Joint ALA/CLA Student Membership Available

Library school students are eligible to join both ALA and the Connecticut Library Association at one low price of $38.00 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:

Conference 2016 Photos

Advocate for Connecticut's Libraries

CLA is offering the following tools to help with advocacy efforts:

Connecticut Library Association

2016 CT Libraries Fact Sheet
2016 Making the Case for CT Library Funding
Connecticut State Library
2016 CT State Library Fact Sheet and ROI
deliverIT infographic
borrowIT infographic
researchIT infographic

Connecticut Library Consortium

 2016 CLC Fact Sheet


  ROI Calculator-Spreadsheet that was mentioned in Libby Post's advocacy training sessions

Sign up to become a library advocate!
You will be contacted by CLA with (infrequent) advocacy alerts when your action is needed in support of libraries. Encourage your co-workers, board, friends groups and patrons to sign up as well!


Upcoming Events

CLA Annual Children's Section Meeting 2016
Thinking Outside the Box: Annual Section Meeting
October 07, 2016
9:30 AM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT
CLA Annual Public Libraries Section Meeting
Help Us to Help You!: Making Your Library More User Friendly
October 20, 2016
10:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT
CLA Low or No Budget Programs and How to Promote Them
CLA Reference & Adult Services Section presents some fun ideas to entice adults into your library programs.
October 21, 2016
10:00 AM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT
The Purpose-Based Library: Finding Your Path to Survival, Success and Growth
Customer Service Fall Workshop
October 27, 2016
10:00 AM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT
Welcoming Diversity with CLASS: CLA Support Staff Professional Development Conference 2016
This conference is an opportunity for library support staff to learn new skills and to network with fellow support staff members from throughout the state.
October 28, 2016
8:30 AM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT
Library Access for All
ADA Committee Fall Program
November 01, 2016
9:00 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT