|January 2001||Volume 3 Number 1|
The State Library Board held their regular meeting on November 27, 2000 at the Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury.
Chair Ann Clark thanked Claudia Caine, Director of the Minor Memorial Library, and all the Library staff for making the Board feel so welcomed.
Board member Jack Short reported that he was pleased to be meeting in the Minor Memorial Library. This library is a perfect example of what a strong Friends group can achieve.
The board was brought up to date on the Connecticut Heritage Foundation's efforts to promote the Library and Museum. Art Mulligan, a Foundation Board member was successful in committing Geno Auriemma, Coach of the UConn Women's basketball team, to do a public service announcement for the Library and Museum. Paul Mayer, Executive Director of the Greater Hartford Tourism District, filmed and produced the public service announcement, which will be available for viewing in the near future.
The state is still developing the biennial budget. The State Library received $458,644 for capital equipment. The State Librarian and the CSL Executive Committee will decide how to appropriate this money.
A resolution was passed to honor Ms. Patricia Walker, Payroll Officer, who is retiring with more than twenty-one years with the library.
Sharon Brettschneider reported on the application for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant, which was completed today. The grant will give eligible public libraries loaded computers for public access. Eligibility is based on at least 10% of the municipality's population living in poverty. The population of the town must have 10% or more of its users at poverty levels. The State Library will be benefiting from this grant indirectly.
In other action the Board approved:
extension of the State and Public Library Construction Grant for the Cornwall Library
extensions of State and LSCA Title II Public Library Construction Grants for the West Haven Public Library
2000-2001 State Public Library Construction Grant recommendations
nomination to the Advisory Council on Library Planning and Development (ACLPD) in the academic libraries category of Phyllis Leonardi of the J. Eugene Smith Library at Easter Connecticut State University
the "Statement of Principles and Criteria for Budget Planning and Development" and instructs the State Librarian to adhere to this policy statement as he develops a response to the program prioritization request that has been made by the Office of Policy and Management
the following dates for its regularly scheduled meetings in the year 2001: January 22, March 26, May 21, July 23, September 24, November 26
The next State Library Board meeting is January 22, 2001 at 1:15 pm in the Attorney's Conference room.
Using The Library
Search the State Library Catalog Search the State Library Website CSL Research Resources iCONN (CT Digital Library)
Government Information Services History & Genealogy Law & Legislative Reference Library For The Blind & Physically Handicapped
Museum of Connecticut History Public Records Services To Libraries State Archives Connecticut Heritage Foundation (supporting the Connecticut State Library & Museum of Connecticut History)
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
860-757-6500 * Toll-free 866-886-4478