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Capital Area Library Assistants Interest Group: Overview

CALA focuses on issues facing library support staff and represents those working in academic, public, school or special libraries in non-librarian positions.

General Information

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About - In 1989, Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA) was formed as an Interest Group of the Capital District Library Council (CDLC). CALA focuses on issues that face library support staff and represents those working in academic, public, school or special libraries in non-librarian positions. Facilitated by CALA’s Coordinating Committee, the group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm.

CALA's Goals - CALA’s goals are to enhance communication and interaction between library staff, to distribute information on other organizations specifically designed to benefit library support staff and to facilitate professional development of library support staff.

Membership - Membership is free. By joining CALA, you will receive information about CALA events, workshops, and other activities. New members are always welcome!

Coordinating Committee Members

CALA Outstanding Service Award

Once again this year, the Capital Area Library Assistants Coordinating Committee is pleased to announce we are accepting nominations for the CALA Outstanding Service Award.  This award is designed to recognize the achievements of a local library assistant and CALA member who most embodies the mission and goals of CALA.  The successful recipient will be someone who has gone above and beyond to contribute to their library, their community and our profession.   

CALA is accepting nominations through November 1, 2017.   The Award recipient will be announced shortly thereafter.

If you know of a CALA member in our area who is deserving of this award, we encourage you to submit a nomination.  If you have any questions or would like more information about the Award or about CALA, please contact Jean Guyon at the University at Albany. 

Award Announcement

Nomination Form 

Thank you for your continued interest in CALA and your ongoing service to libraries.

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