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 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.
Job Opening for Librarian, Villanova University
Villanova University, a Catholic Augustinian community of higher education rooted in the liberal arts, seeks a dynamic and creative librarian so serve as University Librarian of The Falvey Memorial Library. The University Librarian provides strategic leadership and direction to the planning, acquisition, management and preservation of knowledge and information resources that support Villanova University’s instructional and research programs.
Essay Contest for Grad Students in Catholic LIS Programs
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
Oliver Leonard Kapsner, O.S. B. Cataloging Bulletin April 2014
The latest issue of the Oliver Leonard Kapsner, O.S.B.Cataloging Bulletin e-newsletter of the Catholic Library Association is now available at http://cathla.org/images/CLAelectronicnewsletterIssue27.pdf
Invitation to Open Meetings about the Future of the Catholic Library Association
CLA President Sara Baron and the Executive Board sent a memo to the membership inviting participation in a discussion of the future of CLA. See the memo and instructions for joining an open meeting via video conference or conference call.
CLA Partners in In Good Faith Project
Through funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and project partners the Catholic Library Association (CLA) and the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) are preparing a preservation survey for small theological and religious studies libraries, archives, and cultural institutions. The survey is the centerpiece of an IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries Planning Grant for the project, "In Good Faith: Collection Care, Preservation, and Access in Small Theological and Religious Studies Libraries." Read the press release about the project.
2014 Annual Convention is Coming - Program Now Available!
The annual CLA Convention will be in Pittsburgh, PA April 22-24. Join us for over 30 dynamic sessions with authors, experts, and colleagues speaking on topics relevant to all types of libraries. The entire updated program can be found by linking here.
You may also download the Special Event and Workshop Registration form.
2014 NCEA/CLA Housing OPEN Now
Housing has opened for 2014 NCEA/CLA Convention housing and is FILLING FAST - the link to reserve rooms can be found here. Early Bird registration through NCEA ends March 4th, so plan ahead!
2014 Introductory Archives Workshop for Religious Communities
Catholic Library Association is pleased to announce the 6th session of the Introductory Archives Workshop for Religious Communities to be held June 15-20, 2014 in Ronkonkoma, NY. For more information please see attached link. Please see this page for Registration Form.
2014 Mary A. Grant Volunteer Award - Nancy K. Schmidtmann
Nancy K. Schmidtmann has been awarded the 2014 Mary A. Grant Service Award for her generous and tireless service to CLA at the national, section and chapter levels. In addition to serving as CLA president from 2009-2011, she was also the Local Committee Chair for our 2012 Boston Convention, as well as helping us to revitalize the Brooklyn/Long Island Chapter. Congratulations Nancy, we appreciate your continuous efforts to grow and improve CLA!