We Need Your Help! Write Your Legislators.

Colleagues, Thanks again for all of your support with the rally!!!  We need your help once again.  Bobby Shea, our lobbyist, has informed us that there is talk that the Appropriations Committee will release their revised budget at the end of the week. We have to continue with writing letters and sending emails to our legislators to ask them to restore library funding. Please keep up the good work and encourage those that have not contacted their legislators to do so now!!!! Go Libraries!!!!! 

For a listing of the legislators that attended the rally, with their email addresses, click here
For a listing of the members of the Appropriations Committee, click here

For handwritten notes, the address for legislators is:
Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106


 

Photos from the Rally at the State Capitol, 4/15/15

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.


 

New and Updated Advocacy Materials

A new infographic has been created that highlights the impact of the suggested cuts to library funding.

Infographic (print version)
Infographic (web version)

Also available is an updated boomark, as requested, with details of how the cuts will impact library patrons. This can be printed and given to every patron who check out books and other materials.

Bookmark with details


 

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.

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 Event

2015 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference
Let’s Get Real: Practical Ideas for Teaching Info Lit Today
May 29, 2015
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