Declaration for the Right to Libraries
On April 16, 2014 CLA, working in conjunction with the Connecticut State Library and the Connecticut Library Consortium, held a poster session at the State Capitol to bring the Declaration for the Right to Libraries to life by visually illustrating its ten principles.  Legislators, politicians, and other visitors who walked the Capitol’s concourse were exposed to powerful, living examples of the work that is currently taking place in Connecticut libraries and why it is so important that they continue to support our institutions. They also had the opportunity to sign a copy of the Declaration. Attendees at the 123rd Annual Conference will also have the chance to add their signatures.

CLA in the News

"House vote takes aim at e-book prices" by Johanna Somers was  published in The Day newspaper on Thursday, April 17, 2014. It quotes Richard Conroy, CLA President, on the recent vote by the House of Representatives "that aims to lower the price of electronic books for public libraries over time by having the State Library Board set up a statewide platform for e-books."


2014 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference

Our New Frontier: Metaliteracy, Threshold Concepts, New Standards, and Other Wild Ideas
Friday, June 13, 2014, from 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Manchester Community College

Registration is now open!
Click here for more information or to register.


2014 Publicity Awards Announced
The Publicity Committee has announced the winners of the 2014 Publicity Awards. Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions. Click here for the complete listing.


Take Your Child to the Library Day 2014
The images below highlight just a few of the many events that libraries around the State of Connecticut planned to celebrate the 3rd Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day

  • West Hartford Public Library

  • Raymond Library in East Hartford

  • Ridgefield Library

  • Milford Public Library

  • New Haven Free Public Library

  • Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

  • New Canaan Library

  • Willimantic Public Library


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

2014 Connecticut Library Association Conference
Recharge! Your Creativity, Your Library, Your Career
April 28, 2014 8:00 AM EDT to April 29, 2014 5:00 PM EDT
Passport To CT Libraries
Participate in the statewide passport program during Library Card Sign Up Month!
September 02, 2014 12:00 AM EDT to September 30, 2014 12:00 AM EDT