Town Hall Meetings
The Legislative Committee of the Connecticut Library Association will be holding Town Hall style meetings this fall in each of the six regions. We want to hear from you, our library community, any and all concerns and issues that are affecting Connecticut libraries and library workers. This is a “listening” tour to help CLA better represent the needs of all our library regions.
The information we gather at these meetings will help us build the Connecticut Library Association legislative agenda to ensure it is relevant to Connecticut Libraries, will inform our committees and sections as to needed conference and workshop topics, and a summary of the issues raised at the meetings will be given to the new State Librarian.
Library staff and administrators from public, academic, school and special libraries are all encouraged to attend. Library trustees, and Friends of the Library are also invited to attend these meetings. There is no registration required, please just join us with your comments and suggestions.
|Region 5||10/28||Acton Public Library (Old Saybrook)|
|Region 2||11/6||Raymond Library (East Hartford)|
|Region 4||11/19||Weston Public Library|
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What does CLA Mean to You?
Has your library had any recent challenges to materials? Have there been other types of challenges, such as a patron privacy, library service issue or hate crime? ALA keeps track of these challenges. You can submit any challenges using this website. All personal and institutional information will be kept confidential.
Extended NELA Membership
CLA offers an “Extended Membership” with the New England Library Association (NELA). CLA members pay a discounted fee of only $20 per year ($15 for students and retirees) when joining or renewing your CLA membership. By joining both CLA and NELA, you will receive the full benefits that each of the organizations have to offer.
Region 4 Town Hall Meeting
The Legislative Committee of the Connecticut Library Association will be holding Town Hall style meetings this fall in each of the six regions.