CLA Resources

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. A complimentary subscription to CLW is a benefit of CLA membership.

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The Handbook for Church Librarians is everything you need to know to create, organize and manage a successful church library.

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Developing the Library Collection: A Workbook of Policies and Resources is intended to assist the reader with developing policies and forms as well as offering resources for collection development in any Catholic library. Included in the workbook are sample policies and forms and a bibliography of resources.

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Parish Resource Guide - An Annotated Bibliography — To assist parish librarians in choosing books for the Parish Library.

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ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index™ (ATLA CPLI™), a publication of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), provides indexing of periodicals, essay collections, church documents, papal documents and electronic resources expressly addressing the practice and intellectual tradition of Roman Catholicism. ATLA CPLI contains indexing from 1981 to the present and is updated quarterly. Content within its scope is selected for indexing based on enduring scholarly merit.

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Read the latest issues of The Oliver Leonard Kapsner, O.S.B. Cataloging Bulletin, the e-newsletter on cataloging of the Catholic Library Association.