Wisconsin Chapter Conference October 13, 2017


The Annual Fall Conference sponsored by the Wisconsin Chapter of CLA (WCLA) is scheduled for Friday, October 13, 2017, at Saint Cecelia Parish Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Book Review: Evangelical Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860


Each issue of Catholic Library World includes approximately 100 book reviews. Reviewer Jay T. Harrison reviewed Kyle Robert's Evangelical Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860 (University of Chicago Press, 2016) for the September 2017 issue.

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Talley Credentialed as Certified Association Executive


June 2017, Melanie Talley, Senior Association Coordinator for the CLA, earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of The American Society of Association Executies (ASAE), joining more than 4,200 industry leaders worldwide. Talley has been with CLA for 3 years. As one of several staff at P&N Association Management who run the association, she manages membership, heads the communication for the association, and supports the volunteer leadership.

The CAE Program serves to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate those who have acquired and have demonstrated knowledge essential to the practice of association management. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 28,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 7,500 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.


2017 John Brubaker Award Given to Jillian M. Slater Ewalt


Jillian M. Slater Ewalt was chosen as the Brubaker Award recipient for her article ”Archival Exhibits as Interdisciplinary Teaching Tools,” (Sept. 2015).


Gumberg Library at Duquesne University Sponsors Book Program


As part of Duquesne University’s Big Read Program, Gumberg Library sponsored a series of events during the spring 2017 semester around the novel When the Emperor was Divine, by Julie Otsuka. Funded with support from an NEA grant awarded to Duquesne University in Spring 2016, the program allowed the library to host eight events and forty-five book groups for fourteen hundred participants. Nearly one thousand books were provided, free of charge, to participants in the Pittsburgh community.

The novel, which relates the experiences of a Japanese-American family forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, allowed the community to have a conversation on the historical and moral issues surrounding immigration, xenophobia, and refugee experiences.


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