Academic Libraries, Archives and Library Education


Chair - Andrew Cano

Vice Chair - Bro. Andrew J. Kosmowski, SM

Past Chair - Open

Treasurer - Jack Fritts - email this member

New Resource

A bibliography from the 2013 ALA Convention Chicago from a presentation offered by Pat Lawton and Malachy McCarthy entitled "Preservation of Catholic Materials: Challenges, Soltuions and Use." This bibliography was compiled by Pat Lawton and Malachy McCarthy. Bibliography found here.

Resource of Interest

Catholic Reference Resources, updating James McCabe's A Critical Guide to Catholic Reference Books (1989), is a joint project of the Roman Catholic Denominational Group of the American Theological Library Association and the Academic Libraries, Archives, and Library Education Section of the Catholic Library Association. You can find it at

Children's Library Services


Chair - Cindy Marach

Past Chair - Marcia Egeland - email this member

Vice Chair - Nicole Jenks May - email this member

Secretary - Open

Treasurer - Jean Elvekrog - email this member

Newsletter Editor - Anna Campos - email this member

Executive Members - Allie Lattner, Chrysa Smith, Michelle Moravec, Sherry Lamb

Members At Large - Theresa Averbeck, Annette Thibodeaux, Maxine Lucas, Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, Nancy Schmidtmann


The objectives of the Children’s Library Services Section shall be the active participation and scholarly interest in the enterprises undertaken by the Catholic Library Association, especially those pertaining to children's libraries, both school and public; the promotion of communication and mutual support among children's librarians; and the enhancement of library service to children through education, cooperation, and the exchange of ideas.

We hope that with the development of this website we may better benefit you in your library service to children and continue to foster a supportive community of members.

The Children’s Section sponsors three awards, the Regina Medal and the Philip F. Neau Memorial Award and (jointly with the High School/Young Adult Section) the Charlotte Decker Memorial Award.

Members communicate not only through this website, but through our listserv CLACLS and newsletters. If you are not a member, please consider joining CLA today!

If you have any suggestions as to how our section may better serve you and your library service needs, please contact us as we strive to expand our professional development and outreach services.

View Children's Connection Newsletter

High School and Young Adult Library Services

Officers of the High School Young Adult Section

Chair - Eva Gonsalves

Vice Chair - Ann O'Hara

Past Chair - Susan Finney

Board Members

The listserv for this section can be found here.

The current and past winners of the St. Katherine Drexel Award can be found here.

Parish and Community Library Services


Interim Chair - Paul Pojman - email this member

Interim Vice Chair - Phyllis Petre

Past Chair - Open

Secretary - Margaret Lueptow - email this member

Newsletter Editor - Jean Elvekrog - email this member

Treasurer - Sharon Roberts - email this member