Congratulations to CLA’s 2021 St. Katharine Drexel Award Recipient, Matthew Kelly. The St. Katharine Drexel Award Presentation will be held during the CLA Virtual Conference on April 30, 2021 via Zoom from 1:15 – 2:15 pm Eastern.

The St. Katharine Drexel Award was established in 1966 under the title Certificate of Merit and renamed in 2002. Presented by the High School and Young Adult Library Services Section through the St. Katharine Drexel Award Committee, the St. Katharine Drexel Award recognizes an outstanding contribution to the growth of high school librarianship.

Matthew Kelly was born in Sydney, Australia. He has dedicated his life to helping people and organizations become the-best-version-of-themselves. Kelly is a New York Times bestselling author, an internationally acclaimed speaker, and a business consultant to some of the world’s largest and most admired companies. He is the author of more than twenty books, which have sold more than forty million copies and have been published in more than thirty languages. To learn more, visit: