Library Planning Toolkit and LSTA Planning Grants

Library Planning Toolkit and LSTA Planning Grants

Learn about the tools available from the CT State Library that will prepare your library for a successful LSTA Planning Grant application. Dawn La Valle, Director of the Division of Library Development, will introduce the new Best Practices in Connecticut Public Libraries self-assessment tool for libraries and the Aspen Institute’s “Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library, version 2.0,” a set of resources for convening a community dialogue and helping communities take action to re-envision their own public library. Libraries that undertake these two assessment and planning exercises are eligible to apply for an LSTA Planning Grant of up to $5,000. Maria Bernier, LSTA Coordinator, will review the grant application instructions, timeline, regulations, and fiscal management. 

[Snow date for this workshop is Wednesday, March 7, 9 am to noon.]

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm
Dawn La Valle and Maria Bernier
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St., Middletown
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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.