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Connecticut Library Community: Organizations for Librarians & Staff

Connecticut Library Association Logo

CLA Website

234 Court St., Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 346-2444 | fax (860) 344-9199

Connecticut Library Association is a professional organization of librarians, library staff, friends, and trustees working together: to improve library service to Connecticut, to advance the interests of librarians, library staff, and librarianship, and to increase public awareness of libraries and library services.

BCALA-CT Website

37 Grandview Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 06850

The Connecticut Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA-CT) was established officially in January 1999 as a statewide organization. BCALA-CT hopes to serve as a source of recruitment for qualified African Americans interested in becoming Librarians and Para-professionals throughout the state of Connecticut and to continue to encourage the development of authoritative information resources about people of color and the dissemination of this information to the larger community.

Additional Connecticut library associations

The Connecticut Association of Health Sciences Librarians (CAHSL) provides a forum for education and the exchange of information among health sciences librarians in Connecticut.

The Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL) is the professional association of Connecticut school library media specialists.

The Council of Connecticut Academic Library Directors (CCALD) is a statewide consortium of academic library directors, working together to improve services and access to resources through cooperation.

The Southern New England Law Librarians Association (SNELLA) is a Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries that serves law library personnel from Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Southern Massachusetts.

NELA Website

55 N Main St, Unit 49, Belchertown MA 01007

Officially chartered in 1963, the New England Library Association is a regional organization whose membership represents a wide range of library‑related interests.

Its objectives are to initiate, plan and support regional activities; to encourage the exchange of ideas; and to cooperate with regional and national agencies having related interests.

American Library Association Logo

ALA website

ALA Online Learning

50 East Huron Street,  Chicago, Illinois  60611-2795
Telephone: Toll free 800-545-2433 | Fax 312-440-9374

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.

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