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.
The Greater New Orleans CLA Spring Conference Friday, March 6
The Greater New Orleans Catholic Library Association Spring Conference will take place on Friday, March 6, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Archbishop Chapelle High School, 8800 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA 70003
Katy Simpson Smith, author, will discuss her books: We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835 and The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel. Maple Street Book Shop will be selling copies of these titles at the event. The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program will be discussed and librarians will have an opportunity for hands on practice using the resources. Please bring an iPad, laptop, or smart phone.
CLA to host Award’s Dinner, Regina Medal Luncheon and Breakout Sessions during NCEA 2015 in Orlando
Please join us at the Rosen Centre Hotel for special CLA events in Orlando! CLICK HERE to register for these special meal events (required registration through CLA). Early bird registration pricing for CLA Special Events ends on March 20, 2015.
Award’s Dinner on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Join CLA in honoring this year’s award recipients, JOHN O’MALLEY, SJ: Jerome Award, JOAN BAUER: Saint Katharine Drexel Award, and DOUG KECK: Aggiornamento Award. *Registration through CLA required for attendance.
Regina Luncheon Honoring Judy Blume
Join us on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm for a luncheon in honoring the 2015 Regina Medal Recipient, Judy Blume. *Registration through CLA required for attendance.
You’ll also have an opportunity to attend a conversations session with each of our award recipients and with Regina Medal Recipient Judy Blume during the NCEA Convention. Don’t miss breakout sessions presented by our very own CLA members! Registration through NCEA is required for session attendance. Please see the CLA Brochure for session details and scheduling. Visit the NCEA Website to register for convention attendance.
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