ERIC Number: ED345746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-9
Reference Count: N/A
Answering a Special Need by Providing Academic Training for Church Libraries in Rurally Isolated Northeastern Arizona.
Rothlisberg, Allen P.
This report describes a course in Church Librarianship (LIB 220) that is offered by Northland Pioneer College's (NPC) Department of Library/Media Technology Program. The college has been able to promote unity in an area which is culturally and religiously diverse by offering a 3-credit course that provides an introduction to church librarianship. The course addresses the following topics: interlibrary cooperation and networking; purchasing denominational materials with limited funding; publicizing the church library; budgeting; space planning; processing and cataloging materials; volunteer staffing; providing reference services; and personnel training. Students are required to choose one of these areas to develop into a term project, and they are encouraged to contact the denomination of which they are a member to determine the status of church libraries in their local church. In addition, the students go on a field trip to existing church libraries. It is noted that since NPC is the only community college teaching this course for academic credit in Arizona, it is often used as a role model for other institutions interested in offering a similar course. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northland Pioneer Coll., Holbrook, AZ.