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NEWS 2015

2015 Charlotte Decker Award Recipient

The 2015 Charlotte Decker Award was presented to Jean R. Bostley, SSJ by Annette Thibodeaux, Chair of the HSYALSS at the CLA Annual Conference in Orlando.  Sr. Jean presently serves as librarian at St. Joseph Central High School in Pittsfield, MA.  For many years she was a member and leader of the section before moving to the executive director position of CLA.  Throughout her many years with CLA, she has always been a mentor for leaders of the section and has always made significant contributions to the section. For her many years of dedicated service to the HSYALSS she was recognized with the Charlotte Decker Award.

CLA Co-sponsors Social Gathering at ALA Midwinter 2015 Conference

CLA is partnering with ATLA and the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) to present a Social Gathering for members and friends during the upcoming ALA Midwinter 2015 Conference.

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 5 - 7 pm
Black Sea Room
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
221 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
Light refreshments will be served.
R.S.V.P. kindly requested no later than Friday, January 23, 2015. Respond to Denise McFarlin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 312.775.9446. Please include your affiliation(s): AJL, ATLA, or CLA.
Click here for Google Maps directions from McCormick Place to Radisson Blu.

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.


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