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CLC: Here for your library, here for you

CLC's mission is to serve all types of Connecticut libraries by helping them strengthen their ability to serve their users. Usually, that means we're working with librarians to bring resources, programs, and innovative ideas to their communities. But a few of our projects go straight to the public. Here are some of the ways we're collaborating with our library partners to directly impact and enrich the lives of Connecticut residents.

 

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Virtual Event Calendars

 

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Did you know that during the COVID-19 pandemic, most Connecticut pubic libraries are still offering virtual programs? Whether you are looking for storytime, craft programs for kids or adults, book discussions, tech help, job hunting or small business resources, armchair travel, or just about anything, public libraries are there for you - and right now, you can virtually attend programs at other libraries too. LEARN MORE

 


 


Online Programs

 

Most of CLC's professional development programs are for librarians - but from time to time, we have an opportunity to offer programs directly to the public. Here's what we're offering right now:

  

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Finding New Markets & Customers for Your Business

An online program for small business professionals

Wednesday, June 10 at 12:00pm

Free online program

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Learn how to use your library's ReferenceUSA database for competitive analysis, market research, and reaching new customers, and get tips and tricks for creating or revising your business plan.

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Uncovering the Hidden Job Market

An online program for jobseekers

Wednesday, June 17 at 12:00pm

Free online program

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Learn how to use your library's ReferenceUSA database to research area businesses, apply to available job openings, and create marketing plans; plus get helpful tips on how to strengthen your resume.

 

 


Take Your Child to the Library Day

 

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Every day is a great day to take your child to the library - but Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) is a day to celebrate it! An international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library, Take Your Child to the Library Day was launched in 2011 right here in Connecticut. This unique celebration raises community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child, and promotes library services and programs for children and families.

 

The 10th annual Take Your Child to the Library Day will be celebrated in February 2021. Check back soon for more information on how you can celebrate at your favorite library.

 

 


Working in Connecticut Libraries

 

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We'd love to welcome you into our Connecticut library community!

 

Looking for a library job? Explore job openings on our Connecticut Library Jobs page.

 

Exploring the profession? Our "Become a Librarian" page has information about different types of library jobs, with links to degree and certificate programs in and around Connecticut and online.

 


ABOUT THE CONNECTICUT LIBRARY CONSORTIUM

The Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit statewide membership collaborative serving all types of Connecticut libraries by helping them strengthen their ability to serve their users. CLC leverages "the power of WE" to save money and accomplish projects too large or costly for a single library. With over 800 library and school members, we help our members save, learn, and collaborate.

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