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NEWS 2014

CLA Office Has Moved!

Please note that the CLA office has moved. The new phone number is 225-408-4417 and the new address is 8550 United Plaza Blvd, Ste 1001, Baton Rouge, LA.

Preservation Survey Results Released by ATLA

A report on the In Good Faith:  Collection Care, Preservation, and Access is Small Theological and Religious Studies Libraries survey on preservation and collections care issues at small libraries and archives based at theological and religious studies organizations has just been released by ATLA. Read the press release. 

Professional Development Day for Librarians and Support Staff at St. John’s University

Countless studies have shown that students achieve at higher levels when their school library programs are effective and partnered with subject area teachers. Both interrelated instruction and professionally selected materials relevant to instruction are the domain of the school librarian/media specialist.

The School Librarian in the Core Curriculum is a special day planned on Saturday, October 4th, at St. John’s University Library D’Angelo Center for library staff from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre.


LIS Students - We want to know what you think!

CLA is interested in what LIS students want from a professional organization. Help us out and take a few minutes to answer this survey. Thanks! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2RDZ56Y

Take a Chance on the Tenth and Final CLA Collaborative Quilt!

claquiltSeveral members of CLA took the challenge and made a quilt block with fabric provided at last year’s convention and the results are pictured. It is a primary color quilt that would fit a twin bed; the backing includes several more member quilt blocks. You have a chance to win this beautiful twin sized quilt and a special bonus pillow. Chances for the quilts will be sold at the CLA convention in Orlando or you can contact Cathy Fennell to purchase chances ahead of time, if you are unable to attend the convention.  Chances are $1.00 a piece or 6 for $5.00. Please contact Cathy Fennell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The raffle will take place on April 9, 2015 but you do not need to be present for the drawing. Proceeds from the quilt raffle will go to the Catholic Library Association Scholarship Fund. This is the last quilt challenge, so get your chances now! Thank you for your support of CLA.

Note: Click on the photo for a larger image.

Invitation to Open Meetings about the Future of the Catholic Library Association

CLA President Sara Baron and the Executive Board sent a memo to the membership inviting participation in a discussion of the future of CLA. See the memo and instructions for joining an open meeting via video conference or conference call.

CLA Partners in In Good Faith Project

Through funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and project partners the Catholic Library Association (CLA) and the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) are preparing a preservation survey for small theological and religious studies libraries, archives, and cultural institutions. The survey is the centerpiece of an IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries Planning Grant for the project, "In Good Faith: Collection Care, Preservation, and Access in Small Theological and Religious Studies Libraries." Read the press release about the project.

2014 Annual Convention is Coming - Program Now Available!

The annual CLA Convention will be in Pittsburgh, PA April 22-24. Join us for over 30 dynamic sessions with authors, experts, and colleagues speaking on topics relevant to all types of libraries. The entire updated program can be found by linking here.

You may also download the Special Event and Workshop Registration form.

Two Webinars Planned to Discuss "In Good Faith" Survey Results

ingoodfaithlogosATLA has scheduled two webinars to go over results of the In Good Faith Survey:

Collection Care in Small Religious Studies Collections: the Survey Results from the In Good Faith Project

Oct. 20, 1:30 - 2:30 Central
Nov. 14, 11:00 - Noon Central
Join consultants Liz Bishoff and Tom Clareson for a free webinar reporting on the survey results from the “In Good Faith” Project.  Send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.