Conservation Center Tour

If you need conservation on any items from your collections, CARA can highly recommend the Conservation Center at 730 N. Franklin St., Chicago.  Located in an awesome building with exposed brick walls and wood floors, the Center occupies the entire seventh floor.  As we walked through each area we were given a talk by the conservator working in that specialty. We learned about treatments for framing, works of art on paper, paintings, gilding and various objects. So interesting!...and the workmanship and work ethic is very impressive!

What a great tour! Thanks, April and the entire Conservation Center staff!

Following the tour, we gathered at Gino's East just a two block walk over on Wells St.  The business meeting was postponed until a later date, but the eating and fun was on! 
Thanks to all who attended the CARA Spring 2011 meeting - your support and involvement is vital!  Ideas for the Fall 2011 meeting are being accepted...what do you want to learn about next??

Remember to submit your CARA membership fees for the 2011/12 year ASAP if you haven't already done so... as well as your CAA membership, too!  Check the links for the membership forms. 

Catholic Library Association Press Release

Malachy R. McCarthy
Installed as the 44th President of the Catholic Library Association

Malachy McCarthy was installed as the 44th President of the Catholic Library Convention at the Association’s 90th anniversary celebration. The annual meeting was held in New Orleans during the week of April 25th.

The Catholic Library Association has over 600 members and sponsors two major publications: Catholic Library World [1929- ] which is a quarterly publication which publishes articles and book reviews; and the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index [1930- ] which is an EBSCO host online index which provides indexing to over 170 international Catholic serials.

During the past five years, the Association has sponsored archival workshops for religious archivists. Its Introductory Archival Workshop for Religious Communities has been presented four times and will be again offered during the summer of 2012.

In June, the CLA national offices will move to Chicago. For further information consult

Congratulations, Malachy!!