Academic Libraries, Archives and Library Education


Chair - Bro. Andrew J. Kosmowski, SM

Vice Chair -Open

Past Chair -Andrew Cano

Treasurer - Jack Fritts

Resource of Interest

Catholic Reference Resources, updating James McCabe's A Critical Guide to Catholic Reference Books (1989), is a joint project of the Roman Catholic Denominational Group of the American Theological Library Association and the Academic Libraries, Archives, and Library Education Section of the Catholic Library Association. You can find it at

Children's Library Services


The Children’s Library Services Section Executive Board is inactive at this time as we revise their section's bylaws during the 2018-2019 academic year. If CLSS members have questions regarding the Section, please feel free to contact the CLA Office .


The objectives of the Children’s Library Services Section shall be the active participation and scholarly interest in the enterprises undertaken by the Catholic Library Association, especially those pertaining to children's libraries, both school and public; the promotion of communication and mutual support among children's librarians; and the enhancement of library service to children through education, cooperation, and the exchange of ideas.

We hope that with the development of this website we may better benefit you in your library service to children and continue to foster a supportive community of members.

The Children’s Section sponsors three awards, the Regina Medal and the Philip F. Neau Memorial Award and (jointly with the High School/Young Adult Section) the Charlotte Decker Memorial Award.

If you have any suggestions as to how our section may better serve you and your library service needs, please contact us as we strive to expand our professional development and outreach services.

View Children's Connection Newsletter

High School and Young Adult Library Services

Officers of the High School Young Adult Section

Chair - Eva Gonsalves

Vice Chair - Ann O'Hara

Past Chair - Susan Finney

Board Members

Sr. Jean Bostley

Sr. Jane Muldoon

The current and past winners of the St. Katherine Drexel Award can be found here.

Parish and Community Library Services


Chair - Phyllis Petre

Vice Chair -Open

Past Chair - Open

Secretary - Open

Newsletter Editor - Open

Treasurer - Sharon Roberts