Established in 1921, the Catholic Library Association is an international membership organization, providing its members professional development through educational and networking experiences, publications, scholarships, and other services. The Catholic Library Association coordinates the exchange of ideas, provides a source of inspirational support and guidance in ethical issues related to librarianship, and offers fellowship for those who seek, serve, preserve, and share the word in all its forms.
PCLSS Award Presented to Pastor in Austin, TX
Father Larry has served as pastor since 1993. At the time he arrived at the parish, the library was in a state of disarray. According to Charlotte, "Father Larry was the one who had the idea to keep the library and get it back in shape as a resource for our parish . He lent his architectural design prowess and his past experience as a parish librarian to the project. He continues to be close to this ministry and is a great advocate for us to his staff and the parishioners." Currently, the library houses over 3,000 books, music CDs, and non print religious resources. See "before and after" photos of the library in Austin, Texas on page 3 of this newsletter).
Congratulations, Father Larry, and thank you for believing in the importance and relevancy of parish libraries.