Scholarships Available

The Career Development Committee offers scholarships annually to CLA members enrolled in MLS or LTA degree programs. This year the committee, in partnership with the Association of CT Library Boards (ACLB), is awarding two MLS scholarships in the amount of $2,000.00. The Career Development Committee will also award one LTA scholarship in the amount of $750.00. Application and all materials must be submitted/postmarked by March 18, 2016 in order to receive consideration. In addition to the monetary award, scholarship winners receive complimentary 1-day registration and lunch at the 2016 CLA Annual Conference. Click here for more information and the links to apply.



Seeking Nominations for CLA Awards

The CLA Awards Committee is actively seeking nominations for the 2016 Awards, to be given at the CLA Conference in April. 
Library staff and Library volunteers in Connecticut go above and beyond to serve our Patrons. Feel free to self-nominate or to nominate one of your fabulous co-workers, or outstanding volunteers. Once a year, and only once, there is this chance to recognize deserving Library Staff members and Volunteers for exceptional work. Don't let the deadline pass you by! (Friday, February 26, 2016.)

Please fill out the Nominations Form and include requested attachments and submit by email to Kim Powe, Region 4 Rep at by Friday, February 26th, 2016.



Be a Sponsor at the 2016 CLA Annual Conference

Show your support for libraries and be recognized for your support. Various high-visibility sponsorship opportunities are available at the 2016 Conference, "Libraries Through the Looking Glass." Interested in exhibiting at the conference? More information here.

The 2016 Conference will be held April 21 & 22 at the CT Convention Center in Hartford.


Three Rivers LTA Announcement

The Three Rivers Community College, ALA-accredited LTA Certificate Program is now available online!  The administration at Three Rivers has been working hard to make this program more accessible to more students and there are now three flexible options to choose from.  The new courses will begin Spring 2016. Please click here to view the flyer.


Thanks, Andy!

At the October board meeting, CLA President Beth Crowley recognized State Representative Andy Fleischmann for his support of Connecticut libraries. Thanks, Andy! In the photo l-r: Ken Wiggin, State Librarian; Rep. Andy Fleischmann; Beth Crowley, CLA President; Carl Antonucci, CLA Legislative Chair.


Joint ALA/CLA Student Membership Now Available

Library school students are eligible to join both ALA and the Connecticut Library Association at one low price of $35.00 a year. Join both state and national library associations and get connected to your future. Joint student members are full members of both associations, and receive all the benefits accorded to student members in each association. For ALA it includes: 6 issues of American Libraries magazine, weekly e-delivery of AL Direct, bi-monthly Student Direct, discounts on ALA and Division conferences, 10% discounts on ALA Editions and Graphics; Access to ALA scholarships, grants and travel opportunities.

For more information, or to join, visit:

Upcoming Events

Passport to CT Libraries
Showcase our CT libraries by joining this program! Last year, participating libraries enjoyed many new visitors - make sure your library is one of them this year!
April 01, 2016 12:00 AM EDT to April 30, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
Exhibitor Registration for 2016 CLA Conference
You are invited to display your company's products and/or services at the 125th Annual Conference of the Connecticut Library Association, to be held on Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT.
April 21, 2016 8:00 AM EDT to April 22, 2016 5:00 PM EDT