Free and Open Resources: CST In Action!

Saturday, June 23

5:00-6:30 PM

Marriot Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, Blaine Kern E & F Room

CLA will be hosting an affiliate session at the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition this June! Kathryn Shaughnessy, our Board Liaison to ALA will be sharing essential information about effectively utilizing free and open resources in the Catholic librarian profession.

Discussion will specifically focus on the use and creation of free and OPEN education resources helps eliminate barriers to education, and help us fulfill our Catholic Social Teaching mission as Catholic Libraries, Archives and Institutions. This session offers an overview of free and Open philosophy as a force for integral human development, and offers concrete, useful resources from both general education collections and Catholic education collections.

Please join us for this resources-sharing session; Attendees are invited to share their expertise, offer suggestions, and ask questions. Additionally, leave with a toolkit of resources to start using immediately! In the spirit of OPEN, this is an open meeting, CLA members and non-members welcome!

If you have any more questions regarding the conference, please feel free to contact Madi Petty either by email ( or phone (225-408-4417).