CARA Member News: Death of Sister Therese Banach, SSC

Sr. Therese Banach, SSC, 1933-2014.
Photo courtesy of Sisters of St. Casimir.

Sr. Joella Cunnane, RSM, shared the news that Sr. Therese Banach, SSC, a former CARA meeting attendee, died on November 16, 2014. Sr. Banach will be waked on November 23 (3-7 pm) with wake service at 7 p.m. at the Sisters of St. Casimir Motherhouse, 2601. W. Marquette Road, Chicago, IL 60629.  The Mass of Resurrection will take place on Monday, November 24 at 10:00 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel.

Chicago Area Archivists Annual Holiday Party, December 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 9th, 6 - 8pm

All CAA members, CAA listserv subscribers, CAMA and CARA members, friends, and students.

Exchequer Pub
226 S. Wabash, Chicago (between Jackson and Adams)

CAA members: $10 per person
Non-members: $15 per person 
Payable through the CAA website.

This entitles you to deep dish (or thin-crust) pizza, Caesar and Greek salads. Beverage options include beer, wine, soft drinks, and water.
In addition, if you RSVP by November 15, you'll receive a CAA t-shirt with the new logo!
If you have special dietary needs, please contact Michael San Filippo at before the the RSVP deadline so that arrangements can be made with the Exchequer.

RSVP by November 15 to receive a CAA t-shirt! The final RSVP deadline is December 2.

Membership renewal:
Remember, although you do not have to be a CAA member to attend, it's an ideal time to renew or start your CAA membership – $15 good for the whole year. If you start your membership now, you will be eligible for the member price for this event and any future ones.

Looking forward to seeing you all on December 9!

Results of the "In Good Faith" Project

Preservation Survey Results Released by ATLA

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and its partners the Catholic Library Association (CLA) and the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) a National Leadership Grant for the project ”In Good Faith: Collection Care, Preservation, and Access is Small Theological and Religious Studies Libraries.” A report on the project’s main activity, a survey on preservation and collections care issues at small libraries and archives based at theological and religious studies organizations, has been published and is available at

Consultants Liz Bishoff and Tom Clareson will host a free webinar reporting on the survey results from the “In Good Faith” Project on Friday, November 14, 2014, 11 a.m. to noon (Central time). To register for the webinar, please send a message to