Building A Better Librarianship: Cross Training Ourselves for the Future (CLA 2017 Leadership Institute)

Building A Better Librarianship: Cross Training Ourselves for the Future (CLA 2017 Leadership Institute)

Connecticut Library Association (CLA) 2017 Leadership Skills Development Institute
Don't miss this full day opportunity for librarians at all stages of their careers to sharpen their leadership skills. This year's theme is Building A Better Librarianship: Cross Training Ourselves for the Future.

Our Keynote speaker this year is Maureen Sullivan. Maureen is an organization development consultant whose practice focuses on the delivery of consulting and training services to libraries and other information organizations. She has more than twenty-five years of experience as a consultant on leadership development and is a past president of both ALA and ACRL. In 2016 she was presented by ALA with the Joseph W. Lippincott Award for distinguished service to the profession of librarianship.

University of Hartford, Harry Jack Gray Center
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117 (Parking passes and driving directions will be emailed prior to the event)

Early Bird Registration (June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017) - $40 members/$50 non-members

Regular Registration (July 1, 2017 - August 10, 2017) - $50 members/$60 non-members

Registration includes all materials, a light breakfast, lunch and a wine and cheese reception at the end of the day during which a drawing will take place for door prizes.

 *The institute welcomes all library leaders as well as those who aspire to lead*

For details and to register, visit

Friday, August 11, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm
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To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Steve Cauffman (  or 860-704-2223) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Steve Cauffman | (860) 704-2223.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.