Volume 2, No.7 | July 2018
Your monthly news & updates
Program Announcement
EXCITE Transformation for Libraries
Congratulations to EXCITE Cohort 2 !

The Connecticut State Library, Division of Library Development and our partner Innovation Builders are very pleased to announce the library teams selected to participate in Cohort 2 of the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program CSL grant project: "EXCITE Transformation for Libraries."

We received many creative application videos, it was a challenge to whittle it down to 6 teams, but we are very pleased with the diverse representation of libraries from across the Eastern United States that will be embarking on the EXCITE experience in September 2018. Cohort 2 sessions will take place at the Cranston Public Library in Rhode Island.

Cohort 2 Teams:
  • Baltimore County Public Library, MD
  • Bryant University Library, RI
  • Cranston Public Library, RI
  • East Hartford Public Library, CT
  • UMass Medical School Library, MA
  • Westerly Public Library, RI

For more information on the project please visit our libguide: https://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/dld/EXCITE or contact Dawn La Valle at Dawn.LaValle@ct.gov  or 860.757.6665. 
Save The Date
"Reality Check": Augmented and Virtual Reality in Libraries

Date: Monday, August 13, 2018
Time: 10-1
Place: Farmington Library, Farmington, CT

More details and registration information coming soon.....
Service Spotlight
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findIT CT Update

We continue to load holdings updates into the catalog. As of Tuesday, June 26, staff at Bibliomation have loaded the updated holdings of 143 libraries into the findIT catalog. 

for the list of libraries in findIT and the date that their holdings were updated. 
Service Spotlight
requestIT CT Update

We added a couple of The Do’s and Don’ts of requestIT CT sessions. The next three sessions are taking place on Friday, July 13 at Pomfret Public Library Wednesday, August 8 at Plumb Memorial Library in Shelton ; and Monday, September 17 at Goshen Public Library . (The links will take you to a page where you can register for the session.) We are working on an October date for the Public Library of New London.

The Do’s and Don’ts of requestIT CT session is for those who have been trained on and are currently using requestIT CT. Steve Cauffman will review the FulfILLment system and updating process, show some of the newer features, and talk about ILL workflow. The session will include demonstrations and will not be hands on like the requestIT training sessions. 
Service Spotlight
Development Update
 
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has launched its Open Bookshelf with more than 1,000 open access titles in it. The Bookshelf has been integrated into the SimplyE app for iOS and Android and so is available to users of those apps. The State Library is pleased to have contributed to the curation of open access titles in the Open Bookshelf and will continue to curate such titles going forward. We will also take up adding commercial content to the Bookshelf in the future. 
Professional Development
Professional Development & Training Opportunities – July

Managing Library Partnerships and Community Engagement (Library Management Series)
In person workshop
Monday, July 9, 9 am to noon
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St., Middletown, CT 06457
Cost: Free
For details and to register, visit https://cslib.libcal.com/event/4247589

Design Principles for Great Flyers Part 2
In person workshop
Thursday, July 12, 9 am to noon
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St., Middletown, CT 06457
Cost: Free
For details and to register, visit https://cslib.libcal.com/event/4244940

Basic Book Repair: Tools & Techniques
In person workshop
Friday, July 13, 10 am to 1 pm 
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St., Middletown, CT 06457
Cost: Free
For details and to register, visit https://cslib.libcal.com/event/4269941

Building Community Engagement with Burbio - a No Maintenance Community Calendar
Free Vendor Webinar
Wednesday, July 18; 10 am – 10:45 am
For details and to register, visit https://cslib.libcal.com/event/4275050

Advanced Book Repair: Hardcover Techniques
In person workshop
Friday, July 27, 10 am to 1 pm 
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St., Middletown, CT 06457
Cost: Free
For details and to register, visit https://cslib.libcal.com/event/4269942

Book Trailers for Beginners
In person workshop
Saturday, August 4, 9 am to noon
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St., Middletown, CT 06457
Cost: Free
For details and to register, visit https://cslib.libcal.com/event/4305863


For more professional development opportunities,
visit the Division of Library Development’s Continuing Education Calendar at
Hours Reminder
Reminder: MLSC Hours – July 2018

A reminder that in addition to 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, the Middletown Library Service Center’s hours for July will include:
Thursday, July 5: Open 8 am to 8pm
Saturday, July 7: Open 9 am to noon

Note: MLSC will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Questions?
Contact us at 860-704-2200, our main phone number.
Contact Linda Williams ( Linda.Williams@ct.gov ) for specific theme/grade level requests.
Contact Grace Burchard ( grace.burchard@ct.gov ) to reserve book sets.
Contact Grace or Judy Crooks ( judy.crooks@ct.gov ) to pull general selections of children’s books or
Books on CD in advance of your visit.
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