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.
CLA Co-sponsors Social Gathering at ALA Midwinter 2015 Conference
Sunday, February 1, 2015, 5 - 7 pm
Black Sea Room
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
221 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
Light refreshments will be served.
Click here for Google Maps directions from McCormick Place to Radisson Blu.
Job Opening: Head Archivist, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
Job Title: Head Archivist
Job Summary: The Archivist of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth maintains the private repository of the Community’s records in order to centralize, preserve, protect and make available materials pertaining to the origin, history, spirit and growth of this Community. The Archivist works at the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth.
Date of Opening: January 9, 2015
CLA Office Has Moved!
Please note that the CLA office has moved. The new phone number is 225-408-4417 and the new address is 8550 United Plaza Blvd, Ste 1001, Baton Rouge, LA.
Preservation Survey Results Released by ATLA
A report on the In Good Faith: Collection Care, Preservation, and Access is Small Theological and Religious Studies Libraries survey on preservation and collections care issues at small libraries and archives based at theological and religious studies organizations has just been released by ATLA. Read the press release.
CLA Convention Hotel Booking Now Open
For those planning to attend the CLA Annual Convention in Orlando, FL, April 7 to 9, 2015, hotel reservations are now open through Travel Planners.
Listings of recommended hotels are on the NCEA website.
Professional Development Day for Librarians and Support Staff at St. John’s University
Countless studies have shown that students achieve at higher levels when their school library programs are effective and partnered with subject area teachers. Both interrelated instruction and professionally selected materials relevant to instruction are the domain of the school librarian/media specialist.
The School Librarian in the Core Curriculum is a special day planned on Saturday, October 4th, at St. John’s University Library D’Angelo Center for library staff from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre.
Essay Contest for Grad Students - Deadline Extended
CLA Members who are also studying LIS in Catholic Universities are invited to participate in an essay contest. The winning essay will be published in Catholic Library World. Click here for more info
LIS Students - We want to know what you think!
CLA is interested in what LIS students want from a professional organization. Help us out and take a few minutes to answer this survey. Thanks! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2RDZ56Y
Hotel Information for 2015 CLA Convention
The CLA Annual Conference will take place April 7-9, 2015, in Orlando, FL. CLA meets in conjunction with National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) during Easter Week each year.
Registration and housing for the convention is done via the NCEA website. So, watch the NCEA site and make your plans early. Housing for these joint events typically fills up very quickly.