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NEWS 2014

Take a Chance on the Tenth and Final CLA Collaborative Quilt!

claquiltSeveral members of CLA took the challenge and made a quilt block with fabric provided at last year’s convention and the results are pictured. It is a primary color quilt that would fit a twin bed; the backing includes several more member quilt blocks. You have a chance to win this beautiful twin sized quilt and a special bonus pillow. Chances for the quilts will be sold at the CLA convention in Orlando or you can contact Cathy Fennell to purchase chances ahead of time, if you are unable to attend the convention.  Chances are $1.00 a piece or 6 for $5.00. Please contact Cathy Fennell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The raffle will take place on April 9, 2015 but you do not need to be present for the drawing. Proceeds from the quilt raffle will go to the Catholic Library Association Scholarship Fund. This is the last quilt challenge, so get your chances now! Thank you for your support of CLA.

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2014 Regina Medal Winner - Patricia Reilly Giff

AVT Patricia-Reilly-Giff 240Author 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.

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.

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.

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.


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