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  • Annual Conference

    2021 Conference details coming soon.

    California's premier event for library professionals. The California library community comes to the CLA conference for high-quality training workshops and peer-presented programs, networking opportunities, world-renowned speakers, special events, and to meet vendors and check out their latest products and services. Attendees say:

    • "The CLA conference is my greatest opportunity all year to network with library associates statewide AND get the latest information on new programs and practices. I wouldn't miss it!"
    • "This is the coolest library conference I have ever been to. The vibe was young, fresh, and fun."


  • California Center for the Book

Our mission is to help the librarians of California get their communities reading and connecting.

Thanks to a grant from the California State Library, the California Library Association (CLA) is happy to present another year of exciting new Leadership Development opportunities for library staff in California.

  • Spring Fling
    CLA offers a variety of professional development and networking events during the spring months, presented by the CLA Interest Groups. Attendees say:

"The presenter was wonderful and made the subject engaging and interesting."
"The program was well-paced and a good return on investment. One of the best workshops I have ever attended! THANKS."

  • California Summer Reading Challenge
    CLA's California Summer Reading Challenge provides public libraries with free resources to help them plan, present, and evaluate high-quality and impactful summer reading programs. Librarians say:

    • "All libraries benefit from the opportunity to use the California Summer Reading Program materials. This effort brings libraries together as one voice for the community to hear how they can get involved in reading during the summer."
    • "The materials are professional and reflect the importance of summer reading. The graphics are extremely beneficial for presenting a polished look and are a timesaver for staff."