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.
2014 Jerome Award Winner
Bernard McGinn of the University of Chicago Divinity School has been awarded our 2014 Jerome Award. Mr. McGinn will accept the award in Pittsburgh April 3014 at the CLA Annual Convention. We are pleased that he will also offer a 'Conversations' session on Wednesday, April 23rd.
NEW - Charlotte Decker Memorial Award
The Charlotte Decker Memorial Award is given annually to honor an outstanding member of the Children’s Library Services Section or the High School/Young Adult Library Services Section of the Catholic Library Association. The award consists of a complimentary ticket to either the Regina Medal luncheon or the opening awards dinner at the CLA annual conference. (The choice is the recipient’s.)
Heritage Fund Silent Auction
The Heritage Fund's Silent Auction continues! Bidding began at the CLA convention in Houston and the top bid is $650. Bidding will continue until midnight (CDT) on July 15, 2013.
Kevin Henkes, the award-winning author and illustrator for children and young adults and winner of CLA's 2013 Regina Medal, donated an original 11" x 14" color sketch (pencil and watercolor) of Lilly, the loveable and precocious mouse made famous in Henkes's picture book, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Greenwillow, 1996).
2013 Scholarship Winners
We are happy to announce the winners of the 2013 Quilt Scholarship Convention Award - Fr. Ken O'Malley and Mary Kelleher, both of Houston, TX are the lucky recipients of $155.00 apiece. Monies for this scholarship to help offset convention fees were raised by our annual Quilt Raffle. The quilts are hand crafted by Cathy Fennell. We thank her for her time and talent to make the beautiful quilts. The lucky winners of the quilts were Sara Baron and Amy Sopchak.
Call for 2014 Convention Proposals
Catholic Library Association invites the submission of quality proposals for presentation at the 2014 Annual Conference, April 22-24, 2014, in Pittsburgh, PA. CLA meets in conjunction with National Catholic Educational Association during Easter Week each year.
Third Annual International Conference on Information & Religion
Third Annual International Conference on Information & Religion The Social Construction of Religious Knowledge June 19-22, 2013 ~ Charlotte, N.C.
Held in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association Annual Conference.