October 14, 2017 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ST. PHILIP’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 6180 HWY 65 NE
FRIDLEY MN 55432
How do you decide what new books to purchase or accept as a donation for your library? How are new books processed? How do you tell your congregation about them? How do you decide that it’s time to retire a book? Does your library have a page on your church website and/or other social media? Have you ever wondered what other church libraries do?
These topics and more will be covered in two work-shops at the Fall meeting!
Workshop 1 – Promoting Your Library
Chris Magnusson, leader – social media
Jeanne Weingart, leader – other publicity methods
Workshop 2 – Library “Nuts & Bolts”
Janet Brownell, leader – collection maintenance
Laura Dirks, leader – cataloging and classification
The workshops are designed to encourage interactive participation and sharing of ideas. Each one is being offered twice to keep the groups smaller and so participants can attend both of them.
You will find more information in the current newsletter. Registration is found under forms on this website. For more information please email email@example.com.
TCACLA Spring Meeting
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
9201 Normandale Boulevard
Bloomington, MN 55437
April 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Our featured speaker is Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman. She will discuss her groundbreaking book, Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter.
Per her website: “My passion is women of the Bible. Through writing and speaking, I share their stories. Scripture, tradition, reason, and humor are my tools. My goals are to free Bible women from their dreary literary caskets—and in that process, draw contemporary women deeper into God’s sacred circle.”
As always, there will be a book swap, time to visit the church library, an opportunity to network with other librarians and lunch.
Special Message from the Board – “Be Our Guest”
The board members believe that Rev. Freeman’s presentation could be of interest to members of your church who aren’t on the library committee – e.g., Bible study and women’s groups. This meeting could also be an opportunity for you to promote your library.
Your guests should be included on your registration form. As always, any member of your church can attend the meeting at the $15 member rate, even if s/he isn’t on the library committee.
This information was taken from the Off The Shelf 2017 spring edition.
The next TCACLA meeting will be on Saturday, April 29, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington. Our featured speaker is Lindsay Hardin Freeman, author of Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter.
In her groundbreaking book, Bible Women, Rev. Freeman identifies every woman who speaks in the Bible, providing her words, context, and historical background. Each entry lists the woman, her prominent traits, where to find her story, a “classic moment”, and her
Biblical profile. There is a summary of her words, a quick recap of her story, and then some reflections on her life and how she might relate to various areas of modern life.
Rev. Freeman’s other books include a children’s book, The Spy on Noah’s Ark: Bible Stories from the Inside Out and Wisdom Found: Stories of Women Transfigured by Faith. You won’t want to miss her. At her presentation to a group at The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Philadelphia, she received a standing ovation.
About the Author: Lindsay Hardin Freeman is a Minnesota-based Episcopal priest who has won over thirty awards for journalistic excellence, including the 2015 Gold Medal Award in Bible Study from Independent Publisher.
From 2010-2014, she and a research team worked to do something never done before: to document every word spoken in the Bible by women. Her work takes her around the country, speaking to groups about the accomplishments and struggles of Bible women. She enjoys finding humor and grace in the Bible, and shares it fully.
The Spring issue of Off the Shelf will include a complete schedule for the morning, along with a registration form. If you are not a member and do not receive the newsletter, the registration form will be on this website with more meeting information in early April.
Jessica Zillhart, talked about selection of religious materials in the public library system. Jessica is currently a Materials Selection Librarian at the St. Paul Public Library. She’s also a member of Ebooks Minnesota’s collection development task force and she’s involved with the Digital Public Library of America’s Content Curation Corps for their Open Ebooks Initiative. Her presentation was very interesting as well as enlightening.
Gary from Magers and Quinn Booksellers (3038 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis 55408) presented a lot of useful information on new and popular books. Many of us were not aware of this bookstore. Gary Mazzone is their outreach and sales director-a great source of information for our group. Magers and Quinn Booksellers is the largest independent, family-owned bookstore in Minnesota. As Gary reminded us small businesses are the mainstay of America and we are encouraged to support them.
A big thank you to all the publishers who donated books that Magers and Quinn could distribute at our meeting. Everyone got 3 to 4 brand news books for their libraries.
TCACLA Fall Meeting
October 22, 2016
8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
St. Peder’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
4600 East 42nd Street
Minneapolis MN 55406
The theme of the Fall meeting is “Selection.” Our keynote speaker, Jessica Zillhart, will talk about selection of religious materials in the public library system. Jessica is currently a Materials Selection Librarian at the St. Paul Public Library. She’s also a member of Ebooks Minnesota’s collection development task force and she’s involved with the Digital Public Library of America’s Content Curation Corps for their Open Ebooks Initiative. Jessica previously was employed by Anoka County Library as a Youth Materials Selector and by Mackin Educational Resources as a Collection Development Specialist. She received her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin.
After Jessica’s presentation, we’ll learn about Magers & Quinn Booksellers’ services for churches and hear about new books on two social justice issues. We’ll end with a roundtable discussion of how we decide what materials to add to our own libraries, both via purchase and donation. As always, there will be a book swap, a chance to visit the church library, and time to network with other librarians.
If you do not receive the Off the Shelf newsletter you will find the registration form under Forms on this website or you may email the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
TCACLA Spring Meeting
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church 511 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403 May 14, 2016 9:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The next TCACLA meeting will be on Saturday, May 14, at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. Our featured speaker is Natalia Peterson, author of I’m Not the Pastor’s Wife; I’m Just Married to Him.
From the author’s website: “Enter Talia, a worldly woman raised in a lively, embracing community of Ukrainian immigrants. A chance meeting with a Lutheran pastor, Charles, surprisingly takes them down the aisle. Talia has always been the big-city individualist – Charles is a small-town guy raised on a dairy farm. Talia has an unfettered spirit and personality – Charles has been called to serve as a Lutheran congregation in a small, conservative and very Scandinavian community.”
This memoir is full of quirky observations and candid stories, sometimes humorous and other times tragic, that are intended to show the reader what it takes to find the strength to lead an authentic life.
The Spring issue of Off the Shelf will include a complete schedule for the morning, along with a registration form. If you are not a member, do not receive the newsletter and would like to attend, please contact the editor of Off The Shelf for a registration form
at email@example.com. There also is a registration for on this website under the Forms tab.