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NEWS 2013

New Members’ Only Page Functional

We are pleased to announce our New Members’ Only Page!  To access this page you will be required to register and login using the Member Login found here http://cathla.org/member-login.

First you will need to register. Choose the register link, fill in the registration form, you will create a unique username and password - save this for future logins, once submitted, you will receive an email with a link to verify your account, your registration will be approved and you will receive another email with a link back to the website. Now you may login.  (please be advised – as the approvals must come through the CLA office, they will be responded to during normal Mon-Fri working hours.)


Third Annual International Conference on Information & Religion

Third Annual International Conference on Information & Religion The Social Construction of Religious Knowledge June 19-22, 2013 ~ Charlotte, N.C.

Held in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association Annual Conference.


Complimentary 2013-14 CLA Membership

Application for Complimentary 2013-14 CLA Membership

(Sponsored by CLA's Heritage Fund)


Applications for 4 free 2013-14 CLA memberships are due no later than March 1, 2013.  This offer was made possible by the Heritage Fund and is open to any interested persons who have never been membes of Catholic Library Association. Application can be found by linking here.

CLA Election Results

We are pleased to announce the following election results...

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Mary Kelleher has been elected Vice President
(President Elect) for the 2013-2017 term
Cardinal Beran Library, St. Mary’s Seminary, Houston

lawtonPat Lawton has been elected to the Executive Board
for a four-year term 2013-2017

Projects Librarian for Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA), Notre Dame, Indiana

Ann O'Hara has been elected to the Executive Board
for a four-year term 2013-2017
Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WI

The votes were tallied and certified by the 2012 Elections Committee: Eileen M.Franke, Mark Unger and Niki Ehernberger.

Greater St. Louis Chapter CLA

Greater St. Louis Chapter - Spring Conference

March 9, 2013  8:00 A.M -- 2:00 P.M.
Duchesne High School



NEW - Charlotte Decker Memorial Award

The Charlotte Decker Memorial Award is given annually to honor an outstanding member of the Children’s Library Services Section or the High School/Young Adult Library Services Section of the Catholic Library Association. The award consists of a complimentary ticket to either the Regina Medal luncheon or the opening awards dinner at the CLA annual conference. (The choice is the recipient’s.)


2013 Scholarship Winners

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2013 Quilt Scholarship Convention Award - Fr. Ken O'Malley and Mary Kelleher, both of Houston, TX are the lucky recipients of $155.00 apiece.  Monies for this scholarship to help offset convention fees were raised by our annual Quilt Raffle.  The quilts are hand crafted by Cathy Fennell.  We thank her for her time and talent to make the beautiful quilts.  The lucky winners of the quilts were Sara Baron and Amy Sopchak.

In Memoriam: Dr. Dennis A. Norlin

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The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) remembers the life of Dr. Dennis A. Norlin, retired ATLA Executive Director. Dennis passed away on Friday June 7, 2013, after a serious illness.

Please join us in offering his family and friends our sincerest condolences during this sad time.

Dennis will be remembered and missed as a colleague and friend, and we are grateful for his fifteen years of loyal service to ATLA.


CLA Joins ATLA in Sponsoring IMLS Grant

ATLA Receives IMLS Grant to Explore Preservation Needs in Small Theological and Religious Studies Libraries

Chicago, IL, September 27, 2013 - The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) has received a 2013 National Leadership Grants for Libraries Planning Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) in the amount of $46,500. The grant will support the project, “In Good Faith: Collection Care, Preservation, and Access in Small Theological and Religious Studies Libraries,” in partnership with the Catholic Library Association (CLA) and the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL).  For more information linke here 


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  2016 CLA Convention
Schedule Coming Soon!