For nearly 70 years, ACL has been impacting the information professional industry by strengthening libraries and supporting librarians.
Information Professional Industry
- The Christian Librarian
ACL’s industry journal–topics include the Christian interpretation of librarianship, theory and practice of library science, bibliographic essays, reviews, and human interest articles relating to books and libraries
- Christian Periodical Index
ACL’s comprehensive electronic index to journal articles and book reviews from across the evangelical Christian perspective
- Librarian’s Manual
Available in English, Spanish, and French, this is a text for beginning librarians, especially those with little or no training.
- Christian Library Consortium (CLC)
Institutional membership helps libraries save significantly on library services and products.
- Global Library Investment Grant
Assists international libraries as they identify and address challenges that they are facing in the libraries they serve
- ACL Award for Excellence in Innovation
To encourage and strengthen libraries, we recognize outstanding libraries making an impact.
- Reciprocal Borrowing Program
ACL institutions extend in-person borrowing privileges to authorized patrons from other ACL institutions
- Interlibrary Loan Service
A listserv that facilitates document supply, library to library.
- Open Job Postings
ACL members advertise open positions in their library on our website
- Legacy Endowment Grant
Supports the professional development of librarians by providing funding for the areas of scholarship, research, professional development, and conference attendance.
- President’s Conference Scholarships
Extend opportunities to participate in ACL’s Annual Conference to member librarians who need financial assistance
- CILA Dorothy Spidell Conference Scholarships
Provides ACL Annual Conference participation assistance for international ACL members
- International Member Scholarship
Established so that membership dues would not be a hindrance to international librarians joining ACL
- Global Library Investment Grant
Assist international librarians as they identify and address challenges in their own career development
79% of Membership Has Attended an ACL Conference
660Total 2022 Members
405Libraries Represented in Membership
How ACL has recently impacted librarians and libraries…
"It is an honor to be given such a wonderful opportunity to advance my career. I am forever grateful, and I really appreciate the love and support you always give to ACL members who are financially challenged."
Baru Hulela from Botswana International University of Science & Technology was awarded funds in 2021 from the Global Library Investment Grant to receive training for a Professional Digital Marketing Diploma program.
Almaty Bible Institute in Kazakhstan was a recipient of Global Library Investment funds in 2021 to increase their collection offerings to support their master's and doctoral level students.
In 2021, funds from the Global Library Investment Grant were awarded to the Theological College of Zimbabwe for the creation of an institutional repository for student research and faculty publications.
Technical Support & Capital Improvements
In 2021, funds from the Global Library Investment Grant were awarded to Ghana Christian University for technical support and capital improvements, including the completion of library automation.