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NEWS 2013

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.)


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.

In Memoriam: Dr. Dennis A. Norlin

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The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) remembers the life of Dr. Dennis A. Norlin, retired ATLA Executive Director. Dennis passed away on Friday June 7, 2013, after a serious illness.

Please join us in offering his family and friends our sincerest condolences during this sad time.

Dennis will be remembered and missed as a colleague and friend, and we are grateful for his fifteen years of loyal service to ATLA.


CLA Joins ATLA in Sponsoring IMLS Grant

ATLA Receives IMLS Grant to Explore Preservation Needs in Small Theological and Religious Studies Libraries

Chicago, IL, September 27, 2013 - The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) has received a 2013 National Leadership Grants for Libraries Planning Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) in the amount of $46,500. The grant will support the project, “In Good Faith: Collection Care, Preservation, and Access in Small Theological and Religious Studies Libraries,” in partnership with the Catholic Library Association (CLA) and the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL).  For more information linke here 


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