#CTPlaces Coalition Regional Advocacy Workshops

As you know, a new Connecticut General Assembly will take office in January 2017. Now you can take advantage of an opportunity to preview the new legislative session, talk over effective interaction with state lawmakers, offer feedback, and network with your counterparts. 

The Connecticut Library Association is a member of The CTPlaces Coalition, a group of humanities, history, preservation, and library organizations working together to advocate for what keeps Connecticut a special place. You, your fellow staff and library supporters in your community are encouraged to attend  one of seven Regional Advocacy Forums (listed below) to be held by The CTPlaces Coalition (register here):

REGIONAL FORUM DATE, TIME, PLACE
Fairfield County

Monday, Nov. 21, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Fairfield Public Library

Northeast Connecticut 

Monday, Nov. 21, 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Windham Textile Museum

Greater New Haven

Thursday, Dec. 1, 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Hamden Public Library

Western Connecticut 

Monday, Dec. 5, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury

Southeast Connecticut

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 9:30 to 11:00 am
Groton Public Library

Greater Hartford

Monday, Dec. 12, 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford

Northwest Connecticut Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Litchfield Historical Society


Cooperating members of The CTPlaces Coalition include: Connecticut Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History, Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut Humanities, Connecticut League of History Organizations, Connecticut Library Association, Connecticut Library Consortium, Connecticut State Library, and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

The Connecticut Library Association, CLC and the Connecticut State Library have joined #CTPlaces because we believe that by working with other organizations to raise awareness of all of our advocacy goals, we can build a larger group of supporters across the state. This coalition will supplement, not replace, our own library advocacy efforts.

We look forward to working with you in the months ahead as effective advocates on behalf of the critical issues we care about.

Remember, register today to take part in the Regional Advocacy Forum that is most convenient for you!  Please spread the word to all who advocate on behalf of our libraries.


 

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

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  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 Event

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