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Conference 2015 - Blazing a Trail Through the Mountains 2015 ACL Annual Conference
Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, TN
June 8-11, 2015

The Christian Librarian

The official publication of the ACL, The Christian Librarian serves to publish articles, provide a membership forum, and encourage writing. Issues include the Christian interpretation of librarianship, theory and practice of library science, bibliographic essays, reviews, and human interest articles relating to books and libraries. To subscribe, click here.

Issues of The Christian Librarian are released in April and October, and are available on microfilm from UMI. The publication is indexed in the Christian Periodical Index, Information Science Abstracts and Library Literature.


  • Communicate official business of the ACL and news of the membership
  • Publish information regarding ACL conferences, teams, meetings, and activities
  • Publish articles on research, methods, trends, issues, theories, findings, and reviews of current books
  • Provide a forum for the ACL and its members
  • Print editorials and position statements of the ACL
  • Encourage scholarly writing

Editorial Policies

  • Prospective authors should review the Guidelines for Authors.
  • Manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be sent to the Managing Editor — and submissions must include a signed grant of license (PDF).
  • Reviews and review copies of books should be sent to the Book Review Editor.
  • Content must be in accordance with the mission, statement of faith, constitution, and corporate viewpoints of the ACL. Additionally, it must reflect the purpose of the publication and ACL, and relate to the concerns of ACL and Christian librarians in institutions of higher learning.
  • Statements in articles published are the responsibility of the author. Publication does not imply endorsement.
  • Unless arranged in advance, manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that The Christian Librarian has first rights.

Editorial Staff and Board

TCL Team
Position Name Organization Term Expires
Editor-in-Chief Garrett Trott Corban University 2014
Managing Editor Tami Robinson Whitworth University 2015
Book Review Editor Craig Kubic Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 2015
Copy Editor Elizabeth Young Emmaus Bible College 2015
News and Views Editor Robbie Bolton Spring Arbor University 2015
Associate Editor Joshua Avery God's Bible School and College 2015
Associate Editor Jeannie Ferriss Yellowstone Baptist College 2015
Associate Editor Seth Allen Carolina Graduate School of Divinity 2015