Last year, 2 of the 10 winners were from Connecticut! Let's keep CT librarians on the winner's list in 2016.

The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.

Nominations will be open until September 19.

Up to 10 librarians in public, school and college, community college and university libraries will be selected to win $5,000 and will be honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award-winner’s library. Winners will be announced in November 2016. For additional information on the award, resources and to read about past winners,


Conference 2016 Photos

Advocate for Connecticut's Libraries

CLA is offering the following tools to help with advocacy efforts:

Connecticut Library Association

2016 CT Libraries Fact Sheet
2016 Making the Case for CT Library Funding
Connecticut State Library
2016 CT State Library Fact Sheet and ROI
deliverIT infographic
borrowIT infographic
researchIT infographic

Connecticut Library Consortium

 2016 CLC Fact Sheet


  ROI Calculator-Spreadsheet that was mentioned in Libby Post's advocacy training sessions

Sign up to become a library advocate!
You will be contacted by CLA with (infrequent) advocacy alerts when your action is needed in support of libraries. Encourage your co-workers, board, friends groups and patrons to sign up as well!


Joint ALA/CLA Student Membership Now Available

Library school students are eligible to join both ALA and the Connecticut Library Association at one low price of $35.00 a year. Join both state and national library associations and get connected to your future. Joint student members are full members of both associations, and receive all the benefits accorded to student members in each association. For ALA it includes: 6 issues of American Libraries magazine, weekly e-delivery of AL Direct, bi-monthly Student Direct, discounts on ALA and Division conferences, 10% discounts on ALA Editions and Graphics; Access to ALA scholarships, grants and travel opportunities.

For more information, or to join, visit:

Upcoming Events

CLA Meet-Up, 9/9/16, Blackstone Library, Branford
CLA members and non-members: come from 6 PM to 7 PM for a social and networking hour with light bites and beverages. Then at 7 PM stay for a screening of the classic independent film Party Girl.
September 09, 2016
6:00 PM EDT - 10:00 PM EDT
The Purpose-Based Library: Finding Your Path to Survival, Success and Growth
Customer Service Fall Workshop
October 27, 2016
10:00 AM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT
CLA Support Staff Professional Development Conference 2016
CLASS Professional Development Conference
October 28, 2016
8:30 AM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT