Current CLA News

 CLA Teams Up with Amazon Smile (6/12/2017) 
   

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 Bishop Byrne Chapter Holds Semi-Annual Meeting in Houston (6/11/2017) 
   

The Bishop Byrne Chapter of the Catholic Library Association held their semi-annual meeting at the Regis School in Houston on February 24, 2017. Opening prayer and welcome to new parish librarians was followed by reports, elections, and installation of officers for their two year term. Presentations included a Titlewave webinar from Tara Guess and best practices moments with Shelley James from St. Vincent de Paul. Additionally, Glenn Bailey, Jr, YAH Director of Community and School Partnerships who spoke about how the Young Audiences programs could benefit schools.

The Chapter conferred The Ann Martin Award for excellence upon Marci Peschke. Marci told about her life journey and about authoring the Kylie Jean book series. Additionally, author Denise Ditto gave us details about her personal journey as a writer and how self-publishing brought her story Flying High with the Tooth Fairy to life. These authors offered valuable lessons on both traditional self-publishing routes for authors. Round table discussions, library management issues, networking, learning, and fellowship filled the meeting before it came to a close with prayer from Chaplain Marilyn Fontenot.


 920 CLA - John E Shaffett (6/8/2017) 
   

920 CLA is a regular column in Catholic Library World, introducing a CLA member in each issue. John E. Shaffett is the subject of the June 2017 column.

Q&A with John E. Shaffett

Director of Library Services
The Baptist College of Florida
Graceville, Florida

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 CLA Member Lesley Farmer Receives AASL Distinguished Service Award (6/7/2017) 
   

CLA member Lesley Farmer, professor of library media at California State University Long Beach, is the recipient of the 2017 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Distinguished Service Award. Sponsored by Follett, the $3,000 award recognizes an individual member of the library profession who has, over a significant period, made an outstanding national contribution to school librarianship and school library development.

Farmer has written extensively on school library-related issues, including 35 monographs and more than 200 book chapters and articles. She has also edited and reviewed for more than a dozen journals. Throughout her career, Farmer has been involved in more than 15 research projects and 32 grants, which focused on school library standards and practice, literacy project factors, information/ICT integration, instruction, and data analytics.

Read more: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/05/lesley-farmer-receives-aasl-distinguished-service-award


 TheBookTrailer.org Uses Movie Trailers to Promote YA Readership (6/4/2017) 
   

An MLS research project comes to fruition 4 years later for CLA member Joanna Schreck.

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