Tell Your State Reps to Restore Library Funding

Click here to send your State Representatives and the Governor a message about the importance of our libraries and the need to restore $2M in funding. Your input today is crucial. Please share this with a friend.

Some questions that have been asked: Do the proposed  budget cuts impact Ccar? What about the proposed cuts to CEN? FAQ's are answered here.


 

Rally to Save Ct Libraries - Speak Out for Library Funding!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

State Capitol in Hartford

Speak Out for Library Funding!


 

Support Library Funding

Colleagues, as you know, the Governor’s budget proposes to eliminate funding for Connecticard, CLC and Grants to Public Libraries. Legislation has also been introduced that would also repeal the statutes that authorize these programs.  We need your help. If you were unable to attend the public hearing, you can submit written testimony about how you feel about the proposed budget cuts. Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to APPtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  

Go Libraries!!!!!


 

Take Your Child to the Library Day 2015

Enjoy some photos from the 4th Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day.

Funding for Statewide eBook Platform Approved by State Bond Commission

On January 13, the State Bond Commission approved $2.2 million for the Connecticut State Library to develop and implement a statewide eBook platform, thus making Connecticut one of the first states to develop a statewide library eBook service bringing equity of access to eBooks to all residents of Connecticut. Read the full press release here. 

From Carl Antonucci – Chair – CLA Legislative Committee: "On behalf of the CLA Legislative Committee, I would like to express thanks to everyone in the Connecticut library community for all of the emails, letters and phone calls that were made to our legislators and the Governor in support of the Statewide eBook Platform. I would also like to thank or lobbyist, Bobby Shea, for all of his hard work and Ken Wiggin for his leadership on this important issue for all libraries in our state. Go Libraries!"


 

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: ctlibraryassociation.org/join.php



Upcoming Events

2015 Annual Conference Registration
The 124th Annual Conference will be held at Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton, CT on April 27 and 28, 2015.
April 27, 2015 7:00 AM EDT to April 28, 2015 6:00 PM EDT
Exhibitor Registration for 2015 CLA Conference
You are invited to display your company’s products and/or services at the 124th Annual Conference of the Connecticut Library Association, to be held on Monday, April 27, and Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Mystic Marriot Hotel & Spa in Groton, Connecticut.
April 27, 2015 8:00 AM EDT to April 28, 2015 5:00 PM EDT
2015 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference
Let’s Get Real: Practical Ideas for Teaching Info Lit Today
May 29, 2015
8:00 AM EDT - 3:45 PM EDT