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NEWS 2012

2012 Regina Medal Winner - Jean Craighead George

Our 2003 Regina Medal recipient, Jean Craighead George, died May 15 at a hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Jean was a children’s author, and widely regarded as one of the premier American nature writers for young readers,  Her novels and picture books — more than 100 — have sold millions of copies. “Julie of the Wolves,” a novel about a 13-year-old Eskimo runaway who is welcomed by a wolf pack in the Alaskan tundra, received the 1973 Newbery Medal for the “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”She was 92.  More information can be found here.

MCCLC 2012 Fall Meeting/Tour

MCCLC - Metropolitan Catholic College Librarians’ Chapter

Fall Meeting/Tour

Friday, October 26, 2012

Please join the MCCLC for a tour of the MCCLC for a tour of  the Museum of Jewish Heritage. “The Core Exhibition differs from other institutions of memory by telling the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of those who experienced it. Using first-person histories and personal objects, the Museum explains the essence and beauty of Jewish life and serves as a repository for the memories of Holocaust survivors, whose stories will live on long after they are gone and will continue to teach future generations.


WCLA Meeeting in DeForest, WI

Plan on attending the October 19, 2012 WCLA Fall Conference at Comfort Inn and Suites on Hwy V. in DeForest, Wisconsin.

Dr. Robert Smiley, Director of Technology for the Waunakee Community School District, will start out the morning speaking on Long Range Plan-ning and The Future of School Libraries.

Merri Lindgren, CCBC librarian, will present the Best New Books for Younger Children, Teens and Young Adults.

Jacqueline Houtman, young adult book author from Madison, will present Sciency Fiction.

Book vendors will be available for the first half of the day and ideas will be shared.

Please mark your calendars and bring a friend!

St. Louis CLA - Please join us at the Fall Social

St. Louis University Museum of Art

Sunday, September 30, 2012

1:30 -- 3:30 p.m.

St. Louis University Museum of Art


3663 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108

Bring a friend and tour the galleries with docents, find out what CLA is up to, enjoy refreshments, and network with library friends old and new!

Time is Running Out - Renew Today!

timeWe don’t want you to miss your next issue of Catholic Library World.  Please complete the renewal notice and return by October 1, 2012.  You can pay by check or call our toll-free number 855-739-1776 to use a credit card to charge your membership. Thank you for your continued support of CLA.  For renewal notice please follow this link.

Mother Theodore Guerin Fall Meeting

guerinYou are cordially invited to attend the Fall meeting of the Mother Theodore Guerin Chapter of CLA.  Meeting will be held on Friday, October 26th at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN.  Program includes:



The November 10, 2012 Fall Meeting re-launching our Metropolitan New York Chapter at Fordham University will be postponed until the Spring of 2013 due to the recent storms on the East coast.  Registered attendees will receive a refund of their payment.  Visit the CLA website for future event information.  Thank you!

Ballots DUE - 2012 Candidates for National Office

To ensure 'your vote is counted'
to arrive no later than December 1, 2012.

We are pleased to announce the final candidates for National Office - 2012

For Vice President (President Elect) we have two candidates -
Chris Turland of Cardinal Ritter Prep High School, St. Louis MO and
Mary Kelleher of Cardinal Beran Library, St. Mary's Seminary, Houston, TX

For Board Members we have four candidates:

Craig George of MidCon Energy Partners, Eureka, MO and
Ann O'Hara of Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WI

Pat Lawton of Catholic Research Resources Alliance, Notre Dame, IN
and Curt LeMay of Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library,
St. Paul, MN

Board Members will serve a term of 4 years, 2 candidates will be selected.

Election Materials/Ballots were sent to all CURRENT paid members of Catholic Library Association as of October 1, 2012. 

More candidate information can be found here


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