focus on Fiction - Christian Fiction
Christian Book Sellers
Alban Institute Bookstore
Massachusetts Bible Society
Automating & Organizing Solutions
RCL Software - Media Library Manager
Church & Synagogue Library Association - Software Companies
The Library Store
Better World Books
Theological Book Network