Upcoming ECLA Conference!

We regret to inform you that the Evangelical Church Library Association in-person conference on October 16th is being cancelled. Our virtual conference will go on as planned but low registration has caused us to cancel the in-person portion with hopes of having one in the Spring of 2022.

Our Spring date is tentatively planned for April 30, 2022. All presenters and registrants will be individually contacted to confirm this date. (Or you can contact us!) Please check our website and Facebook page for any further developments. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. We are sorry to disappoint you and hope we can meet in 2022 in person.

If you want to sign up to get access to our virtual presentations, fill out the registration form below. Remember that your registration cost also covers your membership!

2013 Conference Evangelical Christian Publishing Association

Event Information

Date: Starting October 16th

Location: Online

Registration Fees: $30 Virtual registration

Presentations will be available on the eclalibraries.org website for six months from the conference date.

What’s on the conference schedule?

Chris Jager & Jessica Moore – The Latest Book recommendations

Chris Jager Librarian

Chris and Jessica have a wonderful list of new likes for you to enjoy and to add to your library shelves.

Chris Jager stumbled on the perfect job and over 23 years later is still enjoying working at Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has always been a reader and now shares that love with readers every day. She also loves to spend time with her family and 2 funny dogs.

Jessica Moore

Jessica started out hating reading, until her mother got her hooked on a series and refused to continue reading them to her. Now she lives and breathes books, working at Baker Book House for 3+ years, reading in every spare moment, and writing her own books.

With a combined 25+ years of experience recommending the perfect book for every season, these two book ladies will talk about their current favorites in the Christian book world. Jessica will be book talking her children’s Christian books and Chris will be book talking adult Christian fiction.

Ceil Carey, ECLA co-chair – How to write a review 101

Ceil Carey ECLA president

Love to read and want to share your thoughts with others! Writing book reviews is easier than your think. Ceil will give you some tips from her own experience and those of other ECLA reviewers. 

Ceil Carey is a retired public and school librarian who is really obsessed with reading. She has led a book discussion for twenty years, serves on her local library board, and reads an excessive amount of books each year! She loves to share ideas with other librarians and book lovers.

Jarmila Del Boccio – Book Talk of Heart Changer

Auther Jarmila Del Boccio gives us a sneak peek at her new novel Heart Changer.

Rene Gutteridge – Writing: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Behind The Scenes

You will be intrigued and entertained by author Rene Gutteridge’s behind-the-scenes revelations. And you’ll feel like old friends by the finish of Rene’s chatty presentation.

Rene Gutteridge has been writing professionally for twenty years, with diversified expertise in fiction, non-fiction, comedy sketches, novelizations, and screenwriting. She is the multi-genre author of 24 novels. Her indie film SKID won deadCenter’s Best Oklahoma Feature in 2015, and in 2016 her novel My Life as a Doormat was adapted into the Hallmark movie Love’s Complicated.  She is co-director of Write Well Sell Well and WriterCon in Oklahoma City and is the head writer at Skit Guys Studios.  She is co-writer on the feature film Family Camp, due out in theaters in Spring of 2022.  Find out more at ReneGutteridge.com.


Librarians’ Roundtable Zoom Discussions

Saturday, October 16, 10am

Church librarians will ZOOM in October with new ideas, concerns, and questions. Topics discussed will be library issues, post-pandemic re-opening ideas , cataloging, and of course, the sharing of good books. You may share ideas, pose questions, or just tune in. If you would like to join the roundtable email admin@eclalibraries.org and you will be sent an invitation with the link. Moderated by Cathy Askeland, librarian at The Compass Church, Bolingbrook, IL.

Register for the 2021 Virtual Conference below by Filing out the form and pressing the SUBMIT button, this will take you to Paypal for payment

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About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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