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The Chicago Teacher-Librarians Association (CTLA) is dedicated to the improvement of school library media services in co-operation with related agencies and organizations.
To engage in a program of activities dedicated to the improvement of library media services.
To extend the boundaries of professional knowledge and activities.
To provide inpiration and fellowship among the members.
To network with related businesses, agencies and organizations in a variety of meeting settings.
To share and distribute relevant information in print and in electronic forms.
CTLA is a non-profit, volunteer, independent and professional association. CTLA was founded in the 40's and emphasizes Chicago Public Schools (CPS) library media services and curriculum for elementary schools. CTLA works closely with the Dept. of Library and Information Services to complement activities, though we are independent of CPS and receive no funding from them. All CTLA funds come from membership dues. Dues are used to support our stated purpose. Our Constitution/By-Laws, minutes and other resources are available on this website.