Current CLA News

 Job Posting (5/20/2017) 
   

New job postings available here with Boston College and Xavier University.


 CLA Adopts Socially Responsible Investment Policy, Divests from Fossil Fuel Industry (5/11/2017) 
   

At its 2017 Conference in St. Louis, MO, the Catholic Library Association’s Executive Committee voted to revise its investment policy to divest itself of stocks and investments from companies primarily providing services to, or in the business of, the manufacture, production, or distribution of fossil fuels, and/or products that damage the environment or contribute to global warming.

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 Catholic Archives in the Digital Age (4/24/2017) 
   
panel discussion

March 29, 2017 saw a gathering of more than 80 archivists, librarians, and information specialists working with religious order archives at The Catholic University of America to discuss the status and future of Catholic religious order archives. The conference marked the third in a series on “Catholic Archives in the Digital Age. Read more.


 1998 Regina Medalist Patricia McKissack dies at 72 (4/12/2017) 
   

Patricia McKissack, well-known American children’s author and recipient—with co-author and husband, Frederick McKissack— of the 1998 Regina Medal, died on April 7, 2017 at the age of 72.

McKissack and her husband, Fredrick McKissack, wrote and published more than 100 books together, contributing to the diversity of characters and places in children’s literature, by publishing stories with African American characters and a focus on African American history. Besides the Catholic Library Association’s Regina Medal, they received a Newbery Honor, nine Coretta Scott King author and honor awards, an NAACP Image Award, and in 2014, a Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Patricia McKissack’s The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural received a Newbery Honor and the King Author Award in 1993. Other titles by McKissack include Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman?, a 1993 Horn Book Award runner-up, A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter (1990), and many others.

McKissack was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 2013.

The Regina Medal is a literary award conferred annually by the Catholic Library Association. It recognizes a living person for "continued, distinguished contribution to children's literature without regard to the nature of the contribution.” It was inaugurated in 1959 and it is administered by Children's Library Services Section.


 New Kapsner Bulletin Available (4/9/2017) 
   

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