2017 CLA Annual Conference


2017 Program Submission Information

Due: November 4, 2016


Joint ALA/CLA Student Membership Available

Library school students are eligible to join both ALA and the Connecticut Library Association at one low price of $38.00 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: ctlibraryassociation.org/join.php

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!


Upcoming Events

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
Welcoming Diversity with CLASS: CLA Support Staff Professional Development Conference 2016
This conference is an opportunity for library support staff to learn new skills and to network with fellow support staff members from throughout the state.
October 28, 2016
8:30 AM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT
Library Access for All
ADA Committee Fall Program
November 01, 2016
9:00 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT
Challenging ‘Illegal Aliens’’: The Provocations of the US Immigration Debate and the Politics of Subject Terminology in the Library
Dartmouth librarians, John DeSantis and Jill Baron, will present their first-hand experiences in dealing with the controversial subject heading: ‘illegal aliens’ and the path they embarked upon to change legislation within the Library of Congress and disc
November 09, 2016
9:00 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST
Exhibitor Registration for 2017 CLA Annual Conference
You are invited to display your company’s products and/or services at the 126th Annual Conference of the Connecticut Library Association, to be held on Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Mystic Marriot Hotel & Spa in Groton, CT.
May 04, 2017 8:00 AM EDT to May 05, 2017 5:00 PM EDT