Your Help is Needed!

Colleagues, We really need your help. The next meeting of the State Bond Commission is scheduled for January and we need as many librarians, library staff, friends of libraries, trustees and library supporters as possible to email Governor Malloy -   Please ask Governor Malloy to place $1.2 Million, to fund Phase I  (to design and build the platform) ,  of the $2.2 Million appropriation for the  State Library’s eBook Platform on the January 2015 Bond Commission Meeting Agenda. Please forward this message to any and all library lists.  Please email Governor Malloy as soon as possible.

Thanks and Go Libraries! Go Ebooks Platform!
Carl Antonucci –Chair,  CLA Legislative Committee

Call for Nominations

If you’ve been looking for a way to become more involved with CLA here’s your chance. The following offices are up for election in the Spring of 2015:

  • Vice President/President Elect (one year, followed by a one year term as President)
  • Treasurer Elect (one year, followed by a two year term as Treasurer)
  • Recording Secretary (two year term)
  • Region 1 Representative (two year term)
  • Region 4 Representative (two year term)
  • Region 5 Representative (two year term)
  • NELA Representative (two year term)
  • ALA Chapter Councilor (three year term)

Please click on this link if you are unsure which region your organization belongs to. If you’re interested in being nominated for one of these offices contact Richard Conroy ( Even if you’re not personally interested in serving, but know someone who would be a good candidate, please urge that person to contact Richard. You must be a CLA member in good standing to be nominated. Serving on the CLA Board is a great way to expand your network of professional colleagues, as well as an excellent potential career booster!


Annual Publicity Awards Contest

The CLA Publicity Committee sponsors an Annual Awards Contest. Materials designed by a library to promote a library concept or event may be submitted. A panel of professional designers/artists and a representative from the library field will choose the winning entries. Winners will be honored at a CLA Conference. Program and winning entries will be displayed at the CLA Conference. Entry guidelines and submission form are available here. Deadline is January 31, 2015.


Connecticut Libraries in the News

Libraries in Connecticut are making news every day. Below are some links to the latest stories.

Pequot Library's 'Black Friday' book fest
Stratford Library Announces winners of Passport to CT Libraries
R-J Editorial

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 Event

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 7:00 AM EDT to April 28, 2015 5:00 PM EDT