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FREE FOR ALL: Inside the Public Library Kickstarter Campaign 

10/22/14 - With only a few days left on the FREE FOR ALL Kickstarter campaign, please make a gift--large or small--to help create this powerful video about the importance of public libraries. You may have seen tantalizing clips at past CLA, PLA and ALA conferences. Let's help get this made so we have a memorable tool for education, advocacy and fundraising:  FREE FOR ALL: Inside the Public Library. [read more]

CLA 2014 Conference Sponsors 

10/7/14 - CLA would like to thank the many sponsors for the 2014 Annual Conference in Oakland. Be sure to check the list of sponsors on the conference website homepage and click the logo of each to read more about them. The list is growing every day so be sure to check back often! [read more]

Governor Brown Takes Final Action On Remaining Legislation

10/1/14 - Yesterday, September 30, 2014, was the last day for the Governor to act on bills sent to him during the 2014 Legislative Session.  In total, the Governor was sent 1,074 bills in 2014 – he signed 930, vetoed 143 (13.3%), and allowed one to become law without his signature.  Of interest to the library community are several measures CLA has been actively involved in this year, including the following: [read more]

Governor Appoints CA Library Services Board Member

9/18/14 - SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Connie Williams, 63, of Petaluma, has been appointed to the California Library Services Board. Williams has been a teacher librarian at Petaluma High School since 2008. [read more]