2011 News

CLA Heritage Fund End of Year Donation


If you are considering any additional charitable donations before the end of this tax year, please consider including CLA's Heritage Fund on your list of donations.


Deep in the Heart of Texas - CLA 2013 Convention


NCEA has announced that the 2013 NCEA/CLA Convention will be held in Houston, Texas from April 2-4, 2013. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will serve as the host. Over the past few years the archdiocese has been flourishing with the opening of a new co-cathedral in Houston and the appointment of Archbishop Daniel DiNardo as Cardinal in 2007. We look forward to joining the Bishop Byrne Chapter, CLA's local chapter, in discovering Houston.


Mary A. Grant Award 2011 Winner Announced


Catherine Fennell, Executive Director of Library Services at Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA, was awarded with the 2011 Mary A. Grant Award. See more details under Awards.


Heritage Fund 2011 Silent Auction Winner


Thank you to Eric Carle for donating the limited edition lithograph of his signed art entitled, "The Lamb and the Butterfly."

An educator from Aiken, South Carolina, was the lucky bidder and won the piece in CLA's Heritage Fund silent auction. The Heritage Fund looks forward to the 2012 silent auction. Thanks to all the bidders for their support.


CLA 90th Anniversary History Booklet


Order a copy of the CLA history booklet compiled in honor of the Association's 90th anniversary! The beautiful publication is a 40-page treasure detailing important events and individuals from CLA's first 90 years; it includes photos from our archives at Marquette University. To receive your copy, send a $5 check payable to CLA to: Jean Elvekrog, 401 Doral Court, Waunakee, WI 53597-2206.  Your booklet will be mailed to you immediately!


Catholic Library Association Announces the Sale of Catholic Periodical and Literature Index


The Catholic Library Association's Executive Board announces the sale of CPLI to the American Theological Library Association. The purchase will become effective on September 1, 2011.

ATLA News Release
Chicago, IL----July 13, 2011---- The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) today announced the successful conclusion of negotiations with the Catholic Library Association (CLA) to acquire full ownership and all rights to the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index (CPLI) effective September 1, 2011. CPLI provides indexing from 1981 forward of periodicals, essay collections, and church documents expressly addressing the practice and intellectual tradition of Roman Catholicism. CLA and ATLA have partnered to produce CPLI for more than 15 years.

ATLA also announced that CLA’s CPLI General Editor, Debbie Winarski, will join ATLA as Database Manager for Catholic Periodical and Literature Index. Ms. Winarski brings extensive experience as the General Editor to this position.

Brenda Bailey-Hainer, ATLA’s Executive Director, commented, “I’m excited about the opportunity ATLA will have to explore ways to enhance this valuable research tool while maintaining excellent service for subscribing institutions and end users through EBSCO Publishing. The addition of Ms. Winarski to our staff will provide us with a strong foundation of knowledge about CPLI, editorial continuity and a smooth operational transition.”

Malachy McCarthy, President of CLA, stated: “Our recent partnership with ATLA in co-producing CPLI, CLA’s primary publication serving educational and religious communities, has been mutually beneficial. We are confident that CPLI will flourish under ATLA sponsorship and look forward to working with ATLA in promoting the use of such an invaluable religious index.”

About ATLA

Established in 1946, ATLA is a professional association of nearly 1,000 individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products, and services in support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA offers a prestigious product line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology, including the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®) and ATLASerials® (ATLAS®). http://www.atla.com/

ATLA contact: Margot Lyon +1.312.454.5100 ext. 4433 or mlyon@atla.com

CLA contact: Malachy R. McCarthy +1-312-739-1776 or cla2@cathla.org

For membership information and/or to receive a complimentary copy of Catholic Library World, contact CLA at 312-739-1776 or e-mail: cla2@cathla.org.


Catholic Library Association Office Will Move to Chicago


In June 2011 CLA will move its headquarters from Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Chicago in order to consolidate CLA and the office of its Catholic Periodical and Literature Index (CPLI) in a single location. The new address at 205 West Monroe Street is situated near all bus, subway and railway lines in Chicago’s downtown area.

The Williams building, as it is known, is owned by the Claretian Missionaries USA. Besides housing the offices of the Claretian-sponsored US Catholic magazine and the St. Jude League, building tenants include the Catholic Press Association. Built in 1898 by the noted Chicago architectural firm of Holabird and Roche, the building is part of a vibrant revitalized West Loop location with the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower one block away. The new Chicago address offers CLA proximity to other library and archive organization centers and the ability to serve its membership in a central geographic location.


2011 Regina Medal Bookmarks


2011 Regina Medal Bookmarks are now available for purchase.  Download the form to order your package of 80 for $10.00 + shipping/handling.