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South Central CT Library Directors Roundtable

Free Range Discussion! Please join us as we wrap up another year of the South Central Connecticut Directors Roundtable with a free range discussion! Come along on a virtual rambling road trip...
Date:
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Time:
10:00am - 11:30am
Location:
Online event through CT Library Consortium,
Categories:
CLC Events

Leading from the Future: Library Policy Development

Effective policies are an immune system for your public library. Policymaking is a difficult job, requiring an open mind, a thoughtful study of the issues involved and a deep understanding of the...
Date:
Monday, June 24, 2024
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 9 seats left

Enhancing Library Capacity & Growing Community Connections: Libraries Without Borders and the CT State Library

Join us for a panel presentation with Libraries Without Borders US and the CT State Library along with representatives from the six pilot libraries that participated in a year-long project...
Date:
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Time:
10:00am - 11:30am
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 37 seats left

The Ins and Outs of Creating Surveys

Surveys are an important tool to gather information from your community and as well as your stakeholders and staff. Join us at this webinar where we’ll review the basics of survey creation,...
Date:
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Online - at your computer,
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 21 seats left

Basic Book Repair: Tools & Techniquest

Note: This is an IN-PERSON workshop at Eastern CT State University Library Would you like to save money by getting more uses per book? Would you like to keep that out-of-print book in circulation to...
Date:
Friday, July 12, 2024
Time:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT,
Categories:
DLD Workshop
Register! - 10 seats left

Intro to Canva

Learn how to make logos, social media images, and flyers using the online design site Canva. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the Canva environment and design elements....
Date:
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Time:
9:30am - 11:30am
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 7 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! - 45 seats left

Advanced Book Repair: Hardcover Techniquest

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! - 9 seats left

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

Desription coming soon.
Date:
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Time:
10:00am - 11:30am
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 25 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.