the Annual Conference Has Gone Virtual!
The Annual Conference may have been cancelled, but we've curated the best and the brightest presentations planned for the April conference into a week-long VIRTUAL CONFERENCE! Better yet, it's FREE for CLA Members, and only $10 per session for Non-Members.
This is the perfect chance to connect with your peers while experiencing the high-quality professional development you've come to expect from the CLA Annual Conference.
Please consider making a donation to the CLA Legacy Fund and help support your State professional organization. The Legacy Fund provides one scholarship for a first-time CLA Annual Conference attendee, scholarships for staff advancing their professional degrees and Professional Enhancement Grants (PEG) annually. It may also be used to fund expenses key to the mission of the organization. Each donation makes a difference.
2020 CLA AWARDS
Congratulations to all this year's award winners!
What does CLA Mean to You?
Passport to CT libraries
Based on the CT Wine Trail Passport Program, the Library Passport program has been postponed to September of 2020.
Regional Town Hall Meetings
Initiated by the CLA Legislative Committee, town-hall style meetings were held in each of the six regions from September - November 2019. The meetings were scheduled with the help of the six CLA region representatives who coordinated with the host library and publicized the events to their region members. All members of the library community including staff from academic, public and school libraries, Friends of the Library and trustees were invited to participate. In total, approximately 70 members of the Connecticut library community participated. There was crossover participation in some regions as participants were encouraged to attend any meeting that was convenient whether or not it was in their region. CLA Legislative Co-Chair, Beth Crowley facilitated the discussion and members of the current CLA Executive Committee were in attendance at each meeting.
CLA Today is the newsletter of the Connecticut Library Association. Read the Feb/March 2020 issue here.
Looking for a Job?
Check CLC's Job List (includes CLA-recommended minimum salary guidelines for librarians!)
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.