2017 Program

The Wisconsin Catholic Library Association brings together school librarians, technology directors, para-professionals, educators, principals, Religious Ed directors, parish librarians and volunteers interested in media related to education, library and technology.  The annual conference provides an opportunity for discussion, camaraderie, and prayer with peers.

To become a member of WCLA click on the link in the sidebar  Membership is $15 for librarians and any other educator, $10 for para professionals and retired librarians and educators.  For more information about WCLA and the 2017 conference click the link to our newsletter Kaleidoscope (fall 2017).

What others have said about previous conferences
    "Excellent info and great classroom tips."       "Great door prizes"      "Wish I had brought my ipad!"      "Latest books, never enough time to do them all!"
"Appreciated time to browse and shop."     "Enjoyed group discussions of sharing ideas for my library."   "Great info--helpful."

This year's conference features - - -
Carmela Martino is an author, speaker, and writing teacher who holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. Her middle-grade novel, Rosa, Sola (Candlewick Press), was inspired by her experiences growing up in an Italian-American family. The novel was named a Booklist “Top Ten First Novel for Youth” and received the Catholic Writer’s Guild Seal of Approval.

Looking for great suggestions on book titles to buy for your library? CCBC Librarian Merri  Lindgren will highlig
ht recommended new books for children and teens. Create an informed selection
list with this opportunity to hear and examine high quality books from the 2016 publishing year. Attendees will receive a FREE copy of CCBC Choices 2017 for more title selections. Merri Lindgren is a librarian at the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) of the School of Education at UWMadison. She has edited or authored numerous publications for the CCBC and frequently talks about books for children and young adults around the state of WI. Merri has served on the Charlotte Zolotow, Odyssey, and Caldecott Award committees.