When the Christian Librarians’ Fellowship (CLF) was first formed in 1956, those early librarians were not just focused on their own needs, but they were also concerned with the information needs of students at Christian institutions. Part of their earliest vision was the establishment of the Christian Periodical Index (CPI).And so began a project which continues to the present day. It has far exceeded anyone’s vision at the time if its creation. Who knew about the coming explosion of publishing – to say nothing about the Internet! Yet the mission of CPI – to provide access to English language articles and reviews from an evangelical perspective – has not changed in 50 years, though it has broadened its target group from the original CLF membership.
"The Christian Periodical Index, ACL’s Longest Service Project,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 49
, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol49/iss2/13