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requestIT CT Open Office Hours

Join us for our requestIT CT Office Hours. This is a great opportunity to ask a question or have a discussion about the fulfILLment system or any topic related to Interlibrary Loan that you may have....
Date:
Thursday, July 18, 2024
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:
Online - at your computer,
Categories:
Other Webinar Other
Register! - 30 seats left

Navigating the AR/VR Landscape: A Guide for Libraries Devices

Join us for an informative session on choosing the right augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices for the library. This workshop aims to examine considerations involved in selecting...
Date:
Thursday, July 18, 2024
Time:
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 35 seats left

Advanced Book Repair: Hardcover Techniques

Note: This is an IN-PERSON workshop at the Eastern CT State University Library Would you like to save money by getting more uses per book? Have you already done all the easy repairs and have a shelf...
Date:
Friday, July 26, 2024
Time:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT,
Categories:
DLD Workshop
Register! - 1 seats left

What does your community really want? Target Audience and Empathy Mapping

Join DLD staff in this interactive zoom session and participate in some of the exercises that contribute to a powerful community needs assessment. This information session is designed to help...
Date:
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Time:
10:00am - 11:30am
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 7 seats left

How to Complete the FY2024 Public Library Annual Report

This webinar will provide an overview of the FY2024 Public Library Annual Report and introduce the new platform that all libraries will use to submit their data. We will also cover survey question...
Date:
Thursday, August 1, 2024
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Online - at your computer,
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 55 seats left

Library Marketing with Canva Videos

Videos can be useful ways to share your Library’s story with your community. Use Canva videos to advocate for your library’s materials, services, programs, or even a fundraising campaign. In this...
Date:
Tuesday, August 6, 2024
Time:
9:30am - 11:30am
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register!

Reimagining Library Outreach to Increase Community Access

In this session, we will reconceive the concept of outreach and identify a wide range of opportunities for libraries to increase community access. Participants will leave being able to confidently...
Date:
Thursday, August 15, 2024
Time:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 21 seats left

How to Wear Many Hats Without Losing Your Head

If you had a well-defined job, or if your job didn't shift the minute you thought you'd gotten your work done, life would be fairly easy. But when you're cataloging books, handling reference requests,...
Date:
Tuesday, August 20, 2024
Time:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 49 seats left

How to Complete the FY2024 Public Library Annual Report

This webinar will provide an overview of the FY2024 Public Library Annual Report and introduce the new platform that all libraries will use to submit their data. We will also cover survey question...
Date:
Wednesday, September 4, 2024
Time:
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Online - at your computer,
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 70 seats left

Assessing External Community Assets, Needs and Barriers

In this session, we will provide strategies that support libraries in identifying their optimal role within their community based on local assets, needs, and barriers. Participants will leave with the...
Date:
Thursday, September 5, 2024
Time:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 22 seats left

MLSC Appointments

Starting June 1, the Middletown Library Service Center is open by appointment only.

Event Accessibility for Guests with Disabilities

We want to provide what you need to participate!

If you require access services to participate fully, please use the Accommodation Request Form at least 7 days prior to the event.

If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact Gail Hurley at gail.hurley@ct.gov or (860) 704-2223.

You can also see our Library and Accessibility LibGuide for more information.

Registration Eligibility

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be one of the following:

  • current library staff member
  • undergraduate or graduate library student
  • Friend or Board Member/Trustee*
  • retired or unemployed library staff

Please contact Gail Hurley at gail.hurley@ct.gov or (860) 704-2223 with registration questions.

*Unless otherwise specified that a Friend or Board Member/Trustee is not eligible for a training or workshop.

Note: paid consultants are not eligible to attend DLD workshops or webinars.

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 Gail Hurley gail.hurley@ct.gov | (860) 704-2222.

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.