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NASHVILLE, TN—The 56th annual Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) met June 11-14 at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida and featured Mrs. Carol Reid, librarian at Free Will Baptist Bible College since 1988, in two workshop events, a pre-conference workshop with four colleagues plus a solo conference presentation. Mrs. Reid’s 60-minute, solo workshop (“Writing the Annual Report”) attracted 27 attendees with excellent responses from participants.

The team-taught pre-conference workshop focused on ABHE (Association for Biblical Higher Education) Evaluator Training. Mrs. Reid, along with fellow librarians Nancy Olson and Kathy Molenkamp and ABHE representatives Ron Kroll and Randy Bell, led the day-long session (8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.). Twenty-one people enrolled for the training session. Mrs. Reid helped in writing two skits for the group as well as presenting materials on “Writing the Report.”

“I found the conference profitable as professional development,” Mrs. Reid said. “I attended workshops on establishing an information commons, improving students’ media literacy, new developments in interlibrary loan, managing varying work styles, and hosting author visits. I also attended meetings for CPI Indexers, the Commission for International Library Advancement, the Christian Library Consortium, and two ACL business meetings.”

More than 32 workshops were available for ACL attendees. Mrs. Reid is a member of the ACL Board of Directors, serves as ACL secretary, and keeps minutes for both the board meetings and the general conference business meetings.

Provost Greg Ketteman said, “Mrs. Reid’s current leadership in this professional librarians’ association is a credit to herself and to Free Will Baptist Bible College. Her efforts to network with other librarians are of great professional value. We are delighted that she continues to learn and advance in her chosen field of service at FWBBC.”

A 1977 FWBBC graduate, Mrs. Reid earned the Master of Library Science degree at Vanderbilt University. She is married to Dr. Garnett Reid, a FWBBC professor specializing in Old Testament studies.

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