CONN-text: CLC's Member Newsletter


About the Newsletter

CLC produces CONN·text, a newsletter for staff of CLC member libraries with the latest news pertaining to CLC, our members, and issues affecting libraries in Connecticut and nationwide. The most recent issues are available below.


Online Issues


January 2014

  • From the Executive Director: Making Waves in 2014
  • Trendspotting Lab: Technologies of the Maker Movement
  • One Great Thing: Free 3D Printers for Schools
  • Discounts: Non-print contracts; Baker & Taker workshop; Makers Market; I Love CT Libraries bags Valentine's Day special; Scholastic "Flix" & Grolier; 

December 2013 Special Edition

  • Our holiday gift: One less thing to read!
  • New Year's Resolution: Use your CLC membership!

November 2013

  • From the Executive Director: Healthy Libraries
  • Adult Programming Showcase
  • ALA "Health Happens in Libraries" webinar featuring Jennifer Keohane
  • One Great Thing: Solving Problems with Books (from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)
  • Discounts: AWE Digital Learning Solutions, Gale-Cengage eBooks, CT Forum tickets
  • Trendspotting wrap-up

September/October 2013

  • From the Executive Director: Reacting to Change
  • One Great Thing: Trumbull Library's MakerSpace
  • Discounts: Gale-Cengage eBooks, CT Forum tickets, "Flix" and Grolier online products from Scholastic
  • Trendspotting: MakerSpaces for Everyone

August 2013

  • What We Did on Our Summer Vacation
  • Affordable Care Act: Help Is Here!
  • TrendSpotting: Makerspaces for Everyone

June 2013

  • From the Executive Director: The Value of Membership
  • Were You There? CLC's 10th Anniversary Party
  • One Great Thing: Props as Networking Tools (Pomfret Public Library)
  • New Book Contracts

May 2013

  • From the Executive Director: The Power of WE
  • One Great Thing: Library Programs Featuring ... YOU
  • Discounts: I Love CT Libraries Bags
  • BookExpo America Bus Trips
  • CLC's 10th anniversary party & annual meeting

April 2013

  • From the Executive Director: Why Librarians are like Arduino; or, Why Conferences are Valuable
  • One Great Thing: Otis Library's Pinterest Boards
  • Discounts: Online encyclopedias from Grolier & Britannica; JobNow for academics; AWE; Nutmeg price list
  • CLC at CLA
  • CLC's 10th anniversary party & annual meeting

March 2013

  • From the Executive Director: Change ... For the Better?
  • One Great Thing: Cragin Memorial Library's "What you pay is up to you" Fines Jar
  • Discounts: BookExpo America, Alexander Street Press, Bedbug treatment units
  • New Roundtables: Urban Libraries, New Directors

February 2013

  • From the Executive Director: Got Snow???
  • One Great Thing: Tunxis Community College Library's "books that scream"!
  • Discounts: Scholastic "Flix," Computers in Libraries, LAT, Turnitin pricing
  • Non-Profit Partnership Expo
  • CASL/CLC Mini-Conference

Submission Guidelines

CLC welcomes news about Connecticut libraries and librarians, ideas for feature articles, and other content of interest to Connecticut library staff. All submissions should be emailed to Christine Sarrazin, Newsletter Editor, at

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