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05-04-2017 

2017 CLA Annual Conference - Reciprocal Association Members Registration (New England State, NYLA, NELA)
NELA, NYLA, New England State Library Association Members
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton, CT 06340

 


2017 CLA Annual Conference

RI, MA, NY, NJ
Library Association Members
Registration

Please join us for the 2017 CLA Annual Conference

May 4-5, 2017

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, Groton

Featuring an exciting line-up of keynote speakers, plus two full days of workshops and speakers, and plenty of opportunities to connect with colleagues and exhibitors. Parking, breakfast, coffee/snack breaks, and a hot buffet lunch are included in the registration rate.

Preliminary Program Lineup

Current members of
Rhode Island Library Association
Massachusetts Library Association
New York Library Association
New Jersey Library Association
New England Library Association

are invited to attend the 2017 CLA Annual Conference at member rates. 

Member Rates:

**Early Bird Rate** - Register by March 31, 2017
One Day: $115 /  Both Days: $170
Payments for Early Bird Registration must be received at the CLA office by 3/31/2017 to receive the discounted rate. If you are paying by check, the CLA office must receive your check by March 31. 

After March 31, 2017
One Day: $150 / Both Days: $230

If registering in advance, payment in full must be received by CLA 5 days in advance of the conference. If registering at the door, payment in full is required. We cannot provide refunds, but if you are unable to make it to the Conference, you can transfer your admission to someone else. Please contact the CLA office at least 2 days before the event at 860-344-8777 to make these arrangements.

 Please note that your registration will be cancelled
if we are unable to verify that you are a current member of your state's library association. 


Directions & Parking

The Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa is located at 625 North Road (Route 117), Groton, Connecticut. A map and more detailed directions are available on their online map. All CLA Conference attendees can park for free in the hotel parking lot!

Special Hotel Conference Room Rate
The conference room rate is $145/night plus tax. To reserve a hotel room for the conference, please use the Hotel Reservation Link or call 877-901-6632.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Escape Room on Thursday Evening 
The fun doesn't stop at the conference! Join us Thursday evening after the last breakout session for "Escape From the Haunted Library" - A fun, puzzle-filled event. You and your teammates are trapped in a haunted library, and the only way out is by solving puzzles presented by some of literature's greatest monsters. Can you crack the mystery of who trapped you here, and then figure out how to escape? Presented by Eric Berlin, author of The Puzzling World of Winston Breen and its sequels, creator of Puzzle Your Kids (puzzleyourkids.com), and frequent contributor to the New York Times crossword puzzle.

Registration
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or check as payment. If paying by check, please be advised that your registration will not be completed until payment is received. You will be notified via email when your check is received and your registration is processed.

P.E.G.  (Proficiency Enhancement Grants)Need help paying for the conference? PEG provides funding to help members of the Connecticut Library Association improve their knowledge and skills. PEG funds some expenses for continuing education programs, workshops, seminars, courses, institutes, and other activities. More info here.

Special Accommodations
The Connecticut Library Association seeks to provide reasonable accommodations by request for physical access, communications, or other needs to ensure that services, activities, and programs are available to individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests may include, but are not limited to, sign language interpretation, assistive listening devices, or written material in alternative format.

If you have a request for accommodation, please submit information at least 21 days in advance of the conference to Maria Bernier, ADA Committee Chair, at maria.bernier@ct.gov. Include a description of the accommodations are you requesting, and describe any equipment you are requesting to be provided.

The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require the Connecticut Library Association to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

 

2016 CLA President

Karen Jensen
James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford
kjensen@blackstonelibrary.org

Conference Committee Co-Chairs

Kristina Edwards
Burritt Library, CCSU
kedwards@ccsu.edu

Sara Martone 
Guilford Free Library, Guilford
smartone@guilfordfreelibrary.org

Conference Exhibits Co-Chairs

Brandie Doyle
Russell Library, Middletown
bdoyle@russelllibrary.org

Katy Dillman
James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford
kdillman@blackstonelibrary.org

Future Meetings

May 04, 2017

2017 CLA Annual Conference

May 04, 2017 8:00 AM EDT to May 05, 2017 6:00 PM EDT

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton, CT 06340

Register today! Uncharted Waters: Navigating the Changing Tides in Librarianship
 

May 04, 2017

Exhibitor Registration for 2017 CLA Annual Conference

May 04, 2017 8:00 AM EDT to May 05, 2017 5:00 PM EDT

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton, CT 06430
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/gonmm-mystic-marriott-hotel-and-spa/

You are invited to display your company’s products and/or services at the 126th Annual Conference of the Connecticut Library Association, to be held on Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Mystic Marriot Hotel & Spa in Groton, CT.
 

May 04, 2017

2017 CLA Annual Conference Exhibits Only Registration

May 04, 2017 8:00 AM EDT to May 05, 2017 5:00 PM EDT

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton, CT 06340

Register today! Uncharted Waters: Navigating the Changing Tides in Librarianship
 

May 04, 2017

2017 CLA Annual Conference - Reciprocal Association Members Registration (New England State, NYLA, NELA)

May 04, 2017 8:00 AM EDT to May 05, 2017 4:30 PM EDT

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton, CT 06340

NELA, NYLA, New England State Library Association Members
 

June 01, 2017

CLA Board Meeting

June 01, 2017
10:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

Avon Free Public Library
281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
http://www.avonctlibrary.info/

Monthly meeting of the board