Call for 2019 CLA Award Nominations!

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.
2018 Outstanding Librarian Blanche Parker of Darien Public Library.

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.


Photos from 2018 Annual Conference

Discounted NELA Membership Available

The Connecticut Library Association (CLA) is excited to offer an “Extended Membership” with the New England Library Association (NELA).

CLA Members can take advantage of this opportunity by paying 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.  

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