Remembering Joy

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation (Isaiah 12:3, NIV).

This is a well of remembrance. Here we draw life-giving water from springs that never run dry. Do you remember when you first fell in love with Jesus? That moment when you experienced His salvation that changed your life forever? This free and totally undeserved gift fills me with unspeakable joy, but it often gets lost in the busy day-to-day life of an information professional, mom, wife, volunteer, friend, sister, and daughter.

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Timeline: Ongoing 

Receive a 10% discount on an annual Meescan license.

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Right Where You Are

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.”  (1 Peter 4:12, NIV)

Anxiety is something that many of us deal with in our daily lives. Recent circumstances in our world have made anxious thoughts commonplace. How can we overcome anxious thoughts? How do we not allow anxious thoughts to permeate every aspect of our lives, including our jobs?

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Religious eBook Collections

Timeline: Annually (Apr 1-Jun 21) 

Four new customized collections of EBSCO eBooks in Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministry/Missions, Education, and Mental Health.

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Anchored in Hope

God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. (Hebrews 6:18-19a NIV)

Throughout our lives, many of us will find ourselves in a season of drift or insecurity. Unmoored and untethered to a comfortable and firm foundation, like a boat without an anchor, it is in these times that we find ourselves searching for truth, connection, and stability. We find ourselves drawn to hope.

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Third Iron


Timeline: Ongoing 

Third Iron is offering CLC members a minimum of 15 percent off the list price of their standard LibKey subscription, which includes LibKey Discovery, LibKey Links, LibKey Nomad,, and BrowZine (basic level of BrowZine only).

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Timeline: 8/31/2023 

Join with other CLC members to build a shared academic digital collection from Overdrive. Discounted annual participation fee is based on FTE.

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Michael Wells – 7/2023

Michael is the Library Director at Wilmington College in Wilmington, OH (1013 FTE). Michael has been an ACL member for ten years.

Describe yourself using a book title: The Power of a Praying Parent

What’s the best thing about being a librarian? For me, the best thing about being a librarian is the ability to work with a variety of people and to learn (both good and bad) from the experiences. Having worked at a variety of libraries over the years, I have been blessed to work with many great colleagues and customers and have loved learning about their lives and sharing my life with them.

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Lauren Denny – 6/2023

Lauren is the Consortium Librarian for SIL International in Reidsville, NC (20 libraries). Lauren has been an ACL member for nine years.

Describe yourself using a book title: Christ’s Servant Librarian Dancing on an International Tightrope

What’s the best thing about being a librarian? Connecting people with resources (people, print, electronic, counseling, training, etc.) to help them go beyond what they envisioned for their areas of interest or expertise. Be a sounding board to people see ways they could expand or enhance their ministry/mission.

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The Least of These

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” – Matthew 25:40 NIV

While working in the public library my understanding of who the “least of these” were grew as I daily interacted with those who are marginalized in society: the homeless, those who are technologically challenged, those who aren’t comfortable speaking English, the recently released from prison, and those whom society seems to have forgotten for whatever reason.

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