AmyWelbornAmy Welborn is the author of nineteen books and many articles on Catholic topics. Popular titles are Books of Saints/Books of Heroes and The How-To Book of the Mass. Acclaim for her Prove It series (God, Jesus, Prayer, and Church) is that she meets teens on their level and then invites them to a higher level of understanding. Amy has taught high school and was a Parish Director of Religious Education.

CLA is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Newsletter Award. Deadline is February 15, 2016. Click on the link below for more information.


Newsletter Award Information.pdf Newsletter Award Information

CLA is happy to open up registration for the 2016 Special Events - Opening Dinner and Regina Medal Luncheon. We are excited to bring the Dinner to the beautiful University of San Diego campus and the Regina Medal Luncheon to a popular bayside restaurant a short walk from the Convention Center. Click here to view more information regarding the event and to sign up today!

Click here to view the complete 2016 CLA Convention schedule! We have an exciting line up this year in the beautiful city of San Diego. Don’t forget to register for the Convention via NCEA by clicking here.

Click the attachment link below to view the January 2016 (no.34) issue of the Kapsner Newsletter.


kapsnerbulletin34.pdf Kapsner Bulletin #34

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 is fast-approaching. Sessions this year include tips for industry success and a technology exhibit. Don't miss out!
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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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