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Job Posting

4/25/2017

New job posting available here with the University of Dayton Libraries in Dayton, Ohio.

 

Catholic Archives in the Digital Age

4/24/2017

panel discussion

March 29, 2017 saw a gathering of more than 80 archivists, librarians, and information specialists working with religious order archives at The Catholic University of America to discuss the status and future of Catholic religious order archives. The conference marked the third in a series on “Catholic Archives in the Digital Age. Read more.

 

1998 Regina Medalist Patricia McKissack dies at 72

4/12/2017

Patricia McKissack, well-known American children’s author and recipient—with co-author and husband, Frederick McKissack— of the 1998 Regina Medal, died on April 7, 2017 at the age of 72.

McKissack and her husband, Fredrick McKissack, wrote and published more than 100 books together, contributing to the diversity of characters and places in children’s literature, by publishing stories with African American characters and a focus on African American history. Besides the Catholic Library Association’s Regina Medal, they received a Newbery Honor, nine Coretta Scott King author and honor awards, an NAACP Image Award, and in 2014, a Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Patricia McKissack’s The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural received a Newbery Honor and the King Author Award in 1993. Other titles by McKissack include Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman?, a 1993 Horn Book Award runner-up, A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter (1990), and many others.

McKissack was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 2013.

The Regina Medal is a literary award conferred annually by the Catholic Library Association. It recognizes a living person for "continued, distinguished contribution to children's literature without regard to the nature of the contribution.” It was inaugurated in 1959 and it is administered by Children's Library Services Section.

 

New Kapsner Bulletin Available

4/9/2017

The latest issue of The Oliver Leonard Kapsner, O.S.B. Cataloging Bulletin is now available! Click here to view current and past issues.

 

Announcing: Chronicling the U.S. Catholic Experience in the First World War

4/4/2017

chronicling

The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives houses the richest collection of materials related to the First World in the United States. As America nears the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the First World War, the Archives is making hundreds of pages of photographs, letters, scrapbooks, and other documents available online to the public free of charge in a new website:
Chronicling the U.S. Catholic Experience in the First World War.

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