Sunday, November 10, 2013

MH Librarian FB Group

I will not be updating the  Meetinghouse Library Index webpages; I did delete the expired links, plus added links to lds.org image webpages in the sidebar: 
lds.orgImage Library All
Gospel Art All

Some picture categories:
Book of Mormon
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I will leave these LDS MHL pages intact until lds.org media images cross references their pictures online with the picture numbers in the MH Materials Centers. 
Until that happens, these pages will provide us with an easy reference for church pictures found in the Primary Manuals, Gospel Art Kit, Gospel Art Book, and the 11 by 17 pictures in the Materials Center.  
For up-to-date Meetinghouse Librarian ideas, indexes and the like, visit our Facebook Group @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/471308292940586/

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cathy from Provo has started a website and a blog.  Her website has lots of good ideas to help librarians as we serve in our local Meetinghouse Material Centers.
https://sites.google.com/site/ldschurchwardlibraries/home
and
http://ldswardlibrarians.blogspot.ca/2013/04/blog-post.html?spref=fb
Meanwhile, I started a Facebook Group Page, because I need one place in which to store all the links.  I wish that Facebook would let us have an index of the links, instead of having to search for it on the wall.  If anyone knows how to do that, share.  and yes, please come and add helpful links to either the FB group or Cathy's blog.  Cathy's blog invites ideas and input from other LDS MH librarians.
I made up an index of all the MP4s I downloaded to flash drive for the Youth classes to use.  I uploaded the index to the FB group page.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I have been very busy downloading all the MP4's unto flash drives, so that the Youth Sunday School and YM/YW can show the videos with their lessons.  It has been a long process, but was wonderful when the YW teacher had both video clips she needed for last weeks lesson.  Our building needed to purchase the media player and a few flashdrives (see tech.lds.org) to show the mp4s on their TV's. 
I wondered what all the other librarians were doing for the sudden change in the youth lessons. There was a tech forum on January 4th, 2013, which walked me through what we needed to do to help the teachers have the equipment and videos needed. this is the link: http://tech.lds.org/blog/552-getting-digital-media-into-meetinghouses
I noticed the gospel doctrine lessons on the church website have the pictures and videos to use with the lesson in the right side bar.  Perhaps someone will do the same for the Primary lessons shortly.
I obtained the outdated computer and monitor from the clerk's office, (the clerk's office recieves a new computer every 5 years, I was able to obtain the old one after it was wiped clean) and then taught our Primary teachers how to find the 'learning resources' for their primary classes. it is at: https://www.lds.org/children/resources?lang=eng
It is wonderful that we have 40 years of 'the friend' activities, stories and colouring pages for the teachers to use as a resource for their lessons.  The building's physical facilites person was a great help with setting the computer up to the printer, which allows all members to search for a teaching aid on the computer, and then print it off. 
For Sunday a teacher requested a MP4 video from Mormon Messages for Youth; I was able to download it unto a library flashdrive, and have it ready for her to show in her lesson.