Do you have a person in your library who should be nominated? This is your opportunity! 

Awards include: Outstanding Librarian, Special Achievement, Excellence in Public Library Service, Support Staff, Supporter of Support Staff, News Media, Adeline Mix, Intellectual Freedom, and the Edith B. Nettleton Award for volunteer service.
Any questions, please contact Chris Hemingway, Region 5 Rep.


The CLA Publicity Awards, sponsored by the Publicity and Communications Committee, recognize accomplishments in design, marketing, and publicity by Connecticut libraries. Materials designed to promote a library service or event are accepted. Winners will be chosen for Print Media (two awards), Electronic Media (two awards), Small Library, and the Designer's Award for most creative standalone design. A panel of professional designers/artists and a representative from the library field will choose the winning entries.

Full details and entry form available here.


QUESTIONS? Email or call Leah Farrell at or 860.673.6791 x212


Faith Hektoen Award

The Faith Hektoen Award is given annually by the Children’s Section of the Connecticut Library Association to recognize the efforts of an individual or group that has made an impact on library services to children in Connecticut at the local, regional, or state level.   Please submit nominations electronically by Monday, February 18, 2019. Please submit as one single PDF document with the nominee’s name as the file name. Application available here.

Submit nominations to: Danielle Valenzano at


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Please consider making a donation to CLA's scholarship fund, our continuing education fund, or a general donation. We appreciate your support!


NELLS 2019

NELLS is the New England Library Leadership Symposium. It is a 4 1/2 day course designed for emerging leaders in all areas of library practice. Participants must have less than 15 years’ experience in libraries.” (For library staff with more than 15 years…check out NELLS II in 2020.)

NELLS 2019 will be held August 12 – 16, 2019 at the Rolling Ridge Conference & Retreat Center in North Andover, MA.

CLA members may apply for a PEG grant towards attending this fantastic program.

Questions? You may contact Mary Etter, Director of the South Windsor Public Library at (860) 644-1541 or Krista McLeod, Director of the Nevins Library (978) 686) 4080 EXT 10.