Catholic Library World

CLA’s award-winning journal, Catholic Library World (CLW), tops the list of membership benefits. Each issue includes articles that are relevant and authoritative, practical with real-world examples, written by experts, professionally supportive, and peer-reviewed. Also included are  100+ book & media reviews covering these subject categories: • Theology & Spirituality • Pastoral • Professional • Children • Young Adult.

CLW is intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries. In the ecumenical spirit of Vatican II, CLW respects diverse Christian traditions as well as non-Christian. While it is a Catholic publication, CLW welcomes relevant articles from a variety of religious traditions.

Catholic Library World, ISSN 0008-820X, is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association and is indexed in Book Review Index, CPLI, Library Literature and Information Science, Library and Information Science Abstracts, Reference Book Review Index, Current Index to Journals in Education (ERIC), Information Science Abstract, and Universite des sciences humaines de Strasbourg (CERDIC). All major articles are juried. A complimentary subscription to CLW is a benefit of CLA membership. The Catholic Library World Editorial Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the CLW editor and selects the annual winner of the John Brubaker Memorial Award.

CLW is Seeking Manuscripts

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,