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All current CRLA members will receive an electronic ballot for the 2018 election for CRLA President-Elect and Secretary on Monday, 3/12. Voting will open on Monday, 3/12, and will close on Monday, March 26, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Be sure to check your Other and Junk inboxes if you do not see an email from CRLA Public Relations on 3/12.

Please click here for complete information on each candidate. We hope you take the time to read about each candidate and what experience they will bring to the position. We thank you for taking time to vote in this year's election!

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Looking for a way to further your involvement and professional development with CRLA? Be part of the future of CRLA and your profession! Your CRLA is looking for members who have been active in the organization and who are interested in stepping into leadership positions. Click here to view open positions for which the Board of Directors is accepting applications. The period of service would start immediately upon the Board of Directors approval of a candidate for a respective position.

Official Statement from the CRLA Board 

October 18, 2017
We understand that over the last several months there have been unusual technical and communication issues regarding Customer Care and ITTPC applications. CRLA has a reputation for being responsive and collaborative, but in the recent months there has been a breakdown in communication, for which we are deeply sorry. We are working closely with CRLA's management company to resolve these issues as swiftly and smoothly as possible. We are taking appropriate measures to restore the level of service, support, and guidance that our members and certification applicants have been accustomed to receiving in CRLA's fifty-year history. To that end, we have hired a Certifications Assistant to manage all IMTPC/ITTPC communication and to facilitate ITTPC application reviews in a timely and efficient manner. Once this new addition is fully trained and in place, we expect a return to transparent, timely, and complete communication regarding all ITTPC applications. We appreciate your patience and understanding through this difficult situation. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress toward improving communication and responsiveness.


The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is now accepting proposal submissions for its 51st Annual Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 24-27, 2018. The 2018 CRLA conference theme — En Route to Student Success — makes reference to famous Route 66, which runs through the heart of diverse and dynamic Albuquerque. For more than a half-century, we, a community of reading and learning researchers and practitioners, have been on a journey to enhance student academic success. In our everyday work, we cross geographic, cultural, and socio-economic borders; merge disciplinary and technological boundaries; overcome age and language differences; and narrow gaps in high school, college, and career transitions. Join us at our 51st Annual Conference as we continue our journey together in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico! We are accepting proposals for 60 and 90 minute concurrent sessions, 60 minute round tables, and half and full day pre-conference institutes. The pre-conference institutes are held on Wednesday, October 24, and last three hours for the half day and six hours for the full day institutes. Please consider submitting a proposal to present at the conference. The proposal submission deadline is April 2, 2018. Please contact Page Keller ( if you have any questions. We hope to see you in Albuquerque! To download the full Call for Proposals,click below:

December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm

December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm