Spring Meeting

Join us for a joint meeting of the reestablished Brooklyn/Long Island and

Metropolitan New York Chapters of the Catholic Library Association

Cathedral Preparatory Seminary

 56-25 92nd Street, Elmhurst, NY

Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9am-3pm

9:00 – 9:30am        Registration   - Continental Breakfast

   Jennifer Bennett – Junior Library Guild – “Experience the Best New Kids Lit”

   Kathryn G. Shaughnessy – St John’s University – “CLA Librarians:

                                  Partners In Promoting Catholic Social Justice Literacy”

  Kevin Verbesey – Director, Suffolk Cooperative Library System – “Challenges

                                  Facing the Libraries in the 21st Century”

   Boxed Lunches

                                  Malachy R. McCarthy – President, CLA – “We are CLA”

     Margaret McGuinness – LaSalle University – “Nuns Stories: Researching and

Writing the History of Women Religious”


                                    REGISTRATION FORM CAN BE FOUND ONLINE by April 14, 2013

                        www.cathla.org or by phoning (855) 739-1776 (toll free)


For directions  –  http://www.cathedralprepseminary.com/?page_id=137


Parking is available across the street in the JC Penney parking lot

Workshop fee of $15 covers continental breakfast,  lunch, complete information can be found at:             www.cathla.org


METROPOLITAN NEW YORK                                                                    BROOKLYN/LONG ISLAND

 (Dioceses of NY, Newark, Patterson, Metuchen,                                        (Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Center)

 Bridgeport) www.cathla.org/metropolitannewyork                                                www.cathla.org/brooklyn-longisland

Local Contact –  Nancy Schmidtmann -  natopolo@optonline.net

Kathy Steves – Cardinal Spellman High School – ksteves@cardinalspellman.org

Welcome to the Brooklyn/Long Island Chapter

The Catholic Library Association is re-forming the Brooklyn/Long Island Chapter that will provide program opportunities for librarians who work in the field of Catholic-sponsored institutions, the public sector, or are interested in promoting reading in their churches. Thanks for stopping by our website! Here you will find information about CLA, but more importantly you will be able to connect with like-minded individuals in the region.

Use our blog to raise questions, search for answers, or gain advice!

We ask that you tell others about CLA Brooklyn/Long Island Chapter and urge them to look at our new website.

Do not hesitate to call or e-mail the office to obtain membership information or request a complimentary copy of Catholic Library World. Our e-mail address is cla2@cathla.org and phone is 312-739-1776.

Welcome back and I look forward to your participation in the new CLA!