Current CLA News

 Association of Catholic Publishers Members Elect Six Board Members (2/13/2017) 

BALTIMORE, MD -The Association of Catholic Publishers' (ACP) members elected six board members including re-electing Therese Ratliff, increased the number of heads-of-house to six, and brought a balance among the types of publishers represented by the membership. "This new board reflects the breadth of vision and mission in Catholic publishing as well as the various types of publishing-liturgical, music, trade, catechetical-that make up our industry," noted executive director, Therese Brown.

Members elected Peter Dwyer (Liturgical Press), Conor Gallagher (Saint Benedict Press/TAN Books), Fr. Dan Kroger (Franciscan Media), Therese Ratliff (Twenty-Third Publications/Bayard), Kathleen Sommers-Garcia (Liturgy Training Publications), and Jon Sweeney (Ave Maria Press) to three-year terms beginning in February 2017.

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 CLW is Seeking Manuscripts (2/6/2017) 

Catholic Library World (CLW) is seeking manuscripts for publication. Topics of interest include: academic libraries, high school and children’s libraries, parish and community libraries, archives, and library education. All major articles are juried. For further information or to submit articles, contact: CLW General Editor Sigrid Kelsey,

 Catholic University to host Catholic Archives in the Digital Age Conference, March 29 (2/5/2017) 

The Catholic Archives in the Digital Age: The Fate of Religious Order Archives Conference is the third in a series of conferences under the theme of how Catholic archives are evolving in the digital age. The specific focus arose as after the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives worked with the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart in Baltimore to preserve their valuable archives as they moved from one location to another, will address aspects of the question of religious order archives in the United States. Catholic University has historically served as a center of education for members of religious orders from around the country. The free conference will be held on the CUA campus in the Pryzbyla Center on March 29th, 2017 and will feature a range of scholars and archivists of the American Catholic experience and archival stewards of religious order records. For more information, see

W. J. Shepherd, Associate Archivist, CUA

 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.