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New Connecticut Librarians: Finding Things

A place to start for librarians who are new to working in Connecticut

Whom Do You Call?

DLD Staff Directory by Subject

Children's Services * Young Adult Services
Linda Williams, Linda.Williams@ct.gov
860-704-2207

Construction Grants * Public Library Statistics * State Aid * borrowIT CT
Tom Newman, Tom.Newman@ct.gov
860-757-6573

deliverIT CT (Ccar)
Walter Magnavice, Walter.Magnavice@ct.gov
860-566-1100, x306
Dawn La Valle, Dawn.lavalle@ct.gov
860-757-6665

LSTA Grant Program * E-Rate
Maria Bernier, Maria.Bernier@ct.gov
860-704-2204

Middletown Library Service Center
800-437-2313 in CT or 860-704-2200

Policy Development * Professional Materials
Dawn La Valle, Dawn.lavalle@ct.gov
860-757-6665

Professional Development and Continuing Education
Steve Cauffman, Stephen.Cauffman@ct.gov
800-437-2313 in CT or 860-704-2223

researchIT CT (iCONN) - Electronic Resources
Eric Hansen, Eric.A.Hansen@ct.gov
800-437-2313 in CT or 860-704-2224

Statewide Library Catalog and Cataloging
Gail Hurley, Gail.Hurley@ct.gov
800-437-2313 in CT or 860-704-2222

Statewide Library Catalog Interlibrary Loan
Steve Cauffman, Stephen.Cauffman@ct.gov
800-437-2313 in CT or 860-704-2223

Trustees & Friends of the Library
Dawn La Valle, Dawn.lavalle@ct.gov
860-757-6665

Find Stuff

The shared statewide catalog is called findIT CT. Not all libraries are included in the catalog, but any library CAN be included. Also, any library will be able to borrow items through requestIT CT. Take a look at this page of information for ILL staff.

The Middletown Library Service center houses a collection of children's and YA books, professional literature, storytime kits, puppets, and much more!

The collection of Large Print books for children, YA, and adults is located at the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Rocky Hill.

The Service Center houses a large collection of professional development books, which you can borrow for 90 days. Search Primo to find them.

This collection includes:

  • Neal-Schuman "How-To" series for librarians
  • Most ALA Publications
  • All the Wilson Core Collections
  • Other titles relevant to the library profession

Many databases and periodicals are freely available to Connecticut libraries and patrons through researchIT CT. This is where you find Consumer Reports, Hartford Courant, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many other resources.

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