Saturday, December 19, 2009

Howard W Hunter, Prophet of God

The Video: Howard W. Hunter, Prophet of God,#53946 is needed for lesson #42,"The Presidents of the Church" Sunday School manual for ages 12 and 13.

Our MHL did not have a copy of this video. The Church Distribution 2009 (both hard copy and online)catalog did not list it. However, it was listed in the 2003 Library Start up kit. I contacted church cur; they said the video was no longer available.

That clears up the puzzle, but brings me another puzzle. In reading the MHL guidelines, we had the understanding that if an item is not listed in the catalog, we were not to have it in the library. (I know how important it is for teachers to use current church approved materials in their lessons.) However, in the case of this video, we may have given away a video needed for a lesson. :/ We really do need a list of church approved materials called for in any lesson/manual, regardless if they are no longer available or not. That would prevent us from discharging materials we need, but are not listed in the catalog.

3 comments:

Deb said...

I was at our library making sure we have all the materials for our lesson manuals, and discovered that we have this resource on DVD, so although the VHS listed in the manual is not available a DVD repellant is with a different product number.

ls said...

Deb, do you have the product number of the DVD? I couldn't find it in the catalogue or in own library.
Thanks,
ls

Tod Robbins said...

This blog and the Google Site are an amazing resource. I am a new Sunday School president and a grad student studying library and information science and we need better resources for the MHLs of the Church.

I'm now subscribed to the blog. Cheers!