Acquisitions

 

ASPRL Acquisition Policies:

 

Planned acquisitions and prayerful selection are essential when choosing materials for the church library. The librarian is sensitive to every organization in the community and to groups with special needs and interest. Recognized evaluation or selection aids and reliable review sources are utilized when choosing materials. 

For printed materials the authenticity, readability according to educational and age level of users, format, scope, special features, potential use, and cost are among primary selection criteria. In addition, appropriateness, physical characteristics, equipment required, maintenance and technical aspects of the item are considered for non-printed materials. 


These same selection criteria are applied when accepting gifts. Only materials that fulfill the purposes and objectives of ASPRL will be accepted. A "desiderata" of recommended gifts is available. Duplicates will be allowed if demand for them is high. Unwanted materials and duplicates are sold on the Monthly PACE Book Table or passed on to various other resource centers according to their scope: Our Lady of Perpetual Help our sister parish, University of Dallas, Prison Ministry, Public Library, etc. 


As recommended by Vatican Council II, the library attempts to provide not only Catholic materials, but also materials from other denominations which may help in understanding all expressions of faith.


Resource collections are carefully being developed in order to:

  • Aid in developing informed and intelligent lay persons in the church
  • Serve all who come seeking development of their spiritual capacities and a growing expression of their Catholic faith
  • Aid in developing a deeper understanding of one's self and one's role in the community and in the world
  • Participate effectively in parish programs by supplying support, materials, equipment, and information as needed
  • Provide children and youth of the parish community with library materials most meaningful for their Catholic growth and development, for aiding in personal adjustment, and for developing desirable social attitudes
  • Provide materials for religious educators who serve the parish on a regular basis or come as invited guests/speakers for official programs
  • Supply materials and information of Catholic and Christian significance which can not be obtained through other local sources
  • Provide materials to aid in the wholesome use of leisure time, for enrichment of personal and family lives.

Archive of Acquisitions

NameTypeSize
NlistJan17
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NlistDec16
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NlistNov16
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NlistOct16
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NlistSep16
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NlistAug16
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NlistJul16
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NlistMay16
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NlistApr16
pdf105 KB
201603-NlistMar16
pdf79 KB
NlistFeb16
pdf98 KB
NlistJan16
pdf85 KB
NlistDec15
pdf88 KB
NlistSep15
pdf80 KB
NlistAug15
pdf75 KB
NlistMay15
pdf109 KB
NlistJan15
pdf63 KB
NlistOct14
pdf70 KB
NlistSept14
pdf78 KB
NlistAug14
pdf97 KB
NlistJuneJuly14
pdf79 KB
NlistFeb14
pdf71 KB
NlistJan14
pdf128 KB
NlistDec13
pdf82 KB
201311-NlistNov13
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201310-NlistOct13
pdf72 KB
201309-NlistSep13
pdf86 KB
201308-NlistAug13
pdf82 KB
201304-NlistApr13-May13
pdf94 KB
201303-NlistMar13
pdf67 KB
201211-NlistNov12
pdf118 KB
201209-NlistSep12
pdf83 KB
201205-NlistMay12
pdf102 KB
201203-NlistMar12
pdf104 KB
201207-NlistJul12
pdf115 KB
201201-NlistJan12
pdf110 KB
201202-NlistFeb12
pdf93 KB
201208-NlistAug12
pdf94 KB
201204-NlistApr12
pdf114 KB
201111-NlistNov11
pdf86 KB
201108-NlistAug11
pdf79 KB
201110-NlistOct11
pdf99 KB
201103-NlistMar11
pdf78 KB
201104-NlistApr11
pdf57 KB
201101-NlistJan11
pdf74 KB
201008-NlistAug10
pdf62 KB
201007-NlistJuly10
pdf79 KB
201004-NlistApr10
pdf73 KB
201002-NlistFeb10
pdf65 KB
201001-NlistJan10
pdf73 KB
200709-NlistSep07
pdf69 KB
200910-NlistOct09
pdf110 KB
200911-NlistNov09
pdf55 KB
200811-NlistNov08
pdf58 KB
200711-NlistNov07
pdf63 KB
200903-NlistMar09
pdf53 KB
200703-NlistMar07
pdf55 KB
200906-NlistJun09
pdf65 KB
200806-NlistJun08
pdf41 KB
200706-NlistJun07
pdf41 KB
200707-NlistJul07
pdf56 KB
200901-NlistJan09
pdf58 KB
200801-NlistJan08
pdf50 KB
200701-NlistJan07
pdf61 KB
200802-NlistFeb08
pdf59 KB
200702-NlistFeb07
pdf60 KB
200912-NlistDec09
pdf52 KB
200812-NlistDec08
pdf61 KB
200712-NlistDec07
pdf51 KB
200612-NlistDec06
pdf52 KB
200908-NlistAug09
pdf51 KB
200808-NlistAug08
pdf56 KB
200904-NlistApr09
pdf51 KB
200607-NlistJul06
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