Public Hearing on Library Funding

Colleagues, as you know, the Governor’s budget proposes to eliminate funding for Connecticard, CLC and Grants to Public Libraries. Legislation has also been introduced that would also repeal the statutes that authorize these programs.  We need your help on Tuesday night. There is a public hearing on Tuesday night beginning at 5:00 pm in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.  There are two ways to help:

  1. Simply show up and be in the audience to show your support for libraries. We will have “Save CT Library Funding” stickers available for attendees to wear. You might also have a chance to speak to your local legislators and let them know that you are there to save library funding.
  2. Submit written testimony. Even if you can't attend, you can submit written testimony about how you feel about the proposed budget cuts. Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to APPtestimony@cga.ct.gov.  

Go Libraries!!!!!


 

Take Your Child to the Library Day 2015

Enjoy some photos from the 4th Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day.

Funding for Statewide eBook Platform Approved by State Bond Commission

On January 13, the State Bond Commission approved $2.2 million for the Connecticut State Library to develop and implement a statewide eBook platform, thus making Connecticut one of the first states to develop a statewide library eBook service bringing equity of access to eBooks to all residents of Connecticut. Read the full press release here. 

From Carl Antonucci – Chair – CLA Legislative Committee: "On behalf of the CLA Legislative Committee, I would like to express thanks to everyone in the Connecticut library community for all of the emails, letters and phone calls that were made to our legislators and the Governor in support of the Statewide eBook Platform. I would also like to thank or lobbyist, Bobby Shea, for all of his hard work and Ken Wiggin for his leadership on this important issue for all libraries in our state. Go Libraries!"


 

Joint ALA/CLA Student Membership Now Available

Library school students are eligible to join both ALA and the Connecticut Library Association at one low price of $35.00 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



Upcoming Events

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March 06, 2015
10:00 AM EST - 2:00 PM EST
2015 Annual Conference Registration
The 124th Annual Conference will be held at Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton, CT on April 27 and 28, 2015.
April 27, 2015 7:00 AM EDT to April 28, 2015 6:00 PM EDT
Exhibitor Registration for 2015 CLA Conference
You are invited to display your company’s products and/or services at the 124th Annual Conference of the Connecticut Library Association, to be held on Monday, April 27, and Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Mystic Marriot Hotel & Spa in Groton, Connecticut.
April 27, 2015 8:00 AM EDT to April 28, 2015 5:00 PM EDT
2015 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference
Let’s Get Real: Practical Ideas for Teaching Info Lit Today
May 29, 2015
8:00 AM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT