ERIC Number: ED367322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
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The Association of Christian Librarians.
Ashby, Patricia W.
The Association of Christian Librarians is an interdenominational organization of 300 members made up of Christian librarians sharing interests in library service in Christian higher education. From its birth at a 1957 conference of 17 librarians, the association has grown to over 300 members. The association strives to promote, develop, and advance standards of library service in libraries of evangelical Christian institutions of higher learning. The association encourages Christian librarians' growth in spiritual, professional, and scholarly pursuits and provides opportunities for fellowship and service. Through the associations' journal, "The Christian Librarian," issues of concern to those engaged in service to institutions of Christian higher education are addressed. The"Christian Periodical Index," begun in 1959 and produced through volunteer member indexing, provides indexing access to numerous periodicals not covered by other indexes or abstracts. Various association members have contributed to missions through voluntary service to libraries both in the United States and abroad. The association published the "Library Manual for Missionaries" to assist untrained personnel who must provide library service. The Association of Christian Librarians has grown from a group of librarians seeking fellowship and professional interaction into an organization which not only seeks to better its own members but to contribute to the larger field of librarianship in Christian higher education. (Contains 27 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Historical Materials
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Identifiers: Association of Christian Librarians; Bylaws; Historical Background
Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.