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.
Catholic Library World
Catholic Library World, ISSN 0008-820X, is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association and is indexed in Book Review Index, CPLI, Library Literature and Information Science, Library and Information Science Abstracts, Reference Book Review Index, Current Index to Journals in Education (ERIC), Information Science Abstract, and Universite des sciences humaines de Strasbourg (CERDIC). All major articles are juried. CLW is published quarterly in September, December, March and June. A complimentary subscription to CLW is a benefit of CLA membership. The Catholic Library World Editorial Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the CLW editor and selects the annual winner of the John Brubaker Memorial Award.