About Us

Who We Are

WELS-CLO was started in fall of 1991 by interested church librarians. The group meets twice a year, spring and fall, at different churches. This allows us the opportunity to visit other libraries and meet many people with similar interests. The conferences consist of an opening devotion, speakers and/or workshops, a short business meeting, and Q & A time. Northwestern Publishing House is on site with a wide selection of media. There is a “freebie” table for media, posters, and other items to share. We encourage all members to contribute items of interest. A newsletter called “From the Bookshelf” is published quarterly. A favorite section features a recommended and rejected list of NPH reviewed Christian books. WELS-CLO also offers a Facebook page to share ideas and ask questions of other church librarians.

WELS-CLO Officers

Feel free to contact any of our officers for more information or for any questions you may have.  The link above lists their contact info.

Mission Statement

WELS-CLO shall function in full accord with the purposes and guidelines of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod:

  • To assist the Synod in carrying out its mission of teaching all nations;

  • To expand the availability of Christian literature and other resources for all ages through the promotion of church libraries;

  • To provide a forum for the sharing of ideas and fellowship among church librarians;

  • To encourage and assist existing church libraries to be as beneficial as possible to their individual congregations;

  • To encourage and assist congregations which do not have a library to start one.

    Learn more about WELS (Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod) .  .  .