Bishop Byrne Chapter
Catholic Library Association

Welcome to the website home of the Bishop Byrne Chapter.
We are one of the largest, most active chapters of the
Catholic Library Association in America.

Mission Statement

The Bishop Byrne Chapter of the Catholic Library Association (CLA) will uphold and further the mission and goals of the national organization.  The purpose of the Bishop Byrne Chapter is to provide resources, professional development opportunities, and fellowship for those interested in service to Catholic libraries.   


Established in 1921, the Catholic Library Association (CLA) is an international membership organization, providing its members professional development through educational and networking experiences, publications, scholarships, and other services.

The Catholic Library Association coordinates the exchange of ideas, provides a source of inspirational support and guidance in ethical issues related to librarianship, and offers fellowship for those who seek, serve, preserve, and share the word in all its forms.

The Bishop Byrne Chapter of CLA serves librarians and library managers in Catholic shool libraries, academic and parish libraries in the Houston - Galveston Area.

General Chapter meetings are held at least twice year at central locations.

Membership dues are$20.00 per year and include membership in a private listserve.  See our membership application for more information.
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