Bible Core Section
The Bible Core Section (BCS) promotes the interest of libraries in Bible colleges. The section meets at every ACL Annual Conference. The BCS maintains close relations with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) and the Transnational Association of Chrisitan College and Schools (TRACS) to help members gain, or reaffirm accreditation.
If you are an ACL member and would like to join the Bible Core Section listserv, please fill out this Google Form.
The Library Guidelines for ABHE Colleges and Universities can help an institution's library produce a library program of good quality and receive institutional or programmatic accreditation with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). A library can be evaluated based upon the behavior that is described at each performance level of the guidelines. The Guidelines endeavor to present the factors contributing to the sufficiency of a library's collection, services, information literacy instruction, staff, collaboration, facility, and funding to achieve the library's mission and goals for the purpose of supporting and enhancing its students' research and learning.
The Guidelines are copyrighted and intended to be used only as a resource for members of either ACL or ABHE. Members may print a copy at no cost via the associations' websites.
- Bible Core Section Manual
- Bible Core Section LibGuide
- Sample Library Policies
- Accreditation Standards & Statistics
BCS Meeting Minutes
June 11, 2019 - BCS Annual Meeting Minutes
June 12, 2018 - BCS Annual Meeting Minutes
June 13, 2017 - BCS Annual Meeting Minutes
June 14, 2016 - BCS Annual Meeting Minutes
Meet Our Team...
Jon Jones, Chair
Baptist Bible College & Graduate School - Springfield, MO
Erinn Huebner, Secretary
Grace Christian University - Grand Rapids, MI
Deborah McConkey, Member-at-Large
EPIC Bible College - Sacramento, CA
David Dunkerton, Member-at-Large
Appalachian Bible College - Mount Hope, WV
Grace Andrews, Member-at-Large
Wesley Biblical Seminary - Ridgeland, MS
Nancy Olson, ABHE Liaison
TCM International Institute