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2021 CLA Annual Conferece Registration (May 10-14, 2021)


May 10, 2021 | 9:00 AM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT
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You are invited to the 130th CLA Annual Conference, “Libraries Meeting Challenges in a Changing World," which will take place May 10-14, 2021, via Zoom. The conference features an exciting line-up of keynote speakers, plus 5 days of programs and plenty of opportunities to connect with colleagues. Exhibitors will be present throughout the conference in our virtual exhibitor hall. We hope you will join us.

Don't miss our special events:

  • Monday Mixer (Monday, May 10th, 7 pm - 9 pm)

  • Annual Meeting (Wednesday, May 12th, 1 pm - 2 pm)
    Join us to learn more about what the Connecticut Library Association does for libraries and librarians around the state.

  • Awards Ceremony (Thursday, May 13th, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)
    Celebrate with us the achievements of our wonderful libraries and their staff.

We invite Non-members to become members HERE for a cost starting at $25.00 (based on salary-Please see dues chart)

We thank our members, sections, presenters, the conference committee, and the Connecticut Library community. We hope to "See" you at one or more of these fabulous presentations via Zoom, created by your peers.


2021 Virtual Conference Program Schedule


Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Deborah Schander

Deborah Schander began her tenure as State Librarian in 2021. Prior to joining the Connecticut State Library, she was an educator and law librarian, serving in library administration at Seton Hall University and Vanderbilt University as well as working at law libraries in Georgia and California. She holds a JD and an MLIS from Florida State University (2007). She writes and speaks on a variety of topics including legal research instruction, leadership development, personnel management, technology, and library outreach. Deborah is past chair of the Professional Engagement, Growth, and Advancement special interest section of the American Association of Law Libraries as well as past president of the Atlanta Law Libraries Association.

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MLS, LEED AP, works with library leaders to ensure libraries are vital, visible, and viable. A passionate advocate for libraries, Rebekkah currently serves as the executive director of the Mid-Hudson Library System (NY). Rebekkah is the author of Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library's Future in an Uncertain World and Resilience, part of the Library Futures series from ALA Editions; the co-founder of the award-winning Sustainability Libraries Initiative; and serves as an advisory board member for the Center for the Future of Libraries. Named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, Rebekkah speaks internationally on the topic of libraries as leaders for a more vibrant future for us all.


$20.00 Member Ticket

$30.00 Non-Member Ticket

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