The Ringling College Library Association (RCLA), established in 1975, is a not-for-profit organization independent of Ringling College dedicated to the ongoing development of Ringling College of Art and Design’s Alfred R. Goldstein Library and acts as a catalyst for the educational growth of students, faculty and community.
RCLA is a member driven organization and hosts one of Sarasota’s top fundraisers, The TOWN HALL Lecture Series. The series features the leading speakers of the day, from world leaders to opinion-shapers, artists and entertainers to sports figures, journalists and authors.
In it’s 30-plus year history, RCLA has raised more than $8 million, funding the purchase of books, periodicals, DVDs, hand-made artist books, research material and online-services for the Kimbrough Library and student scholarships. In addition, RCLA has pledged $3.75 million to the construction of a new library on the Ringling College of Art and Design’s campus.