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04-29-2013 

2014 Connecticut Library Association Conference
Building Community - In Our Towns, Our State, and Our Profession
Crowne Plaza Hartford - Cromwell
100 Berlin Rd.
Cromwell, CT 06416
http://bit.ly/TnRNQL

 

The 123rd Annual Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell, CT on April 28th and 29th, 2014.

We have two exciting keynote speakers this year.  Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of The Googlization of Everything – and Why We Should Worry and The Anarchist in the Library will be kicking the Conference off on Monday.  Renee Hobbs, from the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island will speaking on Tuesday.

Conference Registration is open! How to Register
- Registration is now open. CLA Members should log in with their username and password to receive conference member rates.  We accept Visa, Mastercard, or check as payment. If paying by check, please be advised that your registration will not be completed until payment is received. All payments must be received no less than 3 business days before the conference. Payments for “Early Bird” registrations MUST be received by the early rate deadline of 4/1 in order to qualify for the lower rate. You will be notified via email when your check is received and your registration is processed.

Plan your Day Before you begin the registration process, you will need to decide which workshops, or sessions, you will attend at the conference. It's a good idea to print out, or have available, the program descriptions (located as a PDF at the top of this page) during registration.

Other Important Info  Hotel Reservation information is available from within the Registration Form.

If you have a disability and require an accommodation in order to participate in a program, please contact the CLA office (860-346-2444) or cla [at] ctlibrarians [dot] org by April 11, 2014

Visit the Exhibits
We have a full house of vendor exhibitor tables at this year's conference.  Full listing here.

Conference Registration Rates & Information
Lunch is included in the registration rate.

One & Two-Day Rates, including registration at the door:
CLA member: $140 (one day) / $250 (two days) 
Students, Unemployed, or Retired*: $75 (one day) / $135  (two days)
Non-Member: $175 (one day) / $330 (two days)

* Students, Unemployed, or Retired must be CLA members to register at the reduced rate.This rate also requires a 2-hour volunteer committment per day.

Hotel Conference Room Rate
The conference room rate is $109/night. You can call the Crowne Plaza's reservation line at 860-635-2000 and mention the group name or you can use the Hotel Reservation Link.

Directions & Parking
The Crowne Plaza Hotel is at 100 Berlin Road, in Cromwell, Connecticut  and just off exit 21 on I-91. Map and more detailed directions are available on their online map. All CLA Conference attendees can park for FREE in hotel parking lots.

Other Information
The 2014 Conference Committee Resources:


The 2011 Conference Committee Resources:

The 2011 Conference Committee:

2011 CLA
President
Conf. Committee
co-chair
Conf. Committee
co-chair
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Debbie Herman

Central CT State University
hermand@ccsu.edu
David Boudinot

Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton
david@hchlibrary.org
Caitlin Augusta

Stratford Library Association
caitlinreads@gmail.com
Future Meetings

September 03, 2015

September CLA Board Meeting

September 03, 2015
9:30 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Monthly meeting of the board
 

September 15, 2015

YA Committee Meeting

September 15, 2015
10:00 AM EDT - 11:00 AM EDT

West Haven Library
300 Elm Street
West Haven, CT 06516
http://whpl.lioninc.org/

CLA YA Conference Planning
 

October 01, 2015

October CLA Board Meeting

October 01, 2015
9:30 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
http://www.cslib.org/facmlsc.htm

Monthly meeting of the board
 

October 08, 2015

How to Make "Yes" the Answer and Other Secrets of Customer Service

October 08, 2015
10:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

Wallingford Public Library
200 North Main Street
Wallingford, CT 06492-3791
http://www.wallingford.lioninc.org/

Customer Service Section Fall Program
 

October 14, 2015

Public Libraries Section Fall Program

October 14, 2015
9:30 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

Bristol Public Library
5 High Street
Bristol, CT 06010
http://www.bristollib.com

Creative Spaces: Duct Tape to 3d Printers
 

October 29, 2015

Celebrating with CLASS: 2015 CLA Support Staff Professional Development Conference

October 29, 2015
8:30 AM EDT - 3:15 PM EDT

University of Hartford, Harry Jack Gray Center
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
http://www.hartford.edu

SAVE THE DATE: Registration will be available soon. This is an opportunity for library support staff to learn new skills and to learn from and network with fellow support staff members from throughout the state.
 

November 05, 2015

November CLA Board Meeting

November 05, 2015
9:30 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST

Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
http://www.cslib.org/facmlsc.htm

Monthly meeting of the board
 

November 13, 2015

YA Regional Meetup

November 13, 2015
10:00 AM EST - 3:00 PM EST

Wallingford Public Library
200 N Main St,
Wallingford, CT 06492
http://wallingford.lioninc.org/

Save the Date! Registration will be opening soon.
 

December 03, 2015

December CLA Board Meeting

December 03, 2015
9:30 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST

Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
http://www.cslib.org/facmlsc.htm

Monthly meeting of the board
 

January 07, 2016

January CLA Board Meeting

January 07, 2016
9:30 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST

Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
http://www.cslib.org/facmlsc.htm

Monthly meeting of the board
 

February 04, 2016

February CLA Board Meeting

February 04, 2016
9:30 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST

Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
http://www.cslib.org/facmlsc.htm

Monthly meeting of the board
 

March 03, 2016

March CLA Board Meeting

March 03, 2016
9:30 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST

Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
http://www.cslib.org/facmlsc.htm

Monthly meeting of the board
 

April 01, 2016

Passport to CT Libraries

April 01, 2016 12:00 AM EDT to April 30, 2016 12:00 AM EDT

Your Library



Showcase our CT libraries by joining this program! Last year, participating libraries enjoyed many new visitors - make sure your library is one of them this year!
 

April 07, 2016

April CLA Board Meeting

April 07, 2016
9:30 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
http://www.cslib.org/facmlsc.htm

Monthly meeting of the board