Catholic Library Association elected as an Affiliate of the American Library Association

Elizabeth Dreazen / JoAnne Kempf
Office of ALA Governance
312-280-3203 / 3212 /
For Immediate Release
July 31, 2007

Catholic Library Association elected as

an Affiliate of the American Library Association

CHICAGO –The Catholic Library Association [CLA] has been named an Affiliate organization of the American Library Association [ALA] by the ALA Council. The action to accept the CLA’s application for affiliation took place during the ALA’s 2007 Annual Conference, held June 20-27 in Washington, D.C.

ALA Affiliates are nonprofit membership organizations, either national or international in scope, that have interests consistent with those of ALA. Affiliates are elected by the ALA Council upon submission of an application that includes, among other criteria, evidence of interest in libraries and librarianship or information science and a statement of ways in which the applicant visualizes cooperation with ALA. The Catholic Library Association is the 24th organization to achieve Affiliate status with the ALA.

Established in 1921, the Catholic Library Association is an international membership organization providing its members professional development through educational and networking experiences, publications, scholarships, and other services. The Catholic Library Association coordinates the exchange of ideas, provides a source of inspirational support and guidance in ethical issues related to librarianship, and offers fellowship for those who seek, serve, preserve, and share the word in all its forms.

For additional information about ALA Affiliates, including a list of current Affiliates and guidelines for application, go to or contact Elizabeth Dreazen at 312-280-3203, or JoAnne Kempf at 312-280-3212,