Meeting/Event Information



CLA Technical Services Section Fall Program 2018
New Adventures in Discovery : a Program about Getting the Most out of Your Discovery Layer or Catalog
Farmington Library Community Room
6 Monteith Drive
Farmington, CT 06032


Please join the Connecticut Library Association’s Technical Services Section at the Farmington Library on October 18, 2018 as we gather to talk about the art of discovery in library catalogs today.  A major trend in libraries today is the use of discovery tools and various customizations to our library catalogs to enhance and make the best use of library metadata.  Librarians of all areas work hard to help patrons gain access to information but do we know how our library catalogs are using that metadata to enhance accessibility and do we know how to customize and update our library catalogs to make them function for our communities?

Come join us as our speakers touch on the various topics of discovery including use of library metadata, local customization of library catalogs or discovery layers, and about best practices related to enhancing discovery in your library catalog. 

9:30 a.m. Registration, Coffee & Refreshments
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Program

Registration Cost $20 for CLA members/$30 for non-members



Steven Bernstein, Associate Librarian, Central Connecticut State University [using Primo by ExLibris]

Sam Cook, Systems Librarian for Public Services, Library Connection [using Encore by III]

Joe Farara, Executive Director, Libraries Online, Inc. [using Pika Discovery Layer]


For questions about this program, please contact Jacqueline Toce, Technical Services Section Chair,, 203-392-5777.


Special Accommodations
The Connecticut Library Association seeks to provide reasonable accommodations by request for physical access, communications, or other needs to ensure that services, activities, and programs are available to individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests may include, but are not limited to, sign language interpretation, assistive listening devices, or written material in alternative format.

If you have a request for accommodation, please submit information at least 21 days in advance of the conference to Maria Bernier at ADA Committee Chair, at Include a description of the accommodations are you requesting, and describe any equipment you are requesting to be provided.

The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require the Connecticut Library Association to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.


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