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Connecticut Library Consortium

July 2009 VOLUME 7 ! ISSUE 1

Highlights ! Roundtable News page 4

! WALDO page 5

! The Latest CLC News and Discounts page 6

! BEA Photo Highlights page 7

! Websites for Libraries

CONN text

The Newsletter of the Connecticut Library Consortium

CLC Pulls Out All the Stops at Meeting


good time was had by all at the vineyard during CLC’s annual meeting (we librarians know how to party, even in the middle of a state budget crisis!).

CLC Board Chair Roz Rubinstein kept the sixth annual meeting running on time, and 2009-2010 CLC dues were kept at 2008-2009 levels. Five new board members were welcomed—Carol Weinshel, Easton Public Schools; Ed O'Hara, WCSU Library; Maribeth Breen, HC Hull Library, Clinton; Kevin McCarthy, Perrot Memorial Library, Greenwich; and Clara Ogbaa, Gateway Community College Library. And five retiring board members were thanked—Bernadette Baldino, Susan Burke, Candice Brown, Carl Antonucci and Keith Stetson. Roundtable Chairs were recognized (and given, in the spirit of the evening, a CLC wine stopper), and the Jan Gluz Cooperative Spirit Award was given to the Green Valley Libraries of Middlesex County. Colin McEnroe hit just the right note as keynote speaker, and the board baskets were better than ever!

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! Leadership Institute page 8

In Every Issue ! Library Happenings & Member News pages 2 and 3

! July Calendar page 3

Contact Us 860.344.8777 (Middletown) 860.344.9199 (Middletown Fax) 860.465.5001 (Willimantic) 860.465.5004 (Willimantic Fax) 860.529.2938 (Donohue Group)

Toll-Free Numbers 800.304.5403 (Middletown) 800.260.5427 (Willimantic)

Top row (l to r): Outgoing CLC Secretary (and founding mother) Bernadette Baldino, Executive Director Chris Bradley, and CLC Chair Roz Rubinstein (Mistress of Ceremonies); The registration table manned by CLC staff Donna Flatley and Kirsten Kilbourn; Bina Williams of Bridgeport PL, Lynne Hidek and Maribeth Breen of HC Hull Library in Clinton; Denise Bachand of Preston PL, who had a special announcement about the Connecticut Authors Trail events at 12 Eastern CT libraries. Row 2 (l to r): Accepting the Spirit Award on behalf of the Middlesex County Libraries and the Middlesex County Community foundation—Eileen Branciforte of Cromwell's Belden Library, Janet Nocek of Portland PL, Deb Zulick of CLC, Roz, Ann Faust, Willard McRae, and Cynthia Clegg of the Community Foundation; Durham's Valerie Kilmartin. Row 3 (l to r): Doug Lord of the State Library, Jaime Hammond of NVCC, and David Boudinot of HC Hull Library in Clinton and CLC this summer!; Roundtable chairs Pat Watson of New Britain PL and Ann Marie Naples of West Hartford PL. Row 4 (l to r): Cathy Steele and Kathy Leeds from Wilton Library Association; CLC's incoming chair Janet Woycik, incoming chair-elect Sandy Ruoff, and Chris Bradley; A beaming Jennifer Keohane of Simsbury PL and chair of the business roundtable.


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Library Happenings and Member News The New Haven Public Library honored the winners of the first annual Poetry Contest at Starbucks on the Green on Saturday, June 20. This was a Favorite Poem Project event in collaboration with CLC and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. CLC provided Robert Pinsky's Favorite Poem Project anthology as prizes for adult and teen contest winners! Left: A teen reads her winning poem at the contest. Twelve libraries in Eastern CT are collaborating on The Connecticut Authors Trail. Twenty-one CT authors will give talks at each of the libraries culminating with a grand finale at the Mohegan Sun's Cabaret Theatre on September 24 at 6:30 pm. Authors Trail audience members have their "passport" stamped at each event. Those who have all the stamps are invited to a Meet and Greet at the finale with authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough. Visit http:// for details.

The Brookfield Library's book cart drill team (above) strutted its stuff at in the town's Memorial Day parade. As part of its training day, the Hamden Library's staff participated in a "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby Contest" by displaying their baby photos. LTA Tracy Nista identified 17 of the 27 entries correctly and won a $25 gift certificate. Fish Tales, Tugs and Sails is a free festival for children with children's authors, illustrators, entertainment, activities, boats and marine life! The event takes place on Saturday, July 25 from 11 am - 5 pm (rain or shine) at New London's Waterfront Park. Admission is free. Visit events/fishtales2009.php for details. Trumbull Public Library staffers Donna Soucy, Mary Rogers, Louis Sheehy, and Walter Dembroski showed camaraderie and support at the Wilton Library's state library budget info session.

Academic Library guys Carl Antonucci of Capital CC and Ben Ide of University of Hartford welcomed Ravil Veli of Asnuntuck CC, who comes to Connecticut from New York State. The public libraries in the five communities surrounding Candlewood Lake: Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman, are launching a bi-annual region-wide summer reading event, One Book, One Lake. The book chosen for the program debut is Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, his humorous, informative, and at times depressing account of his attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail. Full details about the 40 scheduled program events are available at The Hartford Medical Society Historical Library has a new home at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington and a new librarian, Jennifer Miglus (shown in the newly-housed library). Wethersfield's library board, friends, and town officials honored retiring Assistant Director Liz Kirkpatrick at a reception in the new library's community room. Laurie Averill, Library/Media specialist at Catherine M. McGee School in Berlin, was selected as Berlin's 2010 Teacher of the Year. Suffield High School's Library/Media Specialist, Kristin Johnson, was nominated for Teacher of the Year for Suffield Public Schools. Wilton's State Rep. Peggy Reeves and Wilton Library Director Kathy Leeds fielded questions at the info session on the state library budget, one of many held around the state in June.


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Happenings and Member News The Derby Neck Library held it's first red carpet, black tie affair for the premier of CSI Derby Neck, a movie written, directed and filmed by several teen patrons. In attendance were the stars, including therapy dog Sandy, who portrayed the intrepid police dog (in uniform no less!). Copies are available for sale and checkout at the library.

2009 CASL Award Winners

Southington Library is encouraging adults to read this summer with the Reads that Refresh Adult Program. Over 100 adults registered for the first drawing of a gift certificate to a local business. Readers may enter each week and every entry received will be included in a Grand Prize drawing on August 28.

Creative Program Awards

Send Us the Latest Happenings & News Going On at Your Library!

Congratualtions to the following winners of the 2009 CASL Awards from CLC-member schools: Bernice “Bunny” Yesner School Library Media Program of the Year Karen Fecko and Mary Metheny, Glastonbury High School Follett Creativity Award Jacquelin Devlin, Highland School, Cheshire

Sara Kaluzynski and Chris Barlow, Flood Middle School, Stratford Monica Gardner, Eastbury Elementary School, Glastonbury Janet Birsch Kenney, Bristol Eastern High School

July 2009 Calendar of Events WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

JobNow Train-the-Trainer Workshop Farmington Library, 9:30 coffee, 10-12 workshop


CLC Board of Directors Meeting Russell Library, Middletown, 2:00

August 2009 FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

Take Me To Your Leader:: The CLA/CLC CT Leadership Institute Harry Jack Gray Center, University of Hartford 8:30-5:30

Janet Roche and Kari Karp, Simsbury High School

Comings and Goings . . .

Jacquelin Devlin and Mary Pagett, Highland School, Cheshire

Candice Brown left her position as New Britain Public Library Director at the end of June. She has accepted the position of Library Director at the Clifton Public Library in New Jersey in order to be closer to family.

Hilda and John Jay Award Significant contribution to the library media field on the local, state and national level. Irene Kwidzinski, New Milford Rheta A. Clark Award Outstanding service as a Library Media Specialist.

Submit your library’s news, ideas, photos, etc. to CONNtext editor Kathy Charbonneau at

Julieann Hulten, Mark T. Sheehan High School, Wallingford

The deadline for submissions is the 20th of each month.

Christopher Barlow, Flood Middle School, Stratford

Service Award Outstanding service to The Connecticut Association of School Librarians.

Siobhan Grogan retired from Cragin Memorial Library in Colchester as of June 26, after 20 years, three jobs and one building project. She and her husband will embark upon a new adventure by moving to Mexico in July. Library Director Judy Westcott of East Haddam Free Public Libray recently retired. The new director is Michael Gilroy. Marie Chartier is retiring from Killingly Public Library.

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Summer Roundtable Update and More A Message from Kirsten Kilbourn Thanks to all of the CLC Roundtable Chairs and attendees for your hard work and participation this past year— all of the roundtables were a great success! To those of you new to the CLC Roundtable Family—CLC looks forward to another great year of roundtable activity.

PREVIEW of CLC's Proposed 2009-2010 Professional Development Schedule

I will be on maternity starting the end of July. With that in mind, I wanted to touch base to pass on contact information to use during my absence. My co-worker Deb Zulick will be the primary roundtable contact during my leave. If you have any questions regarding roundtables, Deb can be reached at or 860.344.8777, ext. 102. We encourage CLC members to register for roundtables online at so that co-chairs and hosting institutions can be adequately prepared with room requirements, beverages (if offered), adequate handouts and special attendee needs. With this in mind, I wish you all a fantastic upcoming roundtable season and look forward to being back by year's end!

Kirsten Kilbourn

• Wednesday, July 22 JobNow Training Launch, Farmington Public Library

• Friday, August 14 CLC/CLA Leadership Institute, University of Hartford

• September Date TBA OCLC's New Training Portal and Central Support Program, Wilton Public Library

• October Date TBA Photo left: Kirsten Kilbourn passes the CLC Roundtable torch to Deb Zulick for the period that she is on leave caring for (her soon-tobe-born) son Aiden.

Please Join Us

KOHA Open Source ILS Demo, University of Hartford

• Monday, November 9 & Tuesday, November 10 Dan Ream: Two half days Google/Social Networking Naugatuck Valley Community College

• January Date TBA Trendspotting

• February Date TBA Diane Baden: Trends in Cataloging Gateway Community College, New Haven

• March Date TBA Building an Archive, LIMRA, Windsor

CLC roundtables are open to all member library staff regardless of geographic location or job title.

• April Date TBA

Be sure to register online in advance at

• May Date TBA

Copyright (half day) Digitization Vendor Day, Mystic Seaport


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Specials from WALDO Alexander Street Press

H.W. Wilson

American History in Video

WALDO members will receive a 20% discount on Wilson's Art Museum Image Gallery now through August 1, 2009.

Alexander Street Press in cooperation with WALDO is offering members substantial discounts on its new streaming video collection American History in Video. This program gives member libraries a choice of either annual subscription access or one-time purchase to this collection at discounts up to 80%! The discount has been extended to July 31, 2009. For more information and pricing go to: WALDOahiv.htm.

Kraus Curriculum Development Library Free Trial Access Free trial access to KCDLonline is currently set up for WALDO members at For both the username and password, please enter: WALDOTRIAL. Access will be available until September 1, 2009. KCDLonline provides educators, curriculum developers, and other researchers with easy access to the resources they need to implement educational strategies and objectives, and improve learning in PreK-12 schooling. It's fully searchable database brings together in one place: curricula, frameworks, and standards from all across the English-speaking world; lessons and learning activities; educational objectives; educational content; instructional strategies; and evaluative techniques. You can search KCDLonline for specific curricula by subject, keywords, forms of educational content, grades covered, and geographic locale. You may also download PDF files of all curriculum documents. Visit for more information.

A 20% discount on Wilson's Art Full Text is also available if ordered with Art Museum Image Gallery. Art Museum Image Gallery includes over 155,000 superior-quality digital art images and related multimedia gathered from the collections of distinguished museums around the world. All images are rights-cleared for educational use. New collections currently being added are renowned digital collections of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, African-American photographs assembled for the 1900 Paris Exposition, Japanese fine prints from 1688-1915, World War I and WPA Posters, and more. Visit the Wilson website for more details and a demo and tutorial at Contact WALDO for pricing.

WALDO Information E-Journals WALDO will be offering more e-journal offers this fall. Please hold off on your print renewal if your institution is planning on participating. WALDO will have pricing for:

• Cambridge U Press • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) • Taylor & Francis • Sage • Oxford • Expanded Options from Ovid WALDO Renewals The 2009 August renewals will be sent within the next week. New orders can be placed at anytime. Soon to Be Available Through WALDO

Get More Information on WALDO Offers For discounted pricing and order information on products, contact Joanne Montgomery, Senior Electronic Resources Specialist at 800.326.6495, ext. 2, or email Send faxes to 617.327.5516.


Thomson/ISI, Films Media Group, Ingram Digital/MyiLibrary, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nature Publishing, Palgrave, and Serials Solutions, along with WALDO, invite you to take advantage of special mid-year savings! Renew your current Serials Solutions services this month—between July 1 and July 31—and receive 10% off of any new/upgraded services, on top of your already generous 20% cost savings because you're a WALDO member.


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The Latest CLC Discounts and News OCLC New Training Portal

The Donohue Group Updates

OCLC has a new Training Portal ( as of July 1, 2009. It will display OCLC-certified courses from all training partners across the United States.

The Donohue Group Continues CLC’s OCLC ILL Service

All of the courses listed on the Training Portal are available to anyone interested in learning more about using OCLC products and services. For questions regarding the OCLC Training Portal, call 800.848.5800, or e-mail For training opportunities offered by CLC, stay tuned to our website for 2010-2011 Continuing Education offerings. OCLC is mailing the "Guide to Contacting OCLC Product Support and Training" with an insert that provides an overview of their new phone tree and business cards with the OCLC information. They plan to mail one package to the Head of Reference and Public Services as well as the Head of Technical Services for all US member libraries.

Media Circuit Fees Are Due Circuits are a means of expanding your library's media collections at minimal expense. Participating libraries join any of several circuits—video on DVD, audio on CD, FLIC (foreign language and independent cinema), and Playaways. Usually there is a one-time "buy-in" fee plus an annual fee, which CLC staff use to purchase and maintain collections in these areas. Participating libraries meet periodically—usually monthly or quarterly—to exchange or "rotate" packets of materials. Thus, the materials make a "circuit" around participating libraries, providing a continuously updated selection at each location. This program is particularly popular with smaller libraries and those with limited non-print budgets. For more info about circuits, contact Pattie Noren at

Updates to the Book and Media Vendor Info in the June Issue of CONNtext • Baker & Taylor's new web address is • Baker & Taylor Books: Non-Trade & Short Discount should be 13%. • We have been informed that the Playaway manufacturer has placed restrictions on several of our Playaway vendors prohibiting them from selling to school libraries. School libraries may purchase directly from Findaway World (makers of Playaway). Call Pattie Noren if you have questions.

The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI), is pleased to announce that it will continue to provide OCLC ILL service to CLC members for 2009-2010. As of July 1, 2009, the price per request is $18.00. For more information contact The Donohue Group at 860.683.1647 or email Requests should be sent via email only. For complete information about this service, please visit ill.shtml. New Service for CLC Member Libraries The Donohue Group announces a new service for CLC member libraries that offers cataloging and shelf-ready processing of all formats and batches of all sizes. The workflow is completely customizable, according to your local requirements. DGI has many years of experience working within local catalogs, consortia and OCLC on behalf of its library clients. DGI catalogers pay special attention to local cataloging practices, including shelflisting and uniform treatment of series. DGI also specializes in cataloging of materials in foreign languages, including but not limited to: Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Kiswahili and several Western European languages. Return shipping costs are included. DGI envisions that this service will fill the need for cataloging and/or shelf-ready processing of items received from sources that do not offer cataloging (such as online or local book stores, donors, etc.). Just think of those long-lingering items that keep getting pushed to the back of the cataloging queue. DGI can help! For a price quote, contact Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, Manager of Business Development at 860.683.1647 or email Pat at

Important Reminder: CLC Dues Are Due Send dues to Pattie Noren at CLC - Willimantic 83 Windham Street, ECSU, 100B Winthrop HallWillimantic CT 06226 POs can be faxed to 860-465-5004.


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More News from CLC Websites for Libraries


s your library's website easy to navigate, attractive, interactive and allows patrons to access what they need? Is your library website easy to keep current? If the answer is NO, CLC has an exciting, cooperative service to offer. CLC is pleased to present an opportunity for member libraries to develop intuitive, interactive, beautifully designed web sites at an affordable price through our partner, Miranda Creative. Miranda Creative, Inc., a small but engaging communications firm in Eastern Connecticut, whose work building sites for a number of Connecticut libraries over the past several years has given them unique insight into libraries' needs. These websites are not offered as universal web templates. Cookie-cutter sites, while cost effective, would not allow your library to maintain a unique web presence that reflected its own charming personality. Instead, Miranda's staff will moderate a planning system to help your library staff better organize site goals and content prior to beginning production. An efficient design and development process that is cost-effective for CLC members will follow this session.

New LROC Performers


ere are some of the newest additions to the CLC’ Library Resource Online Catalog (LROC). For details on these performers and more!visit services/pubprog.shtml.

Wildlife Educator, Rae Griffiths • Jon Nowinski, Smoking Gun Research Agency • Drawing Comics or Manga with Tom Hart • The Art of Book Binding with Lidija Petrus • Russian Duo Traditional Russian Folk and Gypsy Music • Astronomy for Everyone with Kevin Manning • Singer/Songwriter Raveena Michalsen • Kris Kringle, A Read-Aloud Movie for kids young and old with Maria Ciampa • Honeybees & Beekeeping with Ned Farrell • Retrospective of NY Folk Artists with Singer/Songwriter Jim Baron • James O'Malley, Singer/Songwriter • Too Human Band • Stories from Hospice with Susan Rosano • Kim Ablon Whitney, author • Theater Rising Unlimited, Linda Gray Kelley • Patricia Decker, Photographer.

Connecticut Librarians at BEA

Even if you have a modest budget, Miranda Creative offers a menu of options that you can add to our basic package to create a custom site for your library, now, or in the near future as more resources become available. We invite your to learn more about the complete program details as well as view a sample site. Visit



o complement all that Connecticut's libraries are already doing to assist residents in their job searches, CLC is launching JobNow. This online chat resource will help people review their resumes and cover letters and practice interviewing online. JobNow, powered by Brainfuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide your patrons through the necessary tasks to get a job. JobNow is testing in first phase libraries this month. Look for more info and our first results in the August CONNtext.

Photos, clockwise from top left: A group of eight of the TAG kids joined Teen Services Librarian Geri Diorio at BEA in New York on Saturday, May 30. They were delighted to meet authors Jan Brett, R.L. Stine, and Scott Westerfeld and have a photo op with Clifford the Big Red Dog!; Carol Kubala of Columbia Library with the Michelin Man; The BEA bus group from Harwinton (led by bus captains Margie Pettersen and Stasia Motuzik).

Connecticut Library Consortium CONNtext • July 2009 Board of Directors Roslyn Rubinstein, Chair

Waterford Public Library

Randi Ashton-Pritting

University of Hartford Libraries

Anita Barney

The Brookfield Library

Gayle Bogel


Maribeth Breen Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton Charles Marlor CCSU

Kevin McCarthy Perrot Memorial Library, Old Greenwich

Arthur Meyers Russell Library

Clara Ogbaa Gateway Community College Library

Ed O'Hara

Take Me To Your Leader: The CLA/CLC Connecticut Leadership Institute Friday, August 14

Gray Conference Center Don't miss the first annual Connecticut Library Leadership Institute in August. CLA and CLC have put together a full day of education, inspiration, and collegiality designed for library staff at all levels. The only requirement is that you be a card-carrying member of the Connecticut Library Association, (which you can take care of now at The Curriculum ! 21st Century Communications ! Managing People ! Getting to "Yes" with an Intergenerational Work Force ! Budget Management ! Advocating for the Library, the Profession, the Program or Yourself The Faculty John Blyberg, Thomas W. Galante, Walter Harrison, R. David Lankes, Lisa Lazarek, Bernard A. Margolis, Annette Rogers, Joseph Swetcky and Sharon Weiner. Go to to read all about these esteemed instructors. Registration Details • The fee for the program is $30, which covers all refreshments, lunch, and a wine and cheese reception. • Attendees must register online no later than July 31, 2009. An essay of up to 250 words and submission of a resume/CV is required.

Ruth A. Haas Library, WCSU

For more information and to register, go to today!

Amy Plympton


Sandra Ruoff

Guilford Free Library

Amy Terlaga Bibliomation Carol Weinshel Helen Keller Middle School, Easton Janet Woycik, Vice Chair Chair Elect Cyrenius H. Booth Library

Christine Bradley, Exec. Dir.

Connecticut Library Consortium

• 8:30 am - 5:30 pm • University of Hartford


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July 2009 issue of the newsletter of the Connecticut Library Consortium.

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