New Kapsner Bulletin Available (1/13/2017) 

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

 In Memoriam: 2006 Regina Medal Recipient Paul Goble (1/11/2017) 

The Catholic Library Association is saddened to hear the passing of Regina Medal Recipient Paul Goble. He was a well-known children’s author-illustrator widely known for his picture books inspired by Native American culture and lore. Click here to read his full obituary.

 2017 CLA Election Results (12/21/2016) 

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 2017 St. Katharine Drexel Award Winner - Gene Luen Yang (12/15/2016) 
Gene Luen Yang

The Catholic Library Association is excited to announce Gene Luen Yang as the 2017 St. Katharine Drexel Award Recipient. Yang began making comics and graphic novels in the fifth grade. In 2006, his book American Born Chinese was published by First Second Books. It became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album.In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, a two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. Boxers & Saints was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. He has done a number of other comics, including Dark Horse Comics’ continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comics’ Superman! In addition to cartooning, Yang teaches creative writing through Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. In January 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child a Reader, and the Children’s Book Council appointed him the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The Award will be presented to Yang at the 2017 CLA Convention in conjunction with the National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo being held April 18-20, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.

 2017 CLA Convention With Special Events (12/7/2016) 

We are excited to announce our lineup of CLA Sessions at the 2017 CLA Convention in conjunction with NCEA. Click here to view the sessions and don’t forget to sign up for the CLA Special Events – Opening Awards Dinner & Regina Medal Luncheon. Registration is Open!

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