2018 Annual Conference Registration now open!

April 23 - 24, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in Danbury

Preliminary program is now posted - find out what is scheduled for Monday and what for Tuesday.

Early bird regisration ends March 16th.

For further details, click here.

 


 

Take Your Child to the Library Day in CT 2018



FAITH HEKTOEN AWARD 2018

The Faith Hektoen Award is given annually by the Children’s Section of the Connecticut Library Association to recognize the efforts of an individual or group that has made an impact on library services to children in Connecticut at the local, regional, or state level.  Developed in 1979, the award is named for Faith Hektoen, who served for over 20 years as the first State Consultant for Children’s Services. Nominations are now being accepted. Deadline is February 26, 2018. Click here for more information and the application.


 

2018 CLA Scholarship Awards

The Connecticut Library Association is pleased to announce that it will once again award scholarships at its Annual Meeting, which will be held on April 24, 2018 at the Danbury Crowne Plaza. A total of $4,750 will be awarded from funds provided by CLA and the Association of Connecticut Library Boards (ACLB). Applications and supporting materials will be accepted in electronic format only, and must be submitted by 5 PM on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Complete details available by clicking here. To apply, click here.


 

Nominations Sought for CLA AWARDS 2018

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. chemingway@hagamanlibrary.org

Click here for a description of the awards and nomination form   Deadline: January 31, 2018


 

Discounted NELA Membership Now Available


The Connecticut Library Association (CLA) is excited to launch the new “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.  

Click here for more information




Annual Conference 2017




Upcoming Events

Everyone Included: Talking About Diversity in Books for Children & Teens
We Need Diversity!
March 14, 2018
10:00 AM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT
CLA Public Libraries Spring Morning Meetup
Friends:Part of the Three Legged Stool--Friends--Board--Staff
March 16, 2018
10:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT
Exhibitor Registration for 2018 CLA Annual Conference
Exhibitor Registration for 2018 CLA Annual Conference
April 23, 2018 8:00 AM EDT to April 24, 2018 5:00 PM EDT
2018 CLA Annual Conference
Build a Better Library!
April 23, 2018 8:00 AM EDT to April 24, 2018 6:00 PM EDT
2018 CLA Annual Exhibits-Only Registration
Exhibits-only
April 23, 2018 8:00 AM EDT to April 24, 2018 6:00 PM EDT
2018 CLA Annual Conference-NELA, NYLA Members
NELA, NYLA Members Reciprocal Registration
April 23, 2018 8:00 AM EDT to April 24, 2018 6:00 PM EDT