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THIS BRIDGE WILL NOT BE GRAY BY DAVE EGGERS ANNOUNCED AS 2016 JOHN AND PATRICIA BEATTY AWARD RECIPIENT

4/12/2016 - This Bridge Will Not Be Gray written by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Tucker Nichols, and published by McSweeney’s  has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the California Library Association’s John and Patricia Beatty Award...[read more]



GOVERNOR BROWN ISSUES PROCLAMATION DECLARING CALIFORNIA LIBRARY WEEK

4/11/2016 - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring April 10 through 16, 2016, as California Library Week in the State of California...[read more]


ACTION ALERT: LETTERS NEEDED IN SUPPORT OF LIBRARY FUNDING IN CALIFORNIA STATE BUDGET

4/8/2016 - The Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees have been meeting weekly at the State Capitol in order to review and to make recommendations regarding various program funding areas proposed in Governor Brown’s 2016-17 State Budget.  We need your help!  Would you please take a few minutes in the coming days to send letters to 10 key legislators involved in the Budget process, in order to ensure that the California Library Association’s “Budget ask” is realized.  Contact information for these Senators and Assemblymembers can be found at the end of this report, and bullet points have been provided in order to help you craft a quick letter.  Letters are due by April 29....[read more]

 

SENATE BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE DISCUSSES BUDGET FUNDING FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES

3/22/2016 - Late last week the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance held a hearing at the State Capitol to review Governor Brown’s proposed funding increase for the California Library Services Act.  You will recall that when the Governor released his January 2016-17 Budget, it included a proposal to add $1.8 million to the baseline for ongoing funding for the California Library Services Act (which would bring the baseline to a total of $3.6 million) and the Governor proposed an additional $3 million in “one time” funding (meant to be used during the 2016-17 fiscal year only) for the CLSA...[read more]


CLA IS RECRUITING FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

3/16/2016 - The California Library Association is looking for a dynamic part-time Executive Director to join a membership organization of dedicated library professionals.  For more information, please visit http://www.cla-net.org/networking/apply_now.aspx?view=2&id=355755

 

GOVERNOR BROWN RELEASES 2016-17 BUDGET:  NEW MONEY FOR CALIFORNIA LIBRARY SERVICES ACT

1/7/2016 -  This morning in a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Jerry Brown released the 2016-17 State Budget, which includes a proposal to provide $4.8 million in new funding for the purpose of enhancing the California Library Services Act.  This funding would be in addition to the $1.8 million that is currently appropriated for the CLSA....[read more]

 

2015 CLA ELECTION RESULTS

10/20/2015 -  CLA is delighted to announce the results of the 2015 elections. Thank you to everyone who ran for election and to everyone who voted. Congratulations to CLA's new Board Members!....[read more]


CLA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR 2016

CLA's Legislative Priorities for 2016 are available. Please visit the Tools page under Advocacy for the priorities as well as a Year-Round Advocacy Calendar that can assist you in your advocacy efforts...[learn more]

 

CLA JOINS EXPECT MORE COLLABORATORY 

8/31/15 - The California Library Association is pleased to announce we are joining the Expect More Collaboratory. The Collaboratory is expanding Expect More into a comprehensive and expanding set of community building resources. These resources will include online learning events for library decision makers, a physical and digital workbook, and an ongoing series of engagements to advocate for greater community focus and involvement in libraries. The Expect More Collaboratory will deliver a multimedia web-based curriculum for use by librarians with boards, principals, provosts, and communities.....[learn more]


CLA BOARD CANDIDATES 2015-16

8/27/15 - Please follow the link to find a report and slate of candidates from the CLA Leadership Development Committee in preparation for the upcoming CLA elections.  CLA members may nominate active, voting members to be added to the election ballot by petition. Such nominations shall be accompanied by the written consent of the nominee(s) and must be provided to the Executive Director by 5pmWednesday, September 23....[read more]

 

GOVERNOR SIGNS 2015-16 BUDGET

6/25/15 - Yesterday afternoon, Governor Brown signed the 2015-16 State Budget in a low key event at the State Capitol, alongside Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Senate President pro Tem Kevin De Leon.  The Budget bill, AB 93, and a corresponding Budget “trailer bill”, SB 97 (dubbed “Budget bill Junior”), contain the provisions of interest to CLA members, as they both provide specific funding for local library programs...[read more]