Annual Convention

The Catholic Library Association offers opportunities for members to advance in the library profession through its annual convention held concurrently with the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) each spring.

2017 CLA Annual Convention

Catholic Library Association invited all members to attend the 2017 Annual Convention, April 18-20, 2017 in St. Louis, MO in conjunction with National Catholic Educational Association during Easter Week each year. More information regarding registering for the NCEA/CLA Convention and housing can be found here. BE SURE TO SELECT YOU ARE A CLA MEMBER FOR REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS.

We are excited to announce the following Award Recipients who will be presenting at the Convention:

  • 2017 Regina Medal Award Recipient – David A Adler
  • 2017 Jerome Award Recipient – Dr. Massimo Faggioli
  • 2017 Aggironamento Award Recipient – Fr. Patrick Martin
  • 2017 St. Katharine Drexel Award Recipient - Gene Luen Yang

CLA 2017 Convention Session Listing


2017 CLA Convention - Special Events

Special Events Registration Closes April 9th

Don’t miss out on the excitement of the CLA Convention and be sure to register today through NCEA

We also hope that you will join us for the CLA 2017 Special Events which include:

CLA Opening Dinner & Awards Presentation

Tuesday, April 18th - 7:00 pm
Embassy Suites Downtown
610 North 7th St, St. Louis, MO 63101
(Located next to Convention Center)
Price: $60

Attendees will choose from one of the below options:
All Entrees include salad and dessert

  • Broasted Amish Chicken Breast
    • Chervil Butter Spaetzle & grilled asparagus finished w/ foraged mushroom hunters sauce
  • Pepper Crusted Bacon Wrapped Center Cut Pork Loin
    • Aged cheddar potato gratin, farm fresh broccolini and sambucca butter sauce
  • Roasted Vegetable Napoleon
    • Grilled vegetable and goat cheese mousse tower garnished with fresh basil and sauced with red pepper coulis, basil oil, and balsamic glace

Regina Medal Luncheon

Wednesday, April 19th – 12:00
America’s Convention Center
Room 261/262
Price: $45 (Late Registration $50)

Don’t miss out seeing David Adler accept the 2017 Regina Medal Award. Seating is limited!

Attendees will choose from one of the below options:
All Entrees include salad and dessert

  • Smoked Pecan Encrusted Chicken Breast
    • Maple Cream, sweet potato hash and wilted spinach
  • Miso-Glazed Salmon (Gluten Free)
    • Coconut jasmine rice and baby bok choy
  • Fire Roasted Vegetable Polenta Cake (Vegetarian)
    • Haricot Vert and sweet pea puree

Click here to Register for the Event (via online form)

Click here to Register for the Event (via paper form)