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NEWS 2011

2011 Regina Medal Bookmarks

2011 Regina Medal Bookmarks are now available for purchase.  Download the form to order your package of 80 for $10.00 + shipping/handling.

Catholic Library Association Office Will Move to Chicago

In June 2011 CLA will move its headquarters from Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Chicago in order to consolidate CLA and the office of its Catholic Periodical and Literature Index (CPLI) in a single location. The new address at 205 West Monroe Street is situated near all bus, subway and railway lines in Chicago’s downtown area.


Catholic Library Association Announces the Sale of Catholic Periodical and Literature Index

The Catholic Library Association's Executive Board announces the sale of CPLI to the American Theological Library Association. The purchase will become effective on September 1, 2011.


CLA 90th Anniversary History Booklet


Order a copy of the CLA history booklet compiled in honor of the Association's 90th anniversary!  The beautiful publication is a 40-page treasure detailing important events and individuals from CLA's first 90 years; it includes photos from our archives at Marquette University.  To receive your copy, send a $5 check payable to CLA to: Jean Elvekrog, 401 Doral Court, Waunakee, WI 53597-2206.  Your booklet will be  mailed to you immediately!

Heritage Fund 2011 Silent Auction Winner

Thank you to Eric Carle for donating the limited edition lithograph of his signed art entitled, "The Lamb and the Butterfly."


Mary A. Grant Award 2011 Winner Announced

Catherine Fennell, Executive Director of Library Services at Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA, was awarded with the 2011 Mary A. Grant Award.  See more details under Awards.

CLA Heritage Fund End of Year Donation

If you are considering any additional charitable donations before the end of this tax year, please consider including CLA's Heritage Fund on your list of donations.


Deep in the Heart of Texas - CLA 2013 Convention

NCEA has announced that the 2013 NCEA/CLA Convention will be held in Houston, Texas from April 2-4, 2013. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will serve as the host. Over the past few years the archdiocese has been flourishing with the opening of a new co-cathedral in Houston and the appointment of  Archbishop Daniel DiNardo as Cardinal in 2007. We look forward to joining the Bishop Byrne Chapter, CLA's local chapter, in discovering Houston.

Second Annual International Conference on Information & Religion

Theme: Preservation and Access: Facilitating Research in Information and Religion
May 18-19, 2012 ~ Kent State University, Kent, OH

The Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR) will host its Second Annual International Conference on Information and Religion in May 2012. This call for papers seeks original contributions in all areas related to information and religion. The conference theme invites participants to share their work in a variety of areas in which scholars are exploring the intersections of religion and information.


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  2016 CLA Convention
Schedule Coming Soon!