Current CLA News

 New Kapsner Bulletin Available

The latest issue of The Oliver Leonard Kapsner, O.S.B. Cataloging Bulletin is now available! Click here to view current and past issues.

 920 CLA - Angie Bush

920 CLA is a regular column in Catholic Library World, introducing a CLA member in each issue. Angie Bush is the subject of the September 2017 column.

Q&A with Angie Bush

Library Media Specialist
St. Anne's Catholic School
Bristol, Virginia

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 Heritage Fund

Dear friend of the Catholic Library Association,

Each year, the Catholic Library Association makes its annual appeal for donations to our Heritage Fund on the Feast of St. Jerome (September 30). The theme of this year’s CLA Heritage Fund Appeal is, “Thank God Ahead of Time” in honor of the beatification of the Venerable Solanus Casey, an American-born Capuchin priest who will be beatified on November 18 in Detroit. Father Solanus’s purpose in life was to console and to encourage. He brought about peace by a kindly insistence on our right relationship to—and dependence on—God and neighbor.

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 Membership Sponsors

The CLA has launched a membership sponsorship initiative for new members. Any CLA members may sign up to be a sponsor, that is to pay for a year’s membership to the association for someone who has never been a CLA member. Sponsors may choose to offer a membership to a student at a library school, colleague, or leave their gift unrestricted. Contact the office at for details.

 John T Corrigan, CFX Memorial Continuing Education Grant

Applications for the John T. Corrigan grant are due December 1, 2017. The Corrigan grant is intended to assist chapters of Catholic Library Association in their mission to provide quality continuing education opportunities to their members. Chapters receiving Corrigan Grant funds must submit a written evaluation of their approved program to the Scholarship & Awards Committee of Catholic Library Association within ninety days after the program is held. The application is available on the CLA website.