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Small Libraries Roundtable

Grants Join us for the next meeting of the Small Libraries Roundtable as we discuss grants. Do you regularly apply for grants? If not, why not? Do you know where to find grant opportunities? We'll...
Date:
Monday, December 4, 2023
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Online event through CT Library Consortium,
Categories:
CLC Events

Academic Library Roundtable: Archives & Special Collections

Holiday Show and Tell Join us for the next Academic Archives and Special Collections Roundtable for a holiday themed meet & greet where librarians can share unique items and/or stories from their...
Date:
Monday, December 4, 2023
Time:
10:30am - 11:30am
Location:
Online event through CT Library Consortium,
Categories:
CLC Events

Information Session | CT Office of the State Comptroller on ArrayRx

The Office of the State Comptroller recently launched the ArrayRx prescription drug discount card in Connecticut. Starting October 2, 2023, Connecticut residents can sign up for a state-sponsored drug...
Date:
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Time:
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Online - at your computer,
Categories:
Other Webinar
Register! - 30 seats left

Using Virtual Reality in the Library

Virtual reality is a technology that has been gaining popularity in recent years, and it has found its way into every aspect of life, including the library. In this session, we will explore how...
Date:
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 7 seats left

Young Adult Librarians Roundtable

Advertising and Advocacy Have great programs but no one is showing up? Are you dedicated to your teen patrons but need to get your co-workers, board, directors, or the public on board with teen...
Date:
Friday, December 8, 2023
Time:
9:30am - 10:30am
Location:
Online event through CT Library Consortium,
Categories:
CLC Events

Principles of Great Flyer Design

Making a great flyer is both a science and an art. Learn about the visual design principles that can help your flyers convey information efficiently and effectively. Discuss fonts and the ways they...
Date:
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Time:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 3 seats left

Academic Library Tech Services Roundtable

Link Resolvers Join us for the next meeting of our Academic Library Tech Services Roundtable to discuss best practices in link resolver set up & troubleshooting. What link resolver system are...
Date:
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Online event through CT Library Consortium,
Categories:
CLC Events

Social Justice Roundtable

A Conversation with Julie Styles: library board dysfunction, political interference, and the fallout in Suffield The latest high profile library news about Julie Style resigning as the director...
Date:
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Time:
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Online event through CT Library Consortium,
Categories:
CLC Events

Overview of Northstar Features

This overview covers Northstar Digital Literacy standards, assessments, curriculum, self-directed learning, and reporting. You will ascertain how to start incorporating and implementing digital...
Date:
Monday, December 18, 2023
Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register! - 26 seats left

Intro to Canva

NOTE: This is a virtual workshop on Zoom 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...
Date:
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Time:
9:30am - 11:30am
Location:
Categories:
DLD Online Webinar
Register!

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.

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.