Library Administration


About CVUUS Library

CVUUS Library Page

Library Mission Statement

Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society Library provides a wide variety of UU-relevant information resources and related services to support, enrich, and extend:

  • The ministries, programs, purposes, and activities of the congregation
  • Understanding of Unitarian Universalist beliefs, history, worship, and practice
  • The spiritual growth of individual members and friends at all ages and stages of religious learning and exploration


Resources for Church Library Administration



Collection Development


CVUUS Policies and Procedures

Materials Selection Policy

Gift Policy

Weeding Policy

Intellectual Freedom Statements, Issues, Advocacy (ALA, American Library Association)


Resources for Collection Development

Unitarian Universalist Specific Materials

InSpirit: UUA Book and Gift Shop

Skinner House Books *

Beacon Press, a department of the UUA *

UU World (book reviews)

UUA Curricula and Faith Development. See resources and lists of stories with curricula.

LibraryThing and TinyCat: Unitarian Universalist libraries

*Usually available through InSpirit UUA Book and Gift Shop


Book, Media Awards

ALA Book, Print and Media Awards

ALSC Book and Media Awards (American Association of School Librarians)


Professional Book and Media Reviews, Recommendations

Booklist *

BookLinks *

Children’s Book Council (CBC) Lists

Cooperative Children’s Book Center CCBC (U. of Wisconsin)

Horn Book Guide *


Library Journal and School Library Journal

Titlewave (Follett)


Reading Lists, Recommendations from Other Organizations

Note: Always check additional reviews when considering these resources.

Anti-Defamation League (ADL): Books Matter

Friends General Conference Bookstore (Quaker)

Peace Studies Center Resource Lists


Book Vendors





CVUUS Library Catalog Access

Library World Catalog (official)

Library World OPAC (public access catalog)

Library Thing Catalog (not official)

TinyCat from LibraryThing (not official)


Resources for Cataloging



Promotion, Publicity

Reading Lists