Check out all the fun at CLA 2016 Convention – pictures uploaded here!

The Catholic Library Association is saddened to learn of the passing of Brother Emmett Corry, O.S.F. last year. He provided leadership of CLA as President from 1989-1991. More information on his life and passing can be found here.


Click the attachment link below to view the April 2016 (no.35) issue of the Kapsner Newsletter.


Welcome to CLA's new website! Please look around and let us know if you have any questions.

handsMore than ever before, we at the Catholic Library Association are looking to make your experience with our organization more productive and beneficial. Since 1921, the organization has grown into an international presence, and continues to advocate for those who share their talents and collaborate in constructive projects. As we approach our 95th year, we are in the midst of an important campaign to bolster membership and awareness on a more meaningful scale. Our efforts are focused on the central theme: “Building the future of CLA …together.” This focus calls for these simple yet potent means of engagement: Reach Out. Connect. Recruit.

In short, we need YOU! We are counting on the strength of our members and the power of community to make CLA survive, thrive, and serve.

Word-of-mouth referrals are the most effective membership recruitment channel, and we are asking for your help in recruiting new members.

As promised, here are the resources you can use to reach out to potential members:

In the attachments below you will find a letter and membership brochure in pdf format that you can copy and paste into your personal email to friends, colleagues, co-workers, and classmates

The CLA office will correspond with anyone seeking information or completing the online membership form, which now includes a section where referring members can be identified.

CLA Publicity and Marketing Committee
Phone: 225-408-4417


09-2015_Membership_Campaign_Letter.pdf Membership Campaign Letter
2015_CLA_Membership_Brochure.pdf Membership Brochure

Members enjoy many benefits including networking opportunities, discounts on events and in the shop and up-to-date information on industry news. Join us today!
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This year's Annual Convention was a great success! Sessions this year included tips for industry success and a technology exhibit.
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Catholic Library World, ISSN 0008-820X, is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association and is published quarterly in September, December, March and June.
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