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 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.
Oliver Leonard Kapsner, O.S.B. Cataloging Bulletin October 2014
The latest issue of the Oliver Leonard Kapsner, O.S.B. Cataloging Bulletin e-newsletter of the Catholic Library Association is now available right here.
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.
Take a Chance on the Tenth and Final CLA Collaborative Quilt!
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2014 Regina Medal Winner - Patricia Reilly Giff
Author Patricia Reilly Giff received the Regina Medal Award at a luncheon in her honor on April 23, 2014, at the CLA convention in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a two-time Newbery Honor winner: Lily’s Crossing (Delacorte, 1997) was honored in 1998 and Pictures of Hollis Woods (Random House/Wendy Lamb Books, 2002) in 2003. She is also the author of the Polk Street School series for younger readers. Read her bio here.